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  1. Riverside Red

    Which Model of AMG do you own?

    After a 2012 SLK55 AMG, and a 2016 W205 C63 I'm back with my second R172 SLK55 another diamond white example but this time on a 65 plate. Feels just as good as the first time, and a step up from my old 2016 Boxster Black Edition. RR
  2. Riverside Red

    SLK 55

    I often wonder where my first car went, it sold in two days at Teesside Mercedes-Benz in September 2016. It's registration was NV12 NAO. Any one on here? RR
  3. Riverside Red

    Intake Grill Mesh

    At least Mercedes acknowledge an issue, if you fit grills to protect any of the rads on a Porsche Cayster or 911 they invalidate your warranty..... RR
  4. Riverside Red

    SLK 55

    I've just bought my second R172 SLK55 to replace a 981 Porsche Boxster, which was a good car but the whole ownership experience was pretty crap.....from other Porsche owners, to the local dealerships and I didn't think that the quality of the car was all that good, particularly the super soft...
  5. Riverside Red

    Hubba Hubba - AMG V8 in testing

    +1 for that
  6. Riverside Red

    Further cuts in production & jobs at MB

    Except for the Germans of course with Condor Airways, part of the Thomas Cook group. Thomas Cook Airways in the UK were profit making but the UK government stick to the rules and do nowt. You only have to visit most EU countries to see we are the only ones who stick to the rules. Hence the...
  7. Riverside Red

    E63s 4 matic options

    Me too I'm not bothered with a sunroof either, but on a C Class you lose the high spec sound though........that's the problem with daft packages. RR
  8. Riverside Red

    What do you want to know?

    Thanks for the prompt response as usual, there's nothing I'm desperate for, but I was just looking at some of the prices for pre-reg or lightly used C63 saloons and coupes plus the odd E63S saloon. I'd been comparing these to the specs and prices of new cars with PCP contributions and the like...
  9. Riverside Red

    What do you want to know?

    Hi JBD, I notice that the MB configurator is down for quite a lot of cars (Mercedes-AMG C Class saloon/coupe and E Class saloon models in particular). Is a model upgrade/refresh or price increase on the way? Thanks in advance RR
  10. Riverside Red

    Seat Protection

    Hi I've had a Diono Ultra Mat Seat Protector for about 3 years, and as a Grand Parent its a bit of a faff putting it in and out, but it did protect the Chilli Red/Black leather in my W205 C63, when using a Maxi Cosi Axissfix seat. It was £16.95 but Diono got good reviews at the time. It's now...
  11. Riverside Red

    What do you want to know?

    Have to agree...... RR
  12. Riverside Red

    Back in the fold.....

    Well I managed to last 12 months without a Mercedes, or rather an AMG product in the garage...... So I've bought a 65 plate R172 SLK55 AMG in Diamond White with Bengal Red Leather......which has pretty much the same spec as the car I sold in 2016 to fund my W205 C63. I still rate the SLK55 as...
  13. Riverside Red

    What do you want to know?

    Thanks for the quick reply, I was told yesterday at a dealers that there were no more factory orders for the SL as I quite fancy Diamond White with Bengal Red leather, and I can't see any new cars with that combo on the official website. RR
  14. Riverside Red

    What do you want to know?

    Hi JBD, could you let me know if factory orders are still being taken for SL400/500 Grand Editions or is it just what's left in stock at dealerships? If I can get a good deal on a new car or a pre-reg I might consider chopping in my Porsche Boxster for one. RR
  15. Riverside Red

    M156 Engine Oil

    I used Fuchs Titan Pro S oil in my Honda S2000 for 5 years and would probably still be using it today in my Boxster but it doesn't have the appropriate approvals. For all oil related questions, I always used to contact OPIE Oils, under the name Oilman Si. RR
  16. Riverside Red

    What do you want to know?

    Thanks for the info, but are there any more factory orders or are we all done? RR
  17. Riverside Red

    What do you want to know?

    Hi JBD, just realised that that the latest (and I guess run out) SLC43s are up at 390ps which sort of interests me....... Are the cars still available to specify for build at the factory or are we at the point where stock cars are only available? RR
  18. Riverside Red

    Final Edition SLC

    Poor spec and ridiculous prices finally killed it off which is a shame, I loved my time in my R172 SLK55 and still look at the used cars with affection. I nearly bought a new SLC in early 2017 (lucky escape), but the spec was seriously poor for a £50k car compared to the SLK55 it replaced. I...
  19. Riverside Red

    Comfort mode c63

    Comfort starts in 2nd gear rather than 1st when in Sport, like others above I used to use "I" to get around this issue. The slight delay in revs rising was always a bit of an issue in "C" if you wanted to make a quick get away at a roundabout, by the time you were off the rears would be...
  20. Riverside Red

    Finally bit the bullet c63 saloon

    Similar spec to my old C63 which is up for sale at MB Derby, I'm sure you'll love it.........by the way I was insured with Aviva and as a 58 year old with lots of NCB I had to take a £500 excess too. Enjoy it, but use the performance in the right place!!! RR
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