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Discussion in 'New member introductions' started by clubadria, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. clubadria

    clubadria New Member

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    Jan 2, 2015
    Location:
    lincolnshire
    Car:
    Black 57 GL
    Hello,
    Well I've gone from owning many Audi's and VW over the years, my last car was a Audi A8 4.2 tdi, but we tow a Caravan and wanted to sit higher up.
    There isn't that many ML's AND GL's out there compared to other manufacture's.
    We do not need 7 seats, but a vehicle weighing 2 ton at least.
    All high spec merc's seem to be 2 or 3 grand above everything else, then the budget I had set a top price of 20 grand, So much newer ml even a very nice Designo, but also liked the GL, So found couple of nice spec ones, Didn't look at any because had to finish off bathroom first.
    Then looked at reviews of one garage up north and that put me off.
    Private one not on auto trader.
    After that I decided that changing the caravan was next on the list, So car price had to come down.
    After all that we've bought a 57plate GL 420cdi from Suffolk, It has a rear air bag leak and the boot doesn't want to open with the key.
    Will take it to Mercland when allowed out.
    The ride is not right its too bouncy, and fitting towing mirrors is not easy.
    But I like it and it has plenty of power.
    Hope it didn't bore you to much, we've all got plenty of time on our hands.

    Thanks
    David
     
  2. MissyD

    MissyD MB Enthusiast

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    Location:
    Essex
    Car:
    E200 1993, CLK 350 2005
    Hello and welcome
     
  3. Smart320

    Smart320 MB Enthusiast

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    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2017
    Location:
    Carmarthen
    Car:
    R172 SLK 55AMG , Toyota RAV4 3 dr
    Hello and welcome. Am sure Mercland will sort you out, bought an nice ML from them a couple of years ago
     
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    clubadria

    clubadria New Member

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    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2015
    Location:
    lincolnshire
    Car:
    Black 57 GL
    Thank you
    Will try and book it in with them so I've got an idea of what's wrong and how much its going to cost in putting right.
    Now Carmarthen very nice town with the impressive council building, Been to the Ivy bush a few times last year as i'm a coach driver.
     
  5. Smart320

    Smart320 MB Enthusiast

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    Location:
    Carmarthen
    Car:
    R172 SLK 55AMG , Toyota RAV4 3 dr
    Yes, we like the town, we live about 9 miles west on the Towy estuary, nice and quite and picturesque .
    Great village shop , delivers fresh fruit and veg, they bake their own bread and as the bar bistro at the back of the shop is closed they do take away beer and meals . 2 minutes walk for my wife to collect, or they will deliver. :D
     
  6. Germgh0st

    Germgh0st Active Member

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    Feb 11, 2019
    Location:
    South Shields
    Car:
    2019 AMG C43
    Welcome :)
     
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    clubadria

    clubadria New Member

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    Joined:
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    Location:
    lincolnshire
    Car:
    Black 57 GL
    Hope they do well, As its places like them bring back how things used to be, when I visit a new place that's what I look for local baker and butcher for sandwich or sausage roll.
    Last year I toured around South Wales, And has made me want to visit with my caravan.

    Thanks everyone
    David
     
  8. Smart320

    Smart320 MB Enthusiast

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    Location:
    Carmarthen
    Car:
    R172 SLK 55AMG , Toyota RAV4 3 dr
    Only after the all clear!
    If you are coming to Carmarthen let me know and we can meet for a beer
     
  9. SmartAmg

    SmartAmg MB Enthusiast

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    Location:
    St Helens
    Car:
    2011 E class coupe 350 cdi
    Welcome. :D
     

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