E class cabriolet delivered with wrong badge

E class cabriolet delivered with wrong badge

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Byker28i

20,501 posts

164 months

Tuesday 15th October
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just do a harry enfield

Cyder

6,518 posts

167 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Mexman said:
Back in the day, we had a new Marina delivered with steelies and hubcaps on the drivers side, and TC alloys(?) on the passenger side.
I know of a factory that fairly recently managed to build a car with low spec wheels on one side and top spec on the other.

I also know of another factory that managed to fit a dash module for a high grade car to a mid grade car. When the car reached the end of the line it flashed all sorts of errors as to why it didn't have LED headlights and other whizzbangery.

Dog Star

10,655 posts

115 months

Tuesday 15th October
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talksthetorque said:
Well done OP, Not only have you got a nice car to drive round in for less than it would have cost in depreciation, you have also managed the added bonus of annoying two of the simpler minded folk on here.
+1

There are some proper tools on here (usually with no "garage" on their profile).

Why on earth someone should buy a car so that they can pay more in depreciation in one year than the total lease cost over two or three is a total mystery to me. But hey, they really ought to buy one outright to prove to some no-mark on an internet forum (who probably hasn't got a pot to piss in) that they a worthy enough and can "afford" it.

Total, utter cocksockets. I can imagine their indignation, thinly masked as disdain when one of the neighbours rocks up in a nice new car, the flecks of spittle on the front window as they peer out from behind their net curtains "Probably *rented*!". Then they get back to writing letters to the council objecting to the neighbours home improvements. Laughable little men.

TommyBuoy

1,121 posts

114 months

Tuesday 15th October
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tannhauser said:
TommyBuoy said:
I once had a 1999 E36 323i cab about 10 years ago as a stand in. The newer E46 shape had already come out but the cabriolet forsome reason was left behind.

Came from factory with a 328i twin exhaust on it and was a nightmare when buying parts when giving the age. Always got questioned.
Some of the 323i's always did have twin exhausts - my 97 convertible does. Some do, some don't, for some reason.

Also, the coupes and convertibles always have lagged about a year behind the launch of the saloons.
Always thought I was special frown

I'd love to know why some did and some didn't!

Chris Jay

222 posts

76 months

Tuesday 15th October
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My new Fiesta ST line was delivered with a missing ST Line badge on the passenger wing. I guess Fritz was having an off day when the car went down the line.

Andy Meads

313 posts

150 months

Tuesday 15th October
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In 2006, I was about to leave home for the dealer to collect my new Focus ST 2 door. I then received a sheepish call to say that the car had accidentally been built as a four door. Luckily, they had a cancelled order in a different colour and a good deal was done, as I certainly didn’t want the 4 door at the time.

Fast Bug

7,505 posts

108 months

Tuesday 15th October
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We had a company Golf GTD delivered once, drivers seat was the correct one, the passenger seat was like a deckchair from a base model

Tallow

1,254 posts

108 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Byker28i said:
Limited edition EX model...
I honestly thought something along those lines as I walked up to it in the airport before thinking "wait a minute..."

J_C_S

3 posts

8 months

Wednesday 16th October
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I remember reading in Motor way back when of a new Marina that constantly pulled to one side under breaking. Cause was one front drum and one front disk.

mantovani

10 posts

23 months

Thursday 17th October
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Having just got my E class cab, could not fault it, nor the badge, it maybe only a e220 with the new engine it doe,s go like a rocket when pushed, now this is my fault as I could,nt wait for a factory build.
Although not a real AMG it comes with everything that could be AMG, and besides I always take my badges off, keeps people wandering what it really is till such times, when it is a real AMG thats what I,ll do.

A1VDY

921 posts

74 months

Thursday 17th October
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Greg the Fish said:
Ali Chappussy said:
Small cock post.
Or worst "I've rented a brand new and expensive Merc" post
^
Both

Better if it had no badges at all,
Neighbours could debate what it actually is and guess the rent.



A1VDY

921 posts

74 months

Thursday 17th October
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Gad-Westy said:
StanleyT said:
Ah, OK, I must have "coloured" my thinking. Worked temping for an exhaust technology company (spin off from power station exhaust clean up) and in around 1196 we had an early Adblue system we tried with Bourenmouth council buses and fleet cars. Of course back then it wasn't called Adblue, but Urea, or piss.

