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    i reckon MEOC63 wont attract much attention in the NT
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    ABO63 up there. Baggot rd estate represent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imposter Forg View Post
    that doesn't mean the auto is good, it just means 25 out of every 27 people who bought them love the cock. bought the thing to drink lattes in and impress the girls (that they'll never actually fucking talk to) rather than what they should be bought for (luxury skids)
    this represents the people I know personally who own them sadly.

    that said, the auto would have to make them pretty skid friendly.
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    The zf 8 speed is much better than you might think, much better than all the dsg shitboxes. That said I still bought manual.


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    no clutch no care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imposter Forg View Post
    no clutch no care.
    Everyone knows autos have no clutch

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    i was going to put the word pedal in there but it messed with the flow of the wording

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    was in meblourne for the last couple days, seem to be everywhere. right on que one came past with a zorst on it, fuck me do they sound good.
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    I reckon it will be interesting when you give the MB dealer non genuine bits to fit. Please take a video as I want to see his reaction or yours as the conversation continues.

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    They are genuine parts, just sourced overseas. Australia MB just seem to think the internet doesn't exist

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggah View Post
    If I buy it for 90k and sell it for 60k after 3 years I've lost 10k a year.
    10k/yr depreciation seems to be realistic in my experience.

    C63 with 20,000km for 90k today. 3yrs time 50,000km for 60k. That's probably about right. The 50k-60k bracket