C Class - Out with the Old, in with the New

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Thanks for the write up. Solid black looks quite nice thankfully as I have spec'd mine in this colour. I was a little nervous not going for a metallic.

Riz

I went solid just because with my mileage it spends most of its time dirty and you can't tell the difference, and the stone chips are easier to match!

Having said that, I generally prefer solid black anyway. A long time ago, due to a bizarre set of circumstances, my wife and I both took delivery of new black
Alfa 156's on the same day, her metallic and mine solid. Muggins here always had to do the washing and polishing of course, and I always thought the solid just had more impact somehow - more contrast perhaps? JMHO
 
Alfajock said:
I went solid just because with my mileage it spends most of its time dirty and you can't tell the difference, and the stone chips are easier to match!

Having said that, I generally prefer solid black anyway. A long time ago, due to a bizarre set of circumstances, my wife and I both took delivery of new black
Alfa 156's on the same day, her metallic and mine solid. Muggins here always had to do the washing and polishing of course, and I always thought the solid just had more impact somehow - more contrast perhaps? JMHO

I have found solid seems darker and consistent, but you obviously do not get the metallic speckle effect in the sun. I went solid purely on cost basis as I wanted HK. I think it's time to visit the detailing threads and start learning.....don't think I will be putting this through the car wash
 
Update.

Oops - looks like the flawless reliability on my previous one is not going to be repeated.

Unscheduled visit to the dealers after coolant top up required this morning for the second time in 950 miles. Still, the wifi and coffee are free (and surprisingly good!), so we'll see what they can come up with.
 
It always amazes me that new cars today still suffer glitches the way they do. After gazillions of Euros and extensive, extreme weather testing, they come undone pootling down the roads of our mild weathered towns. :wallbash:
 
^^^But remember that those development vehicles were not built down an ever moving production line against ever-increasing manufacturing throughput targets. It’s by no means an excuse, but just the unfortunate reality of car production.

However to the OP, sorry to hear of your early niggles. Hope they get them sorted and you back on the road ASAP.
 
So, i turned up unannounced, they took it straight in and within 15 mins came back having identified the problem (a leaking gasket), booked it in for repair on Wednesday, with a courtesy car if i need it, and topped up the coolant to keep it going until then. Once again, excellent customer service from MB.

Yes I know it's a £35k car and manufacturing faults shouldn't happen, but I work in a manufacturing business and this is the real world and they do. It's what you do about them that counts.
 
So, i turned up unannounced, they took it straight in and within 15 mins came back having identified the problem (a leaking gasket), booked it in for repair on Wednesday, with a courtesy car if i need it, and topped up the coolant to keep it going until then. Once again, excellent customer service from MB.

Yes I know it's a £35k car and manufacturing faults shouldn't happen, but I work in a manufacturing business and this is the real world and they do. It's what you do about them that counts.

Agree with you there.
 

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