I know it started to go into trucks as part of scer systems but didn't realise it took so long to get into cars!
Blimey! You’ve had a good innings!
Not as far back as 1196 but volvo trucks were pioneers of scr adblue. My old FH12 came with the blue tank which actually interfered with the cab lift mechanism!
My current FH16 700 gulps the urea down like a porn star..


Douglas Quaid

648 posts

32 months

Thursday 17th October
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OP it’s a lease car, why do you care what badge it has?

Sten.

1,180 posts

81 months

Thursday 17th October
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A1VDY said:
Greg the Fish said:
Ali Chappussy said:
Small cock post.
Or worst "I've rented a brand new and expensive Merc" post
^
Both

Better if it had no badges at all,
Neighbours could debate what it actually is and guess the rent.
Perhaps the neighbours are not sad s? It's quite possible.

Buster73

3,570 posts

100 months

Thursday 17th October
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Cyder said:
I know of a factory that fairly recently managed to build a car with low spec wheels on one side and top spec on the other.

I also know of another factory that managed to fit a dash module for a high grade car to a mid grade car. When the car reached the end of the line it flashed all sorts of errors as to why it didn't have LED headlights and other whizzbangery.
I know of a factory in the NE of England that fitted the wrong wheels to their cars that were due to be exported, swapped them all back to the correct wheels in the car park at the port.

All by hand....

Gad-Westy

9,611 posts

160 months

Thursday 17th October
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Douglas Quaid said:
OP it’s a lease car, why do you care what badge it has?
You do actually have to pay for a lease car. It's reasonable to expect it to be correct.

Gad-Westy

9,611 posts

160 months

Thursday 17th October
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A1VDY said:
Greg the Fish said:
Ali Chappussy said:
Small cock post.
Or worst "I've rented a brand new and expensive Merc" post
^
Both

Better if it had no badges at all,
Neighbours could debate what it actually is and guess the rent.
Poisonous little world you three live in. Doesn't reflect well on you.

Thornaby

423 posts

16 months

Thursday 17th October
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I had a new Mk7 Golf GTD, the inner passenger door was from a GTI as it had the red lighting instead of white.

Also an Audi A5 that came with the wrong seats, leather instead of alcantara

Jimmy Recard

15,796 posts

126 months

Thursday 17th October
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cerb4.5lee said:
I was looking at the specs of the pre facelift GLC220d the other day and I was shocked to see that it only has 168bhp(that's just over 20bhp less than my Mini!).

My GLC350d is hardly a rocket ship with 258bhp but I'd imagine the GLC220d to be a right slug to drive with its kerbweight. I remember how my 520d touring struggled with 1700kg and that had 177bhp!!

The GLC is better with a slow and steady approach granted, but I think that the 220d would be taking it to the extreme. In fairness to the GLC220d though all the reviews I've read say that it is the one to have, and I guess that is why the 350d(3 litre V6) engine has been dropped now from the GLC.
Things are coming full circle - that’s the same power as a first generation ML270 CDI (I have one)

Dog Star

10,655 posts

115 months

Thursday 17th October
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Jimmy Recard said:
cerb4.5lee said:
I was looking at the specs of the pre facelift GLC220d the other day and I was shocked to see that it only has 168bhp(that's just over 20bhp less than my Mini!).

My GLC350d is hardly a rocket ship with 258bhp but I'd imagine the GLC220d to be a right slug to drive with its kerbweight. I remember how my 520d touring struggled with 1700kg and that had 177bhp!!

The GLC is better with a slow and steady approach granted, but I think that the 220d would be taking it to the extreme. In fairness to the GLC220d though all the reviews I've read say that it is the one to have, and I guess that is why the 350d(3 litre V6) engine has been dropped now from the GLC.
Things are coming full circle - that’s the same power as a first generation ML270 CDI (I have one)
How can that be right? I've got a 68 plate E220d which has 194bhp and 400nm of torque, 9 speed auto - it's a big bus but it's by no means slow. I can't imagine that the GLC is that much heavier. That bhp figure is surely incorrect, unless the "220" bit means something totally different.