1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What do Merc folk make of this?

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by lanciaman, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. lanciaman

    lanciaman Senior Member

    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Your Mercedes:
    E220 Cabrio (A124) - 1994
  2. jibcl500

    jibcl500 Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,420
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    Your Mercedes:
    CL500,ML55,SLK280
    I think Id prefer to have my love spuds removed by a rabid dog rather than part with £3500 of my easily obtained dosh for that pile of monkey poo.

    But it will be a future classic.

    jib
     
  3. Rockall

    Rockall Senior Member

    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Location:
    Donegal Ireland
    Your Mercedes:
    Many
    As a former Renault fan many years ago - Renault 25's which I converted to diesel, I would still have a soft spot for some of their models.
    A good friend of mine who has remained loyal to Renault drives the diesel version of the Vel Satis - has it now for six years, which is twice as long as he normally keeps a car. He loves it and has had NO problems at all.
    I have driven it quite a few times and must admit the comfort, sturdiness, and build quality is very impressive.

    Regards

    Bill
     
  4. st4

    st4 Banned

    Messages:
    8,624
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Location:
    Sunny Scotland
    Your Mercedes:
    Disqualified driver
    Its horrific but I do get the appeal.
     
  5. OP
    lanciaman

    lanciaman Senior Member

    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Your Mercedes:
    E220 Cabrio (A124) - 1994
    Interesting he has had no problems. They're not known for that, especially the diesels! Hence the appeal of the 3.5 which is a Nissan unit from the 350Z.

    I think they are great!
     
  6. television

    television Always remembered RIP

    Messages:
    164,074
    Likes Received:
    310
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    Daventry
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    If there is no STAR on it then I know nothing:(
     
  7. Cole@MBS

    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    13,571
    Likes Received:
    653
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Location:
    Hedge End, Southampton
    Your Mercedes:
    124 300 CE 24 Coupe, 209 240 CLK
    Its french, what more is there to say????
     
  8. OP
    lanciaman

    lanciaman Senior Member

    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Your Mercedes:
    E220 Cabrio (A124) - 1994
    So is the Citroen DS - does that mean it should be dismissed?
     
  9. RichardCC

    RichardCC Senior Member

    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Location:
    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
    Your Mercedes:
    W210 E300TD 1998
    Had a Renault 18 for about 5 years and it was one of the most comfortable cars I have ever owned. Wife (now ex) blew the bleeding engine up and so I started my big adventure with the magic star on the bonnet and have never looked back :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  10. LTD

    LTD Senior Member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Your Mercedes:
    2013 E220 CDi Coupe Sport
    I think it takes 'merde' to a new level.
     
  11. tode

    tode Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,952
    Likes Received:
    68
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Location:
    NW FRANCE
    Your Mercedes:
    S350 btec 2011
    Although I'm a fan of Peugeots, I wouldn't touch a Renault with a bargepole.

    And to describe it as "the French Rolls Royce" would make even Frenchmen laugh. :lol:
     
  12. paul hayward

    paul hayward Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Your Mercedes:
    all MB sold..V70R now ;-)
    :shock:...well said:lol:


    i had a Laguna once and after that i dont think i would ever get a Reno again... it did get me from A to B but just had No Soul!..My Auntie brought it off me and they still have it and its not let them down after at least 9 maybe more years of ownership so cant be all that bad....get a 124 diesel..........
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  13. Corned

    Corned Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,470
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Location:
    East Midlands
    Your Mercedes:
    2005 S211 E320CDI Avantgarde
    I'd say go for it.

    When did you last see another one? There is definitely something to be enjoyed in driving around in something different. The badge snobs will say don't do it.

    Take a good dose of brave pills and wade in - you only live once!
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  14. rich599

    rich599 Senior Member

    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Location:
    huddersfield
    Your Mercedes:
    w204/sprinter/vw t5 autosleeper/david brown 880/david brown 950
    not my cuppa tea
     
  15. stevieb15

    stevieb15 Senior Member

    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Your Mercedes:
    98 r129 sl500,90 W126 500SE,03 CLK 320 Avant Convertible
    Good French cars are magnificent...the opposite an absolute nightmare.
    My father had a fabulous Renault 16 and a girlfriends father a DS, both so far head of the rest of the mass market. Paradoxically one of my managers back in the nineties made having a Citroen XM a resignation issue so we let him have one and made him keep it for the full 80000 miles, which took about 5 years!
    If I hadn't just MOT'd the CE I might just have taken a punt on this Vel Satis, its just such an interesting prospect if its a good one and lets be honest it's 6 months depreciation on a £20k Repmobile.
     
  16. SL55 Mark

    SL55 Mark Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,648
    Likes Received:
    354
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Location:
    South
    Your Mercedes:
    2004 SL55 AMG
    Had a bunch of R5 GT Turbos and a Gordini turbo as a kid, now they were great cars. So I would never dismiss Renault. But this ? Not my cup of tea.
     
  17. Sue new MB owner!!

    Sue new MB owner!! Senior Member

    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    Your Mercedes:
    SLK 200 /2009 /1.8
    Personally its not for me ....anyone who buys it is either desperate or sad ... or got no taste!!
     
  18. cloth cap

    cloth cap New Member

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Your Mercedes:
    C124
    :shock: 10 years old and no rust - what's not to like?
     
  19. davidsw

    davidsw Senior Member

    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    Location:
    cornwall
    Your Mercedes:
    Jaguar XKR ,Jaguar S-Type, Porsche Boxster S
    I had a laguna 3ltr.Very comfortable and the only problems I had was 2 new coil packs and a window regulator.Cam belt change was going to cost upwards of £500 so got rid .Quite economical cruising at 70 mph it showed 39 mpg as against the merc which shows about 35 mpg.
     
  20. V6Matty

    V6Matty Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,777
    Likes Received:
    1,535
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Location:
    Newark, Notts
    Your Mercedes:
    S212/10/E350(His) W169/2005/A180 (Hers)
    I had a 3lrt v6 clio for a while and loved every minute of it, just bought it at the wrong time of year. (255bhp, RWD, very light and short) i would go round corners and then the car wanted to go round it the other way even if i didn't :lol:. i like the difference of the vel satis and for that price it will be a good work horse.

    I'd say go for it if you think you can get it past your wife :D
     

Share This Page