Seattle Area Newbie with Questions - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jan 2010
Vehicle: 2010 E350, 2012 ML350
Location: Covington, WA
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Seattle Area Newbie with Questions

Hi Everyone!
I'm just about ready to move from my 1998 C-280 to a 2010 E350. I'm probably trying to make too much out of the decision but I have several questions:

1. I'm interested in the 4matic but wonder about the transmission being 5-speed vs 7 -speed. Is that a big deal? Any thoughts on this?

2. Sport package vs Luxury Package. It seems like the vast majority of cars on the lots are with sport packages and 18 inch wheels. I'm not a fan of the low profile tires particularly with the Mercedes disclaimer saying they wear much faster, ride harder, etc. As a result I'm looking at a luxury package. Is that a mistake?

Thanks in advance for any input.
tneal is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 07:48 AM
BenzWorld Elite
leapyfish's Avatar
Date registered: Apr 2008
Vehicle: 1998 SLK230 210,xxx Miles
Posts: 7,683
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Welcome aboard
Regarding the luxury package vs sport, if you want a stiffer ride then sport, slightly softer then luxury.
leapyfish is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    New Member from the Seattle Area jamad24 General Mercedes-Benz 1 08-01-2009 11:55 AM
    Seattle Area Indy micosavo W140 S-Class 2 03-03-2009 08:11 PM
    Zerex G-05 in Seattle area? shingleback W201 190-Class 1 03-14-2008 12:33 PM
    Newbie in Seattle area with 97 S320 Questions cjp69 W140 S-Class 5 11-26-2004 08:54 AM
    Where to get appraisal in Seattle area? Flounder G-Class 3 05-27-2003 08:29 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome