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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan
#6288 of 6720 Re: This remains a sad thread,..... [lovemyclk]
Sep 23, 2005 (6:47 pm)
Would you mind letting me know which Mercede's dealership and salesman that you have been working with? I have been looking for a 2004 E320 and the dealership in South Atlanta is horrible. I'd like to buy in my city, but, if they find out that your educated, won't buy their warranty, trade in, or use their financing, and if you also know what mercedes are worth today, they basically told me to go elsewhere, so, I have been working with a dealership out of Ga.
#6289 of 6720 Re: This remains a sad thread,..... [lovemyclk]
Sep 23, 2005 (8:19 pm)
Well, let me gush some more. I traded in a 7 yr old C-class. At 7 years old, it still felt new, no rattling, very solid on the road, handled very well, no diminishing of power from the engine, even the paint was still very bright. After a wash, it looked new (from about 20 ft away, any closer and you'd see the rock chips and the scratches).
#6290 of 6720 Good MB dealership
Sep 24, 2005 (8:00 am)
I am in NC & have had great service. Presently have 2001 E320 & 2005 SLK350. # 17 & 18 in MB's that I have owned. Both have had only minor problems which have been received exceptional attention from my dealer. Also from the factory rep.So no complaints.
They also have been getting quite a few CDI's. 2005 as well as 2006 models.
#6292 of 6720 murph5 and others
Sep 24, 2005 (3:24 pm)
I wonder why they have a problem if you are educated and don't use their financing, they don't want your business...
Mercedes has alsways been known as a well made car...theoretically, you paid more because you were buying a car that was barely broken in at 200,000 miles, whereas the avg American car was well worn at 50K and worn out at 100K...
If they are having true quality issues, dealers should be offering top-notch service and putting pressure on Mercedes to improve quality...if it really is a PR problem, meaning that the car is good but false rumors have been circulating, then it is up to Mercedes to use proper PR to set the record straight...
OTOH, if I were BMW and Audi, I would keep my eyes open and recommend to my dealers to give folks super-service beyond the call of duty to win them over...
If Mercedes quality truly has deteriorated, does anybody know why???...
#6293 of 6720 Re: Good MB dealership [greasykid1]
Sep 24, 2005 (9:01 pm)
Can you give me the name(s) of the dealerships that you mentioned in your last post? I think that is ok with the rules of the forum as long as you don't give me names of sales person, right?
#6294 of 6720 Two and half month old
Sep 25, 2005 (1:33 am)
so far for my E350 and still running! That is outstanding! I have the following options and would like to say something about them:
1. Keyless entry. Worth the money. Yes, especially if you are in a hurry a lot.
2. Xeon headlights: Has more value in cool-looking, then praticle.
3. Dynamic seat: not worth it.
4. Navigation: worth it.
5. Premium audio system: Not sounding as good as the one in Lexus or Acura, but still worth the money.
6. Sunroof package. Worth the money if you have people in the back a lot.
7. Tire pressure monitor: Way worth the money! It warned my immediately after a punture.
#6295 of 6720 Re: Good MB dealership [blissful]
Sep 25, 2005 (6:14 am)
You are correct - dealership name is good, salesperson's name is bad.
#6296 of 6720 Re: Two and half month old [ray00edm]
Sep 25, 2005 (5:00 pm)
I just came back from a wedding where seemingly everyone over 55 claimed they didn't drive at night. Wouldn't Xenons make 60 year old eyes 20/20 again? Aren't they a Good Thing?
What the heck is a dynamic seat ?
#6297 of 6720 Re: Two and half month old [blckislandguy]
Sep 25, 2005 (9:31 pm)
I have Xenons on my Audi and they DEFINITELY make night driving easier. 'Course, I'm not 55 yet, so dunno about 20/20 vision- maybe something to look forward to??
They are indeed a Good Thing!
Appreciate the input on options. How do the tire pressure monitors actually work? Do you see the number of pounds pressure, or does it just flash a warning when the pressure drops below a certain range?
[There is actually a used CDI I'm looking at that has this option, and it has me intrigued. ]