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  1. kusanku

    Approved used warranty - what is not covered?

    I bought my e class convertible six months ago from a main dealer as an approved used car with warranty. So far it has needed to go back to the workshop three times, which is a little worrying. The first two times the problem was fixed under the warranty without any problem, so reasonably happy...
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    SK Automotive Swansea

    After a few years of not owning a Merc myself, I am about to buy a 2011 E-class convertible. I live in Swansea, where SK Automotive seem to be only Merc specialist, and wondered if this would be a good garage to take this car rather than a hugely expensive main dealer. Generally SK Automotive...
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    WDM Cars - Perry Barr Birmingham

    I used these chaps for several years when I lived in Birmingham, and bought two cars from them. I found them to be really helpful, and TBH more trustworthy than any garage I have used since.
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    upgrading A-class stereo

    My wife has a 2010 Mercedes A-class on which the stereo is giving up: the CD player has stopped working, and Bluetooth does not appear to have worked for some time. Rather than getting this fixed, as the stereo is quite old and basic, I would rather upgrade it. Does anybody know what the options...
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    Mercedes Enthusiast magazine

    I have a collection of Mercedes Enthisiast magazines, probably the first fifty all in virtually as-new condition. I tried to sell them a few years ago, but the buyer never paid so they have been sitting around ever since. I need to get rid of them, so I wondered if anyone might be interested in...
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    A class and speed bumps

    My wife has an A180cdi avant garde, nearly two years old. No real problems with it (other than a persistent rattle from the dash), but I have noticed that whenever there are passengers in the car it seems to scrape the bottom when it goes over speed bumps. Some of these are really quite small...
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    CLK 320 CDi. Iolite Blue

    That explains it then.
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    CLK 320 CDi. Iolite Blue

    My CLK is also Iolite Blue Elegance with Orient beige interior. Definitely not a special order, and quite a few of them about. Interestingly I don't come across this colour in many of the other models though. Most people do a double take when I describe my car as blue, because it looks grey in...
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    1989 Mercedes W124 300CE LPG (unusual interior colour)

    Methinks the photographer needs to read up on white balance
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    Is wheel wax worth it?

    What are people's experiences of using something marketed as a "wheel wax"? Is this different from any other kind of wax/sealant? I've had a bottle of Mer Wheel Wax for a while (don't know how or why as I never usually buy Mer products), which does not seem particularly impressive or durable...
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    Leather Interior

    Modern leather does not smell. The characteristic leather aroma comes from the products used in the tanning process, and the modern way of doing it do not leave a smell. So it's less of a case of getting the smell back, but rather putting one in artificially, assuming you like the smell which...
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    Senna The Movie

    I know this is an old thread, but thought I would add to it because I saw the film on DVD last night, and would heartily recommend it. I am not a follower of motor racing and was not expecting to find it that interesting, but I was completely wrong. It is worth seeing just for the insight you...
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    Is it wrong to like a Smart?

    I had the misfortune to get extensive use of a SMART as a courtesy car on the many occasions when my 211 needed to visit the garage. Must admit, I thought it was great at first. It was bright orange, and attracted more attention than any other car I have driven. The gear changes were so bad they...
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    MB service history - no more books to stamp?

    We picked up my wife's A-class yesterday, purchased from MB Weston-Super-Mare. Being used to buying older vehicles, where you expect to check everything with a fine-tooth comb, I was applying the same strategy to the documentation here. Everything was in order, but a got a bit of a surprise when...
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    glaze

    Thanks chaps. I think I have the answer to my original question about using a glaze, which is give it a try and see if it makes a difference. Just to add another element to the discussion about buying larger quantities of product, do they not degrade/separate if kept for too long? In the past...
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    glaze

    I agree that higher cost does not necessarily equal better product. Just look at some of the super expensive stuff that Zymol do: there is no way those products produce an effect to justify their price tags.
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    What engine do you have? :)

    1. bpsorrel: V6 320 CDI 2. Sweetpea: V6 320 CDi 3. Harythedog: IL6 320 CDI 4. Colin b: 320cdi & 350 petrol 5. Family Pack: V6 350 CDI 6. Alexis.jones: V6 320 CDI (re-maped) 7. 10EDD: 250CDI & 6.2 V8 8. Markedes 2x 270cdi C and ML 9. markjay M271 1.8L 4-cyl 10. Igurisu M271 1.8L 4-cyl 11...
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    Looking for advice on purchase

    I've not heard anything about the Blue Efficiency engine problems recently, but I recall there were two complaints: 1) Injector problems which have probably been sorted by now 2) Reports of really poor fuel economy, considerably worse than the non-blue-efficiency models they replaced. This would...
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    M-B Insurance worth it?

    I got a quote from them this week. Two problems that I could see. 1) The quote was not even remotely competitive. The sales girl adopted a bizarre strategy of going on about what nice people they were as though that would persuade me to ignore how expensive the premium was. 2) It is...
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    Red Mist - when was your last time ?

    Mine was on Saturday. Driving through south Bristol, traffic completely jammed because of an accident. Police diverting people down a side road, which caused a slow-moving queue whilst waiting to pull out of the junction at the end onto a main road. When I reached the junction, I was waiting for...
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