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Offline Ian W

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« Reply #6275 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 10:56:58 AM »
Have an error on my A Class that’s apparently really common, and it needs to go in for work. Miss the Smart which had no computer and was basically a large golf buggy.

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« Reply #6276 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 11:33:46 AM »
Just bought an 18 plate Peugeot 3008. Collecting either today or tomorrow.

I can’t get over how impressive the cockpit is compared to all similar cars. Drives really nicely as well.
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« Reply #6277 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 11:51:59 AM »
Have an error on my A Class that’s apparently really common, and it needs to go in for work. Miss the Smart which had no computer and was basically a large golf buggy.

What’s the error? Being new it probably just needs the computer reset?
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« Reply #6278 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 11:56:42 AM »
Have an error on my A Class that’s apparently really common, and it needs to go in for work. Miss the Smart which had no computer and was basically a large golf buggy.

What’s the error? Being new it probably just needs the computer reset?

‘Restraint system’ issue, red seatbelt and airbag light on. Googling it, seems very common on this model, sure it’s an easy fix but it’s a pain to have to book it in.

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« Reply #6279 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 12:05:29 PM »
I don't really need one or can afford one, but I really wan't a Tesla.

Honestly think if someone said there's a £100k to spend on any car, I'd get a top spec Model S.

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« Reply #6280 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 12:12:22 PM »
Heater motor has gone on my SLK. Ringing around and it’s impossible to find one. No one supplies them in the UK, only the LHD version. Rang Mercedes breakers, non of them have them in stock, rang Mercedes specialist mechanics, same outcome.
My brother who works for Merc trucks can get one, going to cost me £200 plus VAT though. Just has a text from a breaker who wants £260 for one, where as a Mercedes dealership has new ones in stock for £300.

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« Reply #6281 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 12:26:14 PM »
Get new!
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« Reply #6282 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 12:26:52 PM »
Have an error on my A Class that’s apparently really common, and it needs to go in for work. Miss the Smart which had no computer and was basically a large golf buggy.

What’s the error? Being new it probably just needs the computer reset?

‘Restraint system’ issue, red seatbelt and airbag light on. Googling it, seems very common on this model, sure it’s an easy fix but it’s a pain to have to book it in.

It will be a sensor issue again probably fixed with a reset.
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« Reply #6283 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 12:27:41 PM »
I don't really need one or can afford one, but I really wan't a Tesla.

Honestly think if someone said there's a £100k to spend on any car, I'd get a top spec Model S.

If I had 100k to spend on a car a Tesla would be last on the list.
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« Reply #6284 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 12:31:24 PM »
Get with the times, HTT.

We'll all be driving electric cars soon.

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« Reply #6285 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 12:37:42 PM »
Get with the times, HTT.

We'll all be driving electric cars soon.

Once the technology is better I’ll get behind the times, but it will be a sad day the death of big engined V8s :(
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« Reply #6286 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 12:51:09 PM »
Think the only thing holding it back is the distance you can travel on a full charge.

When I was using a car to travel to work, I was doing about 300 miles per week (which isn't a lot really). A full tank to last the week was around £50ish. Could easily do 300 miles on one charge in a Tesla, but for about £7-10.

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« Reply #6287 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 01:03:19 PM »
Think the only thing holding it back is the distance you can travel on a full charge.

When I was using a car to travel to work, I was doing about 300 miles per week (which isn't a lot really). A full tank to last the week was around £50ish. Could easily do 300 miles on one charge in a Tesla, but for about £7-10.

There should probably be a few other things holding you back

https://www.whatcar.com/news/2018-what-car-reliability-survey/n17824

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« Reply #6288 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 01:33:51 PM »
Get new!
Aye, my brother in the end could have got one for £240, then it would have cost another £20 or so for delivery. Mercedes were able to sell me one for £262. Another breakers yard got in touch to say £235, but for the sake of £30, it probably better just to get a new one.

Had my car been LHD, I could have picked one up for £100.

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« Reply #6289 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 01:46:06 PM »
Think the only thing holding it back is the distance you can travel on a full charge.

When I was using a car to travel to work, I was doing about 300 miles per week (which isn't a lot really). A full tank to last the week was around £50ish. Could easily do 300 miles on one charge in a Tesla, but for about £7-10.

There should probably be a few other things holding you back

https://www.whatcar.com/news/2018-what-car-reliability-survey/n17824

I own a Mazda. I'm used to cars breaking down.

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« Reply #6290 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 08:53:21 PM »
Ordered a Mercedes CLA 180 AMG line with the Premium plus package.

First Mercedes so not sure what to expect.

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« Reply #6291 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 11:13:49 PM »
Ordered a Mercedes CLA 180 AMG line with the Premium plus package.

First Mercedes so not sure what to expect.

Expect a decent build quality trim but software issues which seems common with Mercs. Enjoy either way!
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« Reply #6292 on: Monday 12 August 2019, 11:26:53 PM »
Oh and the engine may feel slightly underpowered in low gears.
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« Reply #6293 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 12:42:20 AM »
If you like Porsche you'll love this.


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« Reply #6294 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 05:36:56 PM »
Well I’ve just did over 2k miles in the 29 year old BMW pictured above since I got it 8 days ago and...

tl;dr Mini BMW car/road trip review :lol:

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Offline astraguy

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« Reply #6295 on: Wednesday 28 August 2019, 03:15:53 PM »
Any body shop repairers on here? Got a dent in the passenger sides rear panel that I've been quoted £300 to pull out, its on a car i wanna sell so I'd rather try and found out how you'd pull the dent out and do myself

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« Reply #6296 on: Wednesday 28 August 2019, 05:34:19 PM »
Any body shop repairers on here? Got a dent in the passenger sides rear panel that I've been quoted £300 to pull out, its on a car i wanna sell so I'd rather try and found out how you'd pull the dent out and do myself

Depends if its just a dent, or is it a crease? Also, is it on a flat(ish) panel, rather than a swage line?

If just a dent, you might be able it pull it out with suction, or (probably better option) take the door casing off and push it out from the inside.

Not a bodyshop repairer myself, but my dad was a panel beater by trade.
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« Reply #6297 on: Thursday 5 September 2019, 01:27:53 AM »


This looks phenomenal.

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« Reply #6298 on: Thursday 5 September 2019, 07:06:03 PM »


This looks phenomenal.

Nice. Done nearly 3,500 miles in the BM since I got it, I love it, more miles than I’ve done all year in the Merc. Gonna keep it and get rid of the Merc 😢
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« Reply #6299 on: Friday 6 September 2019, 09:27:54 PM »
Any suggestions for personal leasing companies? Got Select Car Leasing and Lings cars as recommendations already but interested to see who else is decent/reputable 
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