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Back in the fold & a female comment

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by The Pan Man, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. The Pan Man

    The Pan Man Senior Member

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    Well after taking a deposit on the BMW I went V8 Merededs hunting. Quite rare beasts to say the least. So as usual when buying a car I set my budget and started to look for the best available with as many toys as possible, a man can never have too many toys, it must come from childhood. So I found 1 only and it turned out to be at my local MB dealer. Well it is well documented in other posts what I thought about this dealer (Alex) will remember, but I was in for a shock. I rang and was put through to the sales manager new in post from another MB dealer, we spoke arranged a test drive and that all went well. When I got back to the dealer I was shocked the whole place has been transformed and there are none of the old staff there, that in it's self must say something. So we had a chat did the deal and next week I will be driving a MB which 41/2 years ago cost someone just shy of £47,000.00 and I have paid less than a third of that. I could have for the same money a 2 year old Mondeo no brainer really.

    Spec from the advert.


    2008 (57 reg)
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    33,000 miles
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    4 Doors, Automatic, Saloon, Petrol, 33,000 miles, Periclase Green Metallic, Leather - Tundra Brown, 5462 cc, Electric Windows, Central Door Locking, Cruise Control, Electric Seats, Wood Trim, Alarm, Immobiliser, ABS, Climate Control, PARKTRONIC, COMAND System, Multiple airbags, Alarm and immobiliser, Leather upholstery, 17" alloy wheels, Automatic headlamps, Heated front seats, 8-speaker stereo system, Split Folding Rear Seat, Headlamp Wash, Rear Headrests, Folding Mirrors, Illuminated Vanity Mirrors, Multi Function Steering Wheel, CD Changer, Fog Lights, ASR, Dual Front Airbags, Electrically Adjustable Front Seats with Memory, Electrically Operated and Heated Exterior Mirrors, Metallic Paint, Telephone Pre Wiring, Panoramic Roof, Automatic Dimming Mirror, Bi Xenon Headlights with Wash System, First Aid Kit, Anti-theft alarm system including infrared interior monitoring.

    Full report will follow, now for the female comment.
    We have always run our home life the same way, Wife takes responsibility for all household things bills direct debits etc, and I do everything connected to movement,holidays, cars and so on, it's worked for the last 36 years so if it's not broken don't try to fix it. When I returned from the test drive she asked me how it went I said it was a very nice motor car that needs a good and proper clean (Not a dealer valet) and that I had put a deposit on it and would be collecting it next weekend. Good says she. "I never liked that BMW" she says after 25 months of riding round in it. I might not have mentioned the engine size we'll cross that bridge a some point in the future.
     
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    Nice one. You'll certainly enjoy this car
     
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    Congratulations, sounds a great car.

    I have long fancied a 5.5 211 and would be interested to hear how you get on with it.

    Some photos of the Periclase/Tundra combo please!
     
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    Thanks guys I will do the right thing when I have it and can get some decent light for photos. Think British Racing Green but in a metalic and sand rather than biege for the leather.
     
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    That car has to be have been by an old person, your know the sort, "I've had petrol cars all my life and would never drive a diesel". The colour scheme confirms it.

    Its a good thing, it'll have been cherished and looked after.
     
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    Steve, I wonder if yesterday was the first time it had been red lined. LOL
     
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    Probably, unless the old boy got his walking stick jammed on the pedal....

    Was a tartan blanket left on the parcel shelf, the true indication of a geriatrics wheels...
     
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    I always wonder what the implication of a box of Kleenex on the back shelf is.
     
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    Open to lots of possibilities really! Just hope John (47p2) doesn't see this, I know what his conclusion will be :)
     
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    In conjunction with a trilby hat or a tartan blanket, an oldster.

    Without those items however...
     
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    Don't let age fool you, I'm drawing my pension and I Drag Race ;)
     
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    I always wonder what the implication of a box of Kleenex on the back shelf is.

    MB would call that accessory Active SOMETHING OR OTHER.
     
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    Just take the badges off ....... she'll not know a V8 from a 4 pot! ;);)
     
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    Toyota Yarris :shock:
     
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    The Pan Man

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    Just take the badges off ....... she'll not know a V8 from a 4 pot!

    Sorted with dealer already. I'm only old not senile.
     
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    Just looked at your car on Autotrader having done a search for 5 litre plus E class. Lovely colour scheme and spec and amazing value. Congratulations again.
     
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    I would be embaresed to tell you what the final figure was and what was included, I felt a bit like dick turpin. Collecting Saturday. Early Xmas present.
     
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    I had a look too. Lovely car. You must be very pleased.
     

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