New car.....but it’s not a Benz

Discussion in 'MB Defectors to Other Marques Forum' started by Eddy77, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    LOL. But you get my point. Audi seem to have made the front of their cars very vulnerable even in a very very low speed bump.
     
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    Grille could be worse though, look at the latest BMW...
     

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    Eddy77 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ah, gotcha! I thought you were suggesting it would be better with a Merc grille up front!!!! Yeah, you’re right....it would be an expensive shunt for sure!
     
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    stunning interior but navigation location fail for me as it is a bit too low but at least is well integrated and not a stick on screen.

    My friend's 2018 RS4 avant is lovely until you find the seats are not electrically adjustable which makes me chuckle.
     
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    If it's like the Q5, then you can have the nav screen in the instrument binnacle too. Many options for the screens I believe.
     
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    Quick update on the A6. Car has settled in nicely. The seats have softened massively after a few weeks use and are now super comfy.


    Also, the suspension seems to have bedded in. Initially it felt a bit crashy but it has gained composure now and is really rather good. Drove back 210 miles or so from Devon to Hampshire at the weekend on a mix of single track lanes, B roads, motorway and the A303 passing Salisbury Plain and it was supremely relaxed and comfortable. I’m very happy with the choice. Built in Sat Nav is a bit of a pain to use (overly complicated interface) but I can use Waze through Apple Carplay so no biggie.
     
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    That's a lovely car, Eddy. Wise choice. I think Audi have the edge when it comes to styling.
    The A6 is nice to travel in.

    I'm on my second A6 Avant. The first a 3.0TDI which was a fine car.

    Last year I bought a 3.0 twin turbo TDI which I'm hopelessly in love with.
    50mpg+ if you want it and a fag paper over 5 seconds to 60mph. It actually feel faster. The 70 - 100 acceleration is bonkers.

    I want another one with a 'Panasonic' roof.
    However, I love the adaptive air suspension on this car and finding another A6 riding on air (apart from an All Road) is very unlikely indeed.

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    I cant really comment on the seat comfort, because pretty much all the seats I sit in are uncomfy due to a big spine injury some years ago.
    I am about to have yet anther set of A8 seats fitted in this car from a 2007 model.
    I have had A8 seats from 2012 (lovely but killed me) 2005 seat, no luck.
    The D3 2003 seats are the best of a bad bunch and will return to the car if the 2007 ones aren't as comfy as I'm hoping.

    I have done some mods.
    Fitted:
    Indicators.
    Anti-tailgating.
    Anti-BMW lane hogging.
    Disabled - I'm a tw4t assist.
     
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    Ever thought of having custom moulded seats? Some one like D-class should be able to create upholstery to help?
     
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    Love the reg plate!
     
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    Interesting views....in the last three years my son has driven a BMW X6 then changed for an Audi Q7 (now his wife's car) and recently he got a E53AMG Coupe....he says the Merc is his favourite of the three. I used to be a BMW fan (great drivers car) but think the styling still looks like the 5 series I had in 1995 and is dated. I have never quite taken to the Audi - there is just something about the interior and styling that does not appeal to me.....
     
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    Comparing two SUV's with a sports Coupe, hardly the same thing though. If he had been comparing a BMW 5 series with an Audi S5 series then fair enough.
     
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    Thanks, Peter.
    I hadn't heard of d:class but they may well be able to help in some way.
    My last move in my quest for comfort was to take the original A6 seat to a local trimmer.
    At my request, the inserted a thick layer of foam into the base of the seat, but that didn't help.

    There are only two seats that haven't caused saddle anaesthesia - any 210 seat or the one's in my Range Rover.
    One would think I have all the evidence I need to get a seat that's perfect, but no.
    I also had a Jag XF last year and the seats in that were reasonably kind, but I decided not to keep the car.
    I have a lovely 4.2 Q7 that I thought might be comfy, but no luck there, so that is now for sale.
     
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    Thank you. :thumb:
     
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    What’s currently in the stable Paul? FFRR, A6 & Q7?
     
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    Yes, FFRR, A6, Q7 and my sons R32 and Goodwood Green S4 estate which is a lovely car. :cool:
     
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    Not really, that is the car he likes the most when it comes to all aspects of the driving/owning experience. None of those cars are slouches & are all high end cars. He had a 5 series before the X6i and really disliked it.

    He is not a petrol head and looks at a car as something to get him from A to B in style and comfort with some performance.
     

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