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Today, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Wolfman

I think the days of a 3 year old car for less...

I think the days of a 3 year old car for less than half MSRP are done. Ours sold for a touch under $80k 3years old, 21k miles, $124k new. At least on the facelifted model...
Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Wolfman

Depreciation never stops even on a used car. Same...

Depreciation never stops even on a used car. Same difference, smaller amounts, older car.
People make their choices.
Coincidentally, buying a new car cash makes the least financial sense these...
Forum: AMG GT
07-16-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Wolfman

Should be settings, instrument cluster,...

Should be settings, instrument cluster, additional speedo...

Also, when selecting the AMG default screen instrument cluster, you have both the miles and kilometers, boost and engine/trans temps......
Forum: AMG GT
07-15-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Wolfman

This will not happen in Germany. Country-specific...

This will not happen in Germany. Country-specific exceptions are normal fare in Europe. There are companies like Chinese-owned Volvo which are eager to market this as a safety feature while being...
Forum: W212 AMG
07-15-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Wolfman

Nothing on our Max360c either. You may want to...

Nothing on our Max360c either. You may want to get on their forum and check on the best settings.
07-15-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Wolfman

Yokohamas are known for being noisy. Michelins in...

Yokohamas are known for being noisy. Michelins in general are the best tires money can buy. I wouldn't pick a slight better comfort for an inferior performing tire (as Keon stated)
Forum: AMG GT
07-14-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Wolfman

I generally donít get the camo wraps for...

I generally donít get the camo wraps for performance cars as I think there are much nicer options out there but I saw a Urus wrapped in an edgy camo wrap by RDB LA and didnít mind it... very LA ;)
...
07-14-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Wolfman

Spot on. Although I would re-phrase ride quality...

Spot on. Although I would re-phrase ride quality to ride comfort for the A/S.
Forum: AMG GT
07-14-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Wolfman

This car still has the old naturally aspirated...

This car still has the old naturally aspirated SLS engine as you stated. So lots of hp, no so much torque (less than a regular GTS) but a 700lbs diet along with some impressive aero.
Forum: W212 AMG
07-13-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Wolfman

No problem to put steels on if desired at the...

No problem to put steels on if desired at the time, along w. new pads. That said, there always seem to be rotors for sale own Ebay at a decent price. If am not sure you the W212 but MB typically use...
07-13-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Wolfman

OT but reading about the SL550 with ABC made me...

OT but reading about the SL550 with ABC made me think of our old SL and did a quick VIN check to find out what happened to the car. Found out the car was sold at auction to MB St.Charles, IL and sold...
Forum: AMG GT
07-13-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,975
Posted By Wolfman

Just for reference; while all AMG GT models have...

Just for reference; while all AMG GT models have limited rear visibility, the coupes rear visibility is excellent compared to the roadster as 60% of the rear view is covered by the soft top storage....
07-13-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Wolfman

Looks great but I would actually recommend...

Looks great but I would actually recommend 10-15mm spacers for the rears...
07-13-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Wolfman

Personally, the last thing I would do is ask...

Personally, the last thing I would do is ask anyone for an opinion. Just drive all cars and see which one you like the best. But since you asked ;) here is my biased opinion...

1. Sound system vs...
07-10-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Wolfman

I have no idea how Acura, Lexus and GM do their...

I have no idea how Acura, Lexus and GM do their business but have some insight how Mercedes does it.

Financing is a profit center for car dealers...
Mercedes MF markup is based on a revenue...
07-10-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Wolfman

This is actually incorrect. The only fixed...

This is actually incorrect.
The only fixed number is residual. Money factor is a key negotiation point in a lease. MF is marked up to a retail rate. Even the base rates shown on Edmunds forums are...
Forum: AMG GT
07-10-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,975
Posted By Wolfman

Interesting. Almost the opposite for us. We use...

Interesting. Almost the opposite for us.
We use this car almost exclusively now, no matter the weather or errands. The E63s sits in the garage and will see maybe a few days of use here or there. ...
07-09-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Wolfman

I referred to the total outlay of financing...

I referred to the total outlay of financing $115,442 vs. $116399 for the lease plus buyout... This seems about even if you wanted to end up with the car. The lease gives you a walk away option in...
07-09-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Wolfman

You can go used as superpop mentioned; there are...

You can go used as superpop mentioned; there are lots of quality cars available.

If you like to get a new car based on your example, the lease makes more sense as it allows you to walk away from...
Forum: AMG GT
07-09-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,975
Posted By Wolfman

We had a 2017 SL550 and moved to an AMG GTC...

We had a 2017 SL550 and moved to an AMG GTC roadster. That car is a perfect daily but you may miss the coupe-like solidity/quietness with the top up. The AMG with the top up is louder than with the...
07-08-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By Wolfman

While not directed at you, I am glad you like to...

While not directed at you, I am glad you like to get in-depth on off-Topic discussions ;)
The forum is full of threads with people lecturing others how they should or should not spend their money.
Forum: W212 AMG
07-08-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Wolfman

Who in their right mind would pick steels over...

Who in their right mind would pick steels over CCB's? CCB's come at a bargain price on a used car. On normal use, rotors last up to 100k miles. 60k miles is normal. Zero brake dust, which alone makes...
07-08-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By Wolfman

Don't want to be the spoiler here but I have to...

Don't want to be the spoiler here but I have to say that it's really annoying to read everyones financial philosophies every time a poster is asking for anything about leases/financing. Broken...
07-08-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Wolfman

I did. Yes. A small divider bridge with 2 locking...

I did. Yes. A small divider bridge with 2 locking tabs (front/back). This needs to be removed if one wants to remove/clean the rubber base below. That rubber piece also has little pull tabs to lift...
Forum: AMG GT
07-08-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Wolfman

Wait for the MY20 models to come out and then...

