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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    Here's a video review of my 2019 Mercedes A250 4Matic Saloon AMG Line. I'll be talking about the various features and functionalities of the car in addition to summarizing what, in my opinion, is great about this car and also what could be a little better. Please watch, comment and subscribe.
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    Mercedes shares have hit a five year low and they've issued another profit warning. BMW are not doing much better and VW have serious issues such as a 900million euro fine from Munich. A friend who works in the city was telling me even their government is being very helpful...
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    For some two decades of chatting with them, I've heard drivers of E-Class taxis across Europe comment that their car isn't a patch on the S-Class. To them, the S-Class is The Boss. One even claimed that the suspension on the S-Class was so cleverly designed that, at speed, 'all of the car's...
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    I don't remember the ins and outs now so forgive me if i'm wrong, but a few years back, weren't there some tax breaks on pick ups? You could buy them through a business as a commercial vehicle, claim some of the tax back, then run them as an alternative to a 'private' car. Hence the sudden rise...
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    There's a surprise rumour about diesel gate https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/german-car-industry-under-eu-cartel-investigation
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    What is this? Maybe it's good (or bad) timing that these TV adverts have now appeared together: Aviva: Confused: If my experience is anything to go by though, they are not representative of Mercedes drivers, because there's no way I could gather enough speed in my Taxi to get up to any of...
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    Parked opposite a new model Merc and spotted a photo opp. Can you see what I did there? I'm practically David Bailey :biglaugh:
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    Why oh why do you let your small commercial vehicles rust like they do? Walking past a 10 reg Mercedes panel van this morning and every panel had signs of rot, the rear doors were going rotten at the bottom of the doors, the leading edge of the bonnet was manky ! Even the top of the windscreen...
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    I've started seeing a few around now. (Well, two actually.) Just played with the configurator for the 250 4MATIC petrol. 211BHP which (IMHO) is a sweetspot for cars of this size. Have just asked for a test drive on MB's website too. :o:o:o:o
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    So i have been driving my 159 Sportwagon for 5 years now commuting 100 miles a day and there is nothing else that comes close to the looks of my car from any manufacture in my opinion. I have been holding out for the new Guilia estate version but sadly this seems to be a pipe dream. I need an...
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    Just read a letter in Autocar from some guy claiming/blaming the fact that his 53reg Merc SL has serious rust due to Mercedes buying steel from Fiat at that time. Is this true? I have never seen anything to say this the case. It is well known that Mercs of that generation suffer quite badly from...
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    I have several Mercedes but have become interested in Alfa Romeos. I've alway admired the design of the GTV from the 60's and 70's and the spider from the early 60's is one of the most beautiful two seater sports cars ever designed. I hope to purchase a 1750 GTV at some point.
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    Have new Mercs got a rear facing radar now? I think I set one off today as it flashed it's hazards at me as I came up to a stationary traffic queue.
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    In a couple of years, I'll part with the 190, and I have my eye on a used W204 as a possible replacement (not set in stone; i like that Toyota/Subaru coupe too, and that'll be a lot of fun). Here's what's concerning me. Just see the stuff listed here: w204 secrets thread... - MBWorld.org...
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    Urg. 2016 GLE-Class Coupe - Future Vehicle | Mercedes-Benz
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    ... and Fiat do a lot better! Remembering this is a study by an environmental group, the comparison between the makers is interesting.. 2014 Mind the Gap report: manipulation of fuel economy test results by carmakers | Transport & Environment
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    Its looks are lost on me: New Mercedes-AMG GT unveiled - plus exclusive pictures | Autocar maybe i'm missing something, but it looks like a graceless lump :( maybe it'll be better in the flesh - the SLS took two years to grow on me :thumbs:
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    I realised I have now had my 190 for 2.5 years, so it's half-way through its life with me. What is life really like with a 23 year old, 56k Merc? Outside of annual services (circa £120), here's what's cost me in the 14,000 miles I've driven mine: - replaced an exhaust mount - replaced the...
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    We were with friends over the weekend, he has just bought a low mileage full history CLK 3.0 V6. convertible. Very very nice it is to. What surprised me is how little it cost him. Just now I took a quick look at Auto Trader and indeed they are not a lot of money at all. Two things here. First...
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    A and B class Mercs, aswell as the new CLA are currently banned from sale in France as they are not EU type rated, due to the coolant not being permitted anymore. Merc say the new replacement one is hazardous...
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