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Mercedes Benz and AMG Owners

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

  1. JustBen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2007

    Posts: 2,427

    Ahh that's a shame, we normally have a biggish car seat a little booster seat and one in no seat. Presume the e class are just longer rather than wider?
    If I can't find something in Mercedes that will do the job then I might end up looking at the BMW 220/218
     
  2. GravyMonster

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,573

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    E's are a bit wider in the back. I can't say I've tried car seats in mine to offer any advice on it though.
     
  3. JustBen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2007

    Posts: 2,427

    I'll have a drive through to Mercedes on Friday they have an e class in, doesn't look as good as some other e class trims but will give me an idea on the size.
     
  4. blueboy2001

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,889

    There is a decent amount more room in the back of an E Class than a C Class - both length and width. I changed from a C Saloon to an E Estate last year primarily to fit an i-Size car seat it the back and still have a usable front seat.
     
  5. Smokey26

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Apr 2010

    Posts: 1,247

    Location: West Midlands

    Hey guys, might be of interest to some of you, I had 2x C55's, pretty rare car. I had a silver 04 plate and got rid of it for a 2006 late Obsidian black one that was mint. Sadly was wrote off by a total tool.

    Here she is smashing Oulton park. Was on H&R coilovers and CLK63 brakes and wheels, and whilst no Exige, wasn't overtaken by much. Totally monstered boxsters, Z4's, Astra VXR's etc.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. blueboy2001

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,889

    I replaced the 19" Goodyear Eagle F1 AS3 runflat tyres on my 2017 E220d Estate last week with Eagle F1 AS5 normal tyres last week.

    It was definitely the right thing to do - the ride is massively improved and is the perfect balance now.

    I had a 2019 E220d SE Estate as a loaner for a couple of days and that was a bit floaty at high speed. I also had 2019 E220d AMG Line Edition on Bridgestone runflats for a couple of days - the ride on the Bridgestones was definitely better than the Goodyears but still not as good as the normal tyres I have on now.
     
  7. shadow_boxer

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Oct 2009

    Posts: 8,897

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Lovely :)
     
  8. HumbleCoder

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Nov 2009

    Posts: 269

    Hey guys, only just noticed this thread exists. I have Volvo XC60 on a lease that's about to go back and I'm seriously considering a GLC to replace it (some good deals about or were). Just wondering who has one and what using/owner one long term is like?
     
  9. Dave

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,946

    Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

    Just to add to this, I have a 68 plate C200 SE estate and:
    - All autos are now the 9G-TRONIC, excellent gear box and very smooth.
    - The mild hybrid system works well to kick in more power at low revs, but there is still a little lag between planting the foot and going (I noticed this in pretty much all the diesel loaners I had from MB, but with the large turbo on the C200 it feels similar)
    - Comfort on the SE estate (normal 18" tyres) is good, we drove to/from Edinburgh and N Yorkshire from Aberdeen with no pains/aches.
     
  10. JustBen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2007

    Posts: 2,427

    Looked at the e class never took it out as Mercedes in ulverston ran their cars so close together I'd be waiting 20minutes or so for them to get it out. Looks very nice , I wont get it from them as the 12% finance is robbery.
    Think I've accepted 3 kids comfy isn't going to happen unless I get a bus almost . Usually just have the 2 kids in so going to get something than can squish the kids in if needs arise and just hire one If we go more than a couple of hours away . Do need a proper boot though for the dog so limits me to estate still
     
  11. Smokey26

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Apr 2010

    Posts: 1,247

    Location: West Midlands

    Thanks mate. Was a lovely car, such a shame.
     
  12. FirebarUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,661

    Location: Dorset

    Seems some folks here are looking at Mercedes Benz from the dealer. Just a friendly tip here to avoid Mercedes Benz Financial Services in any lease or finance agreements. If you ask your salesperson, they can often use a different lender behind the transaction and I'd strongly recommend. I've had an awful experience with them - first up they debited my current account for almost £2000 for *someone elses* lease, without telling me, it took me nearly a month to get the money back. Secondly, when I handed the car back about 5 months later, they tried to hit me with £2066 in damage fees, which I'm still trying to resolve. Thankfully I took photographs, it includes apparent dent repairs (where I had no dents or repairs made) and scratches which simply weren't on the car when I handed it back.
     
  13. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,211

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    The debit for someone else’s lease is rediculous but at least you have recovered it but surely the dent repairs is nothing to do with MB finance but the dealer you leased from?
     
  14. FirebarUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,661

    Location: Dorset

    Indeed but try telling it to these folks ;)
     
  15. JustBen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2007

    Posts: 2,427

    I was looking at financing a car as change in circumstances has left me with spare income but was put off by there really high apr. Over 12% whereas I can lend 20k at 2.9% online . Crazy how they can charge so much
     
  16. ezekial

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jan 2012

    Posts: 657

    Rip the C55
     
  17. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 20,719

    Location: Oxfordshire

    I don't want to dismiss the issues you've had as that sounds like a rough ordeal, but Mercedes Benz Finance were nothing but brilliant for me, way ahead of Black Horse or BMW that I've used previously. Customer service was excellent and the portal for managing it was so much easier to use than other companies. If I finance a percentage of my C63 upgrade, then I'll not hestitate to use them again
     
  18. Scrutinize

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Apr 2003

    Posts: 7,730

    I dealt with MB Financial services and their customer service was outstanding. Given I rejected my new E Class a couple of years ago resulting from a recurring fault they couldn't resolve; I tested them in a worse case and it was dealt with very professionally.
     
  19. FirebarUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,661

    Location: Dorset

    Pretty amazed. It's always been a pain to deal with them, they aren't particularly helpful on the phone, email or via letter. It's difficult to get through to someone senior enough. Unfortunately when looking online after this happened, it appeared that MBFS are one of the worst for spurious damage charges.
     
  20. TNGL

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Jul 2010

    Posts: 3,095

    I should be taking delivery of a C Class coupe at some undetermined point in time (was supposed to be the end of March but got pushed back due to covid).

    Is the standard sound system on Mercs any good? I've not read fantastic things about it and it's now making me think I should have gone with something with a Burmester sound system. I'm coming from an A5 which had Bang & Olufsen and so whilst I'm not expecting something on the level of the B&O system, I would expect something that is still good. Hopefully I won't be disappointed.