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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedans

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  • nankynanky Posts: 75
    All right folks...... being schooled in economics 101 has outlived its welcome and is not the purpose of this club. Recession or no recession I believe we are all in a position to determine whether or not we are in a position to shell out the $$$'s for a C class or whatever model we desire. It is true I could go all over town and maybe save a buck or two over MSRP yet that may not be what I want to do especially if the savings and period spent haggling is not worth my time. It is true I could get a fully loaded Acura RL for what I am paying for my C320 as it is also true I could buy three Hyundai Elantras. We have all made decisions, hopefully not under any type of duress, to either buy or consider buying a Mercedes and that comes at a price non Mercedes fans may have a difficult time rationalizing. One thing that is certain is that we share a common interest in Mercedes, particularly the C. Let's put a stop to the name calling etc and return this forum to what it is meant to be - sharing C experiences.
  • benz747benz747 Posts: 91
    nanky,

    nothing personal, I would prefer to classified this messages is for per-buying audience rather than post-buying, You are absolutely right that you can share the experience of your C, but people like me who are still in wait, would still like to know what dealers are wiling to throw with new C and also to make other potential buyers aware about the price tags and the dealers willingness to negotiate, as they right now depend on this forum very much for this information and eventually they will depend on folks like you (C owner) to share post-buying experinec. once they posses that master piece from MB. I am still agree with you about your appeal, even any one of us are wrong than take us in good spirit we certainly not against you or your C, remember our goal is same the C some of you have achieved it and some are in pipeline - thanks guys
  • nankynanky Posts: 75
    All right folks...... being schooled in economics 101 has outlived its welcome and is not the purpose of this club. Recession or no recession I believe we are all in a position to determine whether or not we are in a position to shell out the $$$'s for a C class or whatever model we desire. It is true I could go all over town and maybe save a buck or two over MSRP yet that may not be what I want to do especially if the savings and period spent haggling is not worth my time. It is true I could get a fully loaded Acura RL for what I am paying for my C320 as it is also true I could buy three Hyundai Elantras. We have all made decisions, hopefully not under any type of duress, to either buy or consider buying a Mercedes and that comes at a price non Mercedes fans may have a difficult time rationalizing. One thing that is certain is that we share a common interest in Mercedes, particularly the C. Let's put a stop to the name calling etc and return this forum to what it is meant to be - sharing C experiences.
  • lperakislperakis Posts: 49
    Given the recent tone on this board, I have chosen to stop visiting it. The caustic postings serve no prupose. (Scroll up 80 messages and count the number of nasty-grams!)

    It is really too bad because this site has been the source of valuable info regarding extend warranty pricing, problems and their solutions and lots of 'how to' info.

    Perhaps in a month or two I will rejoin the discussions when the members are acting less "BMW-like".
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    some very well stated comments over the last few posts.. as i said before.. i applaud anyone that can get lower than msrp from a mb dealer!
    only YOU know.. how lng youre willing to wait..and only YOU know if the car is just too expensive for your financial considerations.. i concurr with feds post.. for me it was the right time.. the right car.. and the finances were fine for me...i am not at all sorry...but.. had the price been higher.. i might have opted for one of several other cars i had test driven and priced
    the car is indeed a comfortable,luxuriously sporty machine to drive.i hope you ALL figure out a way to swing it!
  • ny74ny74 Posts: 15
    can someone re-post or give me the contact info about the discount on extended warranty pricing?

    thanks in advance.
  • michhalamichhala Posts: 375
    fedssocr,

    >If you live in CA you're likely to see more >cancellations and have more choices. I drove >past my dealer's lot on Sunday and they had very >low inventory of all models and I didn't see any >C's.

    Why California? I live in the heart of Mercedesville and do not see this happening at this time.

    Miki
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
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  • ny74ny74 Posts: 15
    hehehehehehehe.... how silly of me!
    I thought yesterday was Tuesday.

    drew... thanks for pointing that out to me in BOLD.
  • sshowittsshowitt Posts: 137
    It is interesting to follow this thread. Go to the CLK site, quite a different discussion. People are more concerned with the wait and availabilty of the cars and on the specialty cars, clk55 and cabriolets, IF they can get them at MSRP,not over MSRP. The C is a great car and a good bank for the buck. Naturally, we have been conditioned to try and get the best price, especially with car purchases. If you can, great, good for you. Zmenow put it quite well. Wake up, life is too short, enjoy your cars. My father always said, "I never saw an armored car follow the hearst to the cemetery."
  • sshowittsshowitt Posts: 137
    NY74 E-mail me and I will send you the information
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
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  • doofusjrdoofusjr Posts: 3
    My C240 arrived at Baltimore port February 26th. It's now March 13th. Still no delivery to my dealer who is less than 200 miles from Baltimore. Dealer sales manager says "don't know what's going on, port manager says waiting for truck". I can't help but think car was damaged in shipment. I've been told if damage exceeds $500 dealer must inform me under law. Is this true? If no definite delivery by this week end I am planning on a road trip to see this elusive car. Am I doing the right thing? Any ideas?
  • c320buyerc320buyer Posts: 17
    If it isn't right in Silicon Valley where there are 3 dealers within 15 miles radius of my house, then where?
  • nycanyca Posts: 232
    I had the same thing happen to me with my 92 3000GT. In my case, the car wasn't damaged, but I am sure the dealer was trying to shake me loose from my deal to sell to someone who was offering a higher price. This is hopefully not happening in your case, so maybe the truck excuse is valid. Have they gotten any other deliveries from the port since then, you may have to pass by the lot every day to see if they are getting new cars delivered.

