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Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-02-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,721
Posted By Alex_225
Very frustrating!! I didn't see the advert...

Very frustrating!!

I didn't see the advert before I posted but looking at the advert and just how good the car looks, I can only assume it's the price vs running costs that may put people off.
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Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-02-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,721
Posted By Alex_225
Could this be why, as in it's a fairly niche...

Could this be why, as in it's a fairly niche model/spec? I only say as I know if I had to sell my CLS it would need someone who specifically wanted that model before it sold or potentially priced way...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-02-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By Alex_225
To be fair this GT be a bit like the CL that Merc...

To be fair this GT be a bit like the CL that Merc used to build and depreciate horrendously. In which case I will guy on in 8 years time for about £8k! :lol::lol:

Sometimes if you love a car you...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-02-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By Alex_225
I'm in two minds about this car. I actually like...

I'm in two minds about this car. I actually like it very much, I suspect it will be a superb drive and the performance will be up there.

My issue is that despite this not sharing a single body...
Forum: Detailing Chat 31-01-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,402
Posted By Alex_225
Has always seemed the logical approach to me. I...

Has always seemed the logical approach to me. I understand if you use a totally separate bucket of water perhaps or empty and refill but what a faff.

My wash water is mostly clean obviously due...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 31-01-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Alex_225
Yep. Ironically it's the least popular in the UK...

Yep. Ironically it's the least popular in the UK but like you say, the most popular everywhere else.

Shame though really as the previous RS Clios were so brilliantly direct and fun to drive. With...
Forum: Detailing Chat 31-01-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,624
Posted By Alex_225
I cleared my car last night, not because I needed...

I cleared my car last night, not because I needed to drive it but because it's too tempting for the local school kids to not lean over my fence to grab handfuls of snow off the car.

I started the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 31-01-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,402
Posted By Alex_225
I will absolutely hold my hands up and say I wash...

I will absolutely hold my hands up and say I wash my wheels last regardless of the time of year!

Admittedly I don't use wheel cleaners or brushes but simply a mitt and soapy water. So I will go...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-01-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Alex_225
To be honest it's not a marked difference from...

To be honest it's not a marked difference from the current model so I'm fairly impartial.

I must admit I think the current Clio 200 is a great looking car, let's hope the next RS model gets the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-01-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By Alex_225
As already said, RRPs crazy but the reality is...

As already said, RRPs crazy but the reality is that the percentage of people who 'buy' new cars don't even look at them. It all comes down to what it costs per month which you can see in many of the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-01-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By Alex_225
I mean if they are modes that are worth having I...

I mean if they are modes that are worth having I can appreciate it but I'm sure there are many convoluted set ups out there.

My CLS63 is relatively old now, being a 2007 so has the 7 speed auto...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 28-01-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By Alex_225
Seems a bit of a tight one on Mercedes part, I...

Seems a bit of a tight one on Mercedes part, I can see the logic that without a spare why do you need a toolkit. At the same time, you may want/need to remove your wheel so I've assumed it was a...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 22-01-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By Alex_225
Yeah thatíll be ok. Wonít pick up any hardcore...

Yeah thatíll be ok. Wonít pick up any hardcore contaminants within 150 miles realistically.

I gave my car a second coat of wax after two weeks and 500ish miles. Absolutely fine and beading like a...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-01-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 63,555
Posted By Alex_225
Haha yep that's pretty much it. Admittedly the...

Haha yep that's pretty much it. Admittedly the interior is far prettier in the CLS as well although both similarly functional.

I wouldn't be too put off the 63. With any of these kinds of cars,...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-01-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 63,555
Posted By Alex_225
The 350 would have the newer 3 litre V6 diesel...

The 350 would have the newer 3 litre V6 diesel rather than the 3.2 inline six I have. Much smoother engine and pre-remap more responsive but in my other half's CLS350 just cannot get the same economy...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-01-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 63,555
Posted By Alex_225
Yeah it's old school in many ways, styling wise...

Yeah it's old school in many ways, styling wise and the fact that it's got a cassette player hidden away in there. :lol:

Yet by contrast, despite being an old fashioned non-DPF diesel it's quick,...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-01-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 63,555
Posted By Alex_225
Thanks mate. Despite it's age and a few...

Thanks mate. Despite it's age and a few imperfections this car always puts a smile on my face. Also comes up looking surprisingly fresh for it's near 16 years of age!
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-01-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,726
Posted By Alex_225
Unless the water is literally freezing on the...

Unless the water is literally freezing on the floor or on the car, just wrap up warm and crack on.

I gave my E Class a wash and Red Mist today. Some berk then had a bonfire so I was back out give...
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-01-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Alex_225
Thanks mate. Wasnít too worried about the heat...

Thanks mate. Wasnít too worried about the heat but more potential etching of the paint.

Bloody annoying though as everything in the back garden was covered in the bloody stuff.
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-01-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Alex_225
Bonfire Ash

Does anyone know if these can do your paintwork any harm?

We have a neighbour, I can't tell which one as it's not a raging inferno but someone has a regular bonfire. It seems to rain down white...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 20-01-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 63,555
Posted By Alex_225
Thanks Pete. I got round to washing the car...

Thanks Pete.

I got round to washing the car today, topped up the two coats of wax with a once over with Red Mist.

https://i.imgur.com/9jjThva.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1s9qavB.jpg
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Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-01-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 63,555
Posted By Alex_225
So, finally got round to getting the place...

So, finally got round to getting the place officially on the car and then fitted. Rather pleased with it I must say.

https://i.imgur.com/dvoeoDb.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8Q5zwM6.jpg
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Forum: Off Topic Chat 16-01-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 380,599
Posted By Alex_225
https://i.imgur.com/xh5y7Sb.jpg Impeccable...

https://i.imgur.com/xh5y7Sb.jpg

Impeccable taste there mate! :lol:

It is a lovely design though and brilliantly well made. This is my favourite, it's an automatic rather than battery. I don't...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 14-01-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By Alex_225
Depends on the weekend for me. If it's a...

Depends on the weekend for me.

If it's a Sunday that I have my eldest daughter, we start gearing up for me taking her home at 3.30-4pm. She usually has her iPad loaded up with a few movies and I...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 14-01-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Alex_225
I've seen wounds that look better than the last...

I've seen wounds that look better than the last model though to be fair! :lol:

As said I suspect the orange is ambient lighting, similar to some of the larger Mercs.

I actually don't mind it,...
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