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      12-26-2017 09:48 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      Maybe if you drive a Maybach you wanna show the world what you paid for. This doesnt belong on a C Class. It looks like it was bought off Amazon.

      Speaking of Maybach, dealer had a convertible Maybach in stock with a sticker of $337k. Salesman said if you buy this Maybach, I’ll give you a 24 month lease on a C43 for free.
      i dont know, i guess they dont bother me that much since my mustang had the same deal with mustang logos projecting down...but i guess maybe on the benz its a little douchey/pretentious. they couldve implemented them better i think, or just had amg projections instead or something

      front illuminated star is awful

      rest of car is A++

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      12-27-2017 11:51 AM #27
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Terry Burger <[email protected]>
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      Subject: Re: C43 JB1

      Unfortunately we can't ship or allow pickup in CA since it's not yet CARB approved.
      Got to love California! Have you looked into catless downpipes?

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      12-27-2017 12:20 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      wouldve been a lot better just as a white star projected onto the ground rather than that garbage that looks like it belongs on a magic the gathering card
      lol

      I think it's mostly the driveway it's projecting on

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      12-27-2017 12:26 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post
      lol

      I think it's mostly the driveway it's projecting on
      Its actually very "high quality" If you're into that sorta thing, you'd be impressed. Maybe its 4k

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      12-27-2017 12:38 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Senior Member View Post


      -----Original Message-----
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      Subject: Re: C43 JB1

      Unfortunately we can't ship or allow pickup in CA since it's not yet CARB approved.
      There are thousands of Californians that buy BMS products. You just need to be crafty.

      I live in Nevada. I am happy to accept shipment of them.
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk
      this is due to your inexperience with performance driving . . . you really do have to take a car to a performance driving event, track day, autocross, ice race etc to get a feel for how a car actually performs. and you have to have the knowledge and skill to be able to manipulate the car in such a way as to get it and keep it at the edge.

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      12-27-2017 12:40 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      i dont know, i guess they dont bother me that much since my mustang had the same deal with mustang logos projecting down...but i guess maybe on the benz its a little douchey/pretentious. they couldve implemented them better i think, or just had amg projections instead or something

      front illuminated star is awful

      rest of car is A++
      Here in flashy Las Vegas, nearly every damn M-B sold has the light-up front logo. It physically enrages me every time I see it (which is damn near every night because I live in a Yuppy suburb).

      If it were me, I would have demanded that they disable the illuminated star before I purchased the car. That's how embarrassing/upsetting it would be for me.

      Otherwise, that's a beautiful car you have there! I drove one with the AMG Performance Exhaust, and it was hilariously fun.
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk
      this is due to your inexperience with performance driving . . . you really do have to take a car to a performance driving event, track day, autocross, ice race etc to get a feel for how a car actually performs. and you have to have the knowledge and skill to be able to manipulate the car in such a way as to get it and keep it at the edge.

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      12-27-2017 12:41 PM #32
      Wish that emblem was cleaner, like the Audis have as an option now:



      They sell like crazy.

      Can you just go to the MB dealership and order regular puddle lights to replace those? They have to be an option.

    9. 12-27-2017 12:46 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      Picked up a 2018 C43 a few months after MBUSA bought back my 2017.

      Did things a little different this time. LED headlights and taillights (old one had halogens)

      Designo paint (didn't care for this but it was optioned that way)

      AMG performance exhaust. Wow! Sounds so much better. This is a must!

      Things I am not too thrilled about:

      Black seat belts instead of red.

      illuminated front emblem and under door logo projectors (way too cheezy) I'll take a photo once it gets dark and will put some black tape to cover these up.
      Congrats on the new ride!

      Out of curiosity, did you consider or drive the C63/S sedan? If so, what made you choose the C43?

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      12-27-2017 12:49 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by poops View Post
      Congrats on the new ride!

      Out of curiosity, did you consider or drive the C63/S sedan? If so, what made you choose the C43?

      I did consider the 63 but a nearly identical msrp was almost $400 more a month. Not worth it for me as a daily driver to and from work.

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      12-27-2017 02:14 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      Got to love California! Have you looked into catless downpipes?
      I have, but I'm not sure that I want to make my car permanently loud (the beauty of PE), additionally, with the JB1 and a splash of E85, my car is as fast as fully tuned-w/DP cars.

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      12-27-2017 02:23 PM #36
      I'm almost positive you can simply switch out the Benz emblem puddle light for a simple diffused one as it should just be the "lens" the light shines through.
      Something witty will be in this exact spot soon.

