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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#1613 of 2219 Re: Do E350s come with run-flats? [ghstudio]
Feb 17, 2012 (8:23 pm)
When I retired from educational administration in 2001, and became a salesman, then new car dealership sales manager, the only vehicle I remember that came standard with run flat tires was the Lexus SC430. The reason was because there was no room in the trunk for a spare (not even a compact spare) because when the hard top convertible roof was opened, it completely filled the trunk. This, that was my first experience with run flats. Very hard riding car due to those tires. I believe the car was introduced in 2002.
Like I said before, if my new Mercedes E350 sedan came in only run flats I would not have bought one. That is how much I hate driving on run flat tires!
Feb 19, 2012 (5:06 am)
What's a good deal on a leftover 2011 E550 with a MSRP of 72k?
#1616 of 2219 Re: Do E350s come with run-flats? [abacomike]
Feb 19, 2012 (11:41 am)
Yes, the Michelin website has tires by sizes. What is the size of the wheels on the AMG wheel package (other than the 18")?
#1617 of 2219 Re: Do E350s come with run-flats? [lawcar]
Feb 19, 2012 (12:03 pm)
Dave, the tires on the 18" AMG wheel package are the same size as on the sport model. All you get are the AMG wheels and the sport steering wheel. I don't have my owners manual here in the house, but if you look in your manual, you will find the tire sizes under SPORT E350.
#1618 of 2219 Re: Do E350s come with run-flats? [abacomike]
Feb 19, 2012 (1:04 pm)
Thanks. Hopefully I won't need tires for a while. By the way, my mpg inched up to 17 mpg city stop and go.
#1619 of 2219 Re: Do E350s come with run-flats? [lawcar]
Feb 19, 2012 (1:52 pm)
I get a little more, but remember, I don't drive in stop-and-go traffic. If I am out shopping and going from store to store with speeds not exceeding 40 mph, I am getting about 23 mpg's. If on a freeway at a speed of 55 mph, I'm getting about 33 mpg's. At 65+ mph, I'm getting about 32 mpg's. Also remember I have 2800 miles on the car. Just turned 4 months old.
As for the tires, I did see them available here in FL and my Benz dealer carries them in stock.
#1620 of 2219 Re: Do E350s come with run-flats? [abacomike]
Feb 20, 2012 (8:43 am)
That'll give me an excuse to go to Florida. Maybe I'll take a road trip with my wife.
#1621 of 2219 Re: Do E350s come with run-flats? [lawcar]
Feb 20, 2012 (9:08 am)
I made that cross-country trip in 1991, from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego, using I-10 most of the way until I hit Arizona, then the I-8 into San Diego. Let me till you something, during the winter months, it is a beautiful drive. For you, I-10 all the way to I-75 (Northern Florida) and the, I-75 all the way here. But, the summer months, which I did in 2000, is brutal, especially through the deserts and southern Texas. Temperatures hit the 110 to 115 degree levels. It takes about 4 to 5 days if you take a leisurely trip. Las Cruces is beautiful and so is San Antonio. I stopped off there for a full day to enjoy the river walk and the Texas Barbeque. New Orleans was also a nice visit, but a little south of I-10. Then, Tampa/St.Petersburg is a nice stay. Then, to Naples which is nice. Then, across allegator alley to Ft. Lauderdale suburbs.
But I do know you are kidding. I also did the trip in the summer across the northern states (I-10 to I-15 to I-80, etc.). Not much there, but Pennsyslvania is a great state to do some leisure vacationing. Did that northern trip in 2 days, driving straight through in two nights. But I was younger then - could never do that again at my age with my bad back! LOL!
Feb 21, 2012 (9:11 am)
I have read quite a few posts and you seem to have good knowledge on E350's. I am new here and I am ineterested in buying a used E350? Which year to get? Is 2009 e350 a good year? Should I buy only from MB dealer or other dealers? If I am planning to keep till 100,000 miles where can i get the extended warrenty? If the vehicle is still under warrenty will any MB dealer sell and how much does it cost?
Sorry for asking too many questions.