MY12 S204 C350 Sport BlueEfficiency Petrol :)

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Got this last month, "fully loaded" Cavansite blue.

306bhp and 38mpg, yum. I'm actually seeing 32mpg in my driving.

Has distronic+, panoramic roof, ventilated leather and many more things I'm discovering on a daily basis.

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Minor issue is the rear blind spot radar is not working and the sensors are £559 each. Can this be coded out so it doesn't pester me every time I start the car?
 

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That's a real unicorn you bagged yourself there - well done.
 

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I recommend a visit to www.comandonline.co.uk for a firmware update to the COMAND unit to give it the new-style grey/red look ;)

They should also know all there's to know about Blind Spot Assist.
 
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That's a real unicorn you bagged yourself there - well done.
Yep, I emailed MB CS, only 52 facelift units sold of all flavours, so the estate must be super rare!

I was looking for an octavia vrs when this popped up, newer and the same mpg but fully loaded for the same price.

Couldn't believe it, had to buy it.
 
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I recommend a visit to www.comandonline.co.uk for a firmware update to the COMAND unit to give it the new-style grey/red look ;)

They should also know all there's to know about Blind Spot Assist.
Thanks, the icarsoft mb1. 0 I picked up can't see the radar sensors :(
 
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Looking sorry for itself on a space saver while I get the bent alloy (pothole) seen to :eek::wallbash:

Good job I needed a new tyre anyway :rolleyes:

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Stunner , the tyres are maximum slim :(

Real perforated leather ?
yes, its perforated and climate controlled to avoid a sweaty bottom in summer....

options
401 FRONT SEAT CLIMATE CONTROL
235A LEATHER - BEIGE

Also interesting:
233 Distronic+
230 Parking Guidance
237 ACTIVE BLIND SPOT ASSIST (BROKEN! I suspect corroded connectors on the sensors)
238 ACTIVE LANE KEEPING ASSIST (FAP)
513 TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION

Headlights that turn round corners / auto dip

etc etc

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LOVE IT! Glad to find another M276 owner!

I much much prefer the dash of the facelift 204 to the 205, I can't believe what they did to it, I was initially also looking at a 205 but soon restricted my search to the best of 204, (or an octavia VRS, shhh).

It looks great on those wheels - I'm considering my options on replacing mine as now one is bent and the others have some corrosion.
 

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Get another front 7.5J 18" ET47 AMG 7 spoke and referb the lot .

Great looking wheels .

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Wheels, like anything else, are personal taste. You should have what you like. I prefer the look of the twin 5-spokes like mine but they’re more effort to clean. Gazwould’s advice is the most sensible, but when has sensible been applied to cars!
 
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Car has been serviced by my own fair hands all new filters everywhere, genuine oil new discs and textar pads :D

Wheel has been straightened and new Bridgestones fitted to fronts :confused: sticking with them.

I have been waiting 2 weeks now for MB to get me a brake vacuum pressure sensor for the servo to get my eco stop start working again :eek: 2 weeks for a simple £20 part that is a common problem apparently :eek::eek:

Also laid my hands on a star / Xentry system so I can get to the bottom of my active blind spot assist in-operation :p

Seems my left rear sensor is the one to poke at :eek: it is covered in mud. Hopefully kit is salvageable though as they are £466+vat :wallbash:

Well impressed with Xentry, never used a tool like it! :D




I wonder if I can just code out the active blind spot if the sensor is truly dead? :confused:
 

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Now it's fixed any plan to permanently disable the dreadful Stop Start ?
 
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Now it's fixed any plan to permanently disable the dreadful Stop Start ?

lol its NOT fixed I'm still waiting on the part.

I will decide once i've experienced it if its annoying - I like it on my wife's golf around town, makes perfect sense. Easy enough to unplug that brake vacuum sensor again if it annoys me.

However I have turned off:
- Annoying lane departure warning that buzzes the steering wheel on rural twisty roads
- Speed limit sign reminder thing that overrides the digital speedometer, just when a sign has reminded me and I glance at the speedo and am not able to see my speed
- Auto dipping headlights that REALLY drive me mad by dipping the lights under 36mph, frankly dangerous on single track roads

Why people pay extra for this stuff I have no idea. LOVE distronic plus though, except when pressing on on country roads and it it thinks i'm not going to turn.
 
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Weird they haven't got it yet being common .
 
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Does anyone know the service interval for the rear diff oil?

Is this usually done by MB dealers when the autobox is serviced?

I've no record of it being done.
 

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