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    S class w222 / E class W213 (‘16 onwards)

    As SWMBO said to me, "Just because you think you can get it in, doesn't mean to say that I can." 5250 vs 4900 mm. It's only 14 inches, but it does make a lot of difference when parking on London streets. Even with modern parking aids some people are very nervous parking.
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    S class w222 / E class W213 (‘16 onwards)

    It's a common problem. Every relaunch means that cars get bigger and bigger: the Polo becomes Golf sized, the 3 series becomes 5 series (E39 sized) and so on. And length is a problem, no matter what wives say. My son still grimaces from his 15 year old recollection of me trying to get an...
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    S class w222 / E class W213 (‘16 onwards)

    Good luck !! Pay the right price for the right spec and it'll be a bargain for a few years' luxury motoring. Who would believe, for example, that this eighty thousand pound 3,000 mile S350CDI can now be bought for just £30k ? The Benefit in Kind tax breaks on Company car EV's has dumped...
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    C350e owners club

    Regardless of warranty cover, the key thing about Toyota and Honda is the wretched things are insanely reliable, so you don’t get the faults in the first place. But, and it’s a big but, the issue is European taste. Toyota and Honda sell well globally, but not in Europe. It’s part design, part...
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    C350e owners club

    He’s been lucky. The Tesla S comes top in most of the reliability studies in the States and U.K. as the most unreliable car in the market. Used Tesla Model S Review - 2014-present Reliability, Common Problems Tesla worst for reliability in American driver survey £40,000 worth of depreciation...
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    Drug dealers caught after undertaking police car on hard shoulder

    Not subtle or low profile, these here drug dealers.
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    Are busy Motorways back to normal ?

    Let’s not forget that this is the tail end of Bank Holiday / half term week, Chaps. And, for those of us going South from Durham to London tomorrow, as I will be, there’s the added bonus that Kings Cross and most of the East Coast Rail Network is “shut” this weekend for repairs and...
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    C350e owners club

    “Some say” the Tesla S has its own design, reliability and maintenance issues. “All we know” is that you need to be doing a LOT of miles e year to cost justify the very high annual depreciation, and funding, cost per annum. For someone doing your annual mileage the cost per mile of a Tesla S...
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    C350e owners club

    Thanks for clarifying this. Apologies for my error re the model of car. It must have been an E300de. It was certainly a diesel plug-in. I was surprised by his comment, which didn't seem to make any sense. .
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread - Please no Covid talk!

    We're talking about who pays for the Prime Minister's supper with colleagues and friends. The idea of a European leader paying for their own breakfast, or even not having it prepared and served by official catering staff, would be treated as ridiculous. Croyism? Lawksamercy, compared to...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread - Please no Covid talk!

    It is extraordinary to think that the UK expects its Prime Minister to feed himself, friends and colleagues from his own wallet, isn't it? Could never happen to Macron at the Elysee, Merkel at the Bundeskanzleramt, Mattarela at the Quirinal Palace or even to humble von der Leyen at Berlaymont...
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    C350e owners club

    How much does it cost to charge a C350e at a typical (chargeable) roadside charger? (I know that chargers at Tesco etc can be free) I was talking to an E350de chauffeur yesterday who said that he thought the "plug in thing" wasn't working for him because it was about to go up to £7 for 20...
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    buying a CL500

    You would be less mad with the 2003 facelift which incorporates a variety of enhancements. As regards your 2000 CL500 (C215),much depends on the quality of the car, its price, and your ability to address issues that come up. (Cough, if you're considering spending £12k on such a car with 45k...
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    Yet another E500 S212!

    (Cough) It's not that I didn't enjoy it..... Stupid lockdown just stole my reason for having it....
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