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  1. Rorywquin

    Touch Screen Controls are a Danger

    Agree, but I'd rather push one button than tab through a range of numbers. Also, steering wheel controls mean both hands (theoretically) stay on the wheel although, the driving position of most drivers leaves a lot to be desired (my favourite is the right arm drape at about 11 o' clock on the...
  2. Rorywquin

    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    Please share! Especially, if they are without risk!
  3. Rorywquin

    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    Mmmmm do you believe that you are not paying for depreciation? :) If it was that simple, everybody would be running cars on PCP.
  4. Rorywquin

    Touch Screen Controls are a Danger

    Yep..... When I adjust my audio volume, I rarely use the steering wheel buttons. I use the volume knob - quicker and easier to tweak the volume to where I want it. Ditto preset radio stations, navi or media options, press of a button instead of scrolling on the steering and having to have my...
  5. Rorywquin

    What is my handbrake for ?

    Fair enough! Both of us advising with incomplete data. Rookie error! :)
  6. Rorywquin

    Touch Screen Controls are a Danger

    I have my first reversing camera (in the SL) and it is a big help. Been is a few cars with 360 cameras and they are brilliant.
  7. Rorywquin

    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    18 months old - another 18 to go. I'm quite keen on it but, it is his daily driver and he is putting a lot of miles on it. I was parked in front of his garage yesterday and as were were leaving he came out to put his car away - He was blipping the throttle (at me) and making lovely exhaust...
  8. Rorywquin

    What is my handbrake for ?

    Thanks for your pointless observation. I was responding to your confusing & incorrect response below - he made a statement and then asked a question (the question mark at the end of the last sentence means he is asking a question not the sentence (you for some reason answered) with the full...
  9. Rorywquin

    What is my handbrake for ?

    Park is released when you put the car into D or R..... ;) Hand brake auto releases in my wife's 2015 B...and my SL....
  10. Rorywquin

    Touch Screen Controls are a Danger

    Yep - I had a spell building breweries and our engineers were forever trying to use (design in) process measuring equipment that could take a reading every fraction of a second. Was expensive and unneeded - brewing is a slow process.....Technology for the sake of technology.:rolleyes:
  11. Rorywquin

    Touch Screen Controls are a Danger

    I use it whenever I have to reverse park the SL. With the low seating position, it is very difficult to judge where the corners of car are. We've had it in one car or another since 2009 so not that new anymore.
  12. Rorywquin

    Touch Screen Controls are a Danger

    Same as touch pad controls in the centre consoles. Seem very gimmicky to me.
  13. Rorywquin

    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    My son has an E53 - been in it a few times (not driven it) - goes really well and has a lovely sound.
  14. Rorywquin

    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    Surprising how many flash cars one sees standing outside rather ordinary houses .... ;)
  15. Rorywquin

    Touch Screen Controls are a Danger

    So not hands free telephone. 😳 I'm impressed that you can dial a telephone number on a MB keypad without looking down.;) I've found the positioning of the keypad quite awkward in all the MBs I've ever owned.
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    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    Post #165
  17. Rorywquin

    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    No. But maybe! From the link below....."IN Q4 2019 LENDERS WROTE OFF £1.459 BILLION (OF WHICH £459 MILLION WAS CREDIT CARD DEBT, AMOUNTING TO A DAILY WRITE-OFF OF £5.0 MILLION.)" https://themoneycharity.org.uk
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    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    You sort of answered your own question. They incur debt that they cannot afford so: 1) Yes the car gets taken away or 2) They keep the car by not paying other debt or going without other stuff......etc There are millions of people in this county with debt that they cannot afford.
  19. Rorywquin

    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    For many (if not most) a car is a status symbol. It is usually the second biggest purchase people ever make (after a house) and is a usefully mobile status symbol. People get into debt, that they cannot, afford to own a nice new car.
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    Nearly had a head on smash on the A505

    Thanks for the pics.
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