Wait for the MY20 models to come out and then order the quad tips of your liking. Tips only. You may need an updated diffuser panel; not sure how the cutouts have changed...
...
07-08-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Wolfman

This.

This.
07-07-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,795
Posted By Wolfman

This was discussed before. Maybe or possibly no...

This was discussed before. Maybe or possibly no model year...
07-07-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By Wolfman

People buy what they want to buy. Appreciate them...

People buy what they want to buy. Appreciate them asking here and hopefully the input helps them get a better deal or walk if not.

That said, with the MY18+ being so much better than the prior...
Forum: AMG GT
07-07-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By Wolfman

Nice deal! Was this a new car sold as used or? ...

Nice deal! Was this a new car sold as used or?

That pricing typically can only be offered if the car was punched and the dealer pulled all the incentives. At that point they would loose around...
Forum: W213 AMG
07-07-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,652
Posted By Wolfman

I dealt with him several years ago for a S550 but...

I dealt with him several years ago for a S550 but didnít pull the trigger due to the time we would be without an extra car. We ended up at 12% or so. Interestingly, when discussing this with our...
Forum: AMG GT
07-07-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Wolfman

Really cool tech but I am not sure why this...

Really cool tech but I am not sure why this couldnít be integrated into a more advanced TPMS sensor.
Better yet, make it active and adjust the tire pressure automatically. At least to reduce TP.
Forum: AMG GT
07-07-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Wolfman

Exactly. Nothing better than trying it out...

Exactly. Nothing better than trying it out personally. Also, the GT model is a touch softer than the GTC. Not sure what model you had in mind.
Forum: W213 AMG
07-06-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,652
Posted By Wolfman

Most sales people and GM's are completely...

Most sales people and GM's are completely clueless about ED. Most don't want to be involved. This is why Herbert Haemmer did so well handling a loti of customers European Deliveries...
Forum: AMG GT
07-06-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 110,214
Posted By Wolfman

Unlike Orcbolg's GTS, ours is low key. Love your...

Unlike Orcbolg's GTS, ours is low key. Love your green and Rausky's Blue GTS ​​​​​​. Finally took some pics with some green in the garden.

...
Forum: W213 AMG
07-06-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 129,310
Posted By Wolfman

Good day for some pics :)

Some companion shots. Love the Night Black Magno!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc_0946_1b8a3a84a83d684b9d99dc3ca5c7b0f3a2455ee6.jpg...
07-06-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By Wolfman

Never put money down on a lease! In case of a...

Never put money down on a lease! In case of a total loss (accident, flood), that money is lost as the insurance pays MBFS, not you.
07-06-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By Wolfman

Goodness. You are paying too much! You are at...

Goodness. You are paying too much!
You are at the end of the MY19 cycle it would be crazy to pay less than 10% off a S63. Check on $4k trunk money plus $4.5k fleet discount.
Any lease over 36...
Forum: W213 AMG
07-06-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,652
Posted By Wolfman

Marketing value to the manufacturer is zip....

Marketing value to the manufacturer is zip. Results wouldn't be worth the effort. The company gets to sell a few more cars but the value is higher for the customer.
Value:
1. Most Americans never...
07-05-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,795
Posted By Wolfman

So far, my best SL has always been the next one ;)

So far, my best SL has always been the next one ;)
Forum: AMG GT
07-05-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Wolfman

Actually no. MBC/ABC is a fully active hydraulic...

Actually no. MBC/ABC is a fully active hydraulic suspension. AMG GT's ride on springs. AMG ride control gets you adjustable dampers which feature 3 different modes. Your SL would have two modes...
07-05-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Wolfman

Suppose you have never been in a garage in Europe...

Suppose you have never been in a garage in Europe ;) Absolutely essential. Parking is so tight that that parking a S-Class will be a challenge. Aisles are also tiny. Last time I parked in Munich...
Forum: AMG GT
07-03-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,523
Posted By Wolfman

The grill that NoSlipN showed is definitely...

The grill that NoSlipN showed is definitely aftermarket, not a modified stock grill (different shape and missing parktronic sensors) so I suggest to get in touch which the shop that did it. Looks...
07-03-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By Wolfman

Always liked red interiors :) Our first R231 SL...

Always liked red interiors :) Our first R231 SL in Bengal Red compared to the AMG GTC in Pepper Red/Black...
07-03-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By Wolfman

Very classy setup. I am no fan of the wheels but...

Very classy setup. I am no fan of the wheels but they actually work on the car. Can't wait to see the new ones mounted. Stilling thinking about CCB's?
07-03-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By Wolfman

Finally settled on forged AMG 19"/20" wheels. See...

Finally settled on forged AMG 19"/20" wheels. See for comparison to stock wheels. The car was still to high and then was lowered via H&R sport springs (before/after)......
07-03-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By Wolfman

It may be interesting to some that came from an...

It may be interesting to some that came from an older R230 SL wether the wheels would fit on the new car.

When we got our first R231 in 2013 I was playing around some of our R230 SL600 wheels...
07-03-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By Wolfman

Nice to see some aftermarket wheels. I find that...

Nice to see some aftermarket wheels. I find that the car can easily take 20" wheels as seen by stussl.
07-02-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By Wolfman

Ha. I can see you misunderstood the boring part...

Ha. I can see you misunderstood the boring part :) but is a nice start ;)
07-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Wolfman

We have enjoyed our SL's for nearly 25 years and...

We have enjoyed our SL's for nearly 25 years and true, we have gone a bit experimental. Still a true roadster experience...
07-02-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By Wolfman

This forum is getting too boring... Please help and post some pics!

It's summer and this is a convertible forum! Just caught myself responding to an audio amp location thread. Relevant yet not the most interesting topic about these fun cars.
While some have the...
07-02-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Wolfman

Just trying to be specific about very specific...

