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Old 03-31-2009, 12:24 AM
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Time to say goodbye to my R350

It's been 39 months already! I enjoyed having this car for the past three years but I won't miss the payments! Many trips, good times and bad, (no police stops in this one!) but more surprisingly, it has escaped all the problems that plagued the early ML's and R's. Not once has the check engine light come on.

Today is it's last day in my fleet.










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Old 03-31-2009, 12:27 AM
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Think you'll be able to find something to drive to work?
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:10 AM
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:12 AM
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Buhbye! 40 months and only 26k miles? Someone is gonna get a good deal.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:28 AM
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wash it.....please.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:59 AM
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wash it.....please.
At least the brake dust looks like its under control.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:08 AM
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What do you think the leasing company will ask for that, John?
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:44 AM
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That things got some monster truck tires on it....


Geez.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:19 PM
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It's been 39 months already! I enjoyed having this car for the past three years but I won't miss the payments!
There are a lot more models available through the Master Lease Program now than when you got your R-Class. Does your dealer participate in the MLP?
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:55 PM
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I take it this was a leased car. Did the lease require you to properly maintain the vehicle and if so, what are the consequences of not following the maintenance schedule? Just wondering as one day I might be looking to purchase a lease return.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:32 PM
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wash it.....please.
I did. the day before, It rained since then I realized of all my cars I've taken pictures of, I had none of this one so I snapped a few to remember it by

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What do you think the leasing company will ask for that, John?
They'll probably offer it to my dealership for 22-23K and we'll probabaly resell it in the upper 20's. I learned they were cleaning it and sending it for inspection today then putting it out on the lot without CPO'ing it. They will probably CPO it if a interested customer requests it.

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That things got some monster truck tires on it....
yeah stock wheels and tires were not so great shape with the upcoming winter months last fall, so what you see there is 4 - 9" rear wheels from a E350 with 4 matching GL 265's on them. I had 4 CLS front wheels on it last year with 245's which I think looked better

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There are a lot more models available through the Master Lease Program now than when you got your R-Class. Does your dealer participate in the MLP?
Unfortunatly the MLP wasnt available when I got this. By the time it was, they wouldn't let me add it to this vehicle, I'd have to turn it in (losing money b/c the value of 251's dropped) and would have basically broke even when rolling the loss into a new vehicle on the MLP. Not worth it. Sticker on this one was 59K.... hahahaha!

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I take it this was a leased car. Did the lease require you to properly maintain the vehicle and if so, what are the consequences of not following the maintenance schedule? Just wondering as one day I might be looking to purchase a lease return.
I followed the flex counter in the cluster, but did the servicing on my own- no RO's which I thought was going to present a problem upon return, but I did fill out the maintenance booklet. When the inspector came out, he checked the book (and my printout from the FSS showing the oil changes), he said no problem, and signed off on it. You ar required to keep up with the services- it's in the contract and if you don't, there will be penalty fees upon vehicle return.
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1980 500SE/AMG Euro
1981 500SEL Euro
1982 380SEL
1983 300TD
1983 500SEC/AMG Euro
1984 500SEC
1984 300TD Euro
1986 190E 2.3-16
1986 190E 2.3
1987 300D
1997 C36 AMG
2003 C320T 4matic

past: 1969 280SE 4.5 | 1978 240D | 1978 300D | 1981 300SD | 1981 300SD | 1982 300CD | 1983 300CD | 1983 300SD | 1983 380SEC | 1984 300D | 1984 300D | 1984 300TD | 1984 500SEL | 1984 300SD | 1985 300D | 1986 300E | 1986 560SEL | 1986 560SEL/Carat | 1987 560SEC | 1991 300D 2.5 | 2006 R350
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:49 PM
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What are you going to replace it with?
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:33 PM
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see the list of cars in my signature. pick one!

I want to strip the 500SEC parts car, transfer the interior to the 380SEC and sell it. Put the euro 380 engine in my 380SEL and get it on the road and replace the head on my 87 300D... i think in that order, I want the 300D to be the daily driver again.
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1980 500SE/AMG Euro
1981 500SEL Euro
1982 380SEL
1983 300TD
1983 500SEC/AMG Euro
1984 500SEC
1984 300TD Euro
1986 190E 2.3-16
1986 190E 2.3
1987 300D
1997 C36 AMG
2003 C320T 4matic

past: 1969 280SE 4.5 | 1978 240D | 1978 300D | 1981 300SD | 1981 300SD | 1982 300CD | 1983 300CD | 1983 300SD | 1983 380SEC | 1984 300D | 1984 300D | 1984 300TD | 1984 500SEL | 1984 300SD | 1985 300D | 1986 300E | 1986 560SEL | 1986 560SEL/Carat | 1987 560SEC | 1991 300D 2.5 | 2006 R350
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:46 PM
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That things got some monster truck tires on it....


Geez.
I noticed that too .. lol
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:57 AM
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hello cheaper insurance rates. Thing looks like a shoebox, yuk. I couldnt' talk Deb into a CDI version of the R class.

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