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Goodbye Mercedes

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by sdavies4, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. sdavies4

    sdavies4 Senior Member

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    Well after 2 years of ownership...and the loss of £13k I am saying goodbye to my E350....

    Reason, looming retirement...and as I am already a Jaguar Pensioner (early retirement and VR) also working back at JLR as a contractor, we get some fantastic offers on Car Lease, so I am ordering an LR Evoque....

    Bit sad but hey ho!
     
  2. mikestrivens

    mikestrivens Senior Member

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    Enjoy your retirement and JLR. I have been tempted by the Jag F-Pace after the mess Mercedes have made of the GLC crabbing issues.
     
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  3. davemercedes

    davemercedes Senior Member

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    Enjoy your "semi" retirement!

    Envy you a little... Jag is about the only brand I would switch to (and nearly did a while back).
     
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    sdavies4

    sdavies4 Senior Member

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    Planning full retirement sometime this year!
     
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  5. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    You are dead to me now buddy , I have turned away to face the opposite direction :D . Enjoy the new car and retirement .
     
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  6. flowrider99

    flowrider99 Senior Member

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    There's a E-Pace coming out this year.
     
  7. Taffy7hfa

    Taffy7hfa Senior Member

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    The F pace is an impressive looking suv, only time will tell if a shaguar has similar durability to a Mercedes.
     
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    13k ?? depreciation I presume ?
     
  9. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    So you're now a T.W.A.T. then... Tuesdays, Wednesdays And Thursdays? :D

    I like the F Pace I must say.
     
  10. Wozza14

    Wozza14 Senior Member

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    I think all these suv look the same although I like the new Land Rover discovery that's just come out ...nice trim inside that shouts class ...F pace looked like evougue inside ....took out gle coupe but felt a bit side to side in comfort mode....became a different car in sport + but so did the mpg
     
  11. V6Matty

    V6Matty Senior Member

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    Really? I think the back end of the new disco is hideous, just my opinion as the rest of he car is very nice
     
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  12. Wozza14

    Wozza14 Senior Member

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    Yes I thought that at first but you get used to it plus it has a massive boot....my son plays a lot of golf so handy....it's the 40k to change I get back in the e coupe and I know it's starting to show its age but only done 56k miles worth 9k trade in so I think I will keep it for now...and stop dreaming...although these suv not my dream car just practical .....Bentley coupe mmmmmmm.....
     
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  13. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Looks wise i think the new disco looks like the old freelander thereby losing kudos, might just be me....
     
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    sdavies4 Senior Member

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    Yes (Gulp!)
     
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    gramey Senior Member

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    I can only assume the growing interest in SUV's is due to the decreasing average speeds on our roads due to overcrowding so you can at least enjoy the scenery a little better. Other than that I really can't she the appeal, it doesn't matter who's badge is on it they're all boring looking boxes generally bought as 'lifestyle' vehicles, or in the case of the hideous looking and hideously priced Bentley just to make a statement about your disposable income.
    Personally for the Bentley money I'd rather have an Aston Martin Rapide if I ever had that sort of money to spend on a car, anyway enjoy your retirement whatever you're driving. :)
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    You still hanging on in the Merc forum buddy :):):)
     
  17. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    I did for about 12 months when I was 'between mercs' and got an A6...think I've been forgiven now
     
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    sdavies4

    sdavies4 Senior Member

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    Yes I will still look in from time to time....(retiring soon so will have the time I guess!!) - The wife and I plan to get a small sports car so you never know it might be a Merc....
    We have 4 Cars between us ( including 1 out in Spain! ) so will sell our UK "run around" to fund the "Fun Car" ...don't laugh but I like the Smart Car Cabriolet...she line the MX5......

    Who will win is anyone's guess!
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    MX5 then! And not a bad choice IMO!
     
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  20. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Sounds good , I vote MX5 as well ....maybe start your own non Merc breakaway section in the Merc forum :shock:
     

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