South Africa - Aftermarket Mods / Addons

shearder

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Anyone know of decent (hard to find in SA) aftermarket part sellers in South Africa? Particularly Gauteng Area?

Now that the comand is available for the C class I am thinking of adding it.
 

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If you have the same specs as in the UK, the C-class Comand is a watered down version. It is also fitted to the Smart ForFour and will be in the new A-class. It has an integrated DVD drive that only plays the nav disc or audio CD's. this means that you can't listen to a CD and have the Nav maps on the screen! Also won't play movie DVD's or MP3's.

Kate
 
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lil.smartie said:
If you have the same specs as in the UK, the C-class Comand is a watered down version. It is also fitted to the Smart ForFour and will be in the new A-class. It has an integrated DVD drive that only plays the nav disc or audio CD's. this means that you can't listen to a CD and have the Nav maps on the screen! Also won't play movie DVD's or MP3's.

Kate

That is a serious bummer!!! i was going to trade my car for a new C-Class estate with the new Comand, electric seats, Bi-Xenon etc... basically a full house. We pay R21000.00 SA Rands here for that Comand alone :mad: and i am pleased I have "heard" what you have said. Probably keep my Coupe another 2 years, due to bad 2nd hand market at the moment, and get myself a new E-Class with a full functional Comand in 2007.

Thanks Kate for that seriously important info!! ;)
 

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lil.smartie said:
It has an integrated DVD drive that only plays the nav disc or audio CD's. this means that you can't listen to a CD and have the Nav maps on the screen! Also won't play movie DVD's or MP3's.
So there is no CD changer for the facelift W203/W169/Smart at all?
 

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Nope! Wasn't even on our options list for the Smart so we had it out at the weekend to see just what was going on and it is a totally different unit to the pics on MBenznl.com from the W211. The only thing that is the same is the front of the unit which even has a video button although there seems to be no way of getting a video output!

Took some electronics knowledge to get the MP3 player going through the aux channel even, feel sorry for anyone who needs to pay perc prices for this!

kate
 
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Thanks Kate! I guess i would have spent the same on the Comand for the C as it costs for the E class but got only half the functionality!

Sheesh!! could Merc rip us off any more blatantly!!!!!
 

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Well we have just found out that we get 2 years warranty on Smarts in the UK but Canada gets 4 years!!! Still waiting for an explanation!

Kate
 

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