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Returned from dealer with a huge grin

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by The Pan Man, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. The Pan Man

    The Pan Man Senior Member

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    Well as you all know I was due to pick up my E500 today or tomorrow I got it today and I have not stopped grinning yet.

    It came from Mercedes Stratford upon Avon now part of the Inchcape Group, what a difference to whoever owned it after it was called Speeds like chalk and cheese. A huge step in the right direction.

    I could not get a lift today so, 1 short phone call and I was collected from home and taken back to the dealership. To be greeted by the best ever prepared used car that I have ever received, and I have bought a few over the years. Truly truly stunning preperation. As good as if I had done it myself and trust me that is a compliment indeed. If it was a current model and the number plates were taken off it would have been mistaken for a brand new vehicle. The whole experience has been first class from start to finish.

    At the hand over a very keen MB enthuisast talked me through every knob switch, whistle and bell and there are a lot of them, paired the bluetooth made sure that I was happy, the salesman that I dealt with sorted all the paperwork got me a coffee all that I had to do was inspect the car pay my hard earned and drive away in the best most expensvie (When new) car that I have ever owned. In 41/2 years someone has swollowed over £40,000.00 in depreciation.

    So where do I go from here I feel like I've won the lottery. If the sun shines tomorrow I will try and get some pictures posted on here.
     
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    Is there anyting better than enjoying a new purchase (well, apart from "that")?

    Good for you.
     
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    Health to enjoy. Sounds like a great purchase.
     
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    I bought my current car from MB SoA and have it serviced there. I did have a few issues to start with, mainly because i think they were getting rid of a couple of staff and had handover "issues" but once resolved, their aftersales and parts teams are top notch!
     
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    I love threads like this. Happy owners make this a good place to go. Good luck with the 500
     
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    The Pan Man

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    Thanks Guys the car is awsome to drive. Will have to fill it up tomorrow, but I have a £0.10p per litre discount ther is aprox 1/4 tank so should take about 60 litres. Steve I have set that picture of yours a my desktop it's a lovely picture.
     
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    Really pleased for you chap and it looks like you bought it at a good time as the supermarkets are about to wage war on fuel pricing apparently.

    I believe Tesco start the ball rolling tomorrow with 3p/ltr off and the rest are already dropping the price. I passed Asda this evening and it was at 129.

    I bet it sounds formidable :D
     
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    Look forward to reading a running report after you've had it a while, especially real world mpg for the 211 5.5.

    At present I do about 500 miles a week which equals about a tank a week: could I face gassing it up every 3 days if I switched to a 500? If you see 25mpg it would be encouraging.
     
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    I will of course be posting stuff as I get into the car with all it's kit and that little gem or should that be jet of an engine. Bonus Bonus, When I got it home the wife said "I like that" that's a proper result.
     
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    But when you got home did you switch it off quicky so you could say it was a 1.8?
     
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    Nice one chap that is a good result, now wait until she's driven it with the throttle acting like a teleportation device :D

    Get some pics up soon.

    Pete
     
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    The Pan Man

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    Robparker, I did have it debadged before collection. SWMBO is not a car person so as long as she is not looking over my shoulder when I'm on here she will be none the wiser. LOL
     
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    Sounds like a great buy and clearly it fits well with you. Pictures are mandatory of course... :D
     
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    Before we all get too happy earlier in the year the price of petrol in Venezuela was 8 pence per litre--- and no I haven't missed out a decimal point. ;) http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/...-10-cheapest-countries-world-petrol-2012.html
     
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    In Venezuela I might be convinced to run a petrol car...

    Ps id be interested to read about how you get on with the 7g. Tv posted about how well it worked in his petrol CL500. I had less joy with diesel fueled 7g cars but it would be a good bit of info to hear from you
     
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    The Pan Man

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    Steve the old saying "great minds think alike" come to mind. I have TV and your posts on this subject copied and pasted into a file already. I have driven both a diesel and petrol but will post my findings as a driver of a 7G box being my only car. Did I mention the rugby, I slept in my England shirt last night.
     
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    As my old boss used to say to me "if you are happy then I am happy".

    A lot love the box, just as I didn't doesn't mean you cannot enjoy it..,
     
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    Sounds like a very nice car. The sun is shining, so we await pics :D
     
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    Look forward to the pics
     
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    just been checking out that E500...............it's a 388bhp 5.5 V8.......lucky lucky lucky %$*(@ lol

    Mind, even the earlier 308bhp 5.0v8 is probably no slouch, but i think i'd prefer that extra 80bhp for another 500cc.!!!
    Now to find that in a 7 seater estate! lol
     

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