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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#559 of 608 Re: E320 Bluetec ride [snaglepus]
Jun 27, 2008 (1:19 pm)
I bought and sold the Passat TDI to just see what the market in CA would bear. I made $3000 and drove it for 13 months. I liked some things and did not like others. It sits too low for me. I like a little more clearance driving on rough roads. And I like the ease of getting in and out of a higher vehicle. If I get another TDI it will probably be an SUV of sorts. I think the Sportwagon will be low like the Passat Wagon.
I do want to give the GL320 CDI another shot. The one I drove was used and the transmission would down shift when you let off the gas (diesel). It may have been a programming issue. That and the dealer wanted about $12k over MSRP with 12k miles. He did sell it so some folks are easier than I am. With the X5 35D coming on the market and the Q7 diesel there will be some choices for me soon. Overall I like driving my Sequoia. I would prefer the torque of a diesel and the MPG advantage. This filling every 350 miles is a joke with the Sequoia.
I figured the guy for a troll. That usually gets rid of them.
Jun 29, 2008 (2:53 pm)
I am thinking of renewing lease and moving from CDI to Blue Tec. I have overheard of problems with both BTEC and some Chrylser diesels more related to improper mixture of the low sulfur fuels at the local gas stations. I heard Chrysler is buying back vehicles. Has anyone with BTEC had a similar problem? Any recall or extensive warranty repairs? Appreciate your feedback.
#561 of 608 Re: BLUE TEC [hlcastelo]
Jun 30, 2008 (4:40 am)
My take on the posts indicating MBBluetec troubles is that they are not mainstream or indicative of anything systemic. I have a 2008 E320 Bluetec with 6500 miles on it and love it - no troubles at all with the diesel or the emission system and great to drive. Mileage is about 30 average and 36 highway, and it sure is great to have 750+ mile range. The urea injection system due to be on the 2009 models is an add-on to meet the California regs, and I believe is equipment downstream of the engine, but it's been in use in Europe for several years. The MB mechanics I have talked to also love this engine. Haven't heard and can't comment on Chrysler. I'd buy another E320 Bluetec in a minute.
#562 of 608 Re: BLUE TEC [mbdick]
Jun 30, 2008 (12:47 pm)
With a 750 mile range, I would think it equally important that the car come with a urea ejection system.
#563 of 608 Re: 2008 Bluetec Mileage [johnza]
Jul 02, 2008 (6:52 am)
I just turned 2100 miles on my 08 bluetec. It is interesting to watch the mileage increase. Last highway trip, 800 plus miles, 33.1 mpg at 70-75! My overall average is skewed, 29.5 Note, this car has great performance. It will accelerate to 90 from 65 or 70 easily and quickly.
Love the car, would purchase again tomorrow.
#564 of 608 Re: 2008 Bluetec Mileage [johnza]
Sep 25, 2008 (5:17 pm)
I have a 2008 with about 1200 miles. At 55 mph it got 42 mpg, at 65 mph it got 36 and at 90 mph it got 32 mpg! Its a great car with far more power than I ever though possible out of a diesel and I have had lots of diesels. So far I would buy another without a second thought.
#565 of 608 Recommendation on TIRES for my 1998 E300 TD???
Oct 21, 2008 (10:25 am)
Would like michelins and looked at PILOT MXM4 and MXV4 and even considering ALPIN PA3 snow tires (Chicago area).
Mixed reviews on these tires although the reviews cover a variety of car makes.
Whats the best bet fro the MB E300 TD??
#566 of 608 Re: Recommendation on TIRES for my 1998 E300 TD??? [shibumi]
Oct 22, 2008 (12:31 pm)
for a chicago winter? blizzaks! the michelin alpin would also be good.
Aug 29, 2009 (8:39 pm)
Just hit 102,000 miles and running fine. Most of the miles that I put on are highway miles.
Curious, how much does it cost on the Bluetec diesels to refill the urea.
Also, how do you reset the maintenance counter. After tiring of $400 to 600 oil changes with the service A B and whatever, I have the dealer do the oil changes and have other work done elsewhere.
#568 of 608 maitenance counter reset
Sep 05, 2009 (6:47 pm)
Please, somebody must know how to reset the maintenance counter. [see #567]. Please let us in on the secret!