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      11-11-2011, 04:17 AM   #23
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Ok, the day is here. The V5 has arrived. The tax disc has just arrived. Car due between 10am and noon. Even cleared a space in the garage for the first time in years.
Have you started pacing up and down the drive yet?
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      11-11-2011, 05:09 AM   #24
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Have you started pacing up and down the drive yet?
Working from home today! No time to do that, nor time to piss about on internet forums
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      11-11-2011, 06:24 AM   #25
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The eagle has landed

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      11-11-2011, 06:57 AM   #26
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      11-11-2011, 07:17 AM   #27
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As a side note and done want to but just had this email through about more Merc deals......


We have two batches of cancelled order Mercedes-Benz (A-Class and E-Class) in stock that must be registered and delivered by 24th November as follows:
30 x A160 BlueEFFICIENCY HATCHBACK Classic SE 5dr
Choice of colours: Cosmos Black, Polar Silver and Mountain Grey all with Black Mechelen cloth
Normal list price: 16,415; special lease rates:

  • 159.99 + VAT on a 36-month (3+35) business lease
  • 169.99 + VAT on a 24-month (3+23) business lease
24 x E220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY SALOON Executive SE 4dr Tip Auto (high-spec, see below)
Choice of colours: Iridium Silver, Obsidian Black and Palladium Silver all with Black leather
Normal list price: 32,260; special lease rates:

  • 329.99 + VAT on a 36-month (3+35) business lease
  • 354.99 + VAT on a 24-month (3+23) business lease
Standard equipment: Leather upholstery, Navigation50, Bluetooth, 17in alloy wheels, 8 speakers sound system, heated electric front seats, lowered suspension and black ash interior trim
NB: The additional discount on these cars is only available if they are registered to a leasing company. Personal leasing rates are also available.
If you know someone who might be interested in leasing any all of them, please ask them to contact me directly or call the guys in the office on 01753 878 430, thanks.
Best regards,

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      11-11-2011, 07:23 AM   #28
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Go on then..
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      11-11-2011, 07:44 AM   #29
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Silver Mercs just look right
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      11-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #30
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That looks lovely Paul

Like Del says, really nice in Silver.

I guess you will be popping out for lunch
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      11-11-2011, 07:53 AM   #31
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I must admint being a little hesitant about these cars but yours looks absolutely spot on. Even the interior as I usually don't like Merc interiors. Nice one.
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      11-11-2011, 09:07 AM   #32
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Congratulations on the new car, it looks superb!
The interior looks amazing
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Looks fab
Love the interior / dash design
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      11-11-2011, 09:44 AM   #34
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      11-11-2011, 10:16 AM   #35
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I keep glancing back at those photos and likey it more and more. The first picture really shows off it's stance well. Looks quite large though compared to your E92 - is it heavier???

I can imagine the AMG version being completely stunning and might change my general hatred (bit strong!!) for Mercedes.
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      11-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #36
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Looks great Paul, and the interior looks fab

I noticed you've not responded since 12.30ish, can you really spank the monkey for that long?
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      11-11-2011, 10:34 AM   #37
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Lovely car, enjoy
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      11-11-2011, 10:36 AM   #38
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Wow, thats a lot of positivity out there, cheers guys. Sneaked a little drive in and all is well in respect of ride, handling, steering etc. Start stop works really seamlessly with the auto gearbox. The engine is what i'd call efficient, only gave it a quick blat and it builds speed effortlessly, but its no creamy sixpot ala a 330d. There isnt the typical 4 pot vibration at all, but there is a reasonably well insulated four pot engine note. Still, 45 mpg without trying is the rub. First gizmo I've noticed is the coffee cup icon in the dashboard that I think means I'm tired. And the seat belts give you a little hug a couple of seconds after you plug them in. Oh, and you get a readout of the current speed limit wherever you are.

The sharkfin looks a bit poxy though!

Roger - size wise I checked a while ago, I think it is 5 cm longer, 3 cm taller and 1 cm wider than an e92. Weights 1650 I recall which i think is identical.
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      11-11-2011, 12:51 PM   #41
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First gizmo I've noticed is the coffee cup icon in the dashboard that I think means I'm tired.
It's telling you the system is armed. I believe if you fall asleep a hand comes out of the glove box and slaps you
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I drove one today, a C250CDI AMG Sport Coupe. I quite like the look of them and the inside is a great place to be. However, the diesel engine is very noisy and vocal, certainly compared to the 2 litre BMW diesel engine. Gearbox was good and I quite like the COMAND Nav setup, but no 3D nav picture. Dashboard and seats are very nice and its seems well built. I got quite the hard sell when I got back. Saw a lovely Calcite White C250CDI Edition 125 with Pano roof and flamenco red leather - stunning car. The figures were a miles away from where they needed to be though.

Quick call into my local Audi dealer on the way back and sat in an A5 Black Edition - sorry, but for me it is the better car on most counts - Price, spec, economy, looks. It looks so good and has huge road presence and I have always had a massive liking for the A5.

If looking purely at lease costs though, I can see why the C Class Coupe is the winner, the A5 is hundreds more on personal lease, but cheaper than the Mercedes on a new car PCP.

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      11-11-2011, 03:14 PM   #43
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Lots of people here seem to be going over to Mercs at the moment! Great to everyone over on www.mbclub.co.uk too.
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I quite like the COMAND Nav setup, but no 3D nav picture.
Certainly looks like 3D to me
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