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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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2006 E320CDI Newbie

Hello everyone,

After driving a Lexus GS300 for 6 years I've taken the plunge and took delivery of my first Mercedes.

Despite years of therapy, my incessant, neuotic, self-second-guessing has me obsessing over several issues:

The car drives great and seems very quiet in spite of the diesel clack. Nonetheless when I turn off the ignition, the silence seems deafening. Should I have gotten a E350?

Aftermarket vs. MBZ parking sensors? If aftermarket, what brand/installer?

Should I upgrade the factory (non Harmon) audio. If so, with what?

Any advice welcomed!!


Undermedicated in SF

2006 Mercedes E320CDI
1999 Lexus GS300
1973 Beech A36
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 03:55 PM
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You're just idling when you turn the car off. At other times I bet it doesn't seem so noisy.

In any event, you've really improved your fuel economy potential. Not to mention that you have a car that will hold its resale value a lot better than a gasser.

Pretty hard to retrofit factory options after the fact, but the good dealers can do it. For lots of money. I would think aftermarket sensors would be a nightmare.

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Thank you. You've made me feel better about my purchase.
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