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Old 05-14-2009, 07:43 PM
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What a shame!

Read this website about the new E-class, what a shame, pg 16 (pictures included) states: "The gear shifter has also been moved from the center area to the stalk allowing for more…wait for it…cupholders, a part of American society Germans manufacturers have come to accept."

Its sad that the true enthusiasts dont matter to mercedes anymore, what happened to being the leader Mercedes?
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I got in an S-550 the other day...........first time............and it took me five minutes to figure out how to put it in reverse...........
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:26 PM
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just silly, mercedes was always about experiencing the drive, not about who was on the phone or what your drinks tasted like. Bring back the "driving experience!"
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:17 PM
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I got in an S-550 the other day...........first time............and it took me five minutes to figure out how to put it in reverse...........
Push the stick Up towards the letter R (I've seen that the most trouble people have with it is getting it into park)
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:43 PM
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Its crazy that Mercedes and BMW made their shifters so counter intuitive like that.
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Push the stick Up towards the letter R (I've seen that the most trouble people have with it is getting it into park)
Yeah........I got that........once I found "the stick"..........
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:25 AM
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Yeah........I got that........once I found "the stick"..........
I admit I'm defiantly not a fan of it either...it just feels so....mini-van......*shudder*
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If you're going to have a slush, it may as well be on the tree. It frees up a little space for reaching over to the passenger side that way. If the transmission is manual, I like it on the floor, but Mercedes-Benz apparently does not offer a manual transmission E-class these days. Consequently, I will not be buying one.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:13 PM
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The problem with cup holders on modern cars like that is if you spill. Dump a big gulp on the center console of an S550 and you are going to dry $2k worth of computers.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:37 PM
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c'mon, keep the slush out of the car.. DRIVE THE MERCEDES! If you want the slush get an oldsmobile or a minivan! (dodge, ford or chevy, maybe a hundai) Whats the point of paying 40,000, 50,000 or more for a $2 cupholder, enjoy the car for the car
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:44 AM
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Well, you don't know how much you miss cup holders until you don't have them. It's a B**ch having to hold a cup from spilling, shift and drive at the same time.

I'm sure, especially since Mercedes has "invented" so many innovations on our cars, that they can find a reasonable place to put cup holders, which benefits the driver. And in America, I'm sorry but most people need them.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:29 AM
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I drove my W126 for 5 years and didn't really miss them.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:48 AM
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G-Class Afterthought cupholders. It doesn't get any more true Mercedes then that
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:38 PM
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G-Class Afterthought cupholders. It doesn't get any more true Mercedes then that
Hey! I like that handle-slot in the side...for a real coffee cup...not one of those Mega-Silo-Gulp cups...

How much for that thing? I could use that in my S-10! My cup holders (4 - two from the factory and two in a do-dad holder infront of the 2 factory units) are holding every little do-dad that the other do-dad holder couldn't hold.

No room to put the Dew...unless I hang it from the belt-holder do-dads I've got...maybe I'll edit in a bit with a picture of those things...
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:06 PM
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Hey! I like that handle-slot in the side...for a real coffee cup...not one of those Mega-Silo-Gulp cups...

How much for that thing? I could use that in my S-10! My cup holders (4 - two from the factory and two in a do-dad holder infront of the 2 factory units) are holding every little do-dad that the other do-dad holder couldn't hold.

No room to put the Dew...unless I hang it from the belt-holder do-dads I've got...maybe I'll edit in a bit with a picture of those things...

Its probably more possible then you think....that holder isn't screwed in or anything it just pops into a little hole (Hence why it was an afterthought)
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