Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

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Post by AMG » Mon 05 Mar, 2007 10:54 am

Post Pictures of your car here!

Don't forget to include details such as year, colour etc.
If your car has a story, for example; how you came across it, - put it in here with the pictures. It's always nice to read someone else's experiences.

If you've done any modifications / improvments, Here's the place to show them off - Post lots of pics!

It's not a bad idea to revisit your post every now and then, to make sure your pictures are still up. We'd also like to encourage those who do post a Project car, and supply us with updates, to come back to your original post and edit it, rather than make a new post each time, by replying. It will help keep all your pictures and progress in one spot!

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If you're unsure on how to upload pictures, go to the posting tutorial on the main board and try the test posting page, Don't forget to sign yourself up for a free account on imageshack / photobucket etc.. if you haven't already.

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1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
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1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by 116Benz » Mon 05 May, 2008 1:04 am

Ah well let me kick off the 1st pics, 2007 C200 KOMPRESSOR Elegance, Obsidian Black with Black ARTICO leather (man made stuff) pretty much bog stock, but has a few more toys that what you expect - tyre pressure monitor, basic COMMAND, bluetooth conection etc etc. Really nice to drive, reminds me alot of a W124 sportline chassis setup. No rattles or warranty claims so far. The engine is the same TWINPULSE that was in the last of the 203's this 4 cylinder pumps out 135Kw's (same as the M103 3lt 6cyl) Brilliant on fuel, a 380km trip uses just over 1/4 tank. The car was a cancelled order in Toowoomba, unfortunatley it didnt come with a sunroof or ipod dock (I would have prefered both).
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by AMG » Mon 05 May, 2008 10:03 am

thats pretty good economy. I get that per tank in city driving ...
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1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Hendrik » Mon 05 May, 2008 11:15 am

From all reports the new C class is a good vehicle but I reckon it looks like a Toyota, I guess it is a melting pot and cars all tend to look the same.
It takes me two looks to tell a commode and falcoon apart these days.
Anyway it looks great but depreciation is a killer, that's where us bottom feeders are ahead, whilst we watch the fuel bowser spin up high numbers and keep stuffing parts into them.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Hendrik » Mon 05 May, 2008 11:41 am

116Benz wrote:Brilliant on fuel, a 380km trip uses just over 1/4 tank. The car was a cancelled order in Toowoomba, unfortunatley it didnt come with a sunroof or ipod dock (I would have prefered both).
How big is the tank? Highway cruising that is OK I spose but it has to be considered that the 201 in 2 liter trim got 7-8L/100ks. From memory the tank in a 201 holds about 60L, so 380ks is about half a tank. Now working on the assumption that the 204 has a similar sized tank, you would have used 15-20L for 380Ks. That's 5.2L/100Ks? If it gets that then yes it is brilliant and makes you wonder why anyone would buy a Prius. I am not wanting to put down your car but just trying to get some idea of how efficient the modern motors are.
Far as the ipod dock goes, perhaps you could upgrade your mobile, cause just about every mobile these days has a player and bluetooth. Then you can play songs through your mobile whilst having it stuck to your windscreen telling you where to go as a GPS unit and then you can also enter your running costs into the built in excel program. Unless you go the Nokia way, cause I reckon they use their own operating system instead of micro$oft stuff.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by tugpilot1 » Mon 05 May, 2008 12:13 pm

[quote="Hendrik"][quote="116Benz"]. I am not wanting to put down your car but .... [/quote]

Really!

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Hendrik » Mon 05 May, 2008 1:10 pm

tugpilot1 wrote:Really!
Well actually, yes I am trying to put it down because I am jealous as hell :) :)

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by 116Benz » Mon 05 May, 2008 2:29 pm

Actually, parked side by side the new Honda Accord looks alot like the new C from behind, Toyota? I hope not, theyre the least liked of any brand in my family, for obvious reasons. Economy wise, being the old mans car he drove from Warwick to the Gold Coast using cruise control, speed limiter etc etc (he's not a leadfoot in this one) the ipod dock and sunroof are more what I would want on it, surprising as my 06 Mazda3 has the ipod one std. Economy wise it says brochure wise that combined is supposed to be 8.4/100km's, and the tank is supposed to be 66lt with 8lt reserve.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by crazyjester900 » Mon 11 Aug, 2008 12:43 am

My ride:

Love the C-class range, big fan. Love the NEW shape very jealous of 116benz
Fantastic car, well done :)

MODS: not on piks

Updated Front Grille, Avantgarde
New Twin AMG exhaust look like..
chrome speedo gauge rings
chrome gear shift surround
Lowered on king springs
Darkest tint
17" RIMS
Clear indicator lights
nice sound system
Solid . . . . .
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so any offers PM

