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      09-22-2009, 03:04 PM   #45
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really stunning buddy! I would give ma left baw for one!!!! enjoy
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      09-22-2009, 03:07 PM   #46
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Congrats mate Looks really good. Not much mods you can do to it except the engine
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      09-22-2009, 03:23 PM   #47
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nice motor
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      09-22-2009, 03:29 PM   #48
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Looks ace; I'll keep my eyes peeled for it mate
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      09-23-2009, 02:15 PM   #49
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Very nice Andrew, bet it sounds fantastic!!

Congrats.
Thanks Helen....although the 997TT would still muller it!
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      09-23-2009, 02:18 PM   #50
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Some goind points there palmnuts. I remember reading that the C63 AMG is every bit as good as an m3. Not far off it around the circuit either.

Your points on accessible performance are very true and correct.
Thanks Carl...I'm really enjoying the car even compared to the M3/6. So much easier to get the performance out of!

And for f*ck sake....it's palmBALL! My nut's have nothing to do with my Palms.
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      09-23-2009, 02:32 PM   #51
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4 secs difference between the M3 and the C63 around the track is a fail in my opinion.

And another thing, any way you cut the C63 still has a slushbox automatic gearbox.
Come on guys...is an average driver really going to get the benefit from the extra 4 seconds on a track? And how does that benefit me on the road?

Honestly though...as a road car it is just as good as the M3 was; some things the M3 was better at (e.g. precision, ride quality) and other things the C63 is better at (e.g. sound, performance). Very much swings and roundabouts between the two.

You mention the 'slushbox' as if that was a bad thing??? I guarantee that the 7-speed auto can change gear far quicker and smoother than either you or I could change gear in a manual!!

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The spec that palmball has, has an LSD. The car in the topgear vid didnt.

M3 vs C63 with lsd around hockemhiem circuit which is a failry twisty circuit the times are identical.

Please go and drive a c63 before you judge one as they are fucking mental in every way.

PB its a special car. When i drove one on extended loan i loved the gearbox really quick downchanges. defo beter the the M6s smg.
Cheers Steve...can always rely on you for support! And yes, the gearbox is actually one of the best bits about the car. Compared to the SMG in the M6 it is soooo smooth and fast in it's gearchanges....a total revelation!

That gearbox really pissed me off towards the end - in fact, all the things that you highlighted as annoying in the M6 I can relate to almost exactly (but there ain't much to touch it in a straight line)!
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      09-23-2009, 02:32 PM   #52
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I absolutely LOVE the styling of the new C series. This one is a beast and would love to have one!
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      09-23-2009, 05:06 PM   #53
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Fantastic motor Palmball. Love it
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      09-23-2009, 05:14 PM   #54
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What an awesome, awesome bit of kit.
Congrats Palmball, you have superb taste.
That looks an especially nice example - that paintwork looks like wet glass - stunning.
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      09-24-2009, 04:26 AM   #55
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Actually saw you turn onto Belton Road yesterday - car looked very
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      09-24-2009, 07:10 AM   #56
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Actually saw you turn onto Belton Road yesterday - car looked very
LOL - did I look right at you? I work just off Belton Road so would probably have been on my way to work!
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      09-24-2009, 07:53 AM   #57
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That looks great, although I may be biased as I sold my 330d to get a C-Class Estate...Mines only a lowly 220 CDi, but if the budget/wife had allowed, a 63 estate would definitely have been on my shortlist.

Are you planning on getting a memory card for the COMAND? If so, I've read that there are some card readers that don't seem to work. You could go and spunk 50 on a reader from Merc, but I bought this for 7.50 and an 8gb CF card and it works perfectly. It takes a little time to sort everything into folders, but I wasn't prepared to fork out for the iPod kit.

Enjoy the car (and the noise it makes...)!!
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      09-24-2009, 08:04 AM   #58
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That looks great, although I may be biased as I sold my 330d to get a C-Class Estate...Mines only a lowly 220 CDi, but if the budget/wife had allowed, a 63 estate would definitely have been on my shortlist.

Are you planning on getting a memory card for the COMAND? If so, I've read that there are some card readers that don't seem to work. You could go and spunk 50 on a reader from Merc, but I bought this for 7.50 and an 8gb CF card and it works perfectly. It takes a little time to sort everything into folders, but I wasn't prepared to fork out for the iPod kit.

Enjoy the car (and the noise it makes...)!!
Thanks for the info KG!

TBH, the car has so many data possibilities that I don't know where to start. I bought the iPhone adaptor for the centre armrest and that came with a 'free' iPod connector. I will probably never use it nor have any need for the memory card or the hard drive! It has a 6-DVD changer so I've just burned all my playlists onto 3 DVD's and I'm done!
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      09-24-2009, 04:05 PM   #59
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Great car Andy - was seriously tempted by one of these a few months ago - the only thing i wasnt sure of was the 6.3 engine and fuel economy............... and then i went and bought an R35 GT-R........... and im averaging 10mpg!!! Hope you are getting better consumption out of your beast!!!???

ps; fancy a race!!!!!???
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      09-24-2009, 04:33 PM   #60
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is it easier than the old m6 at 3 point turns with that ""slushbox??""!
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      09-24-2009, 05:55 PM   #61
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ps; fancy a race!!!!!???
Errrrm....NO!

But given I'm getting a frugal 18mpg it depends on how long the race is!

Economy wise, the C63 is positively a hybrid compared to the M6 (but then I am still running it it)!
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      09-24-2009, 06:19 PM   #62
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LOL - did I look right at you? I work just off Belton Road so would probably have been on my way to work!
Haha indeed you were as I saw you pull into the car park LOL

I was just waiting in the filter lane outside the Merc stealer
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