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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by s5tuart, May 9, 2020.

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    I think it’s blue :D
     
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    The website says black. I hope it doesn’t look too much like a hearse :eek:
    A fitting tribute at my age i suppose :D
     
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    I”d go over the paintwork thoroughly the images on their website look a bit pixelated but the paint finish at the rear of the car on the wheel close up looks suspect so if you do buy definitely view in person. Again check for disc and pad wear @27k miles a lot are due for replacement a very good earner for dealerships at circa £800+
     
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    Thank you. I will heed that good advice. I’ve requested a video walk round. It’s only in Norwich so not too far to go if I decide I like it from the video. It has a tow bar fitted so that would put more stress on the brakes if it’s been pulling a horse box around, which may explain the saddle brown interior! :rolleyes:
     
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    Seeing a tow bar on the car always worries me so much I wouldn’t buy it . I “think” it may/must have strained the gearbox and all associated stuff . Not sure if this is rational :geek:
     
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    If it’s a factory tow bar then I wouldn’t worry, they will have uprated the radiator to compensate for any additional heat created by towing, plus most won’t have actually towed that often in reality
     
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    My other half said the same thing. Would rather buy a car without a towbar and fit our own, usually. But if the factory fit one does not look used...
     
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    I’ll check it on the video walk round.
    Maybe it’ll be shiny and new! :)
     
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    In a welcome email I received it says it’s Saddle Brown leather because I asked specifically about it.
    It’s all about asking the right questions though...I’ve now asked them to confirm it definitely not Artico or any other man made leather. I’m still waiting for the reply. I actually think I’d be happy with that colour although I’m still not 100% sure about the black exterior, especially as @malcolm210 pointed out the paint looks a bit odd in the photos. I’m retired so have plenty of time to keep it clean but I don’t want to be a slave to it!
     
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    I wouldn't buy a car with a tow bar fitted either Wighty, my concerns would be exactly the same as yours :rolleyes::geek:
     
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    Pretty sure that Artico only comes in black. The nice colours are leather
     
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    That’s very useful to know. Thank you.
     
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    I’m sure it’s leather however with black you will be a slave , no doubt ...
     
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    I might investigate some of those ceramic coating products. get it detailed, paint correction done then coated. More research to do but that’s better than sitting on my r’s and getting fat (ter)
     
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    There is no doubt if you can keep a black car clean there is nothing better - even my Mineral Grey B*W shows dust etc - MB Selonite Grey is my preferred taste at the moment and seems to hide the dirt reasonable well
     
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    I have always thought that Silver was a good colour to not show the dust and dirt. I also think it does look a bit bland on certain cars
     
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    Yes I do like my 212 estate in Palladium Silver (792) it’s slightly brighter than the Brilliant Silver (744) I had on the 210 but Senolite Grey (992) really suits the 213 in my opinion and hides the dirt almost as well as Palladium
     
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    I bought the black one! :eek:

    Delivery next week

    Spent the whole return journey wishing I had Airmatic, cruise and aircon!!:geek: 9A1F2978-0891-4C1B-BE20-72A3DE73E423.jpeg 079A4AE6-DC9F-4316-AEBF-8E450F326663.jpeg 6343125E-B11E-45E2-97CB-EB63778799BD.jpeg E0DB3EE6-0A01-429E-A475-95C3B5897D35.jpeg 5DAB3EEC-8790-4F70-8354-FFEC8AB581F1.jpeg
     
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    You were absolutely right about the saddle brown looking so much better in person :cool:
     
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