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A Very Yellow Car #558603
08/02/19 12:43 PM
08/02/19 12:43 PM
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Salisbury, UK
Peter J Offline OP
Formerly known as Aldermog
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Will be arriving late March....



It is a Mercedes AMG A34, 4 Matic.
The standard colours are white, red or AMG Sun Yellow. So it had to be yellow.

It replaces the BMW M140. Why replace the M140?
I tired of the harsh ride and unsupportive seats.
The wheel control and associated ride quality compromised traction: over sprung, under damped resulted in the traction control cutting in on hard acceleration, even on a straight road, unless the road surface was almost perfect and dry.

I looked at spending £3700 on the highly regarded Birds Performance pack. this comprises new springs and specially valved dampers plus a Quaife LSD.
But a back to back test drive convinced me that although it improved the wheel control substantially it didn't make the ride any nicer.

Also, the Management hated the car and refused to use it unless there was no option.

The new C35 is the entry model AMG, a new engine from MB, 2.0L and 306 HP. They claim 4.4.7 seconds to 62mph, which is quick enough.

More importantly Management likes it, and the monthly cost is not much more than the M140.

Thoughts anyone.


Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8


Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J] #558605
08/02/19 12:49 PM
08/02/19 12:49 PM
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Cheltenham, Glos. UK
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Good colour, but then I am biased grin2


Graham (G4FUJ)

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'07 MINI Cooper
Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J] #558608
08/02/19 12:52 PM
08/02/19 12:52 PM
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Posts: 4,257
Llanelli
Ray Offline
Part of the Furniture
Ray  Offline
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Llanelli
Me to.


.+8 Now gone for a 1800 4/4. Duratec in bright yellow.
Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J] #558609
08/02/19 12:59 PM
08/02/19 12:59 PM
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Yorkshire
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Originally Posted By Peter J
Will be arriving late March....



It is a Mercedes AMG A34, 4 Matic.
The standard colours are white, red or AMG Sun Yellow. So it had to be yellow.

It replaces the BMW M140. Why replace the M140?
I tired of the harsh ride and unsupportive seats.
The wheel control and associated ride quality compromised traction: over sprung, under damped resulted in the traction control cutting in on hard acceleration, even on a straight road, unless the road surface was almost perfect and dry.

I looked at spending £3700 on the highly regarded Birds Performance pack. this comprises new springs and specially valved dampers plus a Quaife LSD.
But a back to back test drive convinced me that although it improved the wheel control substantially it didn't make the ride any nicer.

Also, the Management hated the car and refused to use it unless there was no option.

The new C35 is the entry model AMG, a new engine from MB, 2.0L and 306 HP. They claim 4.4.7 seconds to 62mph, which is quick enough.

More importantly Management likes it, and the monthly cost is not much more than the M140.

Thoughts anyone.


Peter, sounds good

As it's yellow has it already got the Birds (custard) Performance Pack fitted ? laugh2


Jon M
Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J] #558610
08/02/19 01:11 PM
08/02/19 01:11 PM
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Cheshire
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Love the colour choice. I have always wanted a yellow car but not managed to get one yet. I have to say when you see yellow cars in the summer they look stunning but do seem to attract all the bugs.


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Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J] #558611
08/02/19 01:17 PM
08/02/19 01:17 PM
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norfolk, UK
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Totally love the colour, I've had two yellow cars and I can never see why you don't see more, it's such a happy colour.


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Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #558613
08/02/19 01:18 PM
08/02/19 01:18 PM
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Salisbury, UK
Peter J Offline OP
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Peter J  Offline OP
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Good colour, but then I am biased grin2


I wanted to be part of the "Yellow is Cool" Club!!

More seriously the standard colours are White, Red and Yellow. Any metallic colour takes the price into the "Over £40k road tax bracket" and that means paying £300 additional road tax for 5 years, plus an additional surcharge on the initial registration tax.


Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8


Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J] #558624
08/02/19 02:33 PM
08/02/19 02:33 PM
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Llanelli
Ray Offline
Part of the Furniture
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Llanelli
Tintop and Morgan are yellow. I love the colour, but the bugs really like them. Strangely they only stay a short time after parking, then they are away looking for something softer to suck on.


.+8 Now gone for a 1800 4/4. Duratec in bright yellow.
Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J] #558627
08/02/19 02:39 PM
08/02/19 02:39 PM
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Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
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Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...


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Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J] #558633
08/02/19 02:56 PM
08/02/19 02:56 PM
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Llanelli
Ray Offline
Part of the Furniture
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Llanelli
Takes me back to my surfing days.


.+8 Now gone for a 1800 4/4. Duratec in bright yellow.
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