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  1. M

    Newbie: W210 - possible to keep long term, or am I completely insane?

    Hi, This is a stonker of a first post, so please bear with me. Despite their fearsome reputation I rather like the looks of the W210 saloon, and I'm especially fond of the OM606 turbodiesel. So I'm thinking about trying to get a 300TD W210 in a few months, preferably under 150k with MB...
  2. abecketts

    Used Car Purchases and the term "Betterment"

    Wondered if the knowledgeable could help Our new to us (second hand car) has a thrust bearing or spigot bush "squeal" issue and it happened just 200 miles after buying the car. Dealer has agreed it is a problem and will fix it. With the clutch apart I thought I should change the clutch as...
  3. K

    W211 E280 CDI Long Term Maintenance Tips?

    Hi I currently own a 2005 e280 cdi 7g with around 165k on the clock, as of recently I got a new job which requires me to do 1000 miles a week, this will fall to around 800 within a months time. This means I will be clocking up some serious mileage but personally I cant think of a better car...
  4. Mike Walker

    Short term help required please.

    Afternoon all My W124 300TE needs some TLC around the rear cargo windows, aerial replacing , grille replacing, central locking sorting out, rear seats fixed to allow them all to lie flat etc etc etc.:eek: What I really need is someone not too far away who has covered space so I can put her...
  5. B

    Long term owner, new member

    Thought I'd introduce myself as a long term Mercedes owner. Have had W124's, W201's, R129's and even A Class. Not really into the new stuff my personal clock stopped around 1993! Currently own a 1993 300SL with 23,000 miles from new and a 1988 190E 2.6 with 13,000 miles from new. The R129 is...
  6. N

    Exeter University this Half Term

    Another in the series.... http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/ot-off-topic-forums/178158-bristol-uni-saturday-anywhere-park.html http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/ot-off-topic-forums/178185-oxbridge-better-than-all-rest.html...
  7. H

    New guy, long term Benz fan

    Hello all, I've been a fan of Mercedes for a while now. My Merc history started with a 190 before my first c class, a 2000 reg 200 sport. After defecting to lexus for a few years with an is200 I them bought a 2005 180k ********** which was a lovely car. Then two years ago I bought our current...
  8. G

    PCP/Agility and end of term

    As I've always bought my cars outright (often with a loan), this is my first experience of PCP/Agility and its been great to fix the costs of 'ownership'. It's what got me into a 12-plate C350CDI estate in April '13 and it comes to a close in April '15. Plenty of time yet.... But a friendly...
  9. Spinal

    Long Term Pigeon Repellent?

    Gents (and ladies), I seem to have a problem. One of my apartments in Italy has a few large balconies, and as it's unused most of the year, a group of pigeons seems to keep returning, and fouling the balcony. I've tried spikes, but to no avail. Any suggestions as to a method to keep the...
  10. Khamen

    C63 End of Term

    Hi folks I stopped updating the "Soup to Nuts" thread (which was intended to the diarise day-to-day experience and costs of running a C63 Coupe as an only car from new), due to some snippy comments from the more ambivalent of the regular posters. Said thread is now closed, but here is the...
  11. M

    Leased cars and VED at end of term?

    I have to buy the RFL in year two - common practice I understand with MBUK Leases. Now given the disc is always a bit 'short' due to overlap and delivery times etc, what happens at the end of term? I'm in a two year lease, so its likely that my VED will expire just before the car is returned...
  12. cinek

    mpg - long term

    Apologies for yet another one of those threads, but, most of the posts I have seen so far were all about one journey, there and back. We can all take a back seat and puddle along carefully watching current fuel usage. My trip computer got reseted about 8 weeks ago, since then I have done...
  13. Sp!ke

    Real long term average MPG figures

    I know that manufacturers claim all sorts of outlandish MPG figures and under the right conditions some people are able to get pretty close to them. However, almost every vehicle I've checked on recently gets somewhere in the 30's range over the long term average. A much lower figure than I...
  14. @MARK

    Short Term Lease

    Is anybody aware of any good short term lease deals kicking about right now. Need something with quick delivery and ideally for to 12 month Cheers
  15. SmartMAC

    250CDI Coupe long term reliability

    I just bought a new (well, almost new) C250 CDI Coupe. I intend to keep the car for a few years (7+) and I do look after my cars. I am new to Mercedes and my previous car was a BMW 120d Sport. I part exchanged the BMW when I got the Mercedes. The ownership experience with BMW has been very...
  16. JonMad

    CLK55 AMG end of term report

    Feel free to tl;dr me :) This post is bought to you by a delayed train journey into work. Stripped out W209 CLK55 AMG. The perfect blend of road and track? Or flawed at both? Now I find myself without a modified car for the first time in 10 years. And with less than 100bhp for the first...
  17. Charles Morgan

    Insurance for overseas visitors - short term cover

    A friend (a Singaporean resident in the UK) who is joining me on a wine trip to France (along with 6 others) in May has a brother joining him from Singapore for the trip. He has a clean Singapore licence. Unfortunately my friend's insurers aren't willing to consider cover, so does anybody know...
  18. kbhogalW126

    Anyone looking for an HR Assistant/Graduate for short/long term?

    As the title suggests, a close family member is trying to start her career in HR. She finished Uni two years back and has been looking for work. She's been doing amongst other things voluntary work as well as a bit of general office admin/filing etc etc. She's looking for anything around...
  19. bpsorrel

    Cruise control - how do you understand that term?

    Just been reading some amazing law suits from the US (I'll post the others if anyone's interested) but this one is at least motoring related! Unbelievable, but true.. "Mrs.. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home...
  20. Kendon

    Long term lay up

    I work abroad for periods of 6 weeks, not long term in some opinions but when I'm away it feels long term! Looking for any advice on what the best way to keep the car healthy (Battery, Engine, Body) and even nightmare stories if anyone has left their car for a long time. Car is driveway parked...
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