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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan
#940 of 6720 mark156 (re: post #893)
Feb 11, 2001 (4:23 am)
Exactly! The W124 and W126 Mercedes-Benzes were the definition of Mercedes-Benz. They were probably the best built Mercedes cars ever. I personally still find it hard to resist buying a 1994 or 1995 model E just because, but I need a "new" car so I guess it will never be. The E500 in particular is probably my favorite Mercedes of all time, only the current SL and new CL coupes challenge that status. It's amazing how new 560SEL's look today, 10 years after the last one was built. I just don't think these newer Mercedes modes will last like those did.
#941 of 6720 fuel gauge problems
Feb 11, 2001 (4:30 am)
The other evening the station attendant overfilled my gas tank--a mess. Since then, the needle on the fuel gauge reads a full tank when the engine is on though by now it should be down at least a quarter. Does this mean that the sending unit in the fuel tank is cooked, or what?
#942 of 6720 Fuel Guage - low reading
Feb 11, 2001 (10:58 am)
I know some time back (on the old software) there were some threads about the 2000 E series having problems registering a full tank of gas. With mine the best I can do is 19.5 on the electronic display and the guage needle never gets quite to the full mark.
Was there a known fix for this? Is it the tank, the guage or a combination?
Any information would be appreciated.
#943 of 6720 SmartKey??
Feb 11, 2001 (1:28 pm)
I just bought a new 2001 E320 and have a question about the alleged Smartkey option. I asked the sales rep at the dealer about it and he had no clue, the marketing brochure that they gave me indicated that it was a standard feature, specifically what I am interested in is the User recognition feature that is linked to the memory feature of the drivers seat, etc... I can find no mention of this in the owners manual. A friend of mine that bought a 2001 C claims that there is a menu selection to set it up via the interface on the steering wheel. I can find no such option. Any help is appreciated.
#944 of 6720 Case shift in Command Center
Feb 11, 2001 (1:36 pm)
Does anyone know how to shift the case of alpha characters in the command center of my new E320?? For example if I save a phone book entry I can't figure out how to shift to a lower case character in the entry description. I've looked throught the user manuals and can't find reference to the issue.....
Feb 11, 2001 (4:02 pm)
Until recently I have not considered purchasing an MB until a friend of mine raved about her e300td. I am now hooked on getting an e300, 320 or possible s320. My predicament, not a bad one to have, is I really like the size of the S, but we are planning a move in which I will do about a 1000m per week and the diesel appears to have merit in this area. Can anyone tell me about MB diesels and the e300td specifically? I cannot find anything beyond the marketing material and have never owned a diesel. I have heard, salesman who didn't have one on lot, of problems, MB stopped making after the 1999 model, but rumors are coming again. Appears they do not depreciate. What's up? Any good info references would be appreciated.
Feb 11, 2001 (6:22 pm)
Love the leeeeemon idea.
Any thoughts to using a good glass wax to clean?
Some of the better brands of car waxs have these.
What about cleaning the wiper itself? Household cleaner? Rub a lemon? Will it break down the rubber?
Audi: I considered waiting on a 4.2quattro. Alot of style and equip for the money. So is Bonneville and Cadilac deville. Build quality is paramount to me, and MB is still best. Sacrifice xenon and some other goodies, and get a 4matic if you have but so much to spend. If you need the goodies, then go with the audi. Read up on them, there are some problems. All of these cars have some, But............I made my decision.
Feb 11, 2001 (9:11 pm)
I have not had a problem with streaking wipers. What would cause this? Car wash? I take my car to an touch-less automatic carwash. Nothing touches the car. Robots moves to the contours of the car and I have been very happy with the results. very clean job. It washes under the car as well. Hot wax and everything but never had streaking wipers. This is where I go: http://www.erniescarwash.com
#948 of 6720 E-class questions
Feb 11, 2001 (11:52 pm)
Fuel gauge - a common problem for all German cars, your dealer should have a fix for it.
Timeport names displayed - I can enter lower case names on the phone itself but they're always displayed capitalized on the dash.
SmartKey linked with seat memory - my technician told me it's only available on the C-class but I'll double check..
Feb 12, 2001 (9:45 am)
Been also using a laser wash system. Not as fancy as ernies, but for $5, its a nice system. Brand new in fact. I don't use the wax as I have a duragloss finish on it. but once a week it keeps car from getting out of hand dirty. Also wash's undercarriage. Kids love it!