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View Poll Results: Classic,Sport,Super Car Annual Millage
Garage Queen less than 1000 Miles 6 10.71%
1k to 2k 10 17.86%
3k to 6k 20 35.71%
7k to 10k 10 17.86%
11k and Above 10 17.86%
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:01 PM   #11
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A45 AMG with over 400+ BHP and I've used it every single day for the last year since I've owned it from new with 14,000 already on the clock, but late next year a order for a new version of the A45AMG will be made or a second hand E63 AMG
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That's much cheaper than I would have thought. The service plan for the little A45 was £36 per month. The actual cost of the services without the service plan were way too high.
Yes it had something to do with AMG celebrating 50 years but i think they are looking at cost decreases in servicing, I got Merc Edinburgh to tell me what the costs were for 3 services as based on yearly for mine and gave them approx millage I'm sure one was £800 but run in service was free as well, i have to say i got it signed up quick when i got the price did not think that bad , when my sons fiesta was £199 for a second service
I think the pressure of other marks servicing reductions making them sharper as they increase market share possibly? BMW ones on the M's as reduced from 5 years to 3 for approx same cost
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I notice the negative thread rater is out again. Why?
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I notice the negative thread rater is out again. Why?
Maybe trolls like ex trawlermen? or they have been warned off other members?. My skin is thicker than the great wall of china rate away
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Sometimes it's difficult to find the time and the space for them.

Mine have become garage queens through necessity sadly, stored or light use. Hoping to move in a year or two to somewhere I have some space and no parking permits!

I would expect about 2-3k a year would be normal for me, it used to be. The other 'problem' is the number of cars. The more you have the less the mileage.
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My M2 is coming up to its first birthday and it's my only car, I want to keep the miles down so I'll aim to do around 6,000 a year so it's not my daily and I use my bike for daily use as in going to work and not only that, the M2 will always get a lot of attention from the students at the college I work in. I use my M2 for car shows, cars and coffee meets,road trips and weekends away. Current miles is just over 5,000.
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Yes it had something to do with AMG celebrating 50 years but i think they are looking at cost decreases in servicing, I got Merc Edinburgh to tell me what the costs were for 3 services as based on yearly for mine and gave them approx millage I'm sure one was £800 but run in service was free as well, i have to say i got it signed up quick when i got the price did not think that bad , when my sons fiesta was £199 for a second service
I think the pressure of other marks servicing reductions making them sharper as they increase market share possibly? BMW ones on the M's as reduced from 5 years to 3 for approx same cost
I think the competition from well-regarded Independents might have something to do with it too. Merc Dealer servicing costs were getting silly and often for a fairly poor customer service.

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I think the competition from well-regarded Independents might have something to do with it too. Merc Dealer servicing costs were getting silly and often for a fairly poor customer service.

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Yes for sure, some of the guys on m3 cutters get price for service then rock up with there own oil with them, I think some dealers ok with this but i bet loads won't entertain, I seen invoice over £100 for engine oil
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My M2 is coming up to its first birthday and it's my only car, I want to keep the miles down so I'll aim to do around 6,000 a year so it's not my daily and I use my bike for daily use as in going to work and not only that, the M2 will always get a lot of attention from the students at the college I work in. I use my M2 for car shows, cars and coffee meets,road trips and weekends away. Current miles is just over 5,000.
When I was still teaching I used to take the DB9 to school, it was a state funded secondary school as well and I was a head of year haha. When the 911 was the daily I used to use that to get to a very expensive private school. That attracted attention for completely different reasons; it was old and shabby
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Yes for sure, some of the guys on m3 cutters get price for service then rock up with there own oil with them, I think some dealers ok with this but i bet loads won't entertain, I seen invoice over £100 for engine oil
That's not terribly fair if the mechanic makes his crust off the margin. If I wanted to bring my own oil, and I might well (for one of mine, Valvoline Racing can't be got everywhere), I'd at least suggest he charge something to make up for his cut. He's not a charity.

I recall Mercedes oil bills fondly. I've had a 190E, a 300Sl, an E300, a 600SEC and an SLK. They could be quite fruity...

Take pity on me; My 1950s designed Alfa Spider's Nord engine and sump capacity is 7.16 litres. For an oil change you need 6.6 litres which is the sump capacity. (The GTA is 5.9 litres.)

And I change my oil religiously every 5000 miles, especially if it is mineral oil.

You chaps with modern engines don't know you're born.

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