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I'm weak at the knees and the skip is having feelings of self loathing

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by st4, Dec 30, 2012.

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    Omg look at it. Superb in white. Stunning design inside and out and plenty boot space.

    I need it so badly this is no joke. Never have I wanted a car so badly. Maybe I shouldn't get one, it might not live up to my lofty irrational expectations ImageUploadedByTapatalk1356855677.369639.jpg
     
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    st4

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    Outta my price league but depreciation will hopefully be kind to me. I love this car. It's the finest car money can buy, it's trumped the C class estate from top spot....
     
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    I guess its the same as people,, not good if we all wanted the same woman;)
     
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    Thankfully God made plenty to go round ; )
     
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    ...and if you choose right, the depreciation's not bad either! ;)
     
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    You mean women or CLS350s ? ;)
     
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    Most MB s are the finest cars money can buy;):D...i really like the new B class...would love to find one of those for my mum in a few years time when she wants to change..i call her VW Jetta a "Tractor".... :lol:
     
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    Nice behind, but ugly up front, you need a Jaguar Estate, much nicer loking.
     
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    Dead right Nick, at least my CL is big enough to hold that shape :D
     
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    In three years time when you can pick one up for say £25k, will you still want one?

    I fancy one myself but don't fancy losing £35k depreciation over 3 years. OK I could keep it forever but I would get bored with it.

    Also I do feel the 350 cdi engine is uncompetitive with the latest from BMW and Audi which would irritate me, especially when being blown away on the autobahn.
     
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    My CL lost £75k in 5 years :D:D and prices are still falling, or to replace with the extra's it has £100k
     
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    I'd take a 250cdi to be honest. It'll be more than ok and cheap to run.

    It's IMHO the best looking CLS bar the 219 and a surprisingly handsome car and inside they are so nice. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1356865535.740863.jpg

    However would it match this
     
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    Steve, you should make a poll so that we can vote for or against the shooting brake. A poll for those who want you to keep the C220 CDi and another poll for those who want to see you in the stunning shooting brake. LOL
     
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    Ideally I'd keep the C class. I have a feeling the CLS might be a tad to long and wide for little rural roads.

    I was touring in Cumbria and N Yorks. today, the smaller car made little rural roads fun rather than omg a car is coming I'm having to choose between losing paint or a mirror

    I'm still loving the skip and I've not yet seen one of these in person yet...
     
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    Love your new photography website. It's sure to be the hit you deserve and don't forget to enter the "Visit Britain" photography competition in 2013.
     
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    I saw my first CLS Shooting Brake in person a few days ago, while my S211 was in for its rear suspension recall.

    Very nice, but I think I still prefer the XF estate for looks. Neither beats the S211 for practicality, though!
     
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    I'm quite keen on the Jag option. I'll certainly look at them too one day
     
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    Well, I also have an S204 C220 - and got up close and personal with the CLS Brake for the first time today. First impression - it's big, think E class estate or maybe a bit more. Inside looks superb (OK, it was the sport AMG version, full leather, Comand etc and close on £60k, C250cdi), boot luggage cover works better than S203/204, they've added a hydraulic lift cylinder to the spare wheel well cover - but there's no hideaway tray when you lift that cover!

    Would I have one in place of my S204 - no. It's too big - never mind country roads, we've had an E estate parked next to us at the supermarket and that looked too big compared to the 204.
     
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    The size is concerning. I feel the 211 was big enough and the 204 was big enough (just)....

    This sort of post does pour good cold water on the idea....not in a bad way but the car might not live up to my bonkers expectations.
     

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