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New 2008 R320 CDI Owner

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Well folks, its done. We finally bought it on Saturday and pick it up tomorrow. So now the questions begin:

1. Can anyone tell me where I can get a shop manual for it (Book or DVD ROM)?
2. Pet / dog barrier - I need something, what are my options?
3. Heavy Duty floor mats - Benz or Husky Liners or ??
4. How good are these OEM rubber in the snow?

I can't wait to take it on the road trip we have planned in 2 weeks. 9 hour round trip, it should be fun.
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Well folks, its done. We finally bought it on Saturday and pick it up tomorrow. So now the questions begin:

Congrats :thumbsup: you are gonna love it.

I can't answer the questions as I live in florida and have not have the need for heavy duty floor mats, dog /pet barrier or winter rubber.

I have got a rubber mat for the trunk, I can't remember where I got it from as most suppliers did not have it in their stock.

For the road trip, enjoy it, when you get some miles on it you will notice that the mpg can reach 28 or more.

The only thing I miss is that the diesel with this auto does not always work on the torque but will down shift.
I have the manual (DVD) on order and we have taken it for the first major spin. A couple things that concern me:

1. every now and again the check oil light at next fueling comes up - of course I did that and it is well inside the acceptable range but it keeps happening?

2. the fuel mileage from the computer is bunk. The range tells me I have to fill up soon with the picture of the car getting filled up but I only had 850 km on that tank. If I'm travelling at 9.1L/100km using cruise at 100 to 120km/h I should get much closer to 1000 km on a tank, shouldn't I? I filled it as I was nervous and it only took 75 L but the tank is 95 with the reserve. So aside from running it dry, which I don't want to do how can I get a longer range from the computer. Yes, I reset it and all that but it remains a concern.

The car handled beautifully in the rain, the snow and the open dry road. Very smooth, very comfortable and very sleek (even the rain and dirt follow the flow lines!).

I would highly recommend this car to anyone thinking about a 7 seat wagon, SUV or cross over.
To # 1;

I had teh same issue and the oil sensor with bracket was replaced during a service visit, I think that there was a TSB for it. Check it out with the dealer it is not supposed to doo that.
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