Last post on Nov 01, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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#91 of 100 Re: Just Got Mine. 1st Impressions and Comparison to C300 [avatar1]
Jun 16, 2010 (8:11 am)
Congratulations on your new car. Have had mine about six months and still very impressed with it. Took on a 100 mile road trip in 100 degree/90% humdity and A/C worked very well.
Have gotten as much as 31 MPG on interstate at 70 MPH with A/C on.
You must have the Luxury version since the wood steering wheel supposedly only comes on that model. I think the compartments on the front are on the Luxury only as well.
I've got the Luxury version and much prefer it to the Sports. The exterior styling and lines flow better, grill is more impressive and of course the ride is much better. Also think the interior looks better.
The ventilated seats are available with the P2 package, but at quite a price increase.
Try MBwworld.org and Benzworld.org for more forums and information.
Supposedly the MB Tex vinyl seats are better. I have had leather and had problems and know others who have had durability problems with leather. Per articles in MBCA Star magazine, probably should be treated 2 X's per year with Lexol Vinylex.
#92 of 100 Re: Mileage question [novaguy2005]
Jun 21, 2010 (4:28 pm)
I have had the same experiences. I had a 2008 and 2009 E350 sport, and now have the 2010 E350 Sport. I get about 25-26 mpg on highway, 15-17 around town. ON my two previous E350's, I got about 28 on the highway and 18 around town. So there is a significant drop in mpg's, both highway and city. That's about 10% worse fuel economy. I don't understand why, since the engines were the same and the transmissions were the same. I believe the 2010 is a little heavier than the others, which may account for the drop in fuel economy.
#93 of 100 2010 E-Class Sirius Radio
Oct 06, 2010 (9:05 pm)
#94 of 100 2010 E-Class Sirius Radio
Oct 06, 2010 (8:09 pm)
Have a 2010 E Class coupe with satellite radio active. Since owning the car for about 4 months, the satellite reception is spotty, frequently giving me the "no service" message on the display. I took it into the dealer and after working on it for 2 days, they told me it was an antenna problem, stating that my nav was not working either. The antenna was replaced and the radio has worked without getting the no service message.
However, tonight I got the message again about 6 times in a 10 minute period. I immediately checked to see if nav was working and found it to be tracking perfectly. So the diagnosisi that it was the antenna seems to be bogus.
Anyone else having similar issues?
#95 of 100 Re: 2010 E-Class Sirius Radio [zekeman1]
Oct 06, 2010 (9:05 pm)
As for the "bogus" comment, it depends on how you determined the GPS antenna is working. Are you aware that OEM installations are normally equipped with vehicle inputs? Such as odometer, to keep you moving along the track and a gyro system to help it along turning maneuvers, etc., such as while you are going through tunnels, parking garages, tall buildings, etc. You might notice that portable units fail in many of those conditions, while installed units keep right on trucking. Then, most modern GPS nav system follow the displayed street/road track until you deviate from that track by a predetermined amount (such as leaving the displayed road). So, short term, as far as the unit apparently tracking, you need to see if it's getting a signal, or just tracking along. -- GFR1
#96 of 100 Re: Mileage question [abacomike]
Oct 12, 2010 (11:41 am)
Have gotten as much as 32 MPG on interstate, some hills, using cruise on 65.
2010 is probably heavier because all the comfort, technology, safety, emissions, etc. changes keep adding weight. Also depends on how much ethanol was in the fuel you used for prior testing vs. now. In a previous car, I lost almost 10% in MPG when I had to start using E90.
BTW, feds have mandated all gas stations must start selling E85 in very near future. Up to them if they want to install extra tanks, extra pumps, etc. to keep selling E90. Also distributors would have to double number of tank trucks and drivers probably.
So, expect your MPG to go down some more.
Oct 17, 2010 (11:53 am)
I took delivery of a 2010 E350 two weeks ago. I receive a call from the dealer telling me that the car has a major recall and I should take it back to the dealer ASAP. Has something to do with the power steering. Have any of you experienced this issue?
#98 of 100 Re: Recall [templeton3]
Oct 17, 2010 (8:12 pm)
Not yet - sounds like a recall to fix something so power steering works properly. I doubt that it's something to panic over.
#99 of 100 Re: Recall [templeton3]
Oct 28, 2010 (3:06 pm)
Not a major recall compared to ones for Toyota, Lexus, BMW, etc. Apparently the coupling where the the fluid line joins power steering pump may not have been torqued properly when assembled. Dealers will check and torque appropriately.
If no fluid leaking out, you probably do not have a problem, but if concerned let dealer check it out.
Visit MBworld.com for more detailed comments.
Appears that most car companies have learned from the Toyota/Lexus situation. When in doubt, RECALL. Many of the current recalls would have been handled with TSB's in the past, IF a problem shows.
Be grateful your dealer called you. Most M-B dealers wait for MBUSA to send out letters.
BTW, congrats on getting a great car!
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Nov 01, 2010 (8:39 am)
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