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Scouse

Pater's new wheels

Mercedes E220 Premium Plus AMG Night Edition








Even the 18" wheels look small


Glass roof makes a big difference to the cabin



Drives and rides so much better than his previous one (which was standard). The dark 'wood' in the cabin even looks better the the aluminium trim in his previous one as well.
Michael

Nice car and nice colour. I think I do prefer the prefacelift light, though. Emirates use these for the airport runs so my sister was ferried to my parents house in an estate version earlier in the week. The boot was massive, dwarfing the Volvo. I am very keen on the new one, looking forward to seeing that in wagon form.
Martin

Real nice colour and I prefer the face lifted car. Not a fan of the way they drive though, having spent a fair bit of time in both saloon and estate.
Roadrunner

Other than missing two cylinders that is exactly the colour and spec I would have ordered. Very nice indeed.
PG

It being a run out old model (if I'm seeing that right and don;t need to go to specsavers) then did he get a stupendous deal? Lovely colour and trim on that one.

That interior shows how light coloured seats should be done. Black everywhere else except the seats and part of the door cards. Looks so much better than when  the light colour extends to the centre or dash areas.

Our nearest neighbour has had three E220d's in succession. He says the last one is way better than the first one he had - better seats, nicer trims. He took each on a three year lease, but after 18 months he gets a call from the local Merc garage and they offer him some never to be repeated deal to chop it in early for a new one, which he graciously accepts. And if your dad's one has the same headlights as our neighbour's current one, then they are "night into day" level.
Roadrunner

There have been some outstanding deals on the outgoing E. Not quite outstanding enough for me to take the plunge, but almost...
DetmoldDick

That does look lovely. Not too sure about the floor mat though.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

How closely does the ivory of the insert on the dials match the seat colour?
Scouse

PG wrote:
It being a run out old model (if I'm seeing that right and don;t need to go to specsavers) then did he get a stupendous deal? Lovely colour and trim on that one.


2 years (6&24) at 229pcm. Not bad with the premium pack and the AMG gubbins, especially as they had to search the country to find one with the porcelain leather.
Scouse

Chris M Wanted a V10 wrote:
How closely does the ivory of the insert on the dials match the seat colour?


To be honest I didn't look.
PhilD

Scouse wrote:


229pcm. .




I spend more on coffee each month!
Roadrunner

Scouse wrote:
PG wrote:
It being a run out old model (if I'm seeing that right and don;t need to go to specsavers) then did he get a stupendous deal? Lovely colour and trim on that one.


2 years (6&24) at 229pcm. Not bad with the premium pack and the AMG gubbins, especially as they had to search the country to find one with the porcelain leather.


Presumably that is business terms, ex-VAT?
Frank Bullitt

I do like that
Scouse

Roadrunner wrote:
Scouse wrote:
PG wrote:
It being a run out old model (if I'm seeing that right and don;t need to go to specsavers) then did he get a stupendous deal? Lovely colour and trim on that one.


2 years (6&24) at 229pcm. Not bad with the premium pack and the AMG gubbins, especially as they had to search the country to find one with the porcelain leather.


Presumably that is business terms, ex-VAT?


Yeah, plus the robber baron's share, but still...
Martin

That is cheap.
Chip Butty

Is it 8k miles per annum allowance ?
Giant

PhilD wrote:
Scouse wrote:


229pcm. .




I spend more on coffee each month!




Seriously?
Scouse

Chip Butty wrote:
Is it 8k miles per annum allowance ?


12K.
gonnabuildabuggy

8,244 over 2 yrs. Strikes me as very good value compared to the cost of actually buying one. As ever, run outs provide a stunningly good deal.

How do you work the VAT? does your dad work as self-employed or do you just pay for it as a company car and declare it as BIK?
PhilD

Giant wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Scouse wrote:


229pcm. .




I spend more on coffee each month!




Seriously?


haha not quite, but 120+ not uncommon!
simonp

I went in a Merc last night that was identical to that one bar one small detail, it was a C Class!
PhilD

simonp wrote:
I went in a Merc last night that was identical to that one bar one small detail, it was a C Class!


are you sure? could have been an E or an S?!
simonp

Definitely a C, it was the same colour, same interior, same wheels etc. Not sure whether it had the glass roof, now I look at the photos again. It were dark and I never looked up.
Frank Bullitt

PG wrote:
He took each on a three year lease, but after 18 months he gets a call from the local Merc garage and they offer him some never to be repeated deal to chop it in early for a new one, which he graciously accepts.


It's quite common - Mrs FB's cousin does it all the time, the last car he had serviced was a 2005 Passat 2.0TDi Sport (with Ferrari seats), he wanders into the showroom for a nosey or gets a phone call from his dealer and he is in a new A4 or A6 after 12-18 months; he currently has a run-out A4 'B8' 2.0TDI S-Line black edition with some extras that was cheaper than the 1.8TFSi S-Line he had before, by about 30pcm due to the Audi 'deposit contribution' of something like 7k. Our C4 Picasso was part-exed at 2.5 up years for exactly the same reason by the first 'owner'

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