    Also, I have noticed that MB delivers their cars in "regular" open car carriers. They really should deliver them in closed trucks like BMW, it makes for a safer delivery.
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    is on now! (6-7pm Pacific/9-10 pm Eastern). Hope to see you there!

    /direct/view/.eea6e59
  • Leon - I agree with you. Heretofore I had thought that this forum topic would be full of information about the New C. Specifically I was hoping for some comparisons between the new C and the old C (which I own.) The discussion has gotten out of hand.

    I am thinking that either:

    1) Tough talking sharp suited "New C" buyers are more interested in the price they paid for their new car and how to wax it, than they are about the ride, handling, performance of the car, *or*

    2) I am getting to be an old fart.

    I'm betting on the latter myself, but you never know.

    See you later guys, thanks to all who made this an interesting discussion for a while.

    Peace.

    rj
  • dawindawin Posts: 15
    Anybody has a problem with skipping CD changer during a hard right turn (20-30 mph)
    Any solutions for this problem? Thanks
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    Don't give up yet! This forum is frequented by a bunch of great and friendly people. On the internet and especially on BBs, things like this are bound to flair up every once in while. I remember a few months back when some BMW guy was causing all sort of problems! Remember that guy Gary!!! LOL Peace everybody!!!

    Great MB chat as usual!
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    yes i do remember that beemer nut! room did get off course this week...hopefully the msrp caper has been sloved,, and we can get back to nuts and bolts issues... how we love the car!
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    Let's all get back to discussing our great cars and helping people who've just gotten them or are ordering.
  • diwc240diwc240 Posts: 172
    Really love the extra features MB has included.
    That left rear bright RED Fog light is a "brilliant" idea...pun intended. Do any other manufacturers use that feature in North America ?
    Stopped by my Dealer (unannounced) and in less than 10 mins. he had a tech. adjust the trunk so it closes "softly" now, I was having to "slam" it a tad more than I would like to...

    Also sat down with my Salesman (service technician initially with MB) and photocopied a page out of the E 320 1998 E-Class Presentation Guide - Powertrain Page 33 which shows a picture of the V6 engine single overhead camshafts 3 valves per cylinder. "Although roller type rocker arms actuate the V-type engines' valves, hydraulic valve clearance is retained". He thinks this could be an explanation for the "TICK TICK ticking sound we hear at idle. Not easy to explain without a good drawing of the cam and a disk and "zero lash allowance". This V-6 does not have or use "hydraulic valve lifters".
    I'll see if I can present this issue better (maybe with Drew's assistance ?)

    Great MB Chat tonight. Looking fwd to JJ's pics later this week !! Cheers.
  • mmc240mmc240 Posts: 4
    I'm a new C240 owner and I really need a little help here~ Remember back then people talked about the "ticking" sound? Did you people who had that problem got it fixed? and what was the problem? I also have another problem that I don't think others have talked about. which is when I get in or out the car, I could hear a sound that I think is coming from the spring. i do not think that is normal 'cause I believe that only happens when the car gets really old..........
    Please, please help me on these issues and hopefully we could go back to where the forum used to be. where people are friendly, help each other out, and focusing on the CAR~
  • michhalamichhala Posts: 375
    Hi, C320buyer -- I live in Brentwood (Los Angeles' Westside), snuggled close to Beverly Hills, Westwood and Santa Monica. I call it "Mercedesville", with humor, for these two reasons.

    1. When I last went to my "hand" car wash in Westwood, there were 8 cars going through -- six were black Mercedes: my C320, two CLKs, one E430; one SL600; one SLK320. The other two were light-colored suvs.

    2. I had an appointment in Beverly Hills and to find a parking spot I had to go around a short block four times. Each time I went around, I saw at least three to five duplicates of my Black C320 with chrome wheels.

    For some reason, I found this all ridiculously funny and a statement about people, human-nature, and neighborhoods.

    There are two MB dealers about 10-15 minutes from my house and several more in surrounding areas in South Bay, Long Beach, the Valley, Orange County, Malibu -- all short drives.

    Miki
  • pk6pk6 Posts: 26
    Haven't been on for a few weeks..what a shift in temperment round this place. From fun/interesting to near hostile all on account of the C's success and affordability with the unwashed masses. The era of the exclusive star no longer shines as bright as it did. But then, you had to be blind not to see it coming cause that's what happens when you let everyone in.

    Anyways, still no probs with my car nearing the 36000 mile mark. Looking to re-tire the orignal conti's if anyone has suggestions/applause for theirs, let me know on the 2000 yr model and earlier forum.
  • pk6pk6 Posts: 26
    any suggestions for removing a tongue from a cheek?
  • fedssocrfedssocr Posts: 90
    I know that Saab also uses the rear fog light in N. America. I think it's pretty cool.
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    if you are talking about the seat squeaking... my drivers seat does that.. its not terrible.. but the car is so damn quiet!!! its just annoying!
    gonna have it taken care of within a week or 2 when i can get over there
    other minor things:while getting in or out of the car... my foot hit the speaker grill.. making a small crack in it.. also,one time i accidentally closed the door on the seat belt metallic buckle.. it chipped off a piece of the plastic housing for the door latch on the door.. again... nothing major... but...annoying,.\
    other than that. the car exceeds my expectations.. been doing a lot of highway driving on the garden state parkway(nj) and tpk.. its a very comfortable long trip car.. always pulls faster!got me a radar detector!
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    you have to wash before coming in here?
    whatever the reason... it seems that from time to time theres arrives some hostility.... most are pleasent.. willing to share experiences.. and very supportive!
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    Gary, I know you have over 10k miles now, what sort of milage do you normally get? We're getting about 22.5mpg on average. It got 30 once on a 300 mile trip. But 22.5 is the normal each time I fill up and reset. That's a mix of city and freeway driving.
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