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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#204 of 608 Re: 320 CDI: Local dealer after-sale service? [blissful]
Sep 30, 2005 (1:44 pm)
I have purchased four new Mercedes since 1995 and I must say that after the sale on the first three the salesman quit or went to another dealer. My latest buy, by chance, was from the same salesman that sold me the first MB but he was at a different dealer. It is my opinion that it probably makes no difference where you purchase the vehicle as long as it is from an authorized MB dealer. Anyway, what can the salesman do after the sale? Good luck on your decision.
#205 of 608 Re: '05 E320 Pricing? [r69s]
Oct 01, 2005 (12:19 am)
i am a nubie to the site so please forgive in errors.
Are there many discounts on E300 cdi like this available. how does one located a loaded cdi with large discounts. live in nashville.
i've been a long time fan of MB diesels having bought my first ( a 1983 300D ) in 1982 and special ordered an 1987 300 SDL from the factory in1986. My 300D is now up to 361k miles with only minor problem and is still going strong as is my 1987SDL.
But i wanted to cover my bases and I figuring diesels would be in short supply plus not being pleased about all of the negative quality reports about mercedes, last year on impulse i bought an 2004 Passat tdi. It just isn't the same as the benz. i frankly like my old 300d better, but it can't last forever.
I gather form this site i should be able to get top dollar for the 2004 tdi in Ca. It only has 3k miles and stays garaged. How would one go about selling a diesel car like the tdi in Ca if it isn't legal in Ca.?
And where can i find discounts on a 2005n or 2006 cdi like the ones mentioned.
Thank you any input or guidence
#206 of 608 Re: 320 CDI: Local dealer after-sale service? [blissful]
Oct 01, 2005 (9:55 am)
I purchased my last three cars from ourt of state dealers - two Acura's and a Porsche. The Porsche dealer is only 55 miles away, so I will probably take it to them for major service. But in the case of the Acuras, I have had no problem taking them to a local dealer for routine service and, in one case, a recall repair to the HVAC system. The local dealer's service manager could care less that I bought them out of state and he has followed up with each service to make sure I was pleased.
Mercedes doesn't offer the free service anymore, so I see no reason why you should be anxious about buying out of state.
#208 of 608 Re: 320 CDI: Local dealer after-sale service? [habitat1]
Oct 01, 2005 (5:17 pm)
I have never actually purchased a brand-new vehicle, so not sure what exactly to expect on receipt of the new car.
I have an '00 Audi A6 wagon (which I will be selling when I get this car)- bought it out of state with only 4K miles- have had no problem with the dealer here when it needed warranty repair or service. Different departments entirely.
#209 of 608 Re: E320 CDI Fuel Mileage [skou1298]
Oct 02, 2005 (10:39 am)
I HAVE A 2006 CDI AND I HAVE BEEN GETTING BETWEEN 26 COMBO AND 34 37 MPG HIGHWAY AND THATS IN THE FIRST 2600 MILES. WATCH YOUR LOUD PEDAL AND HAVE IT INSTRUMENTED JUST IN CASE. SG MD
#210 of 608 1998 E300 D
Oct 02, 2005 (12:29 pm)
80k miles 34MPG combined, no problems, one brake pad change. Wonderful car
#211 of 608 waiting for Christmas
Oct 02, 2005 (1:06 pm)
I am drooling so much 'cause I've ordered an '06 E320 CDI with everything except the pano roof and keyless go (which I would have liked, but... never having seen it demonstrated... not keen on paying a grand for it). I also eliminated the trunk closer.
The cars I drove were quick, almost as quick as my Audi TT 3.2 DSG roadster. They seemed to be very quiet, and handled well.
I especially like the time between fueling.
#212 of 608 not excited about my new MB 320 CDI
Oct 04, 2005 (6:03 pm)
i have purchased a 320 CDI in august and has been in the shop for two weeks already. one day at less than 1000 miles, after my wife left with the car I had a big puddle of oil on the garage floor. they took the car in, and didn't do anything on it for a couple of days telling me that it's beyond their experience and they have called a german tech to come look at it. after a week they told me that the tech got there and the oil cooler has busted a seal and the oil got in the radiator. after another week they had the car ready. they put 200 miles on it, gave it to me with 1/4 tank of diesel, after i had just refueled before they took it in. the car had all kind of marks on the carpet, driver side. i complained, they filled it up, cleaned up and told me that they had to drive it, so...the 200 miles.
less than two weeks later the CD changer got stuck and the CD doesn't work. i'm about to start hating the car. it never does 37 miles a gallon unless you're rolling down the hill, outta gear. the air flow from the air conditioning whistles loudly.
how does mercedes get to have such a name when numerous things go weird with one of their cars?
Oct 05, 2005 (5:06 pm)
I have just started seriously looking at the 320 CDI. One option that was mentioned was the Starmark extended 8 year/100,000 mile warrantee. Does anyone know if this is actually a MB offered extended warrantee and if so, is it bumper to bumper and worth the extra money?
So much to read, is the consensus still that this is a good bet from a reliability standpoint? Any options to make sure to include or stay away from?
Thanks for any input!