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    PCP Hand Back and repairs

    Hello Guys - well this is my second car lease and sadly after six years I have to trim my sails and hand the car back, as the current lease comes to an end in January. All is well mechanically with the car, except a couple of curbed/scuffed wheels - that are not too bad and just near the door...
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    Shell Drivers Club Points - have you had problems ?

    Our local Garage recently converted from a Shell Forecourt to a Texaco Forecourt.Prior to this I collected fuel points on my Shell Drivers Club Card - to be honest,I was never over enthusiastic about the points - they seemed mean - but the Garage offered its own 3p/4p off a litre coupons so I...
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    SIPP and Income Draw Down Advise ?

    Hello Members - this is a question for the Financially astute out there. I have a friend whom last year at 55 years of age,for financial reasons took his 25% tax free lump sum from his Sipp and moved the rest into an Income Draw Down,with the same Sipp provider. A few months ago,he left the...
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    A Good Dealership Story to Share.

    Well my PCP was due to end and this been my first,I was full of anxieties about the options in front of me - so I began looking at different options - including buying ! - the car I was due to hand back came from MB Stockport Dealership and it was a very nice low millage CLK - but before rushing...
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    Insurance cheaper on new car quote ?

    Hello all, I am collecting my new c - class coupe on Sunday and have taken advantage of the 7 day free 'First Cover' - however,when I entered the car reg details onto a insurance comparison site,it came up about £90.00 cheaper than my current insurance - so am I better off cancelling my...
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    Guaranteed Future Value - A simple Question ?

    Hello Guys and a Happy and prosperous New Year to you all ;) - I have a simple question - when entering into Agility type agreements - who sets,or determines the Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) for the vehicle at the end of the agreement term - is it MB Finance - or the local dealership - and how...
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    byzantine mysteries of MB Agility

    Dear members,please can someone help me penetrate the Byzantine mysteries of MB Agility and GFV. In May 2014 my Agility agreement comes to an en,so I am exploring some options and would like some clarity on some issues.Car is a CLK 220Cdi 2009 Reg - with 41k milage 1. Firstly,what is GFV...
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    CLK 220Cdi Agility Questions ?

    Hello Guys, I have received some papers,in respect of my intentions,from MB finance in respect of my current Agility agreement,that ends on 25th of May 2014. Basically the car is in on an October 09 plate and only has 40k miles on it and in good condition,having been always serviced by MB. I...
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    Mobilo Vs Stand Alone Breakdown Cover

    Hello Guys - for years,I could be accused of been one of those people whom if anything,over insured - car-house-travel etc. I have come to renew my car insurance and it raised the inevitable question about the option of breakdown cover. My car was registered in 2009 and therefore qualifies for...
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    Benefit Reforms - Discuss !

    I know this will create some vigorous debate,but visited the relatives in Stoke on Trent,drove past the huge Manor Bakeries - aka Mr Kipling and there was a sign saying 'We are looking to Recruit' - I am all for reforms - we have created a situation where it pays not to work - but we should...
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    Extending Service Intervals

    Hello Guys, With fuel spiraling costs these days,my annual millage has fell from around 12000 - to 9000 miles per year,as those long trips up to the Lakes are a luxury now ! When I had a C Class Sports Coupe and had it serviced,I seem to remember that by changing the type of oil filter...
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    The recession and car ownership.

    I just wondered how the current and possibly long financial squeeze was affecting and shaping members decisions with regards to their current car ownership,changing and buying etc. I will be honest,I suspect I might even consider to opt to purchase my current CLK ,as the miles are low,but I...
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    Legal position over watch scam

    Okay Guys,I recently acquired this beautiful vintage watch - it ran fine,but the winding crown was a little stiff,so I contacted the seller in the US - whom agreed for the watch to be sent to a UK watch repairer and assessed and he would pay for the remedial work - rather than send back to the...
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    Faulty Heater/Aircon Control Help !

    Hello Guys - I had posted this problem before - I have an 09 CLK 220Cdi and the vents on the drivers side sometimes blow hot - even when set on cold,or AC - I took it to MB Blackburn and they said the control had gone out of calibration and they had fixed it - only for it to happen again and...
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    Heater Fan Problems ?

    Hello All, Just wondered if anyone has encountered this problem before.My 09 CLK 220Cdi has developed a problem that it is blowing hot air to the drivers side vents and cold to the passenger - even when both are set on cold,or aircon ac is on.Took it to Dealership and they said it was a simple...
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    Fulda Winter Tyres for Sale 7-8mm Tread

    Thought I would offer these 'nearly new, Fulda Kristall Control HP Winter Tyres for sale,before they hit either Ebay/Pistonheads.Cost £480 for a set of 4 - these are 225/45R17 91H Speed. Only went on once between December 2011 and February 2012.Collection only,unless you live within a 25-30 mile...
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    Put me out of my misery - winter tyres Technical Question ?

    Hello Guys - I have a 09 Plate CK 220Cdi.Normal Summer tyre orientation is 225/45 R17 & 245/40 R17 - So back in Summer,I decided to buy a set of winter tyres.I decided to do as much homework as possible and went first on Fulda's technical site,that allows you to put year,age and model type,to...
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    A Mis-Fueling Saga that may help all !

    Do not be quick to pass judgement here,because I can tell you,it takes about 3 seconds to mis-fuel a car - and there by the grace of God go all.I think this is the worst of experiences,so if I share it on the forum,hopefully,it will spare others the angst ridden weekend I had - so setting of to...
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    CLK Service 'A' Conundrum ?

    Hello all - Can any members explain the following conundrum and possible offer advise.:dk: I purchased an 09 CLK 220 Cdi from MB Stockport in late May this year,under the approved used programme.I went to great pains to ensure that the electronic service sheet was as up to date as possible -...
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    Windscreen Replacement Question ?

    Hello all - I was travelling down to devon,on Holiday today - and the windscreen was struck by a stone.It has left a bullseye type crack,rather than a star type crack and due to the size,it will certainly want replacing,its beyond repairing.My question is,does it matter if its not a genuine MB...
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