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Discussion in 'New member introductions' started by Big Nige, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Big Nige

    Big Nige Member

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    Hey all, newbie here saying hi :)

    Looks like a good site - may I aska question right away?


    I am considering chopping my Jag in for a W220 S Class.
    I'm looking at either the 320 petrol or diesel or the S500 - I'd love an AMG 55 if one came up at the right price & condition.

    Obviously each car has to be taken on its own merits but any advice around those 3 specific models or any other model recommendations would be gratefully received.[​IMG]

    In particular and seeing how I've been burned by a failed Jag gearbox, what are the Merc boxes like over higher mileages?
    Are they tough?
    What box oil change frequency should I ideally be looking for in the service history?
    etc

    Thanks boys & girls, we already have an E class and it's a cracking car so am hopeful of sorting something S wise in due course.
     
  2. BlackC55

    BlackC55 Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    Every 40k for gearbox oil reaally.

    Look out for worn suspension and make sure EVETYTHING works.

    Great cars but can be expensive to run.
     
  3. ringway

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    Welcome Big Nige. :)
     
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    Big Nige

    Big Nige Member

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    40k, cheers my good man, appreciated

    :)
     
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    Thanks

    :)
     
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    verytalldave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Welcome..............................
     
  7. JasonOne

    JasonOne New Member

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    hello newbie here

    Hi, I am Jason Hennessey from Atlanta, GA & I'm new to this site.
    I am a new comer & have just put forward my first step in the vast
    & fast world of Internet & Web. I don't have much knowledge but
    would like to gain & share whatever i have.

    By the way a friend of mine will me migrating to Uk so he sold his Toyota Prius to me, the problem is that I really don't have knowledge regarding Prius. I know how to drive, what I'm trying to say is that I don't have knowledge regarding its ELECTRIC MOTOR, ENGINE, and CHASSIS.

    I'm positively looking forward to the forum and its members, hope all will guide, share and help me to increase my knowledge.
    Hope we get to meet here, and talked about cool stuffs about our passions and if there's any concerns you think i could answer, please do leave me a message.
    'Till next time guys.. :D






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  8. kwakdonut

    kwakdonut Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As nice as it is to have new members - this is a MERCEDES-BENZ forum!

    I am sure there are plenty of Toyota forums out there...... :D
     
  9. Baron_Samedi

    Baron_Samedi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Smells like an advert....
     
  10. kwakdonut

    kwakdonut Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Lol....certainly a Sherman though! :D
     
  11. Baron_Samedi

    Baron_Samedi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sherman...

    Sounds like you're starting a whole new thread about euphemisms

    Like it!
     
  12. kwakdonut

    kwakdonut Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    LOL! I won't go there.......

    Anyway, for those that DON'T know - Sherman Tank=Yank=A person of American origin.....
     
  13. dchester

    dchester Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Or a Mr Sherman is the Chairman of a yorkshire working men's club!

    D.
     
  14. Baron_Samedi

    Baron_Samedi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Given your mood, I was thinking something completely different! :doh:
     
  15. kwakdonut

    kwakdonut Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Nah, I feel that you have mixed it up with Barclays League Banker..... :p
     
  16. Baron_Samedi

    Baron_Samedi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    :D

    Yep, my mind is in the gutter this morning!
     
  17. kwakdonut

    kwakdonut Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Joining mine, no doubt! :p
     
  18. Baron_Samedi

    Baron_Samedi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I thought I could sense someone else down her in the murk :D
     
  19. dchester

    dchester Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    her or here? ;) :D
     
  20. Baron_Samedi

    Baron_Samedi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Oops, Freudian slip methinks :crazy:
     
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