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#2826 of 7297 Pay Sticker price for C-320?
Apr 22, 2001 (7:03 pm)
I would like some feedback on my first-ever experience with the Mercedes dealer. I am interested in the C-320 and recently took it for a test drive. I asked the salesperson about getting the 3% dealer hold back deducted from the MSRP if I ordered a Mercedes (I do not want the sunroof). The sales person told me that Mercedes does not deduct the 3% AND that, since 2000, Mercedes no longer negotiates on the price. In other words, she said that there's a built-in 9% markup that is on-negotiable. I would like to hear if this is the case all over the US , or just a wacky story from Atlanta? I appreciate any comments, THANKS!
#2828 of 7297 #2711 of 2716 Mobil 1 with the new C's
Apr 23, 2001 (1:20 am)
Gary and Dennett -- Thanks for your patience with me, since it is the second time I am asking about changing oil before scheduled 10,000 miles. I want to do it right with the Obsidian, even if it comes in with Mobil 1.
Apr 23, 2001 (2:34 am)
Did the salesperson tell you that it came with factory filled Mobil 1, or was there actual literature included with the vehicle that said that it had Mobil 1? AFAIK, none of the vehicles, other than the AMG tuned ones, come factory filled with Mobil 1. It's only for the first scheduled oil change that the oil is replaced, that is in the US. MB Canada has not adopted the synthetic oil policy. If you look under the hood of an AMG-tuned vehicle, you will see MB/Mobil 1 sticker. Does your car have that? If not, I'd suspect that it is still factory filled with regular mineral oil (gives a chance for the engine to break-in).
Curious to read your response,
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Apr 23, 2001 (3:52 am)
you cant go wrong having your oil changed more often than the prescribed milage(approx 10,000 miles).it may be argued that it may be unneccessary... but certainly can only benefit the long term performance of the engine..considering the minimal cost... ive always felt its a"no brainer" IMHO
Apr 23, 2001 (6:42 am)
Here we go again....I know there was several discussions regarding car care in the past. But I was wondering what the best car wax there was out there to protect against salt and the elements. Many people swear by Zaino but I've heard mixed things about it, including the silicone buildup. What is a good car wax to use that will protect, not negatively effect the paint surface (in any way), and make the car look good (in that order of importance). Any help would be appreciated.
#2832 of 7297 Car Care - Auto Wax
Apr 23, 2001 (7:10 am)
Try going to www.meguiars.com and filling in the Paint Care Prescription form. It looks like it will accept Cdn postal codes etc...Based on that and a number of other factors (it will tell you what the "acid rain" is like in Toronto, etc...) it returns a detailed prescription for your model year car, clear coat paint etc...
Also there is a Care & Maintenance discussion link at the top of this page - MB C Class Owners.
Any of these excellent products: Klasse, Liquid Glass, Meguiar's, Mothers, Pinnacle, Zaino, Zymol will make the C shine beautifully. Cdn winters and road salt require frequent washing IMO... Ian
#2833 of 7297 #2706 norcalmike
Apr 23, 2001 (8:10 am)
Acutally, while it may or may not be against the law to not use your blinkers, my dad told me he always uses his blinkers, even when there was "no one around", because, that is usually when somebody is hiding in your blindspot. Just a thought.
#2834 of 7297 Free oil change and purge valve replaced
Apr 23, 2001 (9:47 am)
Dealer changed my engine oil(1400 miles) with Mobil 1 synthetic to reduce the vibration during cold start. The MB USA rep. said that this is a normal characteristic for the 320 engine.
The purge valve was replaced also. Now I can barely hear the ticking noise.
#2835 of 7297 iniaudi from norcalmike
Apr 23, 2001 (11:17 am)
You are absolutely correct. Using the blinker on all lane changes is a very good habit. Maybe that's why Mercedes made it so easy with the C Class (simple flick of the turn signal lever nets 3 blinks of the turn signal lights) Speaking of good driving habits, I was chasing some idiot way back when at 110 MPH for many miles. Every time the fleeing felon made a lane change he signalled!! True story!