Just trying to be specific about very specific questions ;)

That said I wish there would be more "fun" topics to discuss in this forum than "spare tires" and "audio amp locations".
07-02-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Wolfman

Below the box which requires removal. But itís...

Below the box which requires removal. But itís been years since I glanced at it. Konigstiger is the guy to ask for a proper schematic here...

Good luck!
07-02-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Wolfman

6 disc cd changer? I think you got that mixed up...

6 disc cd changer? I think you got that mixed up with an old R230 ;)
The DVD changer was or is (for you) in the head unit. The amp should be on the driver side (below the box as mentioned) if...
Forum: W213 AMG
07-01-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,662
Posted By Wolfman

Mercedes has excellent lease deals but not on...

Mercedes has excellent lease deals but not on big-engined AMG's. Here they are somewhat in line with Porsche and Audi's poor rates.

The BMW is cheap on leases but they tried to get closer to...
Forum: AMG GT
07-01-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,965
Posted By Wolfman

Is it just me or is the lettering crooked? ...

Is it just me or is the lettering crooked?

I remember looking at that fixed wing last year; this has no business on a sedan...
Forum: W213 AMG
07-01-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,662
Posted By Wolfman

My thoughts: A few members (notably Vic,...

My thoughts:
A few members (notably Vic, Limeypride, Quickburn) moved from the E63s to the M5 and all seem to like their M cars right now. Good enough for me to consider the car. I have driven the...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-30-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,662
Posted By Wolfman

I know this has been debate and I personally...

I know this has been debate and I personally don't mind the firm setup at all. Every household has a slightly different setup of how cars are used so I can only speak for myself. My wife and I ride...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-30-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,662
Posted By Wolfman

BMW has been killing off the 6 series due to slow...

BMW has been killing off the 6 series due to slow sales. The 8 series was fashioned after the S-Class coupe/cab in terms of high-end, low volume specialty car. One of their execs said at the time...
06-30-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,937
Posted By Wolfman

Aston Martin has been pushing hard to sell more...

Aston Martin has been pushing hard to sell more cars. Assume that was due to their IPO. But the Vantage is worth looking at IMO for a couple of reasons. Previously Aston Martins were not particularly...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-29-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,662
Posted By Wolfman

Itís a bit faster than the M5 Comp due to weight....

Itís a bit faster than the M5 Comp due to weight. I assume itís a 2.8 sec. car. Easily tunable.

I just have have to get over the Mustang profile.
Forum: W213 AMG
06-29-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,662
Posted By Wolfman

We are on the list for a Taycan. I cannot fall in...

We are on the list for a Taycan. I cannot fall in love with a Panny. Great car but not for me...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-29-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,662
Posted By Wolfman

Ideally, just a touch above the M5 comp. Thinking...

Ideally, just a touch above the M5 comp. Thinking $125k - $130k with M8 Comp. with CCB's :) At this point, they are listing at $143k base
06-29-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Wolfman

Not sure what your price point is but as...

Not sure what your price point is but as suggested earlier, you could simply get a used SL63. Car drives great, looks better with the forged wheels and grill (in your case) and all have ABC by...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-29-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,662
Posted By Wolfman

I think the GT 63s takes the cake at this point....

I think the GT 63s takes the cake at this point. I don't recall the exact math but Vic looked at it and the car optioned is between $3500-$3800 a month leased. That's stupid money!

The M8 will be...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-29-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,662
Posted By Wolfman

MB has no interest in matching the fire sale of...

MB has no interest in matching the fire sale of M5's. This is nothing new; this that been going on for a long time... BMW would push a ton of inventory to the dealers and market the M-cars at the...
06-29-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Wolfman

The SL63 grill always looked better with the...

The SL63 grill always looked better with the double bar. No risk of posing. If sensitive, simply remove the small AMG sticker.

I don't have the sense that the Mercedes star is too big and it...
Forum: AMG GT
06-28-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,965
Posted By Wolfman

I do. Wether you drive it hard or have it sit...

I do. Wether you drive it hard or have it sit around, the car should look the way you want to.
Why spend thousands on CF bits or special paint when you have a Steering wheel out of a $30k car. Just...
06-28-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Wolfman

Agreed! Unfortunately I am guilty of commenting...

Agreed!
Unfortunately I am guilty of commenting also as I find myself taking issue with some of these opinions and comments posted ;)

Meanwhile I believe the original OPís question on the grill...
Forum: AMG GT
06-28-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wolfman

I can imagine. Just because you can clean them...

I can imagine. Just because you can clean them doesnít mean you will find many in a clean state.

Most dealers go for speed and use cleaners and chemicals. Alcantara cleaning is more or less...
Forum: AMG GT
06-28-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wolfman

Just FYI. Only on the GTS, GTC has Dynamic Plus...

Just FYI. Only on the GTS, GTC has Dynamic Plus by default with leather steering wheel...
Forum: AMG GT
06-28-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wolfman

Right. And it can be brought back to the way it...

Right. And it can be brought back to the way it looked before.
People hate greasy Alcantara but don't mind the same on leather which can't easily be restored. They just call it patina and call it a...
06-28-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,937
Posted By Wolfman

I think the new Bentley's (Continental/Spur) are...

I think the new Bentley's (Continental/Spur) are very attractive by streamlining the same design/theme. Kind of reminds me of the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron. Now the old designs look dated and a bit...
06-28-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Wolfman

Don't consider this to be an issue but tastes...

Don't consider this to be an issue but tastes differ. Easy answer; get a SL63 grill or just a SL63 ;)
06-27-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Wolfman

I dislike 18Ē wheels on the SL. Plus the offsets...

I dislike 18Ē wheels on the SL. Plus the offsets in stock wheels are too high, making the wheels look too far inset on the widebody convertible.
For that reason we got rid of the stock 19Ē wheels,...
06-27-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,938
Posted By Wolfman

The V8 4 liter engine has been around for close...

