As a fellow 1470 I agree, but be cool about the mods and doodads on your potential trade-in smart.All we know is pure speculation.... I really would like to hear Dr Z and R Pensky address this topic.... They probably don't know the complete answer, but I bet they have much better educated guesses then we do.
Could be MB will produce 08s on thier natural schedule and continue with 09 without retooling or training because current rumor is zero 09 changes.
I suspect through the 07 Euro spec and 08 Euro / North America spec there will be subtle changes, elimination of errors (door lock modules part num confusion) and maybe minor cosmetic changes.
Market forces could cause different exterior or interior color and materiel choices. If there are any different NA / USA options--- I suspect the lists of late reservations who will be in the 09 group may see them on the configurator form
Really to early to do more then speculate
I hold a 1470 res num and expect it to be a 09 and perhaps other "choices"... I am fairly sure I will not be offered a 09 Pulse option or any Turbo option.
I will put in a third reservation in time to be very early 2010 confirmation hoping for a factory Pulse turbo model
I strongly think any well maintained 08 or 09 can be traded in for little or no lost equity the first few years....
There is something unique in 2010 about Euro diesels and the U.S.... I was told a decision was made to bring the diesel in, which I interpreted to mean as a 2010 since I was told no changes for 09. I'm depositing on a diesel as soon as i can.
Well, yah, I can do that, but it won't be immediatly. I've got a lot going on right now with the yachting website that I own and co-moderate. But for now, one should not try to wish it into reality; there is a lot to it.Fishrdnc
Becuse you followed that particular issue closer then I did..(will never own diesel again..ever)
Perhaps you should do a tech thread in the appropriate forum and explain the EPA standard, and how the various system work and what thier foot print is...
I can add in the current troubels big truck (Ford Chevy Dodge) are having with these changes
FoMoCo is on 5th diesel motor design in 10 years just chasing the EPA standards.. and I might add the the current incarnation is a $6000 option motor that does not get significantly better fuel economy becuse of all the EPA crap it must comply with