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Forum: IS - Third Generation 05-13-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By MBTC
3IS interior questions

1) From the pics/vids I've seen, it looks like the 3IS avoids the chrome/shiny interior parts that reflect sunlight (like the steering wheel logo, gearshift knob etc). Is that the case or is it just...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 05-06-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By MBTC
This sounds more like the insurance companies I...

This sounds more like the insurance companies I know...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 05-05-14, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By MBTC
Has anyone here actually done this? The reason I...

Has anyone here actually done this? The reason I ask is that as I understand it most insurance policies allow the company to calculate value using their own algorithm, and they use that in order to...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 05-05-14, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By MBTC
Question for modders

Forgive my ignorance here, as I have not significantly customized a car since the 80's, and the car was already 8+ years old with 100k+ miles on it when I did.

My question is regarding insurance: ...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-24-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,829
Posted By MBTC
The meaning of the word "luxury" as it applies to...

The meaning of the word "luxury" as it applies to cars can be debated all day long, it truly means different things to different people.

In general terms, a luxury item is any item at a level...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-16-14, 12:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,515
Posted By MBTC
Those are great pics, thanks for that. Didn't...

Those are great pics, thanks for that. Didn't expect anyone would be able to produce side-by-side images :) When I see them separately I tend to prefer the IS. Do you have any more you could share?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-16-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,515
Posted By MBTC
I once heard someone say that if you want to be...

I once heard someone say that if you want to be heard, pay close attention to your opening line. Yours just wasn't a very good one so I stopped there like you chopped my message, but its no harm...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-16-14, 12:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,515
Posted By MBTC
Looked at the CLA class a little further and I...

Looked at the CLA class a little further and I think I will pass, as others have said. The more I look at it the more I just don't like it. It seems to be to Mercedes like Scion is to Toyota. ...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-13-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,515
Posted By MBTC
Yes of course, and then there is the actual...

Yes of course, and then there is the actual process of deciding what one wants (that would be this thread). Most people probably don't want to just throw 30k-40k at something then decide if they...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-13-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,515
Posted By MBTC
Umm.. come on, that's why there was a smiley...

Umm.. come on, that's why there was a smiley behind it.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-12-14, 11:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,515
Posted By MBTC
These have been great comments so far! I really...

These have been great comments so far! I really appreciate it, and if there are any more please do chime in....
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-11-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,515
Posted By MBTC
I wonder why it gets such rave reviews? Maybe I...

I wonder why it gets such rave reviews? Maybe I should wait for the redesign of the C class coming this fall.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-11-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,515
Posted By MBTC
I'd certainly consider alternatives to the...

I'd certainly consider alternatives to the discussion. But, cheapish in what way? And from what I've read, it's larger than the current C class sedan.

I also have to ask, what car do you drive...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-11-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,515
Posted By MBTC
Considering 3IS versus Benz CLA coupe

This is your chance to sway me one way or another :)

I like the new IS looks, I don't like some of what I've read about gas mileage. I also like the Mercedes CLA coupe looks, love the mileage,...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 03-26-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 19,387
Posted By MBTC
Did you upgrade from 2IS to 3IS?

This question is specifically for those who owned a 2nd gen IS previously, and now have a third gen IS.

Questions -- is there anything about your 3IS that makes you feel like you traded down? I...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-24-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,034
Posted By MBTC
Cool. The numbers above are only relative;...

Cool.

The numbers above are only relative; it means whatever you are getting in the 350, you'd get about 15-20% better in an IS250 under equal conditions.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-24-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,034
Posted By MBTC
Actually more like 20%. The US Dept of Energy...

Actually more like 20%. The US Dept of Energy has the MPG ratings for the second gen IS RWD models as follows:

city / combined / hwy
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IS350: ...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-22-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,034
Posted By MBTC
There is nothing about the 250 design that would...

There is nothing about the 250 design that would rattle more than the 350. It seems like a certain percentage of IS owners do report a rattle, and there are more 250 owners than 350, so a rattle is...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-22-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By MBTC
Sadly, I've watched the state of Consumer...

Sadly, I've watched the state of Consumer Reports' advice diminish over the years to the point that I no longer trust it. Their recently published 2014 Buying Guide shows an average amount of...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-22-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,034
Posted By MBTC
Maybe if you drive the 250 the way most folks...

Maybe if you drive the 250 the way most folks that buy a 350 drive theirs. Given a non aggressive "daily driving" style you'll typically get much more than 2 mpg difference.



I average about...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-21-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,034
Posted By MBTC
Yes. I think the first few year models of the...

Yes. I think the first few year models of the 2nd Gen IS you had to switch modes by doing a "pedal dance" (search here in the forum for more on that), but my 2010 has a console button to toggle...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-20-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,034
Posted By MBTC
I've never wished for more power in the 250, but...

I've never wished for more power in the 250, but then again I'm not trying to race other cars. If someone wanted to race this car I'd say its the wrong choice. For every day driving I think the...
Forum: Build Threads 09-17-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,279
Posted By MBTC
I've had a few long trips in cold weather (no...

I've had a few long trips in cold weather (no A/C) where I got a sustained 37 mpg over several hundred miles, while making good time (75-80mph average). Fantastic mileage for a 6 cyl.
Forum: Build Threads 09-16-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,279
Posted By MBTC
I was one of the lucky ones who had a late 2010...

I was one of the lucky ones who had a late 2010 250, the carbon build up fix had already been made at the factory.

I think forums like this tend to draw car enthusiasts, folks who are likely to...
Forum: Build Threads 09-16-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,279
Posted By MBTC
Well the insurance part (due to tickets I meant)...

Well the insurance part (due to tickets I meant) and the speeding, as I mentioned is my own issue (what happens when I am combined with as fast car) and not necessarily applicable to everyone. Most...
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