E class cabriolet delivered with wrong badge

E class cabriolet delivered with wrong badge

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Sofa

89 posts

38 months

Wednesday 9th October
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BenRichards89 said:


... Driver's side B Post on my i30N laugh
Have you taken it back to the dealer to confirm it's actually an i30N and not an i10 Premium SE? I would... laugh

unsprung

3,585 posts

70 months

Wednesday 9th October
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FN2TypeR said:
Plate spinner said:
Nope, never had that before.

Back in the 90s though when our company car forms were hand written, I did once end up with a 328i instead of the 323i my band dictated. My and my loopy handwriting eh hehe
bow Well played Sir!



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DIW35

3,975 posts

146 months

Wednesday 9th October
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OP you’re not alone. My car didn’t have an E350 badge on the back either.

Second Best

5,654 posts

127 months

Wednesday 9th October
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My Impreza had a GX badge on the back. Unforgivable, how could someone survive calling a 265bhp car a 120bhp version?!!!!

I ended up debadging it as I got fed up of people in 320ds trying to race off the lights. I notice recently that people tend to avoid racing debadged cars as they don't know its performance stats, seeing as everything these days has bodykits and twin exhausts.


sheepman

237 posts

106 months

Wednesday 9th October
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very easy done, the cars come down the track and the guy fitting badges hasn't read the build card correctly.

Its not unusual to see vehicles with "range range" on the bonnet of another manufacturer wink

Second Best

5,654 posts

127 months

Wednesday 9th October
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sheepman said:
very easy done, the cars come down the track and the guy fitting badges hasn't read the build card correctly.

Its not unusual to see vehicles with "range range" on the bonnet of another manufacturer wink
I'm not sure what you mean, I really enjoyed my "MG ZS Rallyé" a few years ago. Must have been a special edition. How the fk that ended up on an MG I have no idea!

The Moose

18,701 posts

155 months

Thursday 10th October
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Never had that before either. We used to have a small leasing company for a few years (20 cars I guess). We had one pair that had the wrong plates put on the wrong car. From memory, the vins were the same, just ten apart and the supplying dealer managed to get the plates swapped up.

Only came to light at resale. From memory, one sold but the buyer of the second picked up on it. Paperwork nightmare!

TheInsanity1234

592 posts

65 months

Thursday 10th October
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stu67 said:
It happens quite a lot, I used to work up at VW HQ in the late 90’s and we used to get some odd mistakes, I can remember having an odd coloured GTI as a company car. They couldn’t retail it new as it wasn’t a brochure colour. I also had a certain spec Audi but they hadn’t fitted it with AC on the line, again difficult to retail new.
My parents ordered a brand new Renault Clio back in 2007 when the new model was released. They ordered the most basic spec you could get, with the air con option ticked. Somehow, the car was built and delivered to the dealer without air con fitted, and so the dealer then offered us a Clio that was the next trim level up, and had the optional double sunroof fitted, and was the costly metallic black rather than the free red that my parents ordered, all for no additional cost!

Cold

7,564 posts

36 months

Thursday 10th October
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Could be worse...


Wildcat45

7,143 posts

135 months

Thursday 10th October
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It happens a lot. My Dad once bought a Volvo that a dealer had that was delivered in the wrong spec.

A friend had a rather standard new Golf back in 2009 that was delivered with top of the range stereo and sat nav. No extra cost to him.

And houses.

My first house was a new build. The builders mistakenly installed an upgraded kitchen. Dishwasher, posh fridge better cooker. Once it was in they said they weren't going to the hassle of taking it out so I got it free.

Triumph Man

6,003 posts

114 months

Thursday 10th October
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Hang on, the E350 isn't even a 6 cylinder? So the OP is moaning that his 4 cylinder car has the badge on from a lesser 4 cylinder car? Right...


talksthetorque

6,473 posts

81 months

Thursday 10th October
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Triumph Man said:
Hang on, the E350 isn't even a 6 cylinder? So the OP is moaning that his 4 cylinder car has the badge on from a lesser 4 cylinder car? Right...
Yes that's right Triumph Boy.

Jasey_

1,607 posts

124 months

Thursday 10th October
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Better than the good old days.

My first job was buying cars for Hertz Leasing. We ordered a 2.0 Capri and when it arrived we thought it was a little under powered.

They'd put a 1.3 engine in it rofl

Greg the Fish

769 posts

12 months

Thursday 10th October
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Chris944_S2 said:
Sounds like it.

When my C43 got rear ended, the repair included a new rear number plate among other parts.
The car's reg was V464GSH. For a few days I was looking at the rear thinking something was off but couldn't figure it out. Eventually I noticed they made a plate with V646GSH.
Reminds me of when my mother's Galant went in for it's first MOT, plate was cracked so they duly made up a new one. Reg was K376 OJK and it was only a few weeks later when she had reversed it onto the drive rather than front in I noticed that it was K367 OJK on the replacement. They passed the MOT with that incorrect plate.

SweptVolume

401 posts

39 months

Thursday 10th October
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Triumph Man said:
Hang on, the E350 isn't even a 6 cylinder? So the OP is moaning that his 4 cylinder car has the badge on from a lesser 4 cylinder car? Right...
Yeah, have to say, I don't get it either. If it's an E Class with a 2.0 engine, then it's an E200. Just a particularly fast one.

sxmwht

50 posts

5 months

Thursday 10th October
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WJNB said:
CABC said:
i'd be very tempted to leave the 200 on there.
There's no way the poster will do that as his vanity will not allow it. Suspect the object of the posting was just to brag about his new rented machine, sorry I mean leased machine - same thing innit?
Jealousy is a horrible trait. Give it a rest.

t400ble

1,541 posts

67 months

Thursday 10th October
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mengo said:
Thanks everyone for your comments (some could be less rude). I don't think I have option to keep E200 or remove as Mercedes confirmed they will rebadge as E350. Just wanted to know if anyone had such experience and if I have to be worried for anything else. Thanks again.
It a bloody badge.

Hoofy

69,295 posts

228 months

Thursday 10th October
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SweptVolume said:
Triumph Man said:
Hang on, the E350 isn't even a 6 cylinder? So the OP is moaning that his 4 cylinder car has the badge on from a lesser 4 cylinder car? Right...
Yeah, have to say, I don't get it either. If it's an E Class with a 2.0 engine, then it's an E200. Just a particularly fast one.
Oh dear. You're right. I did hear some manufacturers were doing this.

https://www.evo.co.uk/news/22023/new-mercedes-benz...

Next they'll be putting on badges just because the owner is supposed to imagine it's a bigger engine.

T5R+

1,078 posts

155 months

Thursday 10th October
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Neighbour took delivery of his new X-Type. Few days later we were chatting and he explained that instead of the 2 litre he had ordered, the manufacturer had built it with a 3 litre engine. They then made a one-off £1500 contribution to his running costs.


Evercross

711 posts

10 months

Thursday 10th October
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T5R+ said:
Neighbour took delivery of his new X-Type. Few days later we were chatting and he explained that instead of the 2 litre he had ordered, the manufacturer had built it with a 3 litre engine. They then made a one-off £1500 contribution to his running costs.
I smell a touch of BS. I take it they also accidentally 'built it' with all-wheel drive mandated on the 3.0 version rather than just front-wheel drive that all the 2.1 versions had?

One suspects they just took a 3.0 out of stock that was otherwise the same spec as the car he ordered and gave him a £1500 discount.

PS. I once saw a brand new SEAT Toledo in a dealership that had a VW badge in the centre of its steering wheel....