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    Mercedes Basingstoke review - you won't believe it

    Well, I wouldn't be so certain. Several years ago I was considering a Lexus and I visited the local dealer where they had a showroom display car of the model I was interested in. It wasn't possible to have a test-drive at that time so an appointment was made for mid-morning the next day at...
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    pentosin chf 11s

    I bought mine from either ECP or carparts4less (their online sister company), under one of their many offers.
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    Wheel size v Road Tax

    No, it isn't, it's simply a means of certifying the car at build / initial certifcation. Where would they draw the line, mud flaps have the same effect as would anything that adds weight/drag, ie purchasing/carrying a spare wheel if not originally supplied (or carryjng a full complement of...
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    R231 SL350 been parked up for 6 years. Any advice please?

    Excellent result, you did well to have a main dealer undertake that list of work; you've a great car there.
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    Wheel size v Road Tax

    It's extra air drag as well as friction.
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    Trace Service History

    Why don't you try ringing MB Exeter; if they were the supplying dealer it's a good bet that they serviced it initially. Of course, they might say 'call in with your documents', which might be an issue.
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    "Honest officer - my car told me to do it"

    If you're thinking what I think you are, I wouldn't be posting that on a public internet forum.
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    E-class E350 cabriolet history issues

    I'm happy to be corrected, but that seems to be an unusual regn no. for a Merdedes-owned car; in my experience MB-owned cars are usually in the K* series. It certainly won't have been simply sat awaiting an update for two years; it might require the diesel update which, being an MB dealer, they...
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    Mercedes Benz w140 Full service.

    I would say that at that age of car you're best bet would be to use a respected indie; they're 'relatively' straightforward compared to the new ones and you can concentrate on what really matters rather than a 'computer says' mentality.
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    C Class vs E Class

    The 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder are very different; if you're seriously considering a 350 and/or a 220 you should drive both before committing. In the real world, if you go for the later 265bhp 350 you won't really need to remap it.
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    V8 addict

    It might help if you state which model or approx age you're considering; there are basically four different models of SL500, ie the 107, 129, 230 and 231 series, all very different.
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    What has just went wrong with my car?

    It's not unknown (but not common), on the older W168 & W169 A-classes for a driveshaft to 'drop' out if somebody has undertaken work on them / suspension and they either weren't refitted correctly or the proper procedure wasn't followed. I can't recall the detail / precise reason now but seem...
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    Brochure download

    I've seen the other thread and it sounds as if you've found a good car, congratulations. Unless you can be more specific, AMG sports styling and suspension was std. Options (prices as at Dec 2013, in £s): Airscarf - 575 Wind defl- 525 HK sound - 1150 Keyless Go - 1605 (includes remote boot)...
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    Brochure download

    What exactly do you want to know; I have a 2013 SL brochure and the separate options/prices, happy to look something up if it helps but am not in a position to copy etc..
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    W205 c63 Amg Service B

    Well, technically it does have a full service history in that there is a full history /record of what's been serviced. However, it clearly doesn't have a full service history in accordance with the manufacturer's service schedule; it's a play on words and is certainly not within the 'spirit'...
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