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by asiansquad » Fri 03 Oct, 2008 11:10 pm

116Benz wrote: Brilliant on fuel, a 380km trip uses just over 1/4 tank.
I'm assuming that's highway driving? I just picked my W204 last week and i've done about 380km and only 1/4 tank left =\

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Cooky » Mon 10 Nov, 2008 11:06 pm

Here's My ML 270 CDI
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Cooky » Mon 10 Nov, 2008 11:08 pm

And the rear view
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Post by Cooky » Wed 19 Nov, 2008 10:43 pm

And here's my W203
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by joey180 » Sat 08 Aug, 2009 12:00 am

Mine is W203 Nice looking, Only had a short time, callsica 18inch wheels, Like carlssons.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Cooky » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 10:37 pm

Nice wheels Joey180.
Much better than the steel originals.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by earanieg » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 11:14 pm

Hi guys,

Im a new member here and this is my ride. Let me know what you think
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Post by Cooky » Tue 08 Sep, 2009 12:17 am

Slick!

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by SynergyC200 » Tue 05 Jan, 2010 9:57 pm

Hi, this is my 96 C200 recently acquired. It is my first Mercedes and I am very much enjoying it so far. It's pretty clean, relatively well looked after, with only a couple of issues (sun roof seal, internal sun roof sliding panel needs replacement/fixing) that I will get to.

I've found a stack of information in these forums, very helpful!

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Notso Swift » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 8:31 pm

This is our's, I like to think of it as a 203.5 :wink:
2008 (09 reg) CLC200 Evolution

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Bad photo's because of the shade, and it is a bit dirty but I think this is the best colour on these little coupes. Curiously I have seen it on the earlier one and it doesn't suit, likewise monochromes look fantastic on the Sedans and Wagons, but the CLC shape looks beter in Colour, IMO


NOTE I do not know why I can't attach them, as the system is saying Max pixels are 800 x 600,.... but I have made these a lot smaller than that so... :?:

OK different tact, pics should now work
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by shockvalue » Wed 29 Dec, 2010 5:59 pm

Mine!!
Nice and clean at the moment and looking forward to some "tops down" motoring this summer! :sunny: :sunny:
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Post by hawkeye » Thu 02 Jun, 2011 8:47 pm

Hi there,

I just replaced my 1986 W124 300E with a silver 2000 W202 C200 Elegance with black leather interior and sun roof. (147500 Km's)

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Post by hawkeye » Tue 14 Jun, 2011 12:07 am

Hi there,

Just took the new car for a run up to Horsham and back on the week-end, loved it.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by AMG » Tue 14 Jun, 2011 12:22 am

I should put the pics in the show us your ride thread...

edit: done.
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by hawkeye » Tue 14 Jun, 2011 11:53 am

JoeB wrote:I should put the pics in the show us your ride thread...

edit: done.

Thanks

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by oliveoyl » Sat 01 Oct, 2011 5:52 pm

Just picked up this little rippa. 400hp (if you search the mod section you'll find more info from the previous owner). But plenty of hp under the bonnet!
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by BenzFanatic » Fri 13 Jan, 2012 11:13 am

Hi im from Sydney. This is my beloved project - My 1999 W202 C Class Elegance so far Upgraded with Genuine 18" AMG Rims, Chrome AMG Grill.
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Post by Mr Focus » Fri 03 Feb, 2012 4:57 pm

Here's some happy snaps of my '03 C180 Classic Kompressor
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Mathew » Mon 13 Feb, 2012 9:10 pm

After deciding the old 420SEL was getting a little thirsty it was time for a new daily driver and having read a lot about the W204 C-Class and my mechanics advice I took the plunge. It's a C250 CGI Avantgarde with all the toys. These things are built like bank vaults and the handling is simply breath taking. The Harmon Karden entertainment system is truly amazing and fuel consumption is breath takingly good not to mention it flies when the turbo kicks in!

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by ceisler » Sat 02 Jun, 2012 11:23 pm

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I'd like to introduce my 1998 C43
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by anonymousmoose » Mon 06 Aug, 2012 12:15 am

Here is my Mercedes pride an joy. A 2006 MY05 C200 Kompressor with AMG options, upgraded climate control and most of the other factory upgrades (pity no memory seats). Love the drive and kit, makes it look like a real sports sedan with sports handling minus the AMG power. Been very happy with it and will buy another Benz after this one.

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Post by Starman » Mon 06 Aug, 2012 7:51 am

Very nice C200, great combo you have there. Nobody does Silver like MB, and those wheels are the bomb. Enjoy.
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Post by Michel » Sun 03 Mar, 2013 7:40 am

The latest addition.

