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#658 of 697 R320 - finding fuel
Dec 17, 2006 (8:45 am)
Help, I'm planning on driving from MD to FL in January and need to find ULSD fuel for my car. Anyone know where to look?
Dec 23, 2006 (12:14 pm)
Look EVERYWHERE. It's the law that this is all that can be sold.
#660 of 697 Re: ULSD diesel [greasykid1]
Dec 24, 2006 (7:57 am)
I have LOOKED EVERYWHERE. Stations are not ready. I have found 2 stations where I live that have it. The other stations say it will take them another month or so to go through 3 tanks before it is ULSD. Got any other smart ideas?
Dec 25, 2006 (5:19 pm)
Well we are into our second month with out R350. Great MB product..The ride is superior and that space is great (we have three children)...
Performamce is better than expected given the weight of the vehile and the fit and finish are up to MB standards...
In the end the decision to buy a classy automobile vs. a run of mill minivan has proven to be well worth it. We have the space when needed and the ride and craftsmanship of a MB all the time. Great car...
#662 of 697 Re: Great Car..... [brianintn]
Dec 26, 2006 (8:20 am)
From the "Talk to the Hand" File, it appeared that the old Mercedes-Benz arrogance was back and in full bloom in their latest print ad campaign for the new S-Class. The headline? "At The Top Of The Automobile Industry Is One Company. At The Top Of That Company Is One Car." Then it goes on to suggest in glowing copy that nothing has changed in the automotive world in the least and that the M-B S-Class has always been the world's premier car and that the latest version is no exception, continuing that tradition. Okay, so let's get this straight, Mercedes-Benz snaps its fingers and presses the "reset" button and everything is okay now? After squandering the legacy of one of the world's great brands by building gadget-laden techno-wonders with the reliability of a dollar store compass, M-B wants us all to forget what happened and resume the practice of three-pointed star idolatry? That's notgonnahappen.com. Memo to Dieter and his crew: There's not a snowball's chance in hell that this is how things will work. Before you talk the talk, you have to walk the walk. Mercedes-Benz was once a great brand, but in a world of surprisingly competitive Cadillacs, outstanding BMWs and relentlessly perfect entries from Lexus, Mercedes-Benz is just another car company struggling for the same piece of the luxury-performance pie.
#663 of 697 Re: Great Car..... [brianintn]
Dec 26, 2006 (8:23 am)
In what was no surprise to us, the new Mercedes-Benz R-Class proved to be a major disappointment in the retail market. The overblown, overwrought and overweight crossover from Mercedes was so far out of whack price-wise right out of the chute that Mercedes was forced to introduce a heavily incentivized lease on the R-Class in a desperate attempt to jump-start the car in the market, as it was selling at only 60 percent of initial projections. At the end of the day, the R-Class was just the latest disappointment in a long line of disappointments from the stumble bums at Mercedes-Benz. They continued to operate as if the world revolved around them, and incredibly enough, they continued to brandish their classic Mercedes-Benz arrogance - even though the luxury market in the U.S. had blown right by them. Mercedes-Benz seemed to be reliving the bad old days of General Motors - long after GM finally realized that business as usual was no longer business as usual. Mercedes now has too many models and too many dealers, and they're trying to chase too many niches in this market while trying to be all things to all people. The pathetic thing is that even when presented with the hard evidence of their errant ways, their arrogance still prevents them from having a clue. The brain-trust at Mercedes seemed to be hell-bent on squandering every last shred of integrity that the brand once enjoyed in this market - and watching these hacks run what was once one of the most envied automotive names in the world right into the ground was like watching a train wreck that you can't take your eyes from.
#664 of 697 Garage door/ez-pass
Dec 27, 2006 (4:45 pm)
Anyone having problems programing their new R with their garage door? Also using EZ-pass? I can't seem to do either very well, and I'm not getting much help. The garage door opener works while I'm in the garage, but not out of the garage. I've been on the phone for many minutes with just about everyone. Any help appreciated. (My opener is at least 10 years old - but worked well with my 98 E320 and our new 2007 Lexus...), but not with the R.
#665 of 697 Re: R320 - finding fuel [wopel]
Dec 29, 2006 (6:24 am)
Unfortunately, I don't have your problem. I can't get the diesel in NY.
If you are a member, I would try AAA. They will plan itineraries, maybe they have locations for ULSD.
You can also call MB. The dealerships that are on your route have to fill up somewhere.
#666 of 697 Re: Garage door/ez-pass [wopel]
Dec 29, 2006 (12:00 pm)
I wonder it has something to do with the tint on the top of the windshield. I believe they all made by Homelink but the system in the R is VERY weak compare to my other cars. I almost have to have the car right in front of the garage door in order to open/close it. Also, we live in a gated community and I wasn't able to open the gate so many times that we finally decided to carry the old gate opener.
#667 of 697 Re: Garage door/ez-pass [tomtomtom]
Dec 29, 2006 (1:05 pm)
I was given a bulletin from MB dated September, 2005 stating that due to the infrared windows that customers might have a problem with garage door openers, toll transponders and radar detectors. There are 3 places on the windshield that will allow sensors through. Two are on either side of the rear view mirror - the one on the left (looking out) is very small. The one on the right is a bit bigger. There is another one on the very lowest part of the middle of the windshield. You can tell because of the light brown square you can see in the windshield. Now that I know this I still don't know what to do! I, too, have my old remote, but I have to open my window to get it to work! Homelink has been no help. Mind you our other car (2007 Lexus) works great...