The V8 4 liter engine has been around for close to 5 years now, so it does have track record. The prior M278 for 7 years in the S and until now in the SL.


Both are solid engines. The newer M176...
Forum: AMG GT
06-27-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wolfman

Interior night package requires it on the GTC and...

Interior night package requires it on the GTC and I also believe on the GTS. Take the good with the bad.

On the MY20 I would take the CF/Dynamica steering wheel hands-down. Coolest looking wheel.
Forum: AMG GT
06-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wolfman

Itís been the go-to material for race cars for...

Itís been the go-to material for race cars for ages. Grippiest steering wheel with gloves.
It made into sports cars decades ago. I think itís good as an available option but not the only option...
Forum: AMG GT
06-27-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wolfman

Same stuff, different brands. Dynamica is...

Same stuff, different brands. Dynamica is supposed to be better, more durable.
Forum: AMG GT
06-27-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wolfman

Just water with a cotton rag or Microfiber. Have...

Just water with a cotton rag or Microfiber. Have Alcantara night package wheels on both AMG's and still looks great on the E63s after 18 months or so. Still a PITA; fingerprints on the black...
06-27-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,937
Posted By Wolfman

I have seen the test and couldn't find just now....

I have seen the test and couldn't find just now. I recall the difference to be 1db if memory serves. If so, that is negligible and I am sure MB will want to top that in the W223.
The biggest issue...
Forum: AMG GT
06-27-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By Wolfman

MY18 GTA was at $10k trunk money - None that I...

MY18 GTA was at $10k trunk money - None that I recall for MY19, at least in May. Don't have June numbers. Triple net is the lowest possible price without the dealer taking a bath and that will not...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-27-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,143
Posted By Wolfman

I often wonder how Canadian cars seem to track...

I often wonder how Canadian cars seem to track really well. This hasn't been discussed much but I heard that the engines are regionally mapped at the VPC for differences in available fuel quality &...
Forum: AMG GT
06-26-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By Wolfman

FYI, 2018 models are off the incentive list. No...

FYI, 2018 models are off the incentive list. No trunk money of any kind and not leasable via MBFS. That's why you can find these typically used with no miles on it. Brand new cars are punched (marked...
Forum: AMG GT
06-26-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,423
Posted By Wolfman

Look who is talking ;) I remember you...

Look who is talking ;)

I remember you discussing and pondering every detail to no end until you finally got with your car. Couple hundred posts? Stopped counting :)

This seems like a...
06-25-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,937
Posted By Wolfman

Technically, the current S-Class is already more...

Technically, the current S-Class is already more advanced than the new Bentley so Mercedes doesn't have to do much. It's a game Bentley or RR can't keep up, nor do they really have to. Different...
06-25-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,937
Posted By Wolfman

Sorry it does debunk everything. Keys have been...

Sorry it does debunk everything. Keys have been gone for 2 years since the facelift. Prototype interiors are either based on current gen. designs or earlier revisions or the new layouts.
If you...
Forum: AMG GT
06-25-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Wolfman

Great deal! No fit on the GTC it seems. GLWS!

Great deal! No fit on the GTC it seems.

GLWS!
06-25-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,937
Posted By Wolfman

I suggest to tone down the doom and gloom until...

I suggest to tone down the doom and gloom until the car is actually introduced.

Personally i found the latest S-Class model always to be the best in class with no equal on introduction. As with...
06-25-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,937
Posted By Wolfman

This pic has been debunked as a fake a while...

This pic has been debunked as a fake a while back. Still has a key sticking in the dashboard :)

That said, the car is supposed to have 2 separate screens
Forum: AMG GT
06-24-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,965
Posted By Wolfman

The new steering wheel definitely looks better...

The new steering wheel definitely looks better but the dials feel plasticky cheap. Feels like you can break them off easily. The rest of the controls are a step up.

My rant on virtually all AMG's:...
06-24-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Wolfman

I found coding our BMW a PITA. Features that...

I found coding our BMW a PITA. Features that could simply be selected in the MB menu would have to be coded.
Like folding mirrors when locking. Then there is stupid stuff like the legal disclaimer...
06-24-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,795
Posted By Wolfman

Couple clarifications here... The engine in...

Couple clarifications here...

The engine in the new GLS is the new i6 not the one older V6 in the SL450.
The reason why the SL450 is such unique value statement is that the car can be optioned...
Forum: AMG GT
06-23-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,965
Posted By Wolfman

Engines are pre-run and need zero drive-in...

Engines are pre-run and need zero drive-in period. This is mainly desired for all other mechanicals and tranny.
Forum: W213 AMG
06-23-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By Wolfman

For the C-class for sure, engine updates can be...

For the C-class for sure, engine updates can be at facelift time or even at MY updates but its doubtful. I can see a HP/turbo upgrade a la GT63s to bring it up to par to the M5.
Forum: W213 AMG
06-22-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By Wolfman

The 73 hybrid is a given and there is word that...

The 73 hybrid is a given and there is word that the C63 is loosing the V8 as it is going AWD.
The E is the power sedan for MB just like the M5 is for BMW and RS6 for Audi.
So this model will get...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-22-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By Wolfman

Our ED1 is our winter car in MN. Plenty of salt...

Our ED1 is our winter car in MN. Plenty of salt and other harsh chemicals everywhere but there is no discoloration.
Car is hand wash only, including winters and we use Dr. Beasley matte wash. ...
Forum: Sedan
06-21-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By Wolfman

I am sure it is a compelling proposition against...

I am sure it is a compelling proposition against the CLS53, but not against an E63s which only costs $7500 more.
You simply get a much better AMG with the E.
06-18-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,287
Posted By Wolfman

You maybe happy, or perhaps worried about the...

