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Mercedes Benz and AMG Owners

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

  1. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,555

    Middle Management heaven today!
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    Don't get envious you middle management types, my R8 will be back soon. :D

    Off to the Audi thread to post up my thoughts on the A6 v E Class...
     
  2. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,164

    So yesterday I drove to my usual county park to walk the dog, was out for about 90 minutes and came back to see that some ***** has done this to my car and driven off with no note:

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    So it looks like the metal bodywork is unscathed, but the plastic front bumper is all one piece and will need replacing

    There's no CCTV, so I've got nobody to claim from, and though I have 11 years no claims bonus, I had a £21,000 claim on my last car with a cyclists who rode in to me (long story) which only has about 18 months left to run before I can tick the 'no accidents in the last 3 years box' when getting insurance quotes, so another claim now would just be the nail in the coffin.

    I'm pretty ignorant about bodywork/repairs

    A) What am I looking at for a brand new W213 AMG Line bumper? I can't seem to find brand new ones for sale, which is a bit worrying.

    B) Do they come in black and need spraying to the colour of the car? It's Contract Hire and came with some stupidly expensive 'designo diamond white bright' paint

    Car is only 4 months old, so I do want to repair it to Mercedes standards, but I'm looking to avoid Mercedes prices.
     
  3. Housey

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    The world is full of hankers
     
  4. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,793

    Location: Chorley

    Been given a new B Class as my courtesy car today.

    I had kind of hoped it would feel nicer/better than my 2012 plate model and feel like an upgrade would be worthwhile however it's a little underwhelming, doesn't help it is a bit of a poverty spec model. Also noticed that despite being automatic and the same engine it feels much more sluggish compared to mine. It's a 1.8 diesel so it's never going to set the world alight but even the gearbox seems to shift a lot slower and be more jumpy than mine.

    Did see a stunning SL63 which looked lovely and seems they've moved away from the ipad infotainment on that model. Just a shame they're well above my budget!
     
  5. Spunkey

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 13,687

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    I had a new B class as a courtesy car a while back too. To keep it short, my one word review would be 'dismal'.
     
  6. Shivy011

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 26, 2013

    Posts: 7,586

    Location: Leicester/Loughborough

    SL63 has the older gen interior so no doubt the new model will have ipad style
    Don't really mind it myself tbh
     
  7. Marvt74

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    Posts: 11,793

    Location: Chorley

  8. Shivy011

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 26, 2013

    Posts: 7,586

    Location: Leicester/Loughborough

    Model was introduced 2012, the facelift was 2016 but manufacturers rarely do a major interior change tbh so it looks similar to the original 2012 interior
     
  9. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,793

    Location: Chorley

    Well, other than the disappointing courtesy car. This has been a very satisfying experience. Just had a call to say the cars been done, there are no advisories on any of their health checks and they've washed and hoovered it.

    The only issue was a split rear wiper which they've fitted for the cost of the part which has worked out less that me buying it from ECP and fitting myself!

    Given the cost has been less than it would've been at an Indy i'm very happy :)
     
  10. darreny

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 2,690

    This will probably be my only time being able to post in this thread.
    I got a cla 200 as a courtesy car last week. Looking to buy a car at weekend tho so it may go back next week. Lovely car
     
  11. nam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,712

    Location: London

    Terrible, hope you can get it sorted. I wish all new cars had cameras and sentry mode like the Tesla Model 3 , it is one sure way of catching the scum who do this

    as it a PCH you could speak to your Finance Team and ask options, most would say leave to the end of the lease and take the hit from BCA collection which usually is a lot cheaper then you going and doing a full repair as most of these PCH go back into Auction, but as it has been only 4 months into your lease you don't have many options