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A "few" issues?

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Maybe this belongs in an “intro” post - but might as well cover it all in one.

Issue 1: I have the luxury package. Love the S class front. However the car came with the gray, multi-spoke wheels. One day I love them - the next, not so sure. What do you folks think? Third Merc, and all had bright wheels - as to 98% of newer cars. They can look very classy. Unless I want to spend $3000 - they are to stay.

Issue 2: One we will all no doubt deal with one day. The ESP turns off for no apparent reason. The cars goes into safe mode - 20mph tops. You also get the yellow “skid” light in the dash/driver display. I first bumped the car into sport agility, which gave me acceleration - but light remained on. As an old hand computer geek - I immediately pulled over. Shut down engine, and restarted. Bingo. Haven’t seen the prob since - but will. Apparently it’s a quick fix at the dealer.

Issue 3: New one. Get in, start-up, in C mode and notice a green ECO light, again in the dash/driver display, top right. I was in traffic and couldn’t “play” with it. Went out, and could not duplicate it. The green light on console is not effected. Ever see this light?

Finally, there is the Driver Assist setting via steering wheel settings. Assist Inoperative? Could not get the “attention level bar” - just system inoperative. Most likely will work today. What am I missing, or does this look like something dealer should look at?
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The wheels are an individual taste thing, but IMO the "luxury" wheels look horrible, its like if someone tried to make them look like wheel covers!
I would take the car to the dealer regarding the other electrical gremlins. The "limp" mode issue is particularly concerning.
Though I love my car and it drives like a dream, the initial reliability has been the worst I've ever had in the last 20 plus years. My audio system went on the blink affecting the phone, nav. etc. The airmatic suspension was delivered broken or broke soon after delivery resulting in a winter-long very stiff ride which I erroneously attributed to the winter tires. It took over a month for parts and almost 2 weeks in dealer for repairs since they needed more parts once it was there. I don't buy the "parts from Germany" BS excuse or do they think that buyers are so stupid not to know you can get anything from Germany express in a day or 2?
As a long time Japanese car owner, I'm accustomed to the car hardly ever, if ever, being broken and essentially same day service. The longest I've ever had to wait in a Honda dealer for service was 2 days and that was for a whole transmission replacement.
Adding insult to injury I was given a CLA as a loaner, which was fine, as long as you didn't mind that the car had horrible plastic smell that seemed to want to poison you every time the windows were closed.
Love the car, already hating the reliability/service.
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I am not crazy about them either. I also have the Luxury model and this is the only thing I do not like about the car. It not the rims I don’t like it’s the gray. There is also no other 17" options on the wheels you would need to go with the 18". I think MB definitely dropped the ball on this one however I thing I know why they did it. It takes away from the brake dust
Now that you mention the monochromatic "sickly" gray is probably what turns me off too! There is another 17 inch option a "split 5 spoke" for the C300 there are 2 variant one 17 and an 18.
These are the 17 version.
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