Date registered: Feb 2005
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RE: new S-Class
I drove the new M class (500 and the 350) at the MB event at FedEx Field in D.C a few weeks ago and the new location of the shifter is easily accepted. At least everyone I talked to was OK. I assume the S setup will have the same deal where it IS possible to stop the car, move the shifter into what you think is Park, and get out without setting the parking brake. Careful there, buckaroos...it might actually be in Reverse and then you have to talk your wife into sprinting after it as it backs across your favorite Wal-Mart lot, knocking Hyundais and Hondas willy-nilly.
The folks conducting the event said more than a couple of attendees had that happen.
'99 E320 (bought 2/05 w/27K certified miles)
'04 V70R 300hp stock before chip, downpipe, etc