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Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Derek Storrs, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Derek Storrs

    Derek Storrs New Member

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    Hello all. Derek from Dundee. Don't own a Mercedes and never have, but recently been fancying a CLS 320cdi.

    They are a complete unknown to me so looking to all the good people on here to advise me of the pitfalls as well as the great points.

    They seem to be a hell of a lot of car for very little money in some cases, which makes me think (wrongly I hope) that there could be aforementioned pitfalls.

    Look forward to your replies.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SmartAmg

    SmartAmg Senior Member

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    Welcome, Derek. :D
     
  3. Blobcat

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    Hello and welcome
     
  4. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Welcome Derek
    Very little wrong with the model, as you say a lot of car for the money and in my eyes a handsome beast
     
  5. AJD

    AJD Senior Member

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    Hi Derek, welcome to the forum :) Nothing to fear there, a great car, as you have said a lot of car for your money :)
     
  6. Srdl

    Srdl Senior Member

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    Hi Derek and welcome, just one word of warning - when you get the Mercedes bug, it’s very difficult to shake it off!

    By the way, the V6 diesel is a great engine, very smooth and fast. If you post a link to the ad for any car you are considering, the members here can give you their opinion.
     
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  7. sonic

    sonic Senior Member

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    Welcome, my wife is from Dundee so I know the area well. Two friends of mine have the 320 CLS, both are pleased & no problems.
     
  8. Conor

    Conor Senior Member

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    Welcome Derek.

    The CLS is a nice motor alright. What year are you thinking?
     
  9. mercmancdi

    mercmancdi Senior Member

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    Just after buying my 3rd cls ,
    Welcome.
     
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    Taffy7hfa Senior Member

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    Nice car, great engine.
     
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    Derek Storrs

    Derek Storrs New Member

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    No particular year. One I like is in Aberdeen, 56 plate, met. red with nice light interior (don't like black interiors) 100k, history £3650
     
  12. Blobcat

    Blobcat Moderator

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    I’d give the underside a good check that it’s not suffering from being parked near the docks in Aberdeen whilst the owner is offshore.
     
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    Derek Storrs

    Derek Storrs New Member

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    It's in a dealers. Had a drive in another one. Not for me sadly. Didn't like it at all. Need to think again. Probably not what you want to hear on this forum, but that's the way it goes.
     
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    Blobcat Moderator

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    It's your money and your choice, if you don't like it that's fine, best of luck with whatever you get - if we all liked the same thing it would be a very boring world.

    I've almost always gone for "E's" rather than "CLS's" because I couldn't justify the price hike for basically the same car, albeit in a less practical dress
     
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