I am about to buy a 1995 E320 Wagon (39,000 miles, loaded) The current owner of the car says it has a lousy radio and that he's heard the same from other M-B owners. Although I am not an audiophile, one turn of the power switch and even I realize he's right. I like to listen to AM, and the reception is awful. (FM is fine, didn't even try the cassette....) The current owner says he complained to the dealership and was basically blown off with the comment, "Most of our owners listen to FM."
My question: Will I be able to replace this radio with a non-Mercedes version, preferably one with a CD instead of a cassette? This particular car model is not even listed in Crutchfield's list, and when I called to find out why, I was told that this car has a "complex system" that would need "a lot of modifying/customizing." Any ideas about where I should start would be appreciated.
Just bought a '98 E320 wgn (black, 34k mi) as a Home Depot hauler with a little panache! While the car came with just about all the orig accessories (keys, service docs, dealer atlas, useless MB analog phone, etc), the owner's manual is missing. Anyone know where I can find a replacement manual? It seems I once saw a site that had replacement manuals, but I can't seem to locate it now. Thanks in advance.
I have a '92 300 TE Wagon. A week ago, I brought it to my mechanic 'coz my airconditioning wasn't cold. After putting 134 refrigerant, he tested for leaks and told me that the evaporator has a leak and would cost me approximately $1,800.00 to repair. The cold air on the newly charged a/c lasted only one week. Then, I went to the local Kragen Auto Supply store and found an a/c leak stopper. Does this thing actually work?
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I have a 1995 wagon with 163,000 miles on it. I've loved it for the 2 years I've had it. I drive a lot. Bought it with 120,000. It's powerful, quiet, comfortable, and looks funky enough not to be snobby. But it seems to be having a tantrum lately. Lots of A/C issues, new wiring harness, radiator fans, etc. My cost of ownership over those two years is now above $225 per month, not including routine and tires. AND the engine light has been on for about 10,000 miles now. Our mechanic can re-set it, but on the first hard start, it lights back up. Does anyone know how to get this straight? I don't mind it, but can't sell it like this.
My wife and I find the seats on our new E320 wagon to be too hard. She also finds the bottom seat cushion to be too long. We would like to hear from others who have successfully dealt with these issues.
Wait till the car is 7 years old like mine and the seats will be nice and soft............no, really, I had a Subaru with leather seats and after about 60,000 miles they were sooooooooo comfy like soft clouds.
Seat cushion too long? Sounds like her legs are too short. Sit cross-legged. Trade it in on a Jetta. Whatever.