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

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

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elneilios

2 posts

12 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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TheJimi said:
Member since: 12th October 2018
Total posts: 1

rolleyes

Also, try reading the thread. Helps no end.
Yeah my bad, came here from MBClub UK after a member posted a link to this thread - totally didn't see there were several pages and just hit reply after reading the first post! Glad the OP got it sorted though, I love the concept of this thread!

Harry Flashman

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13,408 posts

188 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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elneilios said:
Yeah my bad, came here from MBClub UK after a member posted a link to this thread - totally didn't see there were several pages and just hit reply after reading the first post! Glad the OP got it sorted though, I love the concept of this thread!
Can you post the forum on MB with the link please?

rockits

399 posts

108 months

Saturday 13th October 2018
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Harry Flashman said:
Hi rockits - thanks to you and everyone else for your kind offers! It looks like I will be swapping with another PHer who owns a TDV8 L322 Range Rover, which is a great result I think, for both of us.

I almost swapped for a supercharged petrol variant, but the gentleman's wife didn't want to swap the 4x4 for an overly powerful rear wheel drive Mercedes...the kind chap who is lending me his diesel version has access to another 4x4, so has fewer concerns if the weather turns truly bad in the first three months of next year. His wife also actually wants to drive my Merc, so she's a bit keener on the whole idea!
No worries....glad to see it worked out and the FFRR is a car.Ive looked at.owning but always found a different option that suited better. I've got an S211 E55K AMG Estate and they are cracking cars. On my 2nd E55K and 4th AMG. Always got a few different cara in the stable as variety is the spice of life for me.

Enjoy the RR. How do you find the Merc btw?

Swampy1982

1,946 posts

57 months

Sunday 4th November 2018
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Any updates gents?

Register1

658 posts

40 months

Sunday 4th November 2018
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havoc said:
Harry,

I still think you're taking a chance...it's rough down there in winter.

You really need one of these...they do them just up the road from me...want me to put a good word in for you?!? biggrin
My choice.

Harry Flashman

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13,408 posts

188 months

Sunday 4th November 2018
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Swampy1982 said:
Any updates gents?
Good timing! The owner of the RR and I met today. His wife and kids (and dog!) are lovely and he doesn’t appear to be a drooling psychopath (low bar?) so we’ll be swapping vehicles at the end of the month.

His RR appears to have had all the preventative, repair and routine maintenance done (didn’t actually see it as it is at the garage having these various bits done) showing an owner who, like me, takes care of his cars. Neither car will be due a service during the swap period. Each other’s care will be comprehensively insured on our own policies. I’ll write a contract to the effect that that if there is a write-off situation, insurance payments go to the other party.

So it looks like we are on. This thread has delivered!


Edited by Harry Flashman on Sunday 4th November 17:41

Swampy1982

1,946 posts

57 months

Sunday 4th November 2018
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Harry Flashman said:
Good timing! The owner of the RR and I met today. His wife and kids (and dog!) are lovely and he doesn’t appear to be a drooling psychopath (low bar?) so we’ll be swapping vehicles at the end of the month.

His RR appears to have had all the preventative, repair and routine maintenance done (didn’t actually see it as it is at the garage having these various bits done) showing an owner who, like me, takes care of his cars. Neither car will be due a service during the swap period. Each other’s care will be comprehensively insured on our own policies. I’ll write a contract to the effect that that if there is a write-off situation, insurance payments go to the other party.

So it looks like we are on. This thread has delivered!


Edited by Harry Flashman on Sunday 4th November 17:41
Outstanding update! Really happy for you both. I hope you both have suitable fun with each other's cars, obviously not too much, but fun none the less.

Welshbeef

38,011 posts

144 months

Sunday 4th November 2018
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So who’s booking the first track day .... smile

Harry Flashman

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13,408 posts

188 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Hopefully no-one eek

Thread update, to prove how much PH really does deliver. Another kind PHer contacted me yesterday and offered me his L405 (the latest model) 2015 Range Rover SDV8 Vogue for the CLS63.

I have declined, with gratitude, as the owner of the L322 and I have met, got on well with each other, and are some way down the line of sorting the swap out. This thread is, in some ways, about trust and commitment, after all.

But I can't say I'm not a bit sorry the L405 owner didn't see this thread a few weeks back...!


Edited by Harry Flashman on Tuesday 6th November 09:59

OscarIndia

1,009 posts

118 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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A bit like a Top Gear challenge the Espace is lurking ominously in the background........

Harry Flashman

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13,408 posts

188 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Ha - it really is!

Although, having been in that car with you at the wheel, I know it's a good 'un. Unlike the driver...

OscarIndia

1,009 posts

118 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Harry Flashman said:
Ha - it really is!

Although, having been in that car with you at the wheel, I know it's a good 'un. Unlike the driver...
grumpy

Harry Flashman

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13,408 posts

188 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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smile

You can repay my insolence on the slopes, as I will be skiing like an old man with my dodgy knee.

havoc

24,598 posts

181 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Harry Flashman said:
smile

You can repay my insolence on the slopes, as I will be skiing like an old man with my dodgy knee.
Why would an old man have your dodgy knee?!? hehe

OscarIndia

1,009 posts

118 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Harry Flashman said:
smile

You can repay my insolence on the slopes, as I will be skiing like an old man with my dodgy knee.
I will just let the Young'un loose on youhehe

CAPP0

15,298 posts

149 months

Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Harry Flashman said:
But I can't say I'm not a bit sorry the L405 owner didn't see this thread a few weeks back...!


Edited by Harry Flashman on Tuesday 6th November 09:59
Look on the bright side. Once Lady F has been tootling around in a Rangie for three months, she will without question declare this the perfect complement to Flashette’s Travel System. At which point it will have far less impact on the wallet to seat her in a [whispermode] 5.0 SC [/whispermode] L322 than a 405. And you’ll enjoy the SC. And you’ll avoid Dieselgate.

Win follows win.

Harry Flashman

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13,408 posts

188 months

Sunday 25th November 2018
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We swapped cars this evening. Having had a few glasses of wine today, I have not yet had a chance to drive the RR, but it is a lovely looking thing and size-wise, obviously far more useful than the CLS63.

I have a promise from the borrower of the CLS to run it regularly, which makes me happy.

One grainy, hurried, camera phone shot of the two below:

2018-11-25_07-41-42 by baconrashers, on Flickr

LDN

6,720 posts

149 months

Sunday 25th November 2018
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Harry Flashman said:
We swapped cars this evening. Having had a few glasses of wine today, I have not yet had a chance to drive the RR, but it is a lovely looking thing and size-wise, obviously far more useful than the CLS63.

I have a promise from the borrower of the CLS to run it regularly, which makes me happy.

One grainy, hurried, camera phone shot of the two below:

2018-11-25_07-41-42 by baconrashers, on Flickr
Lovely shot and happy travels. Morzine awaits!

Swampy1982

1,946 posts

57 months

Sunday 25th November 2018
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Please keep us updated, chronicles of a car swap.

Will there be updates from the other party too?

Harry Flashman

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13,408 posts

188 months

Sunday 25th November 2018
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I will definitely update the thread. The other chap doesn't post as much as I do, so doubtful!