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  1. Considering a 2014 E550 – Should I be concerned about the 7G transmission?

    W212 E-Class
    I have 2014 E550 27k miles. Turn the Ecco off and put it in sport. It's a different car. Remember to let it warm up before hammering it and let it cool off by driving easy because of the twin turbos. That advice was from a MB mechanic with 20 years of working on MB's. enjoy the car.
  2. ECO green light operation

    W212 E-Class
    It's how they get the car in without the gas guzzler tax think about it when they do the city test for gas mileage. Also for pollution. Think VW problems.
  3. 2014 E-class accessories

    W212 E-Class
    For all weather mats get weather tech mats at weathertech.com. Custom fit for your car. I have had them in 4 of my cars
  4. Mbrace or Mercedes Me app?

    W212 E-Class
    I have a 2014 E550 and the mbrace and Mercedes me will not do a send to benz for navigation. Called mbrace and they say that they are working on it. Anyone else having this problem?
  5. New member with a couple of questions

    W212 E-Class
    MB seats are like a firm mattress you have to get use to them. I have had four different Benz's and you have to break them in. They get better over time. The leather is not as stiff as the MB Tex and feels better. I had a 08 E350 coco brown leather, 10 with black MB Tex very stiff at first then...
  6. Advise on Car purchase please

    W212 E-Class
    First off buy the 2010. The problem is it won't be Starmark I bought my 10 in 2014 it had come off a 4 year it included a one year of additional coverage. I got an extension for 2 years so now the warrenty is till February 2017 unlimited mileage The 10 is a world apart from there 2009. I had 08...
  7. Exterior light switch: Are indicators around edge supposed to be backlit?

    W212 E-Class
    Leave it on there's not an off switch. Turn it to position 5in the rain if the state law requires headlights to be on
  8. Goodbye and Thank you!!!

    W212 E-Class
    All I have to say is get in and drive 320 miles to a destination and tell me how you feel. The wife wanted to take her 2013 Lexus GS 350 AWD. So I said are you sure she said yes small fuel tank and when we arrived at a the destination she next time we're taking my Benz. Very uncomfortable car...
  9. Tires?

    W212 E-Class
    I have a 2010 E350 4matic sport I put Michelin A/S 3. I ruN 40# in the rear and 37# in the front. The car rides and handles great. I played with different air pressure and found this air pressure worked the best. They weren't as good in the snow as Continental DWS. The Michelin tire is a...
  10. Advice on buying 2011-2013 E class

    W212 E-Class
    Get a maintenance report from the MB dealer. Hate to tell people that Carfax doesn't always get all the information. Make sure it's a CPO car. Deal to a good price and then make a deal on the extended 2 year extension of it. A good price to get to for the 2 years is $2,000. I got mine for that...
  11. Goodbye and Thank you!!!

    W212 E-Class
    Remember it's a10 year or 100,000 mile warranty. You actually got a good number for your trade. A car will be worth 50% of the window sticker at 3 years or 36k miles. The brake dryers work when the widshield wipers are on. I guess you never drove your Benz in the rain without them on to see...
  12. Goodbye and Thank you!!!

    W212 E-Class
    Be careful in the rain. I don't think the Kia has brake drying when you turn the windshield wipers on. Enjoy the car, it won't be a Benz. I Have had Japiness and Korean cars and they don't come close to a Benz after 50,000 miles. Enjoy the car. Tell us when you come back to a Benz.
  13. Extended Warranty Price

    W212 E-Class
    They went unlimited mileage the near the beginning of 2014
  14. Quick ash tray mod

    W212 E-Class
    Use a small flat screwdriver on the backside to relieve the small tabs and then lift it forward and it comes off.
  15. Recommended Service 2011 E550

    W212 E-Class
    You are not driving an inexpensive car why go cheap with the service? At a Mercedes dealer they will stand behind there work if something goes wrong. If the indie does something wrong can they afford to fix it? Rebuilds are very expensive.
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