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Post by ANF » Sun 03 Mar, 2013 9:03 am

Mathew wrote:After deciding the old 420SEL was getting a little thirsty it was time for a new daily driver and having read a lot about the W204 C-Class and my mechanics advice I took the plunge. It's a C250 CGI Avantgarde with all the toys. These things are built like bank vaults and the handling is simply breath taking. The Harmon Karden entertainment system is truly amazing and fuel consumption is breath takingly good not to mention it flies when the turbo kicks in!

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Nice! Love the W204s, one of the best looking Benz (and most other brands) in many years :thumbup:

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Jzs147_rob » Sat 13 Apr, 2013 6:33 pm

First post on here :wave: , got my 97 w202 as a daily driver around December 2012. I needed something that would be easy to maintain and be interesting.

It is bone standard when I got it and 2 owners from new. So far the only thin I have done is put some 17inch "Hammer" wheels on it, makes it look a bit better.

Future mods
- front lip spoiler... Waiting for it to arrive in post
- bilstein shocks
- lowered springs
- black out grille
- possibly rust bonnet (still unsure.... I figure this isn't very popular)
- upgrade shocking stock stereo
- fix the headlining


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Post by Tony From West Oz » Sun 04 Aug, 2013 3:18 pm

OK,
I licensed the car in WA on Friday.
Washed the car today.
Took photos for you all to see.

Here is a slide show on my Photobucket page.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by pva68 » Thu 31 Oct, 2013 4:43 pm

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My first mercedes. 2005 C200 Kompressor Sports. I think the kids like the sunroof. In fact the kids love the car (so do i).
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Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by McGavin » Mon 30 Dec, 2013 10:27 am

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Our first merc, it's a 2007 C220 cdi avantegaurd, just had our 80000km service, $520 at MB ,loaner car for the day, done on time under quote. Very happy with the car and MB.
Edit feb 2014 new rims :)
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by pva68 » Fri 31 Jan, 2014 8:04 pm

I purchased a silver w203 2005 C200 Kompressor and after only a few months decided it wasn't for me. So I traded it in for this beauty...

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It is a 2010 C250. Same 1.8 litre engine as the C200 but they have squeezed an extra 15 Kw out of the motor to be 150Kw and more torque. The turbo and CGI (compressed gasoline injection) is fantastic giving beautiful response, power and great economy. This one comes with AMG weels and full leahter sports seats, sunroof and upgraded Harmo kardon sound system.

I love it.... And the red... Yes please.

Traded in by woman business owner on a new model, And reduced to firesale price at end of year from dealer with 2 years MB warranty included so I could not say no...
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by McGavin » Mon 03 Feb, 2014 12:22 pm

Very nice , love the colour, most are black , white or silver and the wheels set it right off. :)
Consider getting the earth wires to the tail lights upgraded so you don't have a melt down like mine did.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by ViperDude » Sat 17 May, 2014 9:57 pm

First post and our first Benz. C180 Kompressor Elegance. Lowered 30mm and running on 20s

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Here are some photos from the ad that made me buy it!

The Nokia cradle be relocated to the glove box with a Visseo adaptor in it's place. I then have installed (I'm a car audio/security specialist by profession) an iPhone5 active cradle in place of the old one. Looks great, works great even connected it to the antenna.
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Post by ekimnels » Tue 29 Jul, 2014 9:06 pm

Just bought a 1999 c200 classic. Begining my adventure with Mercedes Benz, my first.
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Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by ansteadeh » Wed 30 Jul, 2014 12:09 am

Good choice! I don't have a 202 but a friend does and it's a great car

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Warren Wilson » Fri 15 Aug, 2014 8:32 pm

This is my recently purchased 2008 C280 Avantgarde. I was very lucky to find this one - only 55,000 Km. It was owned and driven by a 77 years old Italian grandmother.... and a beautiful, gracious lady she is too. Regrettably her husband of many years passed away and it so much reminded her of their time together she just wanted it gone. Would you believe she replaced it with a 2014 E Class Coupe!!

I need to check for the correct name of the exterior colour - its like a deep champagne but not gold. The interior is cream leather seats with contrasting black trim. Perhaps not to everyone's taste, however I really think it looks great.... I love it. I'm like a rat with a gold tooth as I drive around town. :sunny:.

I've also owned 1999 E240 Elegance for four years (it's currently for sale - Edit, now sold) and it's very interesting to compare them on the road. Although not a 'small car, it feels 'small'. Whereas the E 240 felt like a large, very leisurely drive, the C Class is much more nimble, has a different seating feeling, stiffer suspension and is very, very responsive.... feels entirely different (not better - just different).