You maybe happy, or perhaps worried about the fact that the hardware/software modules for active brake assist are the exact same as in your E-Class coupe. Not model specific..
Always appreciate your...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-17-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,316
Posted By Wolfman

You are all over the place... This normally...

You are all over the place...
This normally goes in reverse. Want a new car. Pick the brands/model of interest, drive them all, pick the model/configs you like the best, start your search for the...
06-17-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By Wolfman

Fleet incentive can be applied without the prior...

Fleet incentive can be applied without the prior limits. This may have changed for June..$2000 plus $1500 incentive. With additional discounts on a inventory car I would say 15% is a good number to...
Forum: AMG GT
06-17-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,121
Posted By Wolfman

I think others will try to beast Tesla on the...

I think others will try to beast Tesla on the performance-side of things (using the roadster as a benchmark) with high-end EV exotics. The Germans will likely not bother with range or 0-60...
Forum: AMG GT
06-16-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By Wolfman

Bigger wheels and a lowered car will look...

Bigger wheels and a lowered car will look bettter, yet handling, comfort and ultimately performance suffers. take your pick ;)
Forum: W213 AMG
06-16-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,316
Posted By Wolfman

We have some MB techs on the forum. Love to hear...

We have some MB techs on the forum. Love to hear this confirmed... so far I havenít heard/seen anything like this.
Our E63s runs a whole lot cooler than in the GTC...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-16-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,316
Posted By Wolfman

?? I am not aware of any hot V issues on the...

?? I am not aware of any hot V issues on the engine, wether it is heatsoak (opposite actually as older MB engines are known for that) or any type of plastic fatigue.

And yes, cars at the end of a...
Forum: AMG GT
06-15-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,121
Posted By Wolfman

We have an EQC on order for business use and they...

We have an EQC on order for business use and they still can't give me a release date so we checked out the eTron. Not a bad car; nicely equipped but uneventful. Looks like a regular SUV with limited...
Forum: AMG GT
06-15-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Wolfman

Plenty of members here that track their GTR's and...

Plenty of members here that track their GTR's and a lot of experience with their preferred TC settings. On the other hand I don't remember seeing many here that track primarily any other GT model....
06-15-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By Wolfman

I am not sure why this would matter. The question...

I am not sure why this would matter. The question is wether the trunk outlet is usable for charging or not.

The S63 has a lithium battery. That said, I am not familiar enough with the S63 to say...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,316
Posted By Wolfman

The 2018 is not a facelift model. It's a new one...

The 2018 is not a facelift model. It's a new one so you are comparing cars that are at the end of a 7 year life cycle (W212) and the 2018 at the beginning (W213). Depreciation will hit both hard but...
06-14-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By Wolfman

Here is a page from the MB trickle charger...

Here is a page from the MB trickle charger manual. Even though it is a current product it references old models like the M-Class or SLR, everything is the same......
06-14-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Wolfman

Nice one ;) Distronic Plus is not a standard...

Nice one ;) Distronic Plus is not a standard feature of the SL. It's part of the Drivers Assistance Package which cost $2950. On the MY19 it is reduced to $2250.

You can easily tell by the star in...
06-14-2019, 03:03 PM
06-14-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By Wolfman

Having the socket doesn't mean it's able to...

Having the socket doesn't mean it's able to accept a trickle charger. I would very be careful.
I can take a look at the instruction booklet for the charger; it may mention something about models....
06-14-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By Wolfman

Misfire CEL's in the E63s and S63 have been a...

Misfire CEL's in the E63s and S63 have been a well-known issue (in the US) and had been addressed a while back with a software fix. This was pricey for MB as it resulted in a number of buy backs as...
06-14-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,789
Posted By Wolfman

I continue to be baffled by the SUV craze. I can...

I continue to be baffled by the SUV craze. I can see the utility but now the market is in the high-end sports SUV coupes that will be well within the $100k - $300k bracket. Too small to be really...
06-14-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Wolfman

Bluetooth is part of the Comand for...

Bluetooth is part of the Comand for phone/contacts and audio pairing. Nothing else is needed. Multiple phones can be paired.
06-14-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Wolfman

These buttons simply mean that the car has ABC....

These buttons simply mean that the car has ABC. SL's on springs have blanks.

Left button raises the car for steep driveways, etc.
Right button brings ups the suspension screen on Comand which...
Forum: AMG GT
06-14-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Wolfman

I wouldn't go that far. The C63s has virtually...

I wouldn't go that far. The C63s has virtually nothing in common besides the engine (well, almost. M177 vs M178 with dry sump) and the electronics which will be on the MY20.

Have you actually...
Forum: AMG GT
06-13-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Wolfman

News to me that the C63s has variable traction...

News to me that the C63s has variable traction control. Thatís a GTR only feature...
06-13-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,142
Posted By Wolfman

These pads are a no-brainer for any SL driver...

These pads are a no-brainer for any SL driver that dislikes brake dust.
Forum: AMG GT
06-13-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,121
Posted By Wolfman

The German police is cracking down in cities on...

The German police is cracking down in cities on modded cars and illegal street races. Any illegally modded car gets pulled out of circulation (as in towed on the spot). Recently performance exhausts...
06-13-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By Wolfman

Our AMG GTC came with that trickle charger...

Our AMG GTC came with that trickle charger included. On the GT & SLS models, the cigarette lighter socket in the trunk stays active and can be used for charging. I am not aware of the S-Class having...
06-13-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,789
Posted By Wolfman

It has nice materials inside but luxurious will...

It has nice materials inside but luxurious will not come to mind. The coupe feels tight in the coupe with a low roof line and huge B-pillars. I am considering a M8 Competition but this is no S-Class...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-13-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 129,310
Posted By Wolfman

Our offices are in Minnetonka and see that campus...

