What's the best thing about your Merc?

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  1. jacksona

    jacksona Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I was thinking about my CLS G-E, and despite all the things I love about it, like the smooth, wafty drive, the effortless torque, and all the toys, the best thing about a W219 in Obsidian Black seems to be the sheer road presence that makes other cars get out of the way on the Motorway, without having to "persuade" them to move over.

    This is in marked contrast to both my 208 & 209 CLKs, which just didn't have the same presence, despite being lovely cars in their own right.

    So, what's the best thing about your Merc?

    Adam.
     
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    The unique engineering-thoroughness evident in the bits you don't see...

    The way the 3 litre V6 Turbo engine manages to feel like a petrol engine, in terms of power dielivery...admittedly making a lot more noise in the process...
     
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    The huge service bills, the exorbitant prices you get charged for plastic bits. the constant worry that my key-fob, SRS, gearbox, Comand system is going to evaporate in a cloud of smoke / steam whilst screeching like an Irish banshee..............other than that..it's a joy...but the best thing is it allows me to look down my nose upon those that drive cars that were born as 'bubble cars' ;)
     
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    Haha! Must admit, I did that in my W208 CLK!


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    Brake hold. I do lots of town driving and it's made life a lot easier.
     
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    Other than the V8 that is both more powerful than my last V8 whilst being a fair bit more fuel efficient?

    I love the panoramic roof.
     
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    The best thing about my Vito is that it will take two trackbikes, tools, fuel cans, wheels with wets, leathers etc. etc.etc.. to the racetracks.
    And it's not a pikey looking Transit.
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