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Re: Stranded!

No V8s that sucks, I care little about a dealer holding my hand or showing me the nice carpet or granite floor or that fancy coffee machine in the service area. What most important is fair prices and good products. The top of the line Merc or VW V6 is still priced well over a V6 Jeep with equal or close to equal build. It is my policy to get in and out of the dealer as fast as prudent, with up front pricing such as FFP. I can look at my carpet at home and not in a dealership.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:09 PM
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X2..... What happens if the battery in the key fob goes dead? I guess you are stuck then by this logic. Doesnt make sense to me thats for sure.
that will happen in the WK as well.
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No V8s that sucks, I care little about a dealer holding my hand or showing me the nice carpet or granite floor or that fancy coffee machine in the service area. What most important is fair prices and good products. The top of the line Merc or VW V6 is still priced well over a V6 Jeep with equal or close to equal build. It is my policy to get in and out of the dealer as fast as prudent, with up front pricing such as FFP. I can look at my carpet at home and not in a dealership.

Yeah I prefer to negotiate pricing over the phone or over email. Its less about facilities than it is about how they take care of you should you ever have an issue and how much they show they want your repeat business.

I paid about 5k under sticker for my '10 E550 4matic which was one of the first in the US and is a pretty high volume car for Mercedes dealers. When I bought my '03 E500 it was pretty much the same deal. I get full details every other month, free oil changes, free loaners and have never been hassled about anything...they even replaced a headrest at no charge that my dog had obviously sank his teeth into.

I know its not like that at every high end dealership, but the ones that will go that extra mile to earn repeat business will be successful in the long run. Dealers in the chrysler family aren't exactly known for that yet they are trying to move up market with increasingly expensive vehicles. I would bet before the next marjor redesign a loaded GC will easily crest 50k and the new 300 will probably beat 40k loaded.
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My situation is unique in that the whole controller went bad so the ignition system went on lock down. I think ur fob key would work in any other.

Today the dealer switched out the ford for a wk so I feel a little better about navigating xmas and the snow this weekend.

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that will happen in the WK as well.
Wks dont have push to start last time I checked, so no it wouldnt happen in a WK with a key start ignition.
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Re: Stranded!

I have posted my experience before in the issue log. got stranded as well. Had to take a taxi to get the second key. I have found after that:
1) you have an emergency key in your key fob
2) you can open the doors with the emergency key
3) you can start the car by taking out the start button and inserting the key fob
4) I had a repeat of the issue next day after I learned 1-3 and I was able to use the car, I have replaced the key battery and I did not have the issue ever since
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Re: Stranded!

Free? The point is you payed for every oil change and detail. A person could change the oil every 6 months with Mobil One for less than 400 dollars a year. With dino oil less than 150 dollars at the dealer. I have never had a dealer not fix my car when it was broken which is hardly ever. Every dealer that I have dealt with goes overboard to satisfy me in the service department.
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Re: Stranded!

Was the bad component the "WIN" module? I had a falure of this unit one week after taking delivery and had to be towed in, and the unit replaced. There is a thread I started about it from back in Oct.
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Today the dealer switched out the ford for a wk so I feel a little better about navigating xmas and the snow this weekend.
How did that happen? Did you complain about the little Ford or did they take the initiative and call you when the WK became available?
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Wks dont have push to start last time I checked, so no it wouldnt happen in a WK with a key start ignition.
read my post again, i never mentioned a push start. i said if the battery in the fob goes dead then you can not start your car.
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