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    Wheeler Dealers

    Good grief, are you serious? :wallbash:
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    Wheeler Dealers

    Now I think about it, I think it was a W123. Old age fogging memory...
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    Wheeler Dealers

    Pretty sure they've already done a W124, I've got every episode on a 32gb USB stick so I'll check. Agree about the SD1 though, think the pagoda SL probably out of budget. Not a fan of the SLK but very glad another series is being filmed, love watching every episode whether I like the car or...
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    Stuttgart

    Photo links for anyone interested Edit: Argh it's too long since I've used this sort of forum software and can't remember how to post URLs properly, if you're interested just go to http://Flickr.com/andyswallow, the car museum pics are the only public ones
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    Stuttgart

    Thanks for all the advice everyone, had a great time! I actually ended up staying in the town of Esslingen on the periphery of Stuttgart, a really beautiful old place with great pubs, beer and people :). The swim in the old art deco swimming pool fed by springs was great too, highly recommended...
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    Stuttgart

    Thanks I didn't know about the Sinsheim museum, I fancy going there as well. Love the Batmobile Maybach! Hopefully get enough time tomorrow to try and put some sort of plan together, I fly in Tues morn and out Fri morn so a bit of a whistle stop tour
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    Stuttgart

    Thanks for all the advice, I'll definitely go early then. I've allowed a day each so I can take my time. I don't think I'll be able to book a factory tour at this late notice, but in any case I'm more interested in the older, historical models of each marque. I'm quite excited about it now, I...
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    Stuttgart

    After a fairly fraught first part of the year I've finally got round to taking some time off work and on the spur of the moment have just booked a flight and hotel in Stuttgart for 3 days to go and wander round the Mercedes and Porsche museums. Any tips or advice from those who've been?
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    Why?

    I don't get why people do this. AMG isn't as well known as BMW's M brand, the vast majority will never have heard of it and won't be impressed, and those who do know it won't be fooled anyway. Maybe Mercedes need a watered down sporting name for their non-AMG cars like M-Sport and S line...
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    E Class Wins Best Exec Car

    Exactly my issues with the CLS seats. That and the appalling visibility caused by the horribly large and misplaced door mirrors, and the massive B pillars caused by the frameless windows (why?)
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    Mercedes to Revamp Nomenclature

    The names and numbers don't really bother me, though I think it would have been more honest to call the current E coupe a CLK rather than trying to make out its an E class SLC though? Bit of a shame to give an iconic little coupe's name to a huge 2 door barge!
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    CLA/CLA45 AMG (Mini CLS) Spyshots - Offical Shots page 5!

    Looks ok, but he styling will be toned down for the CLA, stuck on ordinary 17" wheels and outed at around £25k+ for the base engine front wheel drive version. I may well be interested in AMG version for my next car though
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    Ipod Scrolling on Command

    I haven't found a way, annoying isn't it? I carry mine on a 64gb iPhone and it does take ages to scroll through. The only help I've found is judicious use of playlists.
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    Anyone seen any good number plates on cars lately?

    Don't often post to this thread but this lovely little combination was parked near me in Sainsburys car park
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    iPhone + Audio 20

    Ok I checked today and mine is the same, won't access playlists or even podcasts over bluetooth. Neither does the album art work. The media interface is definitely the way to go!
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