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#3793 of 7297 A/C performance C320 ( 2001) VS Camry LE 1997
Jun 26, 2001 (10:00 pm)
On a hot sunny day 95+F, I set the temp at 74F / AUTO ,the cooling system (blower) is in full power for hours to keep the car cool, and its kind of noissy. The blower just keep running in full power. If I set the temperature manually, then I won't have enough cool air, unless I set the blower at the highest. If I try to lower the blower then the temp inside the car raise.
My 1997 Camry LE will do a better job with the same condition. I just need to set the blower at the lowest position and it does the job very well, keep the car cool, plus its very quiet . I enjoy driving in quietness rather then noissy.
My other Benz/380S and BMW/520 can't beat my Camry in this department.
Any comments are wellcome,
#3794 of 7297 #3594 of 3595 Miki by drew_
Jun 26, 2001 (11:03 pm)
>test drive of a C-class ('01 C240 Classic), >which was only a couple of weeks ago, I noticed >that the right side of the windshield was also >very very slightly wavy.
Well.... It appears that "slightly wavy" windshields are here to stay for a while I noticed distortion first on the right side; but when I went and sat in the passenger seat, I could see there was some on the left, too. I can deal with it -- better than the other stuff. I would like to be able to use the horn, though.
You mention windshield washers as having better coverage on the C. Happy to hear that for those who use them. Would you believe I do everything possible to avoid using them -- they spurt water everywhere. The Obsidian has headlamp washers that are pretty wild, too. Have not used them yet. Put the seat warmers on once to ease the guilt of paying the extra money for things I did not need in order to get the Xenon, which, by the way provide very good and comfortable light for driving. I have not had to put on my high beams since I got the car, and I drive where it is very dark.
#3795 of 7297 Horn and Window Distortion Obsidian by michhala
Jun 27, 2001 (3:55 am)
Miki - I have the same problem with the amount of strength required to make the horn sound. I first noticed this when I took delivery of the car and wanted to see if it passed Andy Rooney's test. Andy claims you can determine the build quality of a car by the sound of the horn and the way the doors close:) In a driving situation, when I really needed it, I managed to get it to sound after the fact. I took note of how much effort it took to get it to work but didn't give much thought to it afterwards. I will mention it to service to see what they say. The windshield distortion I haven't noticed. Will look to see if mine has it too.
#3796 of 7297 One more point about horns...
Jun 27, 2001 (4:33 am)
...using the horn in Europe is considered anti-social, and rude. Last desperate resort before something really awful happens, or the automotive equivalent of flipping someone off. This may or may not account for the amount of ooomph MB seems to require to make it work. In any case, it is a common characteristic of the brand...
#3797 of 7297 #3598 of 3598 One more point about horns... by jrct9454
Jun 27, 2001 (8:51 am)
>... using the horn in Europe is considered anti->social, and rude. Last desperate resort before >something really awful happens, or the >
>automotive equivalent of flipping someone off
This is an interesting fact to know. Actually, I use my horn rarely, but it is that one time "before something really awful happens" that I want it to work. There have been instances when I have been grateful to someone else's horn, too, warning me not to go there
Jun 27, 2001 (9:43 am)
I don't use my horn that much anymore, but sometimes, like when a guy is backing into you without looking into the rear-view mirror you got to use it!
So what do the Europeans use, the finger?
Jun 27, 2001 (9:45 am)
Actually I was referring to the windshileld wipers having good coverage of the windshield, but the washers work well too . Regarding the headlamps washers, they do work well too, but do leave a mess of windshield washer fluid on the hood. Lots of fun to use when you have an unsuspecting passerby walking in front of your car
Would you believe that the headlamp washer dispersal pattern is actually specially engineered to blast as much dirt away from the headlamps as possible? And all of this time I thought that all they did was simply squirt the washer fluid! I do miss those mini wipers that they used to have for the headlamps though. Seems like only Volvo has them now.
I didn't know that your new C had the Xenons. Did the Black C320 have them too? They're great aren't they? About 2.5 times more light (not to mention the much higher colour temperature) than the halogens, which are already very good too.
I didn't sit in the passenger seat for that C240 that I test drove, so I didn't notice any distortion. I didn't notice any distortion in other new C's that I have sat in on the showroom floor, but then again I wasn't moving along at highway speeds either.
Jun 27, 2001 (9:47 am)
I don't use my horn much either. I'd rather just laugh it off then blip the horn and possibly risk a road rage incident. Unless of course it's someone doing something like backing out without looking, or day dreaming for more than 4-5 seconds after the traffic light turns green
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#3801 of 7297 sequoiasaurus - PHOTOS
Jun 27, 2001 (9:59 am)
thanks for the information, but the photos are not on WWW they are in my drive C, three JPG files, if you can give me your e. mail address I can send them to you and you probably could help to make them appear to fellow members of this forum
thanks in advance
#3802 of 7297 benz747
Jun 27, 2001 (10:03 am)
About the photos - just keep in mind that you can only use the "img src" tags to post photos for which you own the copyright. Otherwise, you can post a link to the photos, as long as that is okay with the site hosting them.
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