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#6401 of 6720 2004 E500 4matic
Feb 25, 2006 (5:04 pm)
I am looking at buying a used e500 4matic with navigation. My question is does the navigation have the regional DVD or the entire USA DVD? I have heard that Mercedes Nav use to do only regional but now they have the entire USA. What year did this practice start? Plus, if you get the new DVD does that mean the older Nav will work with the entire USA or not?
Plus, is $41k a good price for a this car with 43k miles?
Thanks in advance.
#6402 of 6720 Hands Free Kit (MHI)
Feb 28, 2006 (6:47 am)
Has anyone had the MHI kit added by the dealer? I have many questions and hope to know more before I get taken when I ask the dealer.
What should I expect to pay for the MHI kit not including the cradle/phone?
Has anyone used the new MB Bluetooth cradle/adaptor?
For E-Class 2006, does MHI include voice dialing? Does this voice command also control some none phone features?
Is the voice quality outstanding? I don't want my callers to have trouble understanding me. And I need very clear sound since I have trouble hearing to begin with.
On the MB website, it shows dealer add on at $995, but factory price of $1500. Seems like it should be the other way around. I think both prices were w/o phone.
#6403 of 6720 Considering a 2003 E320
Feb 28, 2006 (1:13 pm)
I mentioned this in another site. Maybe this is a better place.......
If I purchase one that has more than 50K, am I going to have all kinds of electrical and electronic glitch problems, or by 50K, they should have ironed out all the issues under warranty? Is the brake by wire troublesome?
I am also considering a 02-03 Lexus GS300. I know Lexus is reliable, but is not as good looking as the 03 E320. We had a RX300 that gave us no problem. I also have a 96 Camry XLE V-6. In 10 years, I have been to Toyota dealer once for replacing the timing belt. I like the look of the 03 E320. It has the most attractive look and lines of any sedan out there. I just don't want to spend repair$.
#6404 of 6720 E 350 vs A6 3.2
Feb 28, 2006 (2:22 pm)
Has anyone compared the Audi A6 3.2 and E 350 2006 models? I am planning to buy one of these cars, so would like to hear about the experiences.
#6405 of 6720 why does MB has such poor reliabilty?
Mar 02, 2006 (1:40 pm)
why does MB has such poor reliabilty? I read so many bad reviews of MB regardless of any models. Has MB cram too much electronics into the car that they aren't able to test those gadgets properly? Has MB top engineers retired a decade ago causing a huge brain drain in MB R&D dept?
#6406 of 6720 Re: E 350 vs A6 3.2 [merck350]
Mar 03, 2006 (1:16 pm)
Before I chose my 2005 E320 4-Matic, I looked at the A6 and M35x. The MMI on the A6 is (IMHO) a real PITA. The M35x was a nice car but it was way too loud. The engine noise was too loud for my taste. I have not regretted the E320 at all. It hugs the road, is quiet and gets decent mileage, 18-21 around town, and 25-27 hwy. Not bad at all. I also use mid-grade gas most of the time. Once a month it gets a drink of the high test. Get the MB you won't be unhappy. Good luck.
#6407 of 6720 Re: Considering a 2003 E320 [jodar96]
Mar 04, 2006 (9:35 pm)
I could be wrong, but I think there was a factory recall on the electronic braking problem in this car. Check with the dealer locally and ask them.
#6408 of 6720 Re: E 350 vs A6 3.2 [merck350]
Mar 04, 2006 (9:42 pm)
I sold my 2000 A6 and purchased an 06 320 CDI. Best decision ever! There are a few things in the A6 that I miss: slightly better rear leg room (but smaller rear cargo area tradeoff); Hmmm... can't really think of anything else!! Quattro was good, not avail in the cdi though.
Fuel economy in the diesel is superb, way better than any of the others you mentioned, quiet still (new diesels really aren't smelly and noisy like those of yesteryear) and it has a TON more pickup (torque) than the Audi. The ride is much more smooth, yet still feels like you are driving the car.
I originally started looking at the E350 and E500 wagons. The CDI won my heart and I have been happy. Best car ever!
#6409 of 6720 Re: E 350 vs A6 3.2 [merck350]
Mar 04, 2006 (11:33 pm)
I had to sign up for this just to let anyone know what a piece of junk my A6 is. I have a 2001 A6 4.2 and it is the worst car I have ever owned. The transmission dropped yesterday and after 42 days in the shop over 18 months I bought an E500 today. I don't know what is ahead for me with the E500 but it can't be any worse than the A6. I had a 2006 A6 4.2 with the S package at the dealership was going to get until the transmission went. I will never touch another Audi again.
#6410 of 6720 2000 E430 need owners perspecitve -buy or not?
Mar 05, 2006 (5:37 am)
I am in negotiation on a 2000 E430 4 matic sedan - 80k miles - one owner - I am seeking owner opinion on reliability - gas mileage -they are asking 12,900 want to move the car quickly - I am leaving a volvo s70, 99 basically problem free - until now 140k miles.
I do mostly highway driving -