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Thanks for adding me - new to Mercedes

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by The_Wombat, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. The_Wombat

    The_Wombat New Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    2001 CLK320 Avantgarde

    Just bought my first Mercedes, a 2001 CLK320 Avantgarde. Collected from Wembley and just got back to Huntingdon.

    Having pretty much always owned Alfa Romeos and Land Rovers (and still collecting both!!), I now understand 'why Mercedes!' even from the one trip I have made. Perhaps not quite as characterful as my other marques, but definitely still characterful, smooth, supremely solid, and comfortable. OK, I get it now (still to be convinced by BMW and Audi though :))

    Need to check it over thoroughly. Unusually for me this is a used car dealer car, so there is warranty, breakdown cover etc as part of a very reasonable package, and there is a full service history right up to its barely run in 61k miles, but I will give it the once over. Already found a fuel leak when it is full, which seems to be a perished breather hose or similar.

    Then I can start to get a few less priority things done. Wheels need a refurb, perhaps in a slightly darker silver or gunmetal (to hide the brake dust!), drivers seat belt doesn't retract quickly and is missing the plastic stud for the buckle, and maybe, just maybe, a double DIN Apple car play head unit.

    Very pleased though!!
     
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  2. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Welcome buddy , lovely looking car there . This is a very handy forum for those of us with older MB's .
     
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  3. AJD

    AJD Senior Member

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    2017 W205 C200 2.0Ltr (Petrol) ///AMG Line, Premium, 4dr. Auto. Brilliant Blue with Alpaca trim
    Hi Wombat, welcome to the forum :)
     
  4. Blobcat

    Blobcat Moderator

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    Hello and welcome
     
  5. Dean Fletcher

    Dean Fletcher Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome!! You been round Wimbledon lately?? :D:D:D
     
  6. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Welcome ...that was a Womble!
     
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  7. Dean Fletcher

    Dean Fletcher Senior Member

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    Same thing aint it:eek: well before my time John.
     
  8. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Har har, touché :):)
     
  9. Dean Fletcher

    Dean Fletcher Senior Member

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    I won't lie I had to Google it. :cool:
     
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  10. Srdl

    Srdl Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. You’ve done very well to find one with that mileage :)
     
  11. davidsl500

    davidsl500 Senior Member

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  12. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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  13. davemercedes

    davemercedes Senior Member

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    Hello Wombat and welcome.

    At the back of a roadside hotel we stayed at in Oz the owners looked after wild animals. They had a pair of wombats - I was very surprised how the big male liked to be picked up and cuddled - or snuggled. The fur was very coarse like hugging a yard broom! They also used to put sugar and stuff down in a long line behind the bedrooms the upper floors had balconies) and hundreds of parakeets descended just on cue. They were very tame, too.
     
  14. Conor

    Conor Senior Member

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    Hey Wombat,

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first MB purchase. I purchased my first at the beginning of this year.. I now well and truly have the MB bug :)
     

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