Our offices are in Minnetonka and see that campus often. Pretty sure it was me as we have the only ED1 in the state or so I am told ;) Color is awesome but not the most convenient since it's hand...
Forum: AMG GT
06-12-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Wolfman

Given that they have to disassemble the interior...

Given that they have to disassemble the interior panels, etc. for the rears, itíll be nice not for them learn on your car and then bill you for it...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-12-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,593
Posted By Wolfman

Thanks for the correction ;)

Thanks for the correction ;)
Forum: W213 AMG
06-12-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 129,310
Posted By Wolfman

Car looks great! Location looks familiar......

Car looks great! Location looks familiar... Minnetonka?

No rubbing on the rears? Looks tight
Forum: W213 AMG
06-12-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By Wolfman

I am not brave enough for that color :)

I am not brave enough for that color :)
Forum: AMG GT
06-12-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Wolfman

Same work plus a bit more time for proper level...

Same work plus a bit more time for proper level adjustment on HAS. The hours quoted seem high; have they worked on a lot of GTS's? Was quoted around 5 hours for HAS...
Forum: AMG GT
06-12-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By Wolfman

Yeah. Stupid money for some 3rd party wheels with...

Yeah. Stupid money for some 3rd party wheels with an AMG stamp on it. Not that they are made in Germany; even many of AMG's forged wheels are made in Taiwan. (Noting wrong with that as long as the...
Forum: AMG GT
06-12-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Wolfman

I would go with KW HAS for adjustable height. In...

I would go with KW HAS for adjustable height. In case you have rubbing in the rear you can move it up a notch...
Forum: AMG GT
06-12-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By Wolfman

If the price is right and it has the desired...

If the price is right and it has the desired look, this is the way to go especially if you like the stock design. We stuck with the cross spoke design on our E63s (like the look) but lowered the car...
Forum: AMG GT
06-12-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By Wolfman

I assume that P Rock is going through the...

I assume that P Rock is going through the exercise because the wheels are cheap. Otherwise why bother with experiments.
Also agree that custom wheels are the way to go for best fit. Even cheap...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-12-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,593
Posted By Wolfman

We had discussed this in prior threads. Ours is...

We had discussed this in prior threads. Ours is an April built (Edition 1) and we have the older modules. To be clear, there is no visual difference. You can only tell by going through the menus....
06-12-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By Wolfman

This is the best way to go. There is a real risk...

This is the best way to go. There is a real risk damaging the weave with chemicals.
Forum: AMG GT
06-11-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By Wolfman

[/size] Should look great. If you haven't...

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Should look great. If you haven't done it already you'll have to drop the car an inch or so to look proper.
Forum: AMG GT
06-11-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By Wolfman

Are those stock wheels? Can't tell from the...

Are those stock wheels? Can't tell from the angle. They look similar. If so they have been refinished as they should sport a silver rim. Make sure it's a proper set... Good luck!
Forum: AMG GT
06-11-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By Wolfman

GTC stock wheels are 305's on 12" rims, so that...

GTC stock wheels are 305's on 12" rims, so that setup will look just fine
Forum: W213 AMG
06-11-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By Wolfman

Visually the same as the P101's? Another member...

Visually the same as the P101's?
Another member (apsuard) has a couple pics in the random pic thread. White E63s......
Forum: W213 AMG
06-11-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Wolfman

Your are talking about different things here....

Your are talking about different things here. Lane assist has nothing to do with keeping the car centered. That would be Distronic Plus. That system coincidentally works better in Europe where lane...
Forum: AMG GT
06-11-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,796
Posted By Wolfman

Depends of what you consider plentiful. I can...

Depends of what you consider plentiful. I can stand at an intersection for 5 minutes and count a dozen 911's and wait hours in Miami (or insert major metro area here) to maybe see one. Doesn't mean...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-11-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Wolfman

Hmm, we have had the lane keep assist function in...

Hmm, we have had the lane keep assist function in many MB's and this one is the most aggressive one so far. Can be turned on or off. It's head jerker. The idea of selective wheel braking is obviously...
Forum: W213 AMG
06-11-2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,593
Posted By Wolfman

We are talking W213, so these two builds are...

We are talking W213, so these two builds are based on that model, not the W212. Officially the W213 E63s was only introduced as a MY18 in the US but was actually build as a 2017 in Europe, using the...
06-10-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,835
Posted By Wolfman

I didnít mean to come across negatively. Must be...

I didnít mean to come across negatively. Must be the German in me. Sorry! What you are doing is the right thing as it is exactly what works for you.

I have simply become too lazy to curate our...
06-10-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By Wolfman

Simple. Water and good cotton rags. No cleaner or...

Simple. Water and good cotton rags. No cleaner or any other protection :) I do clean the interior every week so that dirt doesn't have time to work itself in.
No microfibers (bad for leather).

I...
06-10-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By Wolfman

The Carbon Ceramics on the GTC feel even better...

The Carbon Ceramics on the GTC feel even better than on our E63s. Of course that cars weights almost 1000 lbs more. Both cars use the exact same brake rotors/calipers as does the SL63.

The brakes...
06-10-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,835
Posted By Wolfman

It is apparent that we differ in our perception...

It is apparent that we differ in our perception on how the SL audio system ;) I always recognized the Burmester in our S550 sounded better than when getting into the SL. That is to be expected for a...
06-10-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,835
Posted By Wolfman

Forget about the idea that the "older" HK system...

Forget about the idea that the "older" HK system is better than the newer one. It appears that they simply removed the speakers that weren't activated anyway. That said, if Sirius sounds great to...
06-10-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,835
Posted By Wolfman

Whatís better than spending hours putting the SD...

Whatís better than spending hours putting the SD cars together?
Not doing it :)
I stopped creating playlists long time ago for that same reason.
I listen to Apple Music, Spotify and the...
06-09-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Wolfman

This...

This...
06-09-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,835
Posted By Wolfman

The sound quality between the 2013 and 2017 is...

