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Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Wee Jonny, May 15, 2018.

  1. Wee Jonny

    Wee Jonny Active Member

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    After over 25 years of Alfa ownwership I'm going for a wee change.

    I love the look of the CLA Shooting Brake and thought the club would be the place to find one.

    My ideal car would be a red 250 AMG but may consider a diesel depending on the spec.

    If anyone is selling please get in touch.

    Jonny
     
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    Welcome Jonny
    Good choice- you might want to check if Mercedes have sorted their red paint issues, they had a big problem with fire opal red in the past.
     
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    Thanks John.

    I'm new (or will be) to Mercedes so this is welcome.
     
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    Yep, as John states, avoid Fire Opal Red but Hyacinth Red hasn't had the same problems reported.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Hi Jonny, welcome to the forum and MB ownership. :)
     
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    Welcome

    I know someone with a A250 AMG and it is a rapid car
     
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    Are they selling??


     
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    Thanks for the heads up.

    I've just been into my Mercedes dealership to ask a couple of questions on the different trim levels on the CLA and the paint problems.

    The slaesman assured me that all paint problems were sorted as it was a recall issue and I had nothing to worry about if I were to go for a Fire Opal Red one.
     
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    Forget that. It's had 3 owners. Too many for such a new car.
     
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    Could have been a demo plus 2 owners, check the service history, owners is not something I would worry about
     
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    Aha, salesman speak. He would tell you the moon was made of cheese if it got him a sale.
    Just remember quite a few cars on both Mercedes UK forums have been back to the dealer for part/full resprays because of blistering Fire Opal Red paint. I wouldn't touch it despite the salesman's claims.
     
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    Ha. I did say to him that he wouldn't tell if they were having a lot of grief with the paint.

    I'm now looking at Strorm Grey (I think it's called) ones now.

    And JBell sent me a wee beaut.....

    There's such a difference in price for what looks like very similar cars

    Thanks AMGeed
     
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    No problem Jonny.

    All the grey paints look superb on Mercedes.
    Palladium is my favourite.
     
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