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#4526804 - 09/26/17 02:43 PM Car upgrade season is here
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Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 2220
Loc: London, England
Finally got round to upgrading our Family cars.

Clio has gone and been replaced by a 2016 Mercedes S350d LWB SE Line Executive woth 12k Miles, serviced in March by Mercedes UK (it was a Merc management car apparently)

The Picanto has been given to my eldest and wife now has a 2017 Smart ForFour Night Sky Prime Sport Premium Auto with the 0.9 litre turbo engine. A pre registered car with 91 miles on it.

Both cars will be doing 20/25k miles a year and will be getting an extra oil change at half interval.

I drove the Mercedes back from Oxford today and over 90 miles ot returned 54mpg which i was pleased with.

It is a Euro6 with AdBlue.
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#4526810 - 09/26/17 02:51 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10143
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Congrats and very nice car. Do you have any pictures to share with us bigjl? Thank you.

Looks like car isn't in your signature yet.


Edited by SatinSilver (09/26/17 02:53 PM)

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#4526826 - 09/26/17 03:11 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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Registered: 09/06/12
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Just picked the Merc up today, collecting the Smart tomorrow.

Will be updating the Profile tomorrow.

Its dark here, shall put up some pictures tomorrow.

The Smart must be the smallest car with the longest name!

New price was approx 16500! The Mercedes/Smart Dealer registered it to them in April (to make their sales target) and sold it to us for 11900.

We only went to buy one car!

But when the wife seen the little Smart she was smitten.

It really is a funky little car. And the turning circle is under 9 metres.


Edited by bigjl (09/26/17 03:15 PM)
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#4526830 - 09/26/17 03:19 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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Registered: 09/06/12
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Sorted the profile!
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#4526918 - 09/26/17 05:42 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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Congrats!

Yes, please share some pics.
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#4526981 - 09/26/17 06:39 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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Congrats on the new rides.
Originally Posted By: bigjl
We only went to buy one car!

But when the wife seen the little Smart she was smitten.

HA! Wife went to test drive a Smart once. She walked out of the dealer with an MB C-class instead. smile

With the huge SUVs and trucks around here, driving around in a Smart would not be very smart, but they do have their uses elsewhere.
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#4526982 - 09/26/17 06:39 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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Yeah, post some pictures. What options did you get with it? In the US, we don't have an S350, either the S550 or S450. Diesels have kinda died here since the VW incident. It's too bad I don't have an EPC-net account anymore, would be interesting to see what kind of options it had by punching in the VIN. There's a bunch of decoder sites out there, but I noticed that many of them don't have an updated database.

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#4528525 - 09/28/17 02:50 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: Quattro Pete]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
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Loc: London, England
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Congrats on the new rides.
Originally Posted By: bigjl
We only went to buy one car!

But when the wife seen the little Smart she was smitten.

HA! Wife went to test drive a Smart once. She walked out of the dealer with an MB C-class instead. smile

With the huge SUVs and trucks around here, driving around in a Smart would not be very smart, but they do have their uses elsewhere.


They would certainly be on the small side for the US market.

It will be used 90% of the time around urban areas, probably won't go faster than 40mph for most of its life!
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#4528527 - 09/28/17 02:57 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: Wolf359]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
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Loc: London, England
Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Yeah, post some pictures. What options did you get with it? In the US, we don't have an S350, either the S550 or S450. Diesels have kinda died here since the VW incident. It's too bad I don't have an EPC-net account anymore, would be interesting to see what kind of options it had by punching in the VIN. There's a bunch of decoder sites out there, but I noticed that many of them don't have an updated database.


Its an SE Line Executive.

Not many options really.

It has the park assist function so can steer in and out of a parking space.

And the rear Exec Pack and comfort heated and ventilated electric rear with four zone climate control.

Only normal Cruise Control not adaptive.

On the journey home i stuck to motorways (highways in US) and it returned 54mpg (UK Gallons)

Today in mixed conditions and 2 hours driving through heavy London traffic it returned 42mpg.

Sadly it is too early a 2016 model to have the better 9speed Auto and only has the 7 speed.
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#4528540 - 09/28/17 03:17 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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Originally Posted By: bigjl
Its dark here, shall put up some pictures tomorrow.


Oh no, what happened? smile

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#4528710 - 09/28/17 06:46 PM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
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Different time zones.

Been flat out today, out at 06:30 and not back home till gone 20:00.

Covered over 300miles. Mission for Friday is pictures!
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#4529119 - 09/29/17 08:03 AM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
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Different time zones.

Been flat out today, out at 06:30 and not back home till gone 20:00.

Covered over 300miles. Mission for Friday is pictures!
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#4541808 - 10/13/17 04:25 AM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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#4541838 - 10/13/17 06:13 AM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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#4541839 - 10/13/17 06:14 AM Re: Car upgrade season is here [Re: bigjl]
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Not sure why that last picture is sideways.

I shall try and take a new one
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