My new car

Discussion in 'MB Defectors to Other Marques Forum' started by m2287, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Bobby Dazzler

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    What’s that saying, if you can’t say something nice, then say nothing at all or similar.

    I bought my then girlfriend a Ford Ka when it was just released. She loved it and she was really proud of it. When she first had it, a neighbour who lived opposite my parents was really unpleasant about it, and that wasn’t uncommon experience - it was like people (strangers) went out of their way to say they hated it.

    Enjoy your car. It’s blooming lovely!
     
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    Thanks for your comments guys, I have to say that it does mainly attract a lot of positive attention which is really nice!
     
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    So I gave it an oil change yesterday, 12.5L of Mobil1’s finest. It was easy, I wonder how much I would have paid a dealer.

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    Had it over a year now and there isnt much to add, it’s great! No real issues with mine, I’m not bored with it yet and the only thing I can see myself replacing it with is a newer one!
     
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    My goodness, that year passed quickly!
     
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    S class coupé ;)
     
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    I thought it was 6 months ago (which I quoted in another thread)!!!

    Man that's nuts.

    I don't personally see them in the same league although I do quite like the S Coupe now.

    For me, the Bentley is an upgrade.
     
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    I do like them.... ALOT!! But with having the c class it’s nice to have something from a different brand. Also these powerfull cars NEED 4wd to put the power down, I don’t think the S class has this yet?
     
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    Yes, they do 4Matic now.
     
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    Are they all 4wd now or is there some designation to know which are which?
     
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    I think they are like Marmite tbh , Good to see that they are not as expensive to maintain as you'd think.

    Love the underside pic, dam it looks a loooooooong Car lol ;)
     
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    18 months later and over 15k miles done... Nothing new to report, this has been without question the most reliable car I have ever had!
     
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    Rear brake pads now needed... not going to break the bank at £29.50!!!!
     
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    Go steady there pal!
     
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    Got the pads fitted today, easy DIY... didn’t even need a computer to release the electronic parking brake.

    Had to buy a new G-clamp and t30 torx - total cost, £44!!!
     
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    If it's like the A8 D3 (which theoretically it should be), then you'll need VCDS or similar to reset the system so that the pad thickness is calibrated, otherwise it'll start whinging it you. The story appears to be that if you don't use it to retract you can break the caliper solenoids, but how true that actually is I don't know.
     
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    It is indeed identical to the a8! You can disconnect the e-brake motor mounted on the back of the caliper and wind it back manually so that the piston can be pushed back like normal!
     
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    Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that option, having a VCDS cable it was never an issue.
     
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    I have a clone cable from ages ago but it only works when it wants. I was going to get a proper licensed one but to be honest it would have just sat in a drawer gathering dust, I haven't had the need for it!
     

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