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Old 18-10-2017, 10:57 AM   #31
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Really nice car. Would really like one of these. Great sleeper car and tons of space for stuff for the little 'un.

I'm more than a little jealous. Enjoy!

I think I'd be sorely tempted to re-map it though, as I usually tinker with my cars. Need more pics once you get chance though!

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Old 18-10-2017, 06:11 PM   #32
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I'd advise some caution if you're thinking about a remap.

The zf gearbox is safe-rated at 700nm, and the standard car has 630nm. Some remaps take the torque figure up to around 750nm, right up at the max rating of 760nm.

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Old 19-10-2017, 03:27 PM   #33
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I have just bought a 250d Merc estate with 9 speed box and it's a fabulous distance car, effortless to drive, quiet and comfortable. Loads of room inside for my model boats as well! Oh and nothing wrong with 17" wheels, bigger might look better but destroys the ride.

I also have a rather older (2006) BMW325i auto which is my local knock about, park in Tescos and not worry car. Both are great cars, but different. Local drive and spirited country lanes - BMW, Long distance trip or lazy drive - Merc.

(Sunny day - wife's AudiTT, trip to stables or taking the Dog - Qashqai but they are different stories.) How do people cope with only 1 car lol!!!
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Old 20-10-2017, 05:40 PM   #34
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I have just bought a 250d Merc estate with 9 speed box and it's a fabulous distance car, effortless to drive, quiet and comfortable. Loads of room inside for my model boats as well! Oh and nothing wrong with 17" wheels, bigger might look better but destroys the ride.

I also have a rather older (2006) BMW325i auto which is my local knock about, park in Tescos and not worry car. Both are great cars, but different. Local drive and spirited country lanes - BMW, Long distance trip or lazy drive - Merc.

(Sunny day - wife's AudiTT, trip to stables or taking the Dog - Qashqai but they are different stories.) How do people cope with only 1 car lol!!!
Haha yes, had 5 until about 3 months ago but 1 went back on lease. Back down to 4 and looking at cars again.....

Now where was that offer...

Leon Estate Cupra 300bhp 4WD DSG... £300 inc VAT a month with £900 deposit... tempting.
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Old 30-10-2017, 12:44 AM   #35
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Mixed 4 weeks

2 weeks in and first real opportunity to give the car a wash. I was part dreading in case the paintwork was in fact terrible and it was well hidden

Think roughly 700 odd miles covered since I purchased. I did give it a PW at a garage the day after buying and put some CarChem Hydra Coat on as a stop gap measure.

Not bad considering the distance covered...







Healthy dose of Bilt Hamber Auto Foam via pump sprayer followed by snow foam lance application...





I gave it a spray with fallout remover but nothing really was showing up. I skipped tar remover as could see it was clear. Used a clay cloth with Dodo Juice Born Slippy and everywhere was pretty clear save for the roof which was a little rough.

Quick spray with a QD/spray sealant to finish for today as I now know what I'm working with and I really want to give it a light polish and will probably try and get some Blackfire AFPP on before the weather really turns. Usual markings on the gloss black pillars and some light swirling on the paint generally but overall I'm pretty happy with the paintwork and in sunlight it's a really lovely colour.



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Old 30-10-2017, 08:36 AM   #36
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Sweet looking motor you have there mate

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Old 30-10-2017, 08:59 AM   #37
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lovely car and one of the (if not the ) best all rounder money can buy
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Old 30-10-2017, 11:15 AM   #38
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Looking really good
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