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  1. steam_powered

    steam_powered New Member

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    Hi all. I have been reading your forum posts for a few weeks, as I have been looking at a CL500 as the family's 2nd car. Lot of good advice and friendly banter (I take it none of you work for MB sales / after sales?)

    Any advice on LPG conversions? Apologies if I upset any purist petrol only members ;)

    Something like...

    MERCEDES-BENZ CL CL500 AUTO - LPG - SAT NAV - KEYLESS GO - TOP SPEC- Auto Trader UK

    or buy to convert?

    2004 Mercedes CL500 in Battersea
     
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    May I ask your budget and how long you intend to keep the car for?
     
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    Hi Sweetpea :$

    I know the debate about spending more to save more in the long run, but hopefully £10,000 (£8,000 would be great).

    Maybe?
    MERCEDES-BENZ CL CL500 2DR AUTO FACELIFT MODEL- Auto Trader UK

    The idea started out as a discussion with my wife saying she would like a replacement car for her birthday next year (10 years before mid-life crisis kicks in!). While looking around locally, I think I have high-jacked the idea of a car for myself.

    Probably keeping it for 5 years or to death, whichever comes first.

    the CL500 idea came from the initial high spec the car has, whereas I like the coupe shape. We do have three daughters though! How they will fit into the seats I have no idea (good job it will be a second car).

    Thanks.
     
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    Jeremy Clarkson might be selling a CL600 before long :D
     
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    A result of May's midnight visit with a screwdriver?
     
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    At least it would come with a new ignition coil - wait a few weeks and there will be more new parts .

    Of course , there might also be a BMW coupe for sale as well ?
     
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    With your user name , wouldn't a Stanley steam car be on your shortlist ?
     
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    If i didn't get seasick, maybe. Looks like a big boat..... the Charlotte Dundas looks more stable (designed locally to me probably around the same time)
     
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    thinking I might change my username to solar powered, but that might give the 'bald' game away.
     
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    You from Falkirk/Grangemouth ?
     
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    Sorry, William Symington (inventor / engineer / builder of the boat) was from south lanarkshire area.

    Should have said he was local, not the actual boat.

    have you heard of Uddingston?
     
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    Yes , I work in Hamilton , but born in Falkirk , lived in Bo'ness , so knew about C-D being built in Grangemouth - Charlotte Dundas shopping centre there named after it !
     
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    The CL is really a 4 seater car- there being no real centre rear seat at all . If you can live with the 4 seat thing personally I would look out for a nice V8 CLK - You can still get that fairly exclusive V8 woofle and performance but without the complexity of active suspension and tricky electrics.
     
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    Thanks. Not knowing much about MB cars, does CLK have the huge specification of 'toys'? I think this is what drew attention in the first place (I realise this means more to go wrong).
     
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    This is exactly on budget;

    2003 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK 500 Avantgarde 2dr Tip Auto Coupe
     
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    All the V8 CLK's are high spec being top of the model line so are usually very well equipped.
     
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