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      12-27-2017 02:28 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      Did things a little different this time. LED headlights and taillights (old one had halogens)
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      There was a fully loaded model with AMG seats and designo interior but halogens. It was tempting but I remembered TLC and just couldn’t do it.
      phew! i'm glad we could sway you in the right direction with our collective wisdom... errr opinion.
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      12-27-2017 02:31 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      phew! i'm glad we could sway you in the right direction with our collective wisdom... errr opinion.
      It was so tough giving up the AMG/designo interior. Its just so beautiful.


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      12-27-2017 02:32 PM #39
      ^^^Curious, why didn't you just order a new one the way you want it rather than settling 2x now?

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      12-27-2017 02:36 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      It was so tough giving up the AMG/designo interior. Its just so beautiful.
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      ^^^Curious, why didn't you just order a new one the way you want it rather than settling 2x now?
      or get the one with halogens and replace them? is that a possibility on MBs? my only experience comes from my old mk4, and that was a <1 hr job.
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      12-27-2017 02:47 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      or get the one with halogens and replace them? is that a possibility on MBs? my only experience comes from my old mk4, and that was a <1 hr job.
      Yeah we’re way past things being that easy nowadays.
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      12-27-2017 03:01 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      It was so tough giving up the AMG/designo interior. Its just so beautiful.

      Why the designo interior and cheapo headlights? WTF? That interior though. Droolworthy.
      Something witty will be in this exact spot soon.

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      12-27-2017 03:06 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      Why the designo interior and cheapo headlights? WTF? That interior though. Droolworthy.
      In my rant about this exact thing with the salesman, I asked if corporate preconfigured vehicles or is someone at the dealer in charge of building out their inventory. Sure enough some idiot at the dealer is in charge. Would like to punch that person in the face.

      I bet the headlights were the reason it was available. AMG seats with designo is uber rare and about a $7500 option.

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      12-27-2017 03:07 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      Here in flashy Las Vegas, nearly every damn M-B sold has the light-up front logo. It physically enrages me every time I see it (which is damn near every night because I live in a Yuppy suburb).
      Same here -- on both accounts. It's one of the worst factory-installed options I've seen in a long time.

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      12-27-2017 03:15 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by jaydub View Post
      Same here -- on both accounts. It's one of the worst factory-installed options I've seen in a long time.
      Isn't that the truth. I'm sure it would go well with a faux convertible canvas top applied, I mean hey why not go all the way Florida grandpa Caddy/Buick on'em.

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      12-27-2017 03:28 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      In my rant about this exact thing with the salesman, I asked if corporate preconfigured vehicles or is someone at the dealer in charge of building out their inventory. Sure enough some idiot at the dealer is in charge. Would like to punch that person in the face.

      I bet the headlights were the reason it was available. AMG seats with designo is uber rare and about a $7500 option.
      Someone else needs to order the cars at that dealership. The CLA loaner I had 2 weeks ago had halogens and its brights were worse than my 12 year old Xenon dims. Was easily out-driving them on backroads at night and slowed down due to not trusting them to light up the inevitable herd of deer.
      Something witty will be in this exact spot soon.

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      12-27-2017 07:18 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      or get the one with halogens and replace them? is that a possibility on MBs? my only experience comes from my old mk4, and that was a <1 hr job.
      The adaptive LED's are more than just blinding blue lights.


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      12-27-2017 07:49 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by jaydub View Post
      Same here -- on both accounts. It's one of the worst factory-installed options I've seen in a long time.
      most of the lease/dealer spec comes with the illuminated star. its comically horrible, but apparently a good selling option


      congrats on the new-new car
      that exhaust is incredible

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      12-27-2017 08:27 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      Here’s that logo projectors. Not digging it at all. Hopefully some black tape will hide it. Unfortunately this and the illuminated front logo were $650 in options.

      Untitled by Narbie, on Flickr
      Does the "AMG" still light up on the door sill?

      That front plate is killing me

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      12-28-2017 06:43 AM #50
      Congrats OP! Love your line-up too!

      Getting another C43 after a less than ideal initial experience is a testament to how great of a car it is!

      It really does seem to hit the sweet spot in all respects as a daily driver. My pretentious ass would usually scoff at illuminated emblem & door sills this/MB scent atomizer - or whatever they call it that, but really, I don't mind that stuff - it's kinda neat I think, and somewhat luxurious.

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