I only really used my E240 as a coffee shop and weekend drive car and this one will be used in much the same way. Anyway, hope you enjoy the pics.... meanwhile I look forward to getting off this infernal computer and heading into town in my new wheels for a coffee. :coffee2:

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Warren
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by McGavin » Fri 15 Aug, 2014 9:08 pm

Very nice Warren.
Looks the same colour as ours ,cubanite silver, paint code 723 from memory.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by ANF » Sat 16 Aug, 2014 9:06 am

Well done Warren, looks very nice.
Enjoy!

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Hendrik » Sat 16 Aug, 2014 9:35 am

Yeah not bad but where is bonnet star?
Is that still an option? I seem to remember that Daimler deleted them on some models (deemed the sportier ones) and retained them on others.
Part of the fun of owning a Benz is the star out the front to make you feel posh.
There was talk a while back that the safety nazis in Europe wanted to ban bonnet ornaments cause they might slice a pedestrian into a million pieces.
My guess is that the safety folks over there had a look at our bullbars and figured that a little bit of bling on the bonnet is not so bad.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Warren Wilson » Sat 16 Aug, 2014 10:34 am

Hendrik wrote:Yeah not bad but where is bonnet star?
Is that still an option? I seem to remember that Daimler deleted them on some models (deemed the sportier ones) and retained them on others.
Part of the fun of owning a Benz is the star out the front to make you feel posh.
There was talk a while back that the safety nazis in Europe wanted to ban bonnet ornaments cause they might slice a pedestrian into a million pieces.
My guess is that the safety folks over there had a look at our bullbars and figured that a little bit of bling on the bonnet is not so bad.
Thanks Hedrick.... hope it gives me as much pleasure as my previous Merc. Regarding the star - I have to agree that I miss the star up front, however I don't think its an option. I think the Avantgarde model has a big 'in your face' star in the centre of the grill with a more discrete small flat lying bonnet badge, whereas the Elegance has a more subdued grill along with bonnet star. I may be wrong but someone will know.

I'm sure too that protruding bonnet emblems which can potentially cause increased trauma to pedestrians have been limited for many years. I think the MB star passes muster in that regard as they fold down against a spring loaded device should they be struck. I believe the RR emblem has a similar device. I'm relying on my shaky memory here, :think: but again someone will know for certain.

Again thanks.... Warren
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Warren Wilson » Sat 16 Aug, 2014 10:49 am

McGavin wrote:Very nice Warren.
Looks the same colour as ours ,cubanite silver, paint code 723 from memory.
Thanks for looking and thanks for the colour info.... Warren
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Post by Hendrik » Sat 16 Aug, 2014 11:31 am

Yeah it was something like that, the avantgarde was sort of the sportier model and has styling cues from the SL and such, whereas the elegance was the more geared towards, well, being elegant I suppose.
I kinda prefer the more 'traditional' look but if someone gave me the sporty version I wouldn't knock it back http://max.leftlanenews.com/photos/cont ... s_1200.jpg
http://newlaunches.com/archives/the_fou ... 0_c350.php
I suppose fitting a bonnet star might look a bit tacky, so you might have to update your avatar accordingly :laughing6:
Although I seem to remember having a quick look at these where I was a the dealer and thinking that the plastic looked a bit too plastic but the door hinges where built like a tank.
Wasn't there a pic of four smiling elves from the black forest proudly sitting on C class doors, talking about how the junky door stays from the earlier models was of great embarrassment to them?

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Warren Wilson » Sat 16 Aug, 2014 6:19 pm

Hendrik wrote:Yeah it was something like that, the avantgarde was sort of the sportier model and has styling cues from the SL and such, whereas the elegance was the more geared towards, well, being elegant I suppose.
I kinda prefer the more 'traditional' look but if someone gave me the sporty version I wouldn't knock it back http://max.leftlanenews.com/photos/cont ... s_1200.jpg
http://newlaunches.com/archives/the_fou ... 0_c350.php
I suppose fitting a bonnet star might look a bit tacky, so you might have to update your avatar accordingly :laughing6:
Although I seem to remember having a quick look at these where I was a the dealer and thinking that the plastic looked a bit too plastic but the door hinges where built like a tank.
Wasn't there a pic of four smiling elves from the black forest proudly sitting on C class doors, talking about how the junky door stays from the earlier models was of great embarrassment to them?
Hendrik, you've got me there..... elves, black forest, junky door stays?? Sorry, but I must have missed that one. :dontknow:

Regards....Warren
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