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

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

Author
Discussion

Harry Flashman

Original Poster:

13,097 posts

178 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Forgot to post pic of the Defender on duty in 2013-14 winter in the Alps:

DSC_0075.jpg by baconrashers, on Flickr

That car took me to the top of the mountains in the middle of the night to indulge a photography hobby, where I got shots like the one below. A small baby may put paid to that element of the trip this time...

DSC_0052.jpg by baconrashers, on Flickr

Joelonghair

32 posts

8 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Don't have anything to offer car wise but seems like a real nice offer from a genuine guy. Good stuff.

ashleyman

4,577 posts

35 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all


How about my Inbetweeners shagwagon?

Muncher

11,388 posts

185 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Harry the Cayenne has Isofix, had it for just short of 2 years and other than some minor work to sort a couple of things when we first bought it, it hasn’t missed a beat. It’s black with black leather, Xenons, heated seats front and back, heated steering wheel etc

It was great in the snow last year too, even on snow covered gravel and out drive is fair steep. Garage, locked gates etc here too.

braddo

6,089 posts

124 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
I think I'm in the same borough as you and my wife should be amenable to another AMG for a little while. smile

It's a 2008 Cayenne S, on air suspension and recently fitted with M+S-rated Yoko Geolander tyres:



It has been the family car with 2 young kids for about 3 years. It has high miles because the previous owner used it to bomb down through France. We've used it for an annual summer holiday into central France too. As an ex-demo the spec is decent, except no heated seats! We use a sheepskin in winter. biggrin


Advertisement

Harry Flashman

Original Poster:

13,097 posts

178 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
braddo said:
I think I'm in the same borough as you and my wife should be amenable to another AMG for a little while. smile

It's a 2008 Cayenne S, on air suspension and recently fitted with M+S-rated Yoko Geolander tyres:



It has been the family car with 2 young kids for about 3 years. It has high miles because the previous owner used it to bomb down through France. We've used it for an annual summer holiday into central France too. As an ex-demo the spec is decent, except no heated seats! We use a sheepskin in winter. biggrin
Ooh...yes! M&S Geolanders are a big bonus, as tyres matter as much as the car in those conditions.

This thread is delivering some great choices chaps!!


Edited by Harry Flashman on Wednesday 3rd October 22:30

Harry Flashman

Original Poster:

13,097 posts

178 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Muncher said:
Harry the Cayenne has Isofix, had it for just short of 2 years and other than some minor work to sort a couple of things when we first bought it, it hasn’t missed a beat. It’s black with black leather, Xenons, heated seats front and back, heated steering wheel etc

It was great in the snow last year too, even on snow covered gravel and out drive is fair steep. Garage, locked gates etc here too.
Muncher - definitely interested, and the locked gates are a big bonus!

eliot

8,120 posts

190 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
v8 - yes, 5.7L
turbo - check
fast - very
good in snow - check
loud - check
giggles - lots..

roomy - no
warm - no
luggage - no
isofix - partial; ratchet strap available



Harry Flashman

Original Poster:

13,097 posts

178 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
That is just awesome. Had I no wife and child, you'd be getting a call this very evening, and I'd just drive everywhere in full ski gear with the skis taped to the roll bar, roofless. Sadly, I don't fancy divorce.

Harry Flashman

Original Poster:

13,097 posts

178 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
ashleyman said:


How about my Inbetweeners shagwagon?
Bus wkers!!

Honestly, the locals survive up there perfectly well in cars like this on snow tyres. They laugh at us Brits in our big 4x4s...

ashleyman

4,577 posts

35 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Harry Flashman said:
ashleyman said:


How about my Inbetweeners shagwagon?
Bus wkers!!

Honestly, the locals survive up there perfectly well in cars like this on snow tyres. They laugh at us Brits in our big 4x4s...
It's my mums and to be fair, it's not half bad. I'm looking after it whilst she temporarily can't drive (just add fuel - whats not to love!).

I wouldn't recommend it for your drive though, however if you do need someone to look after the AMG then I'd like to offer myself! I promise to replace the rear tyres before you get back. rofl

Swampy1982

1,421 posts

47 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Really enjoying this thread, certainly better than some of the others that appeared today.

for those who end up swapping, can you start a new thread "adventures of the car swap buddys" and update it about your experiences with each others respective cars...

Speed Badger

794 posts

53 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Harry Flashman said:
That looks amazing - beautiful photograph and amazing night sky.

BlackLabel

10,786 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Joelonghair said:
Don't have anything to offer car wise but seems like a real nice offer from a genuine guy. Good stuff.
+1

Great thread.

eltax91

7,777 posts

142 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Time to pick them harry. I came here to offer my ropey 10 year old Accord tourer on winters but somehow I don’t think it’ll pass muster. hehe

HannsG

2,339 posts

70 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Incredible thread lol. Restores my faith in humanity

Second Best

5,380 posts

117 months

Wednesday 3rd October
quotequote all
Welcome to borrow my R-class. I've had a C63 before so would likely only use yours to keep the wheels turning rather than use it in anger. Little left-field choice, if you like it I would entertain parting with it too.

B'stard Child

16,167 posts

182 months

Thursday 4th October
quotequote all
soad said:
Just buy a suitable vehicle!! laugh
The right answer biggrin

Harry Flashman

Original Poster:

13,097 posts

178 months

Thursday 4th October
quotequote all
Now beggars can't be choosers, but I don't suppose anyone has a late model L322 Rangie in TDV8 flavour that they would swap??


Gio G

1,766 posts

145 months

Thursday 4th October
quotequote all
OP - maybe when you have down selected your favourites you can do a poll for the winner? Awesome thread!

G