The sound quality between the 2013 and 2017 is the same to me; with the edge towards the later one due to Apple CarPlay. We have driven either model for about 3 years and 20K miles, so it wasn't just...
06-09-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,067
Posted By Wolfman

Yes, Plug'n Play. As long as both steering wheels...

Yes, Plug'n Play. As long as both steering wheels are the facelift MY18+ models
06-07-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,835
Posted By Wolfman

I was not aware of the change in speaker count if...

I was not aware of the change in speaker count if so ;)
The change likely occurred when the system changed from a 5.1 to a 7.1 Dolby surround and the DVD changer drop. Since the rear speakers were...
06-07-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By Wolfman

Depends where you live. In CA or other warm...

Depends where you live. In CA or other warm climate states RWD is no issue. The only car I wouldn't touch is a RWD without MBC ;)
06-07-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By Wolfman

Sooner is always better :) but of course MB would...

Sooner is always better :) but of course MB would kill MY2020 sales if they would intro the car too early into the W222 model year. Platform-wise this will be a nice upgrade. The only controversial...
06-07-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By Wolfman

My info shows the intro in May 2020. The S-Class...

My info shows the intro in May 2020. The S-Class is too important to intro it at a car show and with the W222 was a stand-alone event.
Engine-wise, expect the 580 and the S73, although that may come...
06-06-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By Wolfman

You can if you have great relationship with the...

You can if you have great relationship with the dealer and there are no red flags.
06-06-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By Wolfman

Perhaps look at the available list of cars and...

Perhaps look at the available list of cars and see if you can find one that fits your needs. Also non-coo cars from MB dealers can be CPO's on request. Just in case you find a dealer that has a nice...
06-06-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By Wolfman

In my earlier reply I said $60-65K but I need to...

In my earlier reply I said $60-65K but I need to revise downwards. I overlooked the non-CPO status.

There is no reason not to get the CPO option with offers warranty options and that mileage will...
06-06-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By Wolfman

Not sure what the mileage on that car was. It is...

Not sure what the mileage on that car was. It is nicely optioned but doesn't have the exclusive leather which would be a reason for me to skip it. Also, I haven't seen CA cars be worth any more due...
06-05-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,918
Posted By Wolfman

Congrats! I am curious of how the square,...

Congrats!
I am curious of how the square, non-staggered setup will look on the car but I am sure it'll be fantastic. Worst case scenario you may need to add some spacers in the front. Supreme Power...
06-05-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Wolfman

This sounds like a roof or mechanism switch. It's...

This sounds like a roof or mechanism switch. It's fairly easy to imagine why temperature makes a difference .These are small contact switches and if just barely making contact the heat expansion can...
06-04-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Wolfman

That seems to be primarily for MBrace (Mercedes...

That seems to be primarily for MBrace (Mercedes Me) access. Remote start is not supported for these models in the US. Our MY17 didn't support it but perhaps MY18 or 19 does. Not that I needed it as...
Forum: AMG GT
06-04-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By Wolfman

2 dr. Coupe/roadster only: The next GT model...

2 dr. Coupe/roadster only: The next GT model should arrive as a MY22 in late 2021 or latest in 2022. New platform (which is shared with the next SL), AWD and hybrids. Not sure if the GT models gets...
Forum: AMG GT
06-04-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By Wolfman

I have to say that the roadster cockpit is tight...

I have to say that the roadster cockpit is tight (on space ;) ). The coupe has tons of space vs. the roadster and rear visibility is poor due to the high rear panel/folding top compartment.
Our...
Forum: AMG GT
06-04-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By Wolfman

It's a $1500 option but I have seen several cars...

It's a $1500 option but I have seen several cars on dealer lots without it. Many dealer configs are head scratchers. $10k Solarbeam paint and then no performance exhaust/suspension, etc. I take the...
Forum: AMG GT
06-04-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,204
Posted By Wolfman

I do like the bumper without the bumperettes as...

I do like the bumper without the bumperettes as well and think it still looks ok with a US plates but removing the two pieces leaves holes in the bumper that need to be plugged or otherwise. Not...
Forum: AMG GT
06-03-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,204
Posted By Wolfman

Front camera has been confirmed in the DOG but...

Front camera has been confirmed in the DOG but the small bumpers are likely to stay for the US as those are a DOT requirement. There are not showing in the DOG as they European model is shown. Maybe...
06-03-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,110
Posted By Wolfman

Engines have become so powerful that is helpful...

Engines have become so powerful that is helpful to re-evaluate which car and model is the right fit. Our R231 SL550 and more so the facelift model easily outperformed our R230 SL55 and SL600. A...
Forum: AMG GT
06-03-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,195
Posted By Wolfman

Not available for sale...

Not available for sale...
06-02-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Wolfman

Pretty high tire pressure...

Pretty high tire pressure...
06-02-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By Wolfman

Streamliners issue is that he can’t get the car...

Streamliners issue is that he can’t get the car exactly the way he wants from MB (or any other brand) for any amount of money. They simply don’t offer all options as they do in Germany and even there...
06-02-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,110
Posted By Wolfman

I have burned more money on cars buying them cash...

I have burned more money on cars buying them cash but then those were new cars as well ;)
That realization of just how much arrived when I put some historical data of several cars into Excel. Eye...
Forum: AMG GT
06-01-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,453
Posted By Wolfman

I am used to CarPlay from our other MB's and am...

I am used to CarPlay from our other MB's and am working on getting this setup in our car. Very annoying that a new model is so pre-historic when it comes to interface options...
Have it working 95%...
Forum: AMG GT
06-01-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,121
Posted By Wolfman

SLS BS has the best resale value of any AMG I...

SLS BS has the best resale value of any AMG I think. SLS coupes aren't doing terrible either.
I like the look of the GT models better than the SLS but they are in a way "less" special. 3 facelifts...
06-01-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By Wolfman

I didn't call you ignorant nor would I any other...

