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Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Car Leasing, Sedan
#1820 of 2088 Break Lining wear
Jun 29, 2006 (9:53 pm)
I have a 2002 S430 AMG and I just received a message that the brake lining is wearing visit shop -
A couple of questions -
Is it recomended that I take it to the Mercedes Benz shop to get replacement pads or can I go to a shop that specializes in foreign cars?
Does the AMG make a difference when replacing brakes?
Will the signal go off if I take it somewhere other than Mercedes?
The Mercedes shop quoted $250 while other shops are in the $150 range - is that right?
If I take it to somewhere other than Mercedes what should I ask the shop -
please respond jkp4030yahoo.com
Also I was planning on going out of town MD- NY and Mercedes can't get me in before, would it be okay to drive and get fixed upon return? Light came on two days ago.
#1821 of 2088 Re: mercedes [anthonyp]
Jun 30, 2006 (3:39 am)
Sorry for the neglect of this thread, I didn't have it on my tracking list.
Well it was Chrysler and Daimler-Benz that merged back in 1998. I at the time needed medical attention upon reading about it, but have since recovered.
#1822 of 2088 Re: S63/65 AMG [blkhemi]
Jun 30, 2006 (3:40 am)
Good to see you've posted here also.
I assume the more recent decision to get the Audi S8 means all of this has been decided already???
#1823 of 2088 Re: 2007 S Class Strategy [blckislandguy]
Jun 30, 2006 (3:44 am)
Well there is no data on the new S-Class so far as reliability is concerned, but if you look around on some other MB mesg boards you'll find a shocking lack of complaints about the car. I have the feeling that the new S is the most reliable Benz in at least the last 10-12 years. I doubt you'll be able to get 4Matic for free considering how the S550 will still seemingly be the only car besides the A8 to offer AWD in this segment. I don't think you have anything to worry about with the new S.
#1824 of 2088 Infra-red reflecting windshield and laminated front passenger windows
Jul 02, 2006 (8:36 am)
Any idea the difference in the heat reduction using the above option? Worth the money to buy this option if this is not a standard in the MB car?
I suppose that the laminated glass should be more safe and more sound-proof.
#1825 of 2088 4matic with 18" wheels in snow.
Aug 14, 2006 (7:15 pm)
I have an S500 4matic with stock 17" wheels. The car had great traction last winter with the stock 17's and Michelin MXV4 all seasons. For aesthetic reasons I want to go up to an 18" wheel. Will I get as good or similar snow traction with an 18" wheel and all season tire as I am now with the factory 17" setup. I'll typically be driving through 4-5 inches of snow per storm. (I'm not willing to do the winter/summer changeover every 6 months).
Aug 29, 2006 (3:42 pm)
Maybe someone would be kind enough to give their impression of the new S Thanks Tony
#1827 of 2088 recommendations for new wiper 2001 e430
Aug 31, 2006 (10:54 am)
i love my car but hate the single wiper, can anyone recommend a new wiper blade/arm setup that will wipe clean and not smear? also in winter, i get a lot of snow/ice load up on the blade which is dangerious. thanks for any help roger
Sep 04, 2006 (3:08 pm)
Got my first chance to check out the new Mercedes today...I thouht it to look quite spectacular, and was surprised that the front fender flares and rear looked fine, and set the car of in a special way....I guess I am addressing this to Merc , and am surprised and dissapointed no owners or the new s post their experiences on this board Tony
#1829 of 2088 Re: recommendations for new wiper 2001 e430 [corim3]
Sep 04, 2006 (3:09 pm)
If you come up with a superior wiper blade==please let me know the brand Tahnks Tony