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    Any high end Hi-Fi lovers?

    There are no up or down sides, only left and right stereo, giving us a horizontal sound stage, hence why we need atmos speakers for height. All the sound comes from those concentric cones. I don’t see how it makes any difference. If you take away one speaker away you have mono sound. It doesn’t...
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    Any high end Hi-Fi lovers?

    To be fair they look like uni q speakers which are far more forgiving with placement anyway so I could see why they are height tolerant.
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    Any high end Hi-Fi lovers?

    Interesting, how would it be all wrong?
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    Any high end Hi-Fi lovers?

    If those speakers in the bottom picture can be turned upside down then I would. The speakers would then be more at ear level and sound better.
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    What got you into the Mercedes Benz brand?

    I test drove a Mercedes and loved the way it drove, the engine was superb, the interior felt nice. Then I owned it. Worst built, least reliable, lowest residual holding car I’ve ever owned. First and probably last Mercedes unfortunately.
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    Recommendation required please - I need a Mercedes expert in Yorkshire

    I never understand this. You take it to a specialist to diagnose a problem. They fail to diagnose the problem and expect to be paid for it?
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    Any high end Hi-Fi lovers?

    I listened to MK 850 speakers 17years ago and was blown away by the sound so I bought a 5.1 MK750 set up but never got it sounding half as good. I know the 850s were a slight improvement but the difference was very obvious. I can only assume it was down to room shape, dynamics, reflective...
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    W212 Artico Seat Split

    This winds me up. I would love to get a 3 year old approved used C class but it’s going to have to be a 2 year old Honda Civic. A shame as for the same price the Mercedes looks far better but the Hondas build quality and service just puts Mercedes to shame.
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    W212 Artico Seat Split

    You have a point to some extent, the VAG cars a perhaps worse than Mercedes in that regard. BMW aren’t that wonderful either. For some reason German cars have a misplaced reputation. I wouldn’t say ‘all cars are as bad as each other’... I think Japanese and Korean cars may have something to say...
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    W212 Artico Seat Split

    I don’t think I can give Mercedes serious concideration. They know full well about the seats yet persist in selling a known fault. My B class was the worst car for reliability I’ve had in 20 years of driving. The seats being one of the many issues. A quick search and it’s suggested that MB have...
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    W212 Artico Seat Split

    Is this still happening? My 2006 B200 Turbo had those awful quality seats that cracked at 30,000miles. I just looked on their approved used website. Every C class they had in my spec/price range had ‘artico’ seats.
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    Extended Warranty

    I used to stress about my Mercedes going wrong. I had a dealer warranty direct warranty which was invaluable. A lot went wrong. In the end I sold it for a Honda which hasn’t had anything gone wrong in 4 years. Despite feeling a lot more confident in Honda than I do in Mercedes build quality I...
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    If they didn’t then surely you would be in the same position as if they were summer tyres, i.e. sliding.
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    It’s the pivoting motion (think direction and distance covered going around the circumference of a circle compared to the centre) and the fact that some of the sideways force will be taken up by the rear tyres that’s making me think there’s more too it. And I’m sorry, if you’re suggesting you...
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    The more I think about Doodles explanation the less convinced I am. I can’t see how there is a direct relation from the amount of sideway energy transferred from the back to the front (with winter tears). I can see how some of the energy will transfer, making understeer worse but not the full...
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