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  1. Alex225

    ML350 - Take Two!

    I hope the dark wood is a good call longevity wise. Certainly on the doors it looks more subtle than the silver strips! :) Lucky me had a day off work today so I gave the S a clean which was easy and then attacked the outside of the ML! Nice simple clean first of all with some Meguiars...
  2. Alex225

    ML350 - Take Two!

    I know, it was a constructive one! haha I did get some good help. She gets enough Kinder Eggs and 'Mingo' (Mango) Juice out of me hahaha I must admit, I was never one for big rims on 4x4s. Just kind of exaggerated their lack of off road use but I will concede these work very nicely on this...
  3. Alex225

    ML350 - Take Two!

    Since I'm working from home, I decided to use my lunch break wisely! :lol: I gave the interior a bit of a clean, it wasn't in bad shape at all but prefer to start with a clean canvas haha. My youngest daughter is like my shadow so had to help. We attacked the rubber mats we'd had in the last...
  4. Alex225

    This happened tonight

    Ouch! What a pain that is and load of hassle that you don't need. Some friends of mine lived on busy road in that there were often cars bumper to bumper down both sides. My mate had just bought an E Class and his other half had her first car which was an Astra convertible. Someone driving too...
  5. Alex225

    Mr Know it all

    Just ditch the clay and window putty entirely, just good old fire should do the trick. That'll certainly remote contaminants from the paint! I'm quite lucky with my neighbours that they don't give me advice on cleaning cars! In fact my next door neighbour is hilariously bad at washing his car...
  6. Alex225

    ML350 - Take Two!

    As some of you saw, our much loved ML350cdi which we bought last December is no more, due to a div in a lorry rear ending it. We recently received the inevitable news it was a total loss and had the offer through. With car prices being strong we were offered £200 less than we paid for it 9...
  7. Alex225

    Mitsubishi Content - I'm not a defector, promise!

    That's it running in RWD only which is the go to option really, it's then got 4WD high and 4WD low but don't tend to use them on the road or need to should I say. This particular model is notoriously bad. I'm part of a Facebook group for them and it's a running theme that they're crap on fuel...
  8. Alex225

    Mitsubishi Content - I'm not a defector, promise!

    Well it's not too sh!t but it's not the most refined. It's faster down hill that's for sure but quite tidy for it's age. Yeah it's shocking on fuel, there's me thinking it might hit early 30s but early 20s on the MPG front. I have a couple of things in mind, one being a remap. Power would come...
  9. Alex225

    Some Merc and non-Merc Cleaning

    The Dr Leather spray works really on genuine leather and the Artico type too. It’s literally a cleaner so leaves it factory matt rather than too shiny. I use the Glyptone products on leather with a broken surface as it should keep the area a bit more supple and soak in where the surface is...
  10. Alex225

    Mitsubishi Content - I'm not a defector, promise!

    Haha Greta definitely would not approve. I'm staggered at how amazingly bad on fuel it is. As in it's comparable to my CLS63, which for a diesel is mental. If I'd bought this as a my only car and as a runabout, you'd be annoyed. Even on a motorway run at 60 it'll do at best 30mpg, if you're...
  11. Alex225

    Mitsubishi Content - I'm not a defector, promise!

    Some of you may have seen that I put up a thread asking about green laning a while back and received some great responses. I decided against an ML and ended up with something which is very capable off road and somewhat unrefined on the road but I absolutely love. It's a Mitsubishi Shogun...
  12. Alex225

    Some Merc and non-Merc Cleaning

    I haven't posted in here in a while, nothing too spectacular to report but gave the S a clean at the weekend. It's not done much driving since acquiring another car plus been using my other half's courtesy car and putting the miles on that since it goes back in a week! :) I've been using this...
  13. Alex225

    Cleanest 211 Diesel Engine Bay in the UK

    I'm not sure we officially agreed this on that Facebook post mate! ;) haha
  14. Alex225

    I had a brilliant idea and bought an ML320, now I need to clean it, many, many times.

    Great job there OP, it's gone from looking like an average car of it's era to looking like a really cherished example, which is basically what it is now! :) I actually bought something similar in the form of a Mitsubishi Shogun Sport which I plan to get off road in when I get time but I...
  15. Alex225

    Our ML is no more!

    You guys know me well! haha But yes black will be a b*gger to keep looking it's best. Although having seen 4-5 MLs all parked up in grey, silver and black despite my love of a silver Merc, the black lends itself really well to the ML. The headlights on the Grand Edition are tinted inside as...
  16. Alex225

    Our ML is no more!

    Well, unsurprisingly the ML has been declared a write off. Sad but after the damage done, we wouldn't have wanted it repaired anyway. Good news, we received a pay out only £200 lower than what we paid for it last year so really couldn't complain. We went to view a couple of potential...
  17. Alex225

    Our ML is no more!

    Thanks again for all the nice replies! Have been looking around at adverts for comparable cars and it seems £9-10k is about what's needed to replace it like for like, even with a private sale. WBAC value it at just under £8k but of course they base prices in part on how easy a car is to shift...
  18. Alex225

    Our ML is no more!

    There is that one positive. Admittedly, we only had the last ML for 9 months and even my other half who's not a car nerd like me was sad and said, "I really loved that car!". The next one has big shoes to fill but we'll look for another ML from the same seller as he specialises in just MLs...
  19. Alex225

    Our ML is no more!

    I assumed it was as well, just assumed it was standard in the case of an accident. I mean for all we know he could have had a few or a load the night before and not be fit to drive. The Police's attitude seemed to be, 'Oh it's the weather'. Despite no one else crashing into each other...
  20. Alex225

    Our ML is no more!

    I think it's likely the first point you mention of driving far too close. She actually had her lights on but still didn't seem to keep him back sadly! He wasn't breathalysed, in fact the whole casual attitude of the Police has led us to raise a separate report as not only did he commit an...
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