Nope quite happy with my 30mpg anymore and I would feel I am being spoilt [emoji6]
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So with the E-Class, I am always more conscious about the whole thing, particularly the extra complexity of the system, although whether ................
That was a trip reading my overall is nearer 22 mpg as wife does plenty 1.5 mile trips!I just checked my MM and my average for the last ~5000 miles is 27.2mpg however that is mainly short trips and I do have a lead foot. That green economy dial in my car always shows more accelerator than coasting .
So 30 is pretty good.
I think (hope) the roof mechanics are reasonably good these days . My SLK had the roof being opened and closed 2x per day (during the week) and most weekends for the whole time I had it ~4 years. Say ~2000 actuations without trouble.
Probably find that most convertible cars in the UK will do that (2000) in 20 years.
I had a fantastic remote roof module put in my 99 SL 4 years ago and it was so much better than holding down the button while the roof closed. ......................
I had a fantastic remote roof module put in my 99 SL 4 years ago and it was so much better than holding down the button while the roof closed. It was great until it fried my roof ECU last year :0 now i'm back to holding that damn button and waiting. With this in mind I generally leave the roof open if nipping into shops. Its also worth mentioning that with a cloth hood the car gets very very hot in the sunshine so its better to leave the roof down as well. My old girl also has 13 pumps for the roof, i've been told, and as she's 20 years old this year i'm not wanting to over stress those pumps. Oh and before I forget, the R129 SL plastic windows in the soft top don't like the roof being continually opened and closed and look bloody awful when they start to crack.
Pathetic isn't it - one buys a soft top and non soft top people criticise us for when and where we can raise or lower our roofs WTF?
Get a life lads. People with soft tops love the roof down - end of.
Popping into a pub or a store for no more than an hour does not present a threat. Yes if you left it there during a film or a football match - maybe.
Bird shit / rubbish / grafitti / theft - almost unheard of in my 900 years of driving.
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