Car swap - who wants an AMG Merc for 3 months?

Car swap - who wants an AMG Merc for 3 months?

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Harry Flashman

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178 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Herbs said:
Hmmmm I have a Q7 scratchchin
On a serious note, that would be perfect. Want a superestate for 3 months? Your garage suggests a liming for V8's, so we definity share a taste in cars...!

Edited by Harry Flashman on Wednesday 3rd October 19:39

Herbs

4,331 posts

165 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Harry Flashman said:
Herbs said:
Hmmmm I have a Q7 scratchchin
On a serious note, that would be perfect. Want a superestate for 3 months?
I could be very tempted if the dates stack up as was thinking of changing it at some point, when are you looking at?

Harry Flashman

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178 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Jan 5th to April 5th or so...flexible on start date (can be earlier, which may be better for my insurance renewal in December anyway). Does the Audi have Isofix mounts? Size is perfect as we have to haul quite a bit of kit.

Edited by Harry Flashman on Wednesday 3rd October 21:04

stongle

1,100 posts

98 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Might have interest, if can get past wife. 2016 VW Touareg R Line Plus offered. I'm also in bandit country.

Harry Flashman

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Wednesday 3rd October
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Stongle that would work as well - ask the wife!
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Herbs

4,331 posts

165 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Harry Flashman said:
Jan 5th to March 5th or so...flexible on start date (can be earlier, which may be better for my insurance renewal in December anyway). Does the Audi have Isofix mounts? Size is perfect as we have to haul quite a bit of kit.
Yes, that could work. It has 3 or 4 isofix, can't remember which and the middle row is sliding so loads of room for the rear facing seat you'll have.

Harry Flashman

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Brilliant Herbs, although pmease note i typod the dates - i need a cat to April 7th or so, not March 7th: sorry! I'll see what this thread throws up and get in touch if after if that's OK? That is for considering.

Chaps, age of car isn't an issue. Isofix, ground clearance and reliability are key, rather than poshness! And I will re-iterate: my CLS63 is a brilliant, hooligan of a thing. I picked it over an RS6 for the steering, space, looks and engine noise. It's perfectly at home in London with its potholes and speedbumps, but haveing lived in the Alps before, I know that it can't do the icebound, sloped car parks, and it needs real respect on damp roads.

Herbs

4,331 posts

165 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Harry Flashman said:
Brilliant Herbs. I'll see what this thread throws up and get in touch if after if that's OK? That is for considering.

Chaps, age of car isn't an issue. Isofix, ground clearance and reliability are key, rather than poshness! And I will re-iterate: my CLS63 is a brilliant, hooligan of a thing. I picked it over an RS6 for the steering, space, looks and engine noise. It's perfectly at home in London with its potholes and speedbumps, but have g lived in the Alps before, I know that it can't do the icebound, sloped car parks, and it needs real respect on damp roads.
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Hereward

2,107 posts

166 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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I have a 2003 Touareg V8 petrol (with a Milltek sports exhaust ). It has a set of Continental Winter tyres, high-lift suspension, locking centre and rear diffs, Isofix, through-load bag for skis, and roof bars with a big Thule roof box.

This is it on Mud tyres:


Your car would be garaged securely in here somewhere:


I am in Surrey, just North of Gatwick.

Let me know!

EDIT: HAS HEATED FRONT SEATS!

Edited by Hereward on Wednesday 3rd October 21:41

Muncher

11,387 posts

185 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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53 plate Cayenne Turbo?

Harry Flashman

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Wednesday 3rd October
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Thanks guys and both those cars would be perfect - but does the Porsche have Isofix? As for the Touareg, the mods make it absolutely perfect for Alpine duty, and I know my Merc would love living in that garage over winter, that's for sure. The ski hatch and roof box are also a huge bonus...Thanks for considering!



Edited by Harry Flashman on Wednesday 3rd October 22:06

deltashad

6,518 posts

133 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Getting fussy now. Isofix. Next it will be rain sensitive windscreen wipers, abs (whatever that means) and full service hiatory

Harry Flashman

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Delta - I also want alligator leather.

On a serious note, heated seats would be nice. I've done this alpine thing before, and know what works on a -20 degree morning! (A Defender does not, in case anyone is wondering. Work, that is)

Edited by Harry Flashman on Wednesday 3rd October 21:49

Speed Badger

794 posts

53 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Job jobbed?

Herbs

4,331 posts

165 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Harry Flashman said:
Delta - I also want alligator leather.

On a serious note, heated seats would be nice. I've done this not rain thing before, and know what works on a -20 degree morning! (A Defender does not, in case anyone is wondering. Work, that is)
Heated seats, panoramic roof, bose, keyless, flappy paddles, air suspension, etc wink

Harry Flashman

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Wednesday 3rd October
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Speed Badger said:


Job jobbed?
I actually really like those. Sadly a bit too small!

For thread relevance, here is my olf JW Engineering/Nene Overland modified Defender doing the daily commute on this exact same jaunt, but 5 years ago. The car was brilliant for three reasons:

1) It had the clearance and tyres for deep snow, which meant you could park it right by the lift on top of the bulldozed snow pile that no other car could get onto. So turning up late in the morning, meant no long walk to the cablecar.

2) It was just cool.

3) Well, there is no 3 really. The heater was useless, the doors would freeze shut, the only thing slower than it on the motorway were HGVs, and it broke down a lot.

Front runners so far

- Hereward's 2003 Toureg, for already having winter tyres, a suspension lift, roof box and the kind offer of a garage for my car.

- Stongle's 2016 Touareg for being very modern and just a very nice machine

- Herbs' Q7, for its size and comfort

I love the idea of Muncher's Cayenne Turbo too, but am a bit worried about bork. Is that just me being a pussy?

Thank you all for seriously considering this - yet another reason to love the PH community smile



Edited by Harry Flashman on Wednesday 3rd October 22:25

ChevronB19

715 posts

99 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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Late 2014 Freelander HSE here if you’re interested, but I am in Cumbria!

ADogg

1,125 posts

150 months

Wednesday 3rd October
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This?

I’m not in London, it’s not 4x4, nor does it have isofix, but it does have 2 beds!

Good luck and a refreshingly great thread!

Harry Flashman

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ChevronB19 said:
Late 2014 Freelander HSE here if you’re interested, but I am in Cumbria!
Thank you, but it might be a bit far, and my car will be useless to you if you get really bad weather up there! Very nice part of the country though - I have some location envy now.

Harry Flashman

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ADogg said:
This?

I’m not in London, it’s not 4x4, nor does it have isofix, but it does have 2 beds!

Good luck and a refreshingly great thread!
So the friends we are visiting out there have a full camper spec T5 Syncro. I love them. Two may be overkill...