Something for the Winter nights..c63

Something for the Winter nights..c63

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Jamesgt

704 posts

186 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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Carlton Banks said:
I have a white wagon as well. Parked here next to my other beast!

Jealous. I had a black z3m coupe. I sold it right at the bottom of the market to fund a house purchase.

Castor

71 posts

166 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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Part of the 18" wheel club also! - mine is a dark blue, anthracite wheels and with black leather

Edited by Castor on Thursday 10th November 09:08

T9JVG

34 posts

45 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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Castor said:


Part of the 18" wheel club also! - mine is a dark blue, anthracite wheels and with black leather

Edited by Castor on Thursday 10th November 09:08
They all look great, but that looks spectacular.... good choice clap

krisdelta

4,087 posts

154 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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Johnnybee said:
I'm also in the small wheeled club. I really must take some photos of the car myself, this is from the dealer.

Looks like you got yours from the same place I did - pick mine up Saturday biggrin

abarber

1,617 posts

194 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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trowelhead said:
Sounds magnificent
Lovely and very familiar!

trowelhead

1,622 posts

74 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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Castor said:


Part of the 18" wheel club also! - mine is a dark blue, anthracite wheels and with black leather

Edited by Castor on Thursday 10th November 09:08
Stunning

blindswelledrat

25,254 posts

185 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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How many fellow owners have fallen into the same habit as me of refusing to close your driver's door until after you have started the engine?
I can't get enough of that sound and regularly driver around with all my windows open so I can hear it better, regardless of the temperature.

Agree with earlier poster that I would happily sacrifice some luxury to hear it better inside the car.

Castor

71 posts

166 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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blindswelledrat said:
How many fellow owners have fallen into the same habit as me of refusing to close your driver's door until after you have started the engine?
I can't get enough of that sound and regularly driver around with all my windows open so I can hear it better, regardless of the temperature.

Agree with earlier poster that I would happily sacrifice some luxury to hear it better inside the car.
I ask my son to start it up before we are ready to go! - I get to hear it and the wife gets to know we are waiting for her!

Superflow

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444 posts

85 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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mattwhite709 said:
Very nice sedate looking C63 ops, bet you don't mind getting up in the morning to hear that noise!
Yes,everyone knows when you're going out that's for sure haha,some lovely cars on this thread.I have been out and about today used nearly half a tank but i certainly had my money's worth from it.

slk 32

1,125 posts

146 months

Thursday 10th November 2016
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T9JVG said:
trowelhead said:
I can recommend this 100% - i had it done a while ago.

Gives a nice increase in volume without being OTT. And no droning / booming at all.
Thats good to hear, its so easy to get it wrong and make the noise unbearable

Superflow said:


Have any of you opted for the Merc service plan which is £40 a month i believe,good value?
I haven't yet but am due a service in December so may look into it. Do you know if it covers things like gearbox oil change? Which apparantly you need at 30k miles.
I would definitely look into a service plan. I was initially sceptical thinking it would just be another direct debit and would rather pay when it was due in one go.

When I took my Slk55 in for a Major B service which included all plugs and transmission fluid change MB quoted me £1400. By doing a service plan it was reduced to £1050 and also included my next A service gratis (which I just had done last month including brake fluid)

trowelhead

1,622 posts

74 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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Castor said:
I ask my son to start it up before we are ready to go! - I get to hear it and the wife gets to know we are waiting for her!
I get my gf to drive it past me so can hear it - sounds even better from the outside!

coopedup

3,722 posts

92 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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Jealous of the lot of you biggrin Really hope to get one some day......

Superflow

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444 posts

85 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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slk 32 said:
I would definitely look into a service plan. I was initially sceptical thinking it would just be another direct debit and would rather pay when it was due in one go.

When I took my Slk55 in for a Major B service which included all plugs and transmission fluid change MB quoted me £1400. By doing a service plan it was reduced to £1050 and also included my next A service gratis (which I just had done last month including brake fluid)
Yes i have signed up for the plan, it seems good value looking at what can happen with some big numbers being thrown up.

LLCool_K

62 posts

42 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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Wonderful car. Have a PPP + LSD remapped 'wagon' myself, though not as stealth like as yours I am afraid.

Just had to replace all discs and pads at the same time as a major service. Total cost £4k!

What other car can do so much?




Edited by LLCool_K on Friday 11th November 13:48

DamianQS

73 posts

93 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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I am seriously thinking about one of these in Wagon form as my next more practical car (Currently S1) next May we are purchasing what will become a large dog.

I would try and opt for a subtle shade that blue is lovely unfortunately I lot seem to com in gangster spec.

Before purchasing one of these did anyone consider the new C43

krisdelta

4,087 posts

154 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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I considered a C43 for a microsecond - but the new interiors with the stuck-on screen lack cohesion compared to the 2011+ C63 IMHO, and the 6.2 is on my bucket list of engines to try before I die (driving a plug in hybrid probably).

The C43 does make a very nice noise (sounds a little like a F-Type to me) and the blue it comes in looks great. I think the C63 estates are not really too gangster in any guise unless lowered massively, again personally.

Edit to add - I've seen quite a few A and B class on the black-with-silver rim wheels - so perhaps the "gangsterness" of them being on the C63 will wane? I will be looking out for some standard 18" next year to make it blend in a bit more.

Edited by krisdelta on Friday 11th November 15:26

AndyTR

382 posts

77 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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I took the plunge 3 years ago and couldn't have picked a better car. I've had a few test drives recently and have been underwhelmed by everything I've driven so far...it's starting to look like a keeper!


SVX

2,051 posts

164 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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Loved my C63 PP Coupé for the 12 months we had it, a shame that SWMBO got to drive it more than I did - a side affect of being to posted abroad for a year. The fleet manager was surprised that I handed it back on it's original rear tyres. Agree with all the other posters, the start up "bark" is utterly glorious.


Captain Smerc

2,226 posts

69 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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AndyTR said:
I took the plunge 3 years ago and couldn't have picked a better car. I've had a few test drives recently and have been underwhelmed by everything I've driven so far...it's starting to look like a keeper!

Looks great in red .

blademansw

45 posts

174 months

Friday 11th November 2016
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Castor said:


Part of the 18" wheel club also! - mine is a dark blue, anthracite wheels and with black leather

Edited by Castor on Thursday 10th November 09:08
That is a particularly fine colour combo. All stunning, but yours especially so.