I’d say list first, and then tidy up while waiting for the calls.I haven't yet mate, needs some brake pads so going to get those done and then get it up for sale.
You are probably already aware but whilst you're cleaning, take a good look at the drains on the front bulkhead. The one adjacent to the passenger side bonnet hinge is the worst for blocking and this causes water to get into the passenger side footwell. Poor design and one leaf can block it completely.I'll certainly be taking loads of photos. I might even take the day off Friday so I can give it a clean to my standard haha
Hahaha if only eh!The queues are building
Yeah I'll probably list it on FB marketplace to start with, since it's free and we successfully sold my other half's CLS from there. Of course cue the, 'Is this still for sale' messages you reply to and then silence! hahaI’d say list first, and then tidy up while waiting for the calls.
It takes weeks or months to sell a Big Boy. Better to get it out there for all to see.
June / July are good times to find a buyer. August / Autumn: not so much.
Thanks mate, I will definitely check. Having owned a couple of RS Meganes which were notorious for blocked drains and water filled door pockets I'm quite particular in giving the drainage holes a blast when I'm washing.You are probably already aware but whilst you're cleaning, take a good look at the drains on the front bulkhead. The one adjacent to the passenger side bonnet hinge is the worst for blocking and this causes water to get into the passenger side footwell. Poor design and one leaf can block it completely.
I only ever put it on FB because it's free although it paid dividends on the CLS. I'm still in touch with the buyer from that as he was a real petrolhead.I’d ignore the local FB market completely and spend £80 to get national coverage on Autotrader
Not just because your car’s worth that much but especially because you’re looking for people who live well away from any ULEZ zone.
People will travel to get these rare cars. Ordinary stuff? Not so much.
Oh, and then there’s here, as well.
I am totally taking that as a complement! hahaha
I just had a look at the 0-100 and it's listed at 10.3. Enough to see off the average peasant.I am totally taking that as a complement! hahaha
But yes if it's good condition someone is looking for they'd be hard pushed to find a better one with this kind of mileage I suspect. I will keep you in mind if the CLS ever goes anywhere mate.
With regards the CL, it's being delivered tomorrow. I had a chat with them yesterday and they mentioned that whilst on the diagnostic machine it highlighted a front speed sensor so they replaced the two front ones and did the gearbox service. Exciting times!
Yeah I'm hoping it'll be pretty nippy, for it's size that is certainly. 0-60 is about 5.3 seconds which for daily cars is probably sufficient. Mad to think there are A Class' that hit 60 in under 4 seconds but I don't need it pulling at the lead all the time! hahaI just had a look at the 0-100 and it's listed at 10.3. Enough to see off the average peasant.
I love that car.Yeah I'm hoping it'll be pretty nippy, for it's size that is certainly. 0-60 is about 5.3 seconds which for daily cars is probably sufficient. Mad to think there are A Class' that hit 60 in under 4 seconds but I don't need it pulling at the lead all the time! haha
I'm just looking forward to it arriving and I can get my teeth into it. Get it cleaned how I like. This is a dealership pic but I'm looking forward to attaching that interior and seeing how 'new' I can get it looking! Got my products lined up already.
Thank you, I'm very much looking forward to getting the revs right up and seeing how this V8 compares to what I've driven before, including my CLS63. One thing I'm going to have to get used to is winding up the revs. I just did 250 miles in my S Class and that 480lbs-ft of torque at about 2k RPM makes it very effortless to get moving. By contrast the CL will need revving up! hahaI love that car.
I've got that 5.5 in my E Class and it feels pretty rapid to me. It's such a big step from the 5.0 that I sometimes wonder if MB were being conservative with thei claims.
Or maybe it's just the linear and instant throttle response.
Either way it'll suit your CL.
Thank you, it's very lovely just hoping it arrives tomorrow. It is mad to think of how this ULEZ works. Your SL55 and my CLS63 can trundle round doing 12mpg and that's fine. My S Class doing 30-40mpg is now evil!Absolutely Lovely coupe... glad you found a good one.... I love those.. especially the very latest model ( will be pricey for a little longer though) Looking forward to more pics and mods!
Ironic the ULEZ my 2003 SL55AMG is exempt too!.. luckily I'm 1 mile outside the furthest reaches of that highwayman's greedy mits... won't be giving him any of my hard earned cash.
I must admit, the S is an epic car. I did nearly 500 miles in it at the weekend and it covered them perfectly, effortlessly in silence and comfort. The difference with my S though is you don't get in it to drive for the sake of driving. This feels quite different, it's as comfortable, it's as quiet but it's something you'd get in to go for a drive for the sake of it. Plus it's a pretty car. It's as pretty as the S Class is practical.WOW, Alex, what a lovely motor, your S class, is great, but this is something else.
It's very nice, like a sportier, lower version of my S. I've not had a chance to take a proper drive in it but it's very lovely so far. Looking forward to revving up the V8 properly!Loving the updates.
But how does it drive?