Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Inferior? MB system cost several thousands dollars, while Delorem antenna and software $39.
It is all how you compare it. I am a technically inclined guy who can interpret all readouts on the car and actually like to have them shown. When I was driving VW Jetta the temperature gauge was showing "concrete" 80C and never moved. At the beginning I was impress with the car cooling system, but later on reading more about the car, I learned that it is computerized like our MB are.
So you think the car never raised coolant temperature even going for 7 miles on 7% grade at 80 mph? Dream on. It was computer that was giving me the impression and as long as there is no overheating it would stay glued.
We all know, that temperature gauges in MB usually fluctuate between 80-85 C don't we?
Coming to MB GPS. It will never show you lost between the streets. Even with no GPS signal it will show the car movements. Problem is, that it is all estimate and sooner or later with better signal your position will "jump" a block , or 2.
So what do you prefer? Slight miscalculation or display showing "No signal"?