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Mercedes Benz and AMG Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Six6siX, May 15, 2014.

  1. Housey

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    E=MC2
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    Sums up the UK car market really, always style over substance. Interestingly in Germany cars tend to be lower trim levels but much higher optioned.
     
  3. Participant

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    I went for the SE spec on my e class 4 pot diesel, but specced loads of options and it's an absolute pleasure to drive.

    We'll be keeping this car for a very long time I reckon.
     
  4. Cleisthenes

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    Spit also said that they wanted to go for the more powerful engine over options. I'd probably do the same if the budget was tight.

    Whist I agree that too many people just choose the bling spec, clearly Spit wants a sporty looking car with a good amount of power.

    Really don't see what there is to get annoyed about. Would you have chosen the slower car just so you could get some fancy bits inside?
     
  5. Housey

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    Think I've borked mine. Still got a noise at speed, think I might have done a front suspension leg and ANOTHER tyre. I hate pot hole Britain.
     
  6. mjt

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    It’s slowly changing, but 5-10 years ago it was always SE with every option and very few Sport models.

    There are many more Sport models than in the past now, but still more SE dripping with spec.
    Germans seem to buy cars for themselves, not for the neighbours ;)
     
  7. Spit

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    Yes that was my thinking. I often find that I never use options anyway but the engine was important to me.

    I would of liked the full digital IC but not at the extra cost.
     
  8. Spit

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    Arrived yesterday, need another wash! Really impressed and feels very nippy.
     
  9. shadow_boxer

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    Very nice. Love the colour.
     
  10. smeaney

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    For the first time in about 5 years I will own my own car tomorrow. I have bought my old mans 'old' Mercedes from him. It is a C250d AMG Line Premium Plus and it is under 3 years old. He has today had the front brakes changed and it has had a full service. It had done under 50k miles (from memory, last I knew it was 47k). I know it will not be everyones cup of tea being a diesel and all, but I am really looking forward to it. Shall post pics when I get it. When my dad got it he had the paint protected too which is great for me, and that still has a 5 year warranty.

    Of course he has only sold it to me as he bought a Volvo V70 R... I have got a great deal, but god I love that Volvo!
     
  11. smeaney

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    New my ride. Yea yea I know its a diesel with an AMG body kit, but I love it!
     
  12. Spit

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    Congrats dude
     
  13. Marvt74

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    Yikes, just got the service light pop up and it's an "A" service. Whilst i'll probably go to my local garage i checked the price on the MB website and got quoted £585 of which £400 of that being for

    What on earth is involved in that?

    For reference it's a 2012 B Class
     
  14. MichaelAwkward

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    Seems pretty obvious?

    It's a recommended change of the transmission oil in the automatic gearbox, every 40k miles or so.
     
  15. Housey

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    https://www.classicandsportscar.com/news/want-rowan-atkinsons-mercedes-benz-500e-silly-question

    Rowan Atkinson is selling his 500E for anyone wanting some bruiser Merc.

    A nice story is he bought it off a good friend, one of the lads I go to the Ring with each year. Obviously when enquiring he doesn't use the name Rowan Atkinson so you can imagine the surprise when my mate heard a knock at the door to open it to Mr Bean. He also went to see (a now dead sadly) friend afterwards who had serviced the car for my friend to check out its history. He was at the time building an old Porsche 906. Mr Bean turns up, spots the old rebuild in the corner and spends a long time just going over the details. True petrolhead.
     
  16. Marvt74

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    Sorry. Was more wondering what work was involved to justify that cost. I presume it’s a sealed box and needs a couple hours labour?
     
  17. Jez

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    It is that price "because Mercedes". The dealerships are extremely expensive for all work like this.

    The specialist i use in Berkshire (genuine specialist, not just a garage who pretend to be) charge iirc around £150 for a box fluid change which is about the right level if you read around online.
     
  18. Vargas

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    Picking one up tomorrow, if my mechanic mate gives me the nod that is.
     
  19. [TW]Fox

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    It's a facelift C Coupe, they are all less than 12 months old?! Can't imagine there are any outside of the dealer network or manufacturers warranty so sending a mechanic to look at it as if its a 15 year old one sounds a bit OTT :D
     
  20. Vargas

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    He’s my mate, and we’re armed with a paint scanner ;)