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    Price list for new 2012 M-class W166 available

    Good luck. Got mine January 10th and so far it is all I had hoped it would be.
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    fastest way to transfer a private plate??

    That is what my dealer has been told. And it will take longer.
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    Anyone got any recommendations re a warranty plan

    Trouble is on 12 year old cars most of the warranties exclude more than they include.
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    Blue Efficiency injector recall?

    Usually very reliable source at an MB dealer when buying my current ML250 BlueTEC
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    Blue Efficiency injector recall?

    Just to get the record straight the solenoid injectors are not being fitted to all four pot diesels. Piezo injectors continue to be used for the ML250 BlueTEC, and when the 250 engine is used in the hybrid E class.
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    Blue Efficiency injector recall?

    The ML300cdi model -now discontinued- was based on the 3 litre engine but detuned a bit compared with the 350cdi. The injector recalls only relate to the 4 pot diesels -not the sixes.
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    What method of purchase is best for my situation?

    Where has the OP gone?
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    W211 economy vs W212

    He is talking the estate version which had a combined figure of 38.6mpg IIRC. I could beat it -but not by much. The saloon does a few more miles per gallon. I guess one other factor is the more miles the diesel engine had done, the further they go to the gallon. My E estate started with me at...
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    ML350cdi – brief review.

    We differ on this. I hope they leave it as it is. They never added a seven seat option to the 164 series - it would hace meant rear facing seats in the boot or ruin the legroom in the front and rear seats to squash in a third row. So they do the 166 as a five seater and the GL and R class for...
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    Thinking of Selling - Any Thoughts?

    Yes but those are asking prices and they vary wildly. Glass's give value based on real deals.
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    W211 economy vs W212

    Even Mercedes don't claim those figures. Are these tankful to tankful?
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    W211 economy vs W212

    One of the troubles with customer reports on fuel economy is that many travel, say, 7-10 miles to work in traffic and starting from cold. MB 2 litre diesels take 4-6 miles to reach the proper operating temperature -depending on how cold it is when you start. During the first few miles economy is...
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    W211 economy vs W212

    Having owned and/or driven the 220cdi 211 and both the 220cdi and the 250cdi 212 series I would say you will mostly get mid to high thirties on a run from a facelifted 220 211 series and may on rare occasions crack 40. With the 212 series you can easily get over 40 on long runs and many have...
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    What method of purchase is best for my situation?

    First: Do Not Buy the Car on Your Mortgage. If you lose your job you risk becoming carless and homeless. Second: Ignore advice to buy a second property unless you are rich and haven't noticed house prices falling in real terms and in nominal terms in most parts of the UK. Third: You do big...
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    ML350cdi – brief review.

    Yes on the 163 they put the extra seats in the boot area and kept good legroom further forward. Trouble nowadays is the fashion to have the third row forward facing -and some boot room- and then you have to shift the other seats forward. For example I find the front of the X5 short of legroom...
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