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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#504 of 1173 Ipod kits
Apr 12, 2005 (9:27 pm)
There are several Ipod kits out that plug into the CD changer connectors on the radio or if your car is prewired for a CD changer it will plug into cable. The manufacturers that I have looked at are Monster Electronics ICruze, Dension ICE or Blitzsafe. They cost from $200 to $450 depending on the model and year. I have a 1999 E320 Wagon which seems to be the most expensive one. If you have a late model Mercedes it is cheaper. Bet you do not hear that too often.
#505 of 1173 2006 E55 Changes?
Apr 12, 2005 (10:03 pm)
Please advise if anyone knows when the 2006 model year E55 will be available and what changes and/or improvements will be introduced on this model year (I think there's always something new).
The MB USA site now includes several new 2006 models - but not the E55
Please help! Thanks
#506 of 1173 1991 300E 4matic
Apr 17, 2005 (4:47 am)
I'm considering purchasing a pre owned 1991 300E 4matic. I happened upon a situation at a mechanics shop where the parts man was haggling over the price of a replacement specific to the 4matic operation itself. It brought concerns. Can you give me any information on performance reliability?
#507 of 1173 Re: E320 CLIMATE CONTROL [carligm]
Apr 18, 2005 (8:35 am)
I'm having the same problem, where you ableto fix this problem?
Thank you very much,
#508 of 1173 2003 E320 - dealer is replacing engine
Apr 19, 2005 (9:03 pm)
My husband's car has been in for service a number of times for oil leaks and for an engine problem. The current service call has lasted for weeks (he's had a loaner); the dealer's mechanics couldn't fix the engine and they had to wait for mechanics from Germany. They couldn't fix the problem, and they are now installing a new engine.
My question is whether this is a good idea. I've heard that an engine that is not factory-installed is unlikely to work properly. We're starting to think about invoking the lemon law.
#509 of 1173 Re: 2003 E320 - dealer is replacing engine [marie2]
Apr 20, 2005 (6:04 am)
lemon law on a 3 year old car? is that possible? If you can, great. but if the mechanic can't fix it and the specialists from Germany can't fix it then worrying about whether a replacement engine will work OK is moot...doesn't seem like there is anything else to do.
Apr 21, 2005 (2:34 am)
How come no one talks about the recall? Do you get to have less problem after the recall repair? What do they do?
#511 of 1173 Re: 2003 E320 - dealer is replacing engine [marie2]
Apr 21, 2005 (6:27 pm)
I can't say I've ever heard of the need for a mechanic to come from Germany to fix a Benz engine. If the technicians weren't qualified(highly unlikely) they would simply swap out the complete engine with a new assembly.
As far as not working properly, if it is a new engine, then what won't work?
These engines are monitored constantly, especially for emissions, and anything that would cause the engine to deviate, would cause the check engine light to turn on.
#512 of 1173 Re: 2003 E320 - dealer is replacing engine [mezeca]
Apr 23, 2005 (11:25 am)
there's a guy on tdiclub.com "non VW diesels" forum who had a E320 CDI with no end of problems. a technician from germany was sent to diagnose it. he couldn't figure it out. MBenz ended up buying it back. i think the guy bought another one though...
#513 of 1173 Re: 2003 E320 - dealer is replacing engine [mezeca]
Apr 24, 2005 (9:28 am)
I know very little about cars, but someone who is more knowledgable said that with a replacement engine the electronics are likely to be messed up. The lemon law here in NY can be used up to 2 years, and we are almost to that point now. The car has been in this time for 30 days now, and there were at least 4 previous (much shorter) services. I'm trying to decide whether to demand a refund (under the lemon law) before the time runs out.
My husband actually bought one of the first 2003 E320 models, and ordered the navigation system, which was supposed to be installed later. They decided that this couldn't be done, and replaced the car with another, same year and model, with the navigation system. We took delivery of the replacement car almost 2 years ago. This is the one we have had so many problems with.