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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#215 of 608 Re: 2005 vs. 2006 [cruiserlust]
Oct 08, 2005 (6:02 pm)
I have both the XC90 and the CDI, and I and my wife couldn't be happier with this combo! The amazing this is how different they two fuel bills are.... the CDI is easily twice as cheap to operate! And more fun to drive! But the XC is the family hauler! And for once in my life I have two cars that are powered by my favorite type of engine, and I-6... smooth as silk.. and lots of low end torque. Both have a bit of turbo lag, and the 4-spd hurts the Volvo, but bother truly leave little to desire.
here are some pics:
Mercedes E320 CDI
Oct 08, 2005 (6:07 pm)
BTW the '05 and '06 CDI are IDENTICAL.
It's the '07 that will have the aluminum V6 (blah!)..
#217 of 608 Re: 2005 vs. 2006 [cruiserlust]
Oct 10, 2005 (6:34 pm)
For 06 CDI you got the option for 17" wheel that is it! To me, the 16" is more appropriate; I have a hard time to get the little brush in between tires and the housing to do the cleaning. I got this car over a month ago; with about 2100 miles in the odometer, no known problem exists, smooth, powerful, I don't bother to check the EPA, with my driving habit, I fill up the car every time the trip meter shows about 450 miles in it, that is about 1/4 left in the tank, a good car indeed!
#218 of 608 Re: 2005 vs. 2006 [ssamaha]
Oct 10, 2005 (8:14 pm)
Platinum Blue? Nice E320.
#219 of 608 Just purchased 05 CDI
Oct 11, 2005 (2:18 pm)
I just purchased a used 05 with 27,000 miles. It had a $680 paint upgrade, panorama roof $1600, heated seats $ 680, 6 disc CD changer $970. All total this 05 came to $56,000. I paid $40,000. Is that a good deal? Too late now I already bought it. Does anyone have any idea what the resale value will be in two years if the car has 100,000 ?
Also thinking about purchasing winter tire as I live in Minnesota, any suggestions
#220 of 608 Re: Just purchased 05 CDI [rbarkley]
Oct 11, 2005 (7:49 pm)
If the car has no known problem existed; with only 27k in the odometer, you got a great deal. There is no more new 05 in my area, and I didn't see a used one either, for the 06 which is the same car as the 05, the true price is around 53k-54k with sun roof, front heated seats, and 6-cd changer only. Why I know that, I just got one.
#221 of 608 Why id deisel $.50 more
Oct 12, 2005 (3:42 pm)
I just went by a gas station and noticed that diesel is selling for $.50 more than unleaded. I remember last year when it always sold for .25 less the unleaded. Does anyone really know why it's selling for more. Is it a supply issue. I thought gas was in short supply not diesel. Furthermore it cost less to refine diesel than gas.
Please help me to understand what's going on.
#222 of 608 Re: Why id deisel $.50 more [rbarkley]
Oct 12, 2005 (3:59 pm)
Read an article in the Wall Street Journal. It seems Rita knocked out 3 gas refineries. So refineries making diesel were converted to the gas business and up went the price of diesel. Hopefully it will even back out shortly.
#223 of 608 Re: Why id deisel $.50 more [gagrice]
Oct 12, 2005 (4:49 pm)
FWIW, I'm seeing the price of gasoline back down sharply from where it was immediately after Rita here in southeastern Virginia. Maybe diesel will catch up (catch down?) any minute now.
#224 of 608 Re: Why id deisel $.50 more [rbarkley]
Oct 13, 2005 (7:14 am)
Not sure where you live; I'm in Atlanta. I heard an interesting theory on why gas/diesel is now higher than the national average, when it was much lower prior to Katrina. Seems the Gulf pipeline(s) feed the Northeast first, then send the rest back to the South (probably a big loop). So, when there's surplus left over at the end of the line, gas prices in ATL fall. But now, with the shortages, there's a "trickle" left by the time it gets here. Law of supply and demand then applies. Diesel in ATL, BTW, is now about the same as premium unleaded. But as long as my CDI keeps getting 33-34mpg - I'm good up to about $4.50/gal before I'll fret.