General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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quest
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3241 posts since 11/7/11

posted 7 Dec 2016 13:37, edited 7 Dec 2016 13:37
I had the f30 330d, and have driven the 330e a bit. for me would be a no brainer, 30-40km range on the electric motor alone, under something like 50mph i think so ideal for town driving, and just as much punch for motorway. have no idea about servicing costs or anything though

My old one grey with 19s




Dee
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11199 posts since 22/11/07

7 Dec 2016 19:20
Nice house
JustinCredible
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2520 posts since 11/6/08

7 Dec 2016 20:23
Cheers Quest, all the servicing etc. is done by work so don't need to factor that in, can also charge it up there so effectively free miles on the commute as I don't live far away and it's all A roads full of traffic so rarely see 50.

Performance wise it's hard to justify anything more than the 330's as they are all capable of 0-60 in 6 seconds, how much more can you want from a family motor.

There's also a hybrid Merc on there (C350e) but not sure I could drive a Merc so haven't looked into it
gaffer
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495 posts since 13/4/05

7 Dec 2016 22:57
I've got a C300h estate - it's fucking class. Switched from a 3 series and prefer the Merc. Handling not a patch on the beemer's though but don't know how much of that is due to being an estate (beemer was saloon).

I don't think you can get the 350e in AMG trim though?
toocan
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725 posts since 7/11/07

posted 9 Dec 2016 10:55, edited 9 Dec 2016 10:55
I went and looked at a load of muels last week sat in and drove pretty much most exec cars I have to say the MY17 mercs are decent compared to the shite before them, they've really sorted their interiors out specially the new GLC GLE GLS.

Personally im going for a PCP on a 3 year old car and billing mileage back to the company - torn between an S Class and KN. The S would be the obvious choice but there just so damn big
sydneyking
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4567 posts since 26/9/09

9 Dec 2016 13:14
Going for a v90 for my next motor
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

9 Dec 2016 15:27
Debating on a new Panemera but June/July delivery for one with a panoramic roof.
anvais
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439 posts since 15/12/12

9 Dec 2016 15:55
Just buy/lease a beater and get the car you'd like to have. Never a good idea to pass on a car due to delivery time. Always a way around it.
figurine
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5745 posts since 14/5/07

9 Dec 2016 16:28
San wrote: Debating on a new Panemera but June/July delivery for one with a panoramic roof.
Get a Porsche
sydneyking
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4567 posts since 26/9/09

posted 9 Dec 2016 17:33, edited 9 Dec 2016 17:33
I'd love a panemera however unless by some miracle I become mortgage free I can't imagine having that kind of coin to drop on a car
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

9 Dec 2016 18:38
shit,

is everybody here rich.
quest
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3241 posts since 11/7/11

posted 10 Dec 2016 01:39, edited 10 Dec 2016 01:39
San wrote: Debating on a new Panemera but June/July delivery for one with a panoramic roof.
just buy from stock around release
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

6 Jan 2017 12:48
ok, my car(rs4) is 10 years old this year and it's really time I changed, the fuel cost is really starting to get to me now…I been saying the same thing for the last 5 years but now is the time. £30K ish budget, what to get?

Want something nearly new, >2015. 5 doors, good build quality, good economy, good looking, not too sluggish, ideally an estate or SUV but I'm open to ideas. Been looking at A6 Avants, and C Class estates.

https://www.mercedes-benz.net/p/uk/en/used-cars/c-250-d-amg-line-estate/1388c80c653eedb37a1209fd63ec1c8f?gclid=Cj0KEQiAnb3DBRCX2ZnSnMyO9dIBEiQAOcXYH7fl9BZ515S5UlFFWJfq7zkdai38IjYvJOuS4CYvbS0aAlIf8P8HAQ&csref;=web1606080001_ppc_100616&s;_kwcid=AL!160!3!98403597892!e!!g!!mercedes%20used&ef;_id=VZWSoAAAANK@M0eU:20170106123110:s

How a massive company like mercedes could approve that horrible looking LCD screen on the dashboard is a complete mystery.
JustinCredible
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2520 posts since 11/6/08

6 Jan 2017 12:58
330d M Sport Touring is great to drive and rapid without compromising on economy
burny
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5789 posts since 25/5/06

posted 6 Jan 2017 13:06, edited 6 Jan 2017 13:06
I agree the screen looks pretty ugly, but its also really, really useful.

Its a good position for it. For me anyway.

You could get a decent shooting brake for your budget.
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

6 Jan 2017 20:06
yea CLS is defo on the list, I need to drive some though, 220d prices aren't much lower than 350d.
Kadafi39
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1564 posts since 30/10/09

9 Jan 2017 16:00
Can't help but think you will massively miss the RS4, its an exciting car and every drive feels like an occasion, whereas a diesel family car will just feel like a shitbox in comparison imo!

I assume its an avant? What's the spec, mileage and condition? What would you want for it?
Gaz
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2546 posts since 20/10/05

9 Jan 2017 17:00
Not sure that's entirely accurate Puzzled a recent 330d, for example is a only a bawhair away in terms of performance in comparison to a 10 year old RS4… granted you don't get the soundtrack, but you will get all the bells and whistles/mod-cons of a modern car. Let's not forget the fuel saving either!

Drop £500ish on a stage 1 remap and it'll be a fucking flying machine

bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

9 Jan 2017 21:04
Every drive doesn't feel like an occasion in a car I've been driving for 10 years. I rarely put my foot down anymore. Yes, the sound is the best thing but I need to be more sensible and would like some more mod cons and more luxury. The ride in the rs4 is hardly plush.

It's a saloon, 42500 miles. One owner from new, it will be one of the lowest mileage examples in the country and with one owner from new, I'll get 20k+ for it.

BMW's just don't do it for me though.
2925mark
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2000 posts since 18/10/07

9 Jan 2017 21:36
Don't be shy, Bill - let's see some pics of the RS!