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  1. Hello From Leicester

    Hey hey!
  2. New here :)

    i have no idea what that means... but thanks.. i guess :D
  3. New here :)

    Hi everyone, from Gloucestershire- checking in
  4. my first merc...

    Well.. when I pick it up tonight, I will have some pics for you (and yes- of the car!!)
  5. my first merc...

    first of all, the title of this part of the forum made me laugh- 'for all our oap's' ... great :D i recently purchased a 1999 c220 2.2L with 120,000 miles on. im after a couple of bits (water hoses ect) for it, so i can bring it home. im assured (by a very trusted freind) that its all smoothe and the story behind it really backs it up - as it was his mothers from new, and passed down to him when she recieved a new car earlier this year. im looking forward to starting it up, and putting 'my own touch' on it. pleased to talk to like-minded people ... hi guys (and oap's)
  6. Tax Disks

    Had one once- that utterly ugly circle will never enter my life again!
  7. New here :)

    No no no no no no no....thats the wrong side of the bridge
  8. New here :)

    Well, let me say- I speak for myself- you guys are lucky im not on there- i dont want your pcs and phones to spontaneously melt down hahha
  9. New here :)

    I have a weak spot for coupe's.... likely to give me the car horn on a regular occasion!
  10. New here :)

    This one is coming directly from Mercedes in germany- not sure where they are made tho.
  11. New here :)

    I was thinking the exact same thing. When I finally get it home, and get working on it- closer inspection will be issued. I plan to bring it back to its full glory- inside and out. I like to look after all my cars
  12. expensive numberplates

    I saw the bloke off dragons den a while back- theo prafiterole.... chrome wrapped range rover- with the plate '80UX' -his fation brand name.
  13. just purchased. ..

    1999 mercedes c220 saloon with the w202 engine... yet I havent driven it yet (I have my reasons..) Who rates these cars? My first merc aswell. Im also new to forums- after deleting my facebook account- so id like to chat with mutual people, and hope to learn a few tricks hahah. Cheers guys. Cj
  14. just purchased. ..

    its the classic square shape- wouldnt touch a curvy one with a barge pole (excuse the pun!!) those moles get everywhere in those- hope i didnt jynx mine... anyway- i found the exact part i need for it today, from the main Mercedes dealers in Cheltenham- £30 for some hoses. great price as i was expecting up to £100 for even walking thru the front doors, and breathing their 10x filterd, pure german air... im a happy boy today :D
  15. Motor Insurance for Tyresmokers!

    ahhh hahahaha sorry- new here.... forgot to look at that, so heres my learning curve!! their websites still up- i went with Adrian flux reguardless lol
  16. New here :)

    Theres some good topics here too, I have noticed!! Im not new to forums- just havent used them in a long time- as I believe that wastebook has killed the forums- which is sad. Thank you all for the warm welcomes
  17. New here :)

    Not yet....I have purchased it from a very trusted source tho. The story is: lady buys brand new merc c220 turbo diesel 2.2 w202, puts 100,000 miles on it, services it on time, every time, at mercedes- full history ect ect. Passes it down to her 30 odd year old son, he puts 20,000 miles on it, services it the same as his mother. He MOT it last friday- drives home, anf one of the hoses expired while driving. Its currently on his driveway- I need to find the correct hose for it- as he didnt have time to fix it. Good bodywork, standard patch of rust on the lower passanger front door- needs 4 new tires in my opinion... Just had fuel injectors replaced(or whatever the equivalent is for this car) Cant wait to actually drive it!!! Got it at a bargain- which was niiiiice.
  18. Tax Disks

    anything for the 'law' to get extra revenue- making something look better than it is... already they will save millions on paper.... then fine people for displaying out of date tax disks.
  19. Tax Disks

    personally- i cant wait to have no legal obligation to display an utterly ugly, and worthless, circle of paper in the window of my vehicle- shame we still have to pay the tax lol
  20. Motor Insurance for Tyresmokers!

    i hope this is still the case- im looking for private, single car insurance... excuse my ignorance if this is not what you deal with.
  21. Coming Out

    i must say- the technology behind it all is incredible! especially the new mitsubishi 4x4 (outlander i think)- hybrid i believe... petrol/diesel engine ticks over whilst charging electric motors that drive the wheels... mindblowing- BUT.... try taking one of these to your mate in 10-15 years time (if they survive that long) and getting somthing 'simple' fixed.... there are flaws with all vehicles- so im not slating it at all. each to their own tho- incredible technology.
  22. hey- im new here!! most jap companies have the 'bullet-proof' trademark... the mx5 is no exeption... also voted the best roadster ever made- correct me if im wrong i have never got to drive one yet, as i see them as 'not my thing' - but nothing ever is- till i drive whatever it is in question
  23. t cut springs to mind!!
  24. Dash Cams

    If the insurance company knows about this, would that reduce the amount payable? Saw a car with 'blackbox' fitted the other day- I had to ask the driver about it- she said they listen in to whats going on in the car, track it, and there are tiny cameras inside too...tracks acceleration, fuel consumption too... a bit intrusive if you ask me... but she said she pays as little as £10 a month...