yet another car for me...

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Hi All,
Today I went on a right old Goose chase in search of another car..
Had a list of places to visit to see C270’s.
Looked at a Grey C270 which I thought would have been “the one” but it was not to be.. The guy looked like he had come out of a “Travellers caravan” and the cars preparation was not good!
Stone chips that were Not touched up, No service history stamps at all despite it having 63k on the clock, all 4 wheels were terribly scuffed..
Whilst the guy was in his office on the phone I checked the oil level via the dashboard computer (Service mode) and it showed 4.6 litres on an engine that had stood all night. These engines are supposed to have 6.5 litres in them.
Lastly the stereo was worn through to the white plastic as though it had been worn thru by a ring or other carelessness..
I went for a test drive and the guy had left about 2 pints of fuel in it. He warned me not to go very far. The trip computer showed 9 miles remaining. I didn’t go far because I was no longer seriously interested in it.
So after travelling 110 miles I wasn’t impressed..

I had seen a very tidy looking Blue C270 but it was 125 miles from my location, in Meadowfield, Durham.
I phone up and asked Robert (The owner) to keep it for me whilst I travelled up to see it.
I can only tell you all What a difference…
You know when sometime everything just feels “Right” and the person you are dealing with seems like he is human and can actually string a sentence together??
Well this is my experience of Meadowfield motors.
I noticed lots of customers coming and going and they were all on first name terms with Robert and his mechanics.
The car was beautifully presented and has a genuine 34k miles. Full history and very well looked after indeed. Just look at the photos!
I asked Robert if I could mention his company on the forum because I am a strong believer in praising someone when they do something well. Its all too easy to shout and complain.
We went on a decent test drive and I have to admit I had forgotten just how smooth and creamy this 5 cylinder engine is..
More to the point I had forgotten how a Mercedes should feel
I agreed to have the car from Robert.
I shall pick her up on Saturday or maybe even earlier.
If any of you are looking for a Merc and you happen to see the model of your choice at Meadowfield motors then don’t worry about the quality of vehicle preparation or the friendly reception. Geordies have a reputation for friendliness and from what I experienced today its certainly well justified.


Ask for Robert:

Meadowfield Motors
Frederick Street North,
Meadowfield
Durham
DH7 8ND


Tel: 01913 784646
Mobile: 07778 479758

E-mail: mmotorsltd@aol.com
Web: http://www.meadowfieldmotors.co.uk
 
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Yep, one of THOSE !!!
That's a lot of cars to get back to a C class Simon.

However, you are happy, had the SL and lived to tell the tale.

Happy motoring !!!!!
 

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A facelift W203 is a nice car, and with the 270 engine it will be great.
 

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A facelift W203 is a nice car, and with the 270 engine it will be great.

I'll second that!! :thumb:

Nice colour Simon and the interior looks mint. Nice and airy too in that colour.
 

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You always did say you missed your 270 Simon.

So congratulations on finally getting back to where to where your heart is. Not forgetting too the snippets of infomation on the various models you have owned and posted on inbetween. For example never buy an automatic B Class.

Good Luck with it.

CHEERS
 

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Not sure if the good folk of Durham would want to be classed as Geordies.


Nor would the Geordies appreciate the good folk of Durham being called Geordies!

i can vouch for that part of the world though, Meadowfield is a canny little place.
 

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Very nice looking car Simon a proper mercedes :thumb: lovely colour blue looks very clean inside love the colour of the interior nice combination

Its already been said but its true you know when some thing feels right a gut feeling

Enjoy Simon and Sylvia :thumb:
 
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Nor would the Geordies appreciate the good folk of Durham being called Geordies!

i can vouch for that part of the world though, Meadowfield is a canny little place.

Oops sorry..
I just heard the accent (which I love) and assumed they were "geordies"..
In fairness to me some of them accused me of being "from Yorkshire" !!!!!
 

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Face lift W203 is a lovely car, not that i'm biased
 

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