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#1072 of 7297 Re: Dennets role call
Feb 08, 2001 (5:05 pm)
I took my car to the Detroit Auto Show and had a professionally made sign put on the back window that said "if you hate squealing brakes, don't buy a C class." After the fourth attempt to fix the brakes, they seem to be OK now, and they are not making the squealing noise. I took the car in tonight to have the mirror, power window and dash problems fixed.
I have taken this vehicle into the dealer even more times than I took in my much maligned 1997 Chevy Tahoe. And I don't have a bunch of paint chips on it's hood either.
I am not going to commit economic suicide by selling this vehicle at a substantial loss. I am stuck with it for awhile. However, I am going to inform everyone that I can that Mercedes automobiles are much overrated.
Nevertheless, every time I get upset with my I Class I try to remember that there is someone, somewhere in a waiting room of a hospital with a sick child. Problems are quite relative.
Feb 08, 2001 (5:11 pm)
sorry to hear u got a lemon!.. its hard to inagine that there are THAT many problems in one car! brakes mirror windows.. dash!.. sure you didnt buy my old 75 fiat 124 sports coup?
but seriously.. though several of us have had intermittant problems... nobody has had them like you
MB really should make good... and treat you.. and your car with a hell of a lot more care!
Feb 08, 2001 (5:37 pm)
Darn!!!! I was hoping the next time we heard from you, you'd be telling us that everything was taken care of and you couldn't be happier! I agree with Gary here, Mercedes ought to be doing more to get your car straightened out. How did they finally get your brakes to quit squealing? What exactly is wrong with your dash, windows and mirrors? Please keep us posted. I'll keep looking for your I couldn't be happier now message!!! Good luck!!!
Feb 08, 2001 (6:00 pm)
I am in the market for the C320. A lot guys talk
about paying MSRP. But I got a free quote from a
web site which is 0% over invoice price. So, I
wonder do you guys check this kind of web. I bought a TOYOTA at the invoice price last year
from this web site. Actually it refers you to a
dealership who give you the price.
#1076 of 7297 Would You Buy a Demo?
Feb 08, 2001 (6:05 pm)
My Desert Silver/Java interior C240 with leather seats and CD player is scheduled to arrive in early March. Since my dealer kenw I was having 2nd thoughts on the colour he called me and offered 2 alternatives. 1.Silver/Ash new car. or 2.His demo, Silver/Charcoal with extra options of Sunroof and heated seats, 4000 kilometers (2400 miles) on the vehicle, in-service date is October 2000. I plan to go and see the colour combo's on Saturday, I think I like the Silver/Charcoal, but my delemma is whether it is wise to buy a demo. I do not know who drove it or how hard it was driven. Does the car when new need to broken in. If it is not broken in properly what kind of problems or damage can occur. Your advise and experience would be appreciated. I understood he could discount the demo approx $2000, no freight or PDI charge. The deal I'd negotiated was for MSRD, no charge for freight and pdi ($1200 value) and discounted CD player at $600. I live in Canada.
#1077 of 7297 320 versus 240
Feb 08, 2001 (6:44 pm)
Can I ask how you know that 60-70% of all new Cs are 320s? I would think that since the cars are almost build to order right now, that they would produce what people want. If people want 240s, build 240s. Why build 320s and discount them, and starve 240s and sell for MSRP?
I can understand why the 320 sales are weaker, it's a great engine, but the price gap is too much versus the 240. That's why I think alot of people go for the 240. From what I can see, subtracting the standard options on the 320, the engine costs $3900 (less the digital climate control, which you can't option up on the 240 it appears). For the budget conscious buyer, that's steep. Knock $2K off a 320 compared to an MSRP 240 however, and now we're talking.
Some questions for current owners: Does anyone have a car without a sunroof? What's a better value for the 240, full leather or the full power seats?
#1078 of 7297 2000 C280 STARTAC Cell Phone Help
Feb 08, 2001 (6:44 pm)
I just bought a used 2000 c280 that came with the optional STARTAC cell phone. My carrier is AT&T and says that the supplied phone will not work with their service. Has anyone found a way to resolve this issue? the phone is TDMA if that helps. Thanks.
Feb 08, 2001 (6:45 pm)
No Internet car purchase web site I know of does this any more. Most that did this (paying buyers several K to sell them a car) went through all their VC money and croaked. CarOrder.com is an example of this.
Feb 08, 2001 (7:12 pm)
FULL POWER SEATS... THE TEX SEATS ARE VERY CLOSE TO THE REAL THING... CANT TELL THE DIFFERENCE.. BUT IF ITS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE REAL LEATHER.. GO FOR IT
I TOO FEEL THAT THE VALUE IN THE CAR IS IN THE 240 CONFIGURATION.TO MY WAY OF THINKING,, SPENDING NEARLY 40 GRAND ON THE C PUTS IT INTO THE NEXT LEVEL UP.. SO... WHY NOT AN E? OR ANOTHER CAR THAT FOR 40+ GRAND IS OF EQUAL OR BETTER VALUE(JAG?)... BUT.. THATS JUST MY WAY OF THINKING.... NOT QUITE DIMINISHING RETURNS.. BUT SOMETHING AKIN... ON THE OTHER HAND... A C WITH EVERY BELL AND WHISTLE DOES SOUND LIKE FUN!
#1081 of 7297 Re:kenyee
Feb 08, 2001 (7:52 pm)
That web site actually only refer you to a certain dealership,
not sell you the car directly. You have to deal with the dealer
at the dealership.
I just got the quote couple of weeks ago. Since the dealership
is located in Brooklyn, NYC and I live in NJ, i did not go to check it out yet.
Anyone who knows which dealership is good ( attitude, price, service, etc.) around NJ? Thanks in advance.