I didn't call you ignorant nor would I any other member. That's inappropriate but it is Ok to call a statement ignorant...

There is no analogy needed IMO, golf or otherwise. They make for a nice...
Forum: AMG GT
06-01-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,121
Posted By Wolfman

I was originally planning to remove the stripes...

I was originally planning to remove the stripes off our ED1 E63s but got used to them. They are tone in tone though...
Forum: AMG GT
06-01-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,121
Posted By Wolfman

Well, I'd be impressed if the car has any better...

Well, I'd be impressed if the car has any better resale value than any other GT model...
Forum: AMG GT
06-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,661
Posted By Wolfman

We have the base Burmester in our GTC roadster as...

We have the base Burmester in our GTC roadster as well and I am happy with the sound quality in the car. My issue is that the the felt liner in the passenger wheel well vibrates like crazy and hits...
Forum: AMG GT
06-01-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,121
Posted By Wolfman

Not a huge fan of the stripes but this is a...

Not a huge fan of the stripes but this is a beautiful car!
06-01-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By Wolfman

I am not sure how I could equate recommending the...

I am not sure how I could equate recommending the current model being a "snob thing".
It is NOT a diminishment to drive an older model, they are fine cars but it is ignorant to say than improvements...
05-31-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,059
Posted By Wolfman

I am happy for what he did. He more or less alone...

I am happy for what he did. He more or less alone (as in Tesla) put EV's on the map and gave the whole category credibility. Now it's an industry changer...
Despite their flaws, technically Teslas...
Forum: AMG GT
05-31-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,204
Posted By Wolfman

This better be a small dog. With a large center...

This better be a small dog. With a large center console there isn't a huge amount of space inside. But I would recommend driving any GT model first before worrying about specific versions.
The car...
Forum: AMG GT
05-31-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By Wolfman

One of the few reasons to have a SUV as well :)

One of the few reasons to have a SUV as well :)
05-31-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By Wolfman

Itís a better transmission, no matter the engine....

Itís a better transmission, no matter the engine. One of several reasons why the face-lifted model is the better car.
The prior model does nothing better except the seat massages are a bit stronger...
05-31-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Wolfman

No remote start for the 2013 or 2017. ...

No remote start for the 2013 or 2017.
Disadvantage of a small production volume car :(
Forum: W213 AMG
05-30-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Wolfman

Bimmerpost F90's forums are very good and...

Bimmerpost F90's forums are very good and informative but also a bit annoying. Sensitive bunch over there ;)
Forum: W213 AMG
05-30-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Wolfman

Supreme Power. Excellent product and like them...

Supreme Power. Excellent product and like them better than H&R. I think they were $200 and came with proper bolts included (Black or silver) 15mm F/12mm R
05-30-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,110
Posted By Wolfman

You will loose significantly more money on a...

You will loose significantly more money on a purchase vs lease. You can also use your money instead for other growth bearing endeavors. I will not go into the CPO purchase vs. a lease as neither is...
05-30-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,110
Posted By Wolfman

You still might consider leasing a car instead of...

You still might consider leasing a car instead of burning money on a quickly depreciating asset. Just a thought...
05-30-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,059
Posted By Wolfman

The Model S at this point is a tired looking car...

The Model S at this point is a tired looking car and if they install a Model 3 interior sales will further decline. I think the car was excellent for early adopters but now needs to offer more, not...
05-30-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,110
Posted By Wolfman

The softop SL will be introduced at earliest as a...

The softop SL will be introduced at earliest as a 2021 model but most likely a 2022.

Also, there have been extended discussions related to the 450 vs 550 models.
I suggest to do a quick search...
05-28-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,123
Posted By Wolfman

Some companies hung on to the sprayers but...

Some companies hung on to the sprayers but Mercedes simply got rid of all headlight washer systems on every model but the G-Wagon. No more. Perhaps with LED headlights and headlight surface coating...
05-28-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,123
Posted By Wolfman

Ok, that makes sense now :) 1. A simple vent...

Ok, that makes sense now :)

1. A simple vent opening to cool storage compartments. Normally nice to have and more useful in the center than a glovebox which are unpractically small. Won't hurt to...
05-27-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By Wolfman

It’ become one of my favorite paints. If the car...

It’ become one of my favorite paints. If the car is in the sun a lot the paint is stunning as it’s a matte with blue sparkles. Excellent fit for theG63 and I seen it at launch .
PPF will dull the...
05-27-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By Wolfman

I might go for Ceramic coating. A shop will look...

I might go for Ceramic coating. A shop will look at it next week and offer some options.
05-26-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,123
Posted By Wolfman

Not sure I understand some questions... 1....

Not sure I understand some questions...
1. There us no beverage cooler on the glove box that I know of. There was a large plastic beverage holder in the rear center console. Tossed that out to make...
05-26-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By Wolfman

Everything should be pretty much bolt-on and...

Everything should be pretty much bolt-on and factory warranty should be still valid given that all parts would be factory parts. If you can get this done for under $15k, that would be impressive!...
05-26-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By Wolfman

The SL65 has a different front clip than the...

The SL65 has a different front clip than the SL450/550. This is not an option for Streamliner. Think $4-5k for parts and paint.

The only choice I see is exactly the bumper trim from your edition...
05-26-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,017
Posted By Wolfman

I think that CA may not experience this but I...

I think that CA may not experience this but I definitely see that in midwestern states. We experience the most aggression from guys in pickup trucks. My wife more than I. Not that we drive expensive...
05-25-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By Wolfman

The times of the S-class turning heads is long...

The times of the S-class turning heads is long gone IMO. Or any other large luxury cars.
The only sedan recognized as special would be a RR Phantom.
Sign of the times, not design. These days,...
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