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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, SUV
Aug 22, 2001 (12:20 pm)
In Calif and AZ, you do not get the difference between your car and what you trade as the taxable amount. You pay full taxes on the new car, and no credit for the old car. This has burned me more than once as I always think that. Other states may be different.
#4560 of 8199 Info re: Trade-in
Aug 22, 2001 (3:56 pm)
Thanks ALL for your responses. You guys are a wealth of info. Thanks again.
Aug 22, 2001 (3:59 pm)
My wife saw a ML recently with an all-black licence plate with the silver MB star on it in place of the front plate. I realize that this is likely illegal (definitely here in California), but it looked really cool and that law is rarely enforced, anyway.
Anyone know where I can find one of those?
Aug 22, 2001 (4:06 pm)
Your MB dealer should have it as an accessory
#4563 of 8199 Front Plate
Aug 22, 2001 (4:20 pm)
I have seen this plate on the MB website as well in the MB catalogs. Hope that this helps. It is also against the law here in Texas, but many people just pay the fine.
#4564 of 8199 Front Plate
Aug 22, 2001 (4:21 pm)
Its illegal if you got caught, a little story about my friend, his got one like whats your wife saw. He failed to make a full stop, on one of four way stop sign, in short when the cop walked around the car he saw that black plate with big star in the middle..boom xtra $25.00 fine. It happened here in our city sunny San Diego. So watch out
#4565 of 8199 Re : ML 400 cdi diesel
Aug 22, 2001 (5:48 pm)
As DREW explained why 400ML cdi will not apear on N. American markets , just want to said that the USA will make low sulphur diesel in 2007 . But in 2007 the Europien EKO norm's might be again not the same as in the USA. From NationGeogr.
Aug 22, 2001 (7:14 pm)
If in California and Arizona one does not get credit for taxes paid on the trade in, that amounts to double taxation, a sacred cow is no more.
#4567 of 8199 MB Power Trip
Aug 23, 2001 (2:35 am)
I have an invite for the forthcoming MB power trip in NJ. Just wanted to check with you folks anything to enhance the experience. I am contemplating ML 500 in the near future. Though I do not believe that they will have the ML 500 there but 430 will do. Anything special I should check out as I have never owned a SUV before.
Also if anyone here has been to one recently, Do they mind if I take my little boy and leave him in the reception area
#4568 of 8199 taxes and power trip
Aug 23, 2001 (5:58 am)
Double taxation is when people buy used cars and get taxed for it. The object was taxed once already when it was new...
Some folks brought their 10-12yr olds, including little girls (the event seemed mostly a guy thing so this was unexpected). Some of the kids came out of the test drives w/ smiles. It's just a different kind of Disney ride
I saw one bored girl go into line and tell her dad she was waiting in the reception area, so it should be ok.
Driver distribution seemed 95% male, 5% female.