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#558603 - 08/02/19 12:43 PM A Very Yellow Car
Peter J Offline
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Loc: Salisbury, UK
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.
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#558605 - 08/02/19 12:49 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Good colour, but then I am biased grin2
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#558608 - 08/02/19 12:52 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
Ray Offline

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Posts: 4210
Loc: Llanelli
Me to.
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#558609 - 08/02/19 12:59 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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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
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#558610 - 08/02/19 01:11 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
Chilliblu Offline
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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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#558611 - 08/02/19 01:17 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
lowebird Offline
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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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#558613 - 08/02/19 01:18 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
Peter J Offline
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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.
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#558624 - 08/02/19 02:33 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
Ray Offline

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Registered: 05/04/14
Posts: 4210
Loc: 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.
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#558627 - 08/02/19 02:39 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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#558633 - 08/02/19 02:56 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
Ray Offline

Part of the Furniture

Registered: 05/04/14
Posts: 4210
Loc: Llanelli
Takes me back to my surfing days.
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#558638 - 08/02/19 03:09 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Ray]
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Originally Posted By Ray
Takes me back to my surfing days.

Takes me back to I can't remember days.
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#558642 - 08/02/19 03:13 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
Paul F Offline

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Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
That does look splendid.
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#558649 - 08/02/19 03:59 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Gambalunga]
Peter J Offline
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Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 11219
Loc: Salisbury, UK
Yes, I'm mellowing in my old age!
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#558651 - 08/02/19 04:11 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
Alistair Offline
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I guess you have checked to see if Tarka and the new yellow peril clash when parked next to each other ? Looks like fun. The new A certainly seems to have moved the game on.

It's funny how people tend to like either BMW or MB. I never understood it but these days I do having run a couple of BM's and MB's. Friends rave about the more dynamic feel of the BM over the MB but I just find them a bit agitating, admittedly it tends to be the sporty models I have been in.
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#558662 - 08/02/19 05:18 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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It's probably too late now that it is on order, but did you look at the Golf 'R' before you chose the MB? Not as down market as you might think, very fast and very accomplished, and effectively in disguise, as to most people it is 'just another Golf' but it's a real sleeper.

I've had mine for 3 years now and still love it and get a kick everytime I take it out, even if it's just into town. They are available for in the very low £30k's too. Why spend more?

Yellow is a great colour, it will ensure you will be seen from miles away...........
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#558663 - 08/02/19 05:21 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: PaulJ]
Peter J Offline
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Loc: Salisbury, UK
Originally Posted By PaulJ
It's probably too late now that it is on order, but did you look at the Golf 'R' before you chose the MB? Not as down market as you might think, very fast and very accomplished, and effectively in disguise, as to most people it is 'just another Golf' but it's a real sleeper.

I've had mine for 3 years now and still love it and get a kick everytime I take it out, even if it's just into town. They are available for in the very low £30k's too. Why spend more?

Yellow is a great colour, it will ensure you will be seen from miles away...........



I did try, but the nearest VAG dealer with an R is in Southampton...
Also, I was slightly seduced by the all glass dashboard. About as un-Morgan as it is possible to be..so far!

The big advantage of the colour is I'll find it in car parks...
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#558670 - 08/02/19 06:02 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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Incredible performance. It isn't that long ago that Porsche 911's were doing similar 0-60 times.

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#558673 - 08/02/19 06:05 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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I’ve yet to have a yellow car, there was a while they were all pastel shades and not something I’d go for, but I would go for that vibrant, strong hue. IfI ever buy another Lotus, it’s going to be in yellow.

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#558675 - 08/02/19 06:24 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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Registered: 08/07/15
Posts: 331
Loc: Shropshire
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.


Sorry much prefer the BMW....

The BMW is rear wheel drive, has a great great engine and compared to BMW the two Merc's I have owned have had real quality concerns.

Peter you will miss that engine tumbleweed
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#558688 - 08/02/19 08:36 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
andymot Offline

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White, Red or yellow??

I'd go for the yellow as well given the choices I think.

Apparently its a popular colour with the "pink pound" - most yellow cars my friend ( ok he does work at a Brighton dealership) sells go to same sex couples...

But than the great DaveW has a yellow car so I'm sure it'll be fine! Should stand out well from all the greys and blacks out there too.


The BMW or Merc question will rage for ever I expect. Personally I'm in the BMW camp but its all down to personal taste I guess - and how good the local dealership is as well.


PS. That yellow would look stunning with gloss black wheels.


Edited by andymot (08/02/19 08:38 PM)
Edit Reason: ps added
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#558690 - 08/02/19 08:47 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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Stunning colour.
thumbs

I’ve owned a bright yellow car and a yellow bike.
Good points - Other cars seem to give them more space when passing.
Bad points - In the summer, every insect seems to commit suicide by flying into them.
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#558691 - 08/02/19 08:51 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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Very nice car Peter, especially in Yellow. I was sitting in one this afternoon. Fab interior. Infact the best interior for a hatchback ever I'd say.

I have to choose this month or next a replacement for the BMW X6, currently torn between GLC 63s, E53 saloon or Mustang GT. Heart says GLC63s, head says E53 and my loins say Mustang...

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#558704 - 08/02/19 10:27 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: PeterG]
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Originally Posted By PeterG
Very nice car Peter, especially in Yellow. I was sitting in one this afternoon. Fab interior. Infact the best interior for a hatchback ever I'd say.

I have to choose this month or next a replacement for the BMW X6, currently torn between GLC 63s, E53 saloon or Mustang GT. Heart says GLC63s, head says E53 and my loins say Mustang...


Well that’s an easy decision, get the one which when it says 5.0 in the outside, you get 5.0 on the inside! laugh2

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#558705 - 08/02/19 10:44 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: BobtheTrain]
Craig Jezz Offline

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Loc: Oxon
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By Ray
Takes me back to my surfing days.

Takes me back to I can't remember days.


Takes me back to before I was born days
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#558706 - 08/02/19 10:47 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
+8Rich Offline

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It looks really good in that colour.
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#558708 - 08/02/19 10:51 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: MDS61]
Craig Jezz Offline

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Posts: 895
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Originally Posted By MDS61
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.


Sorry much prefer the BMW....

The BMW is rear wheel drive, has a great great engine and compared to BMW the two Merc's I have owned have had real quality concerns.

Peter you will miss that engine tumbleweed


+1 I have had three BMW 3 series and one Mercedes C Class. I don’t think I could go back to MB. The MB is more of a relaxing drive, the BMW is a drivers car.
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#558714 - 09/02/19 04:17 AM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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Finally come around to an actual colour Peter, about time.

Amazed the German auto allow such extravagances? Weiss, silber oder schwarz nicht gelb!
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#558715 - 09/02/19 04:22 AM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Budster]
milligoon Offline
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Originally Posted By Budster
Stunning colour.
thumbs

I’ve owned a bright yellow car and a yellow bike.
Good points - Other cars seem to give them more space when passing.
Bad points - In the summer, every insect seems to commit suicide by flying into them.


I quite often have wasps dining on the insect buffet on my yellow(& black) smart Roadster.
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#558720 - 09/02/19 08:27 AM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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I’m on my fifth consecutive Merc. so I guess there’s no question about where I stand on the Merc v BMW question. I have had one beemer plus one as a loan car after my Merc was sideswiped by white van man. None of them have been yellow though, aquamarine and cashmere but mostly black or silver.
I did have two yellow cars many years ago, my first car was a sunflower yellow Hillman Imp (which I hated) and later a more pastel yellow Mk 1 Cavalier (which I loved).
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#558732 - 09/02/19 09:11 AM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
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Peter

Yellow is a great colour and can be seen for miles ahead and picked out in a crowd.

This brings mainly good, but also some negative aspects.

When I was racing I was the only yellow car (Barry Sumner arrived a bit later) and my wife could pick me out in the pack from a high vantage point very easily. When I changed from the +4 to the Indigo Blue +8 she kept missing me as there were several other blue cars at that time.

The negative aspects are the attention it seemed to get from the police etc, yellow stands out so much that they focus on it , on occasions almost to the extent of tunnel vision I felt, so I was being pulled over much more than I thought i deserved.

Great colour though, and hopefully you will enjoy the positives and minimise the negatives.
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#558735 - 09/02/19 09:23 AM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
tmg513 Offline
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Registered: 27/08/08
Posts: 1950
Loc: Powick
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.

Put it in Sport Plus, switch the traction control off, and dump the wife.
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#558741 - 09/02/19 10:06 AM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Craig Jezz]
Northernmorgan Offline

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Registered: 22/12/18
Posts: 264
Loc: Northern England
Originally Posted By Craig Jezz
Originally Posted By MDS61
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.


Sorry much prefer the BMW....

The BMW is rear wheel drive, has a great great engine and compared to BMW the two Merc's I have owned have had real quality concerns.

Peter you will miss that engine tumbleweed


+1 I have had three BMW 3 series and one Mercedes C Class. I don’t think I could go back to MB. The MB is more of a relaxing drive, the BMW is a drivers car.


Don’t forget Craig......Peter hasn’t mentioned it this time....but he has to carry a bale of straw! 🙄🤣

Peter.... I’m quite shocked. You seemed to really have fallen for the charms of the BMW.
But as I’ve found to my cost over the years, an initial impression of a car’s comfort and handling can become tiring once the initial enthusiasm wanes and reality hits you!
I hope the Merc does it for you this time. 👍
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#558753 - 09/02/19 11:03 AM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Northernmorgan]
Peter J Offline
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Loc: Salisbury, UK
Originally Posted By Northernmorgan
Originally Posted By Craig Jezz
Originally Posted By MDS61
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.


Sorry much prefer the BMW....

The BMW is rear wheel drive, has a great great engine and compared to BMW the two Merc's I have owned have had real quality concerns.

Peter you will miss that engine tumbleweed


+1 I have had three BMW 3 series and one Mercedes C Class. I don’t think I could go back to MB. The MB is more of a relaxing drive, the BMW is a drivers car.


Don’t forget Craig......Peter hasn’t mentioned it this time....but he has to carry a bale of straw! 🙄🤣

Peter.... I’m quite shocked. You seemed to really have fallen for the charms of the BMW.
But as I’ve found to my cost over the years, an initial impression of a car’s comfort and handling can become tiring once the initial enthusiasm wanes and reality hits you!
I hope the Merc does it for you this time. 👍


Over the years I've had multiple Mercedes cars in many guises. Before the BMW I had a Mercedes CLC which was 11 years old and I was very comfortable with. But it was going to fail the next MOT and the cost of the work was more than the car was worth.

I looked at the old A Class, but the hatch opening was narrow, no way for the bails of horse stuff.

The last BMW I had was a 320 Touring... kept it for 3 years, but never really gelled with it. Gutless, harsh ride. The M140 certainly isn't gutless, but it has the same ride characteristics. Also as mentioned, Caroline didn't like it one bit, all black and claustrophobic.

Her C43 is different, the glass roof makes it light and airy. The A34 has the same roof, so she likes it.

Both have a very similar ride. Some like Mercedes characteristics, some prefer BMW. I think I now know what I like...

Also, the +8 is more comfortable and relaxing than the BMW.
OK, the BMW is a quick rear drive drivers car, the +8 and the C43 are both quick and more a GT than a drivers car.
Horses for courses, I guess.
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#558828 - 09/02/19 04:06 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
DaveW Offline
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A bold colour which I like a lot.

I've never gelled with either BMW or Mercedes. I've had friends with various models of each but none have made me think Wow!

And yet when I sat in the new Mk4 Golf I had to have one.....

And logically I should like Audi, but I don't. The A4 we rented was disappointing in many ways.

So my tastes are odd. If I was to change our GTD Golf I would probably go for an R like Paul. But it wouldn't get much use.

The Polo GTI is brilliant..... grin2
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#558993 - 10/02/19 11:05 AM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: Peter J]
Neilda Offline
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Looks like it should be a great car Peter....

I had a yellow car for a while - for some reason it really attracted horseflies in the summer. Cleaning it became quite difficult some days - not sure why it was quite so attractive to them.
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#559024 - 10/02/19 02:32 PM Re: A Very Yellow Car [Re: DaveW]
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Registered: 16/10/11
Posts: 3253
Loc: Somerset, UK
Originally Posted By DaveW
A bold colour which I like a lot.

I've never gelled with either BMW or Mercedes. I've had friends with various models of each but none have made me think Wow!

And yet when I sat in the new Mk4 Golf I had to have one.....

And logically I should like Audi, but I don't. The A4 we rented was disappointing in many ways.

So my tastes are odd. If I was to change our GTD Golf I would probably go for an R like Paul. But it wouldn't get much use.

The Polo GTI is brilliant..... grin2


In truth my R doesn't get much use, 12,000 miles in 3 years, but like all toy cars, you appreciate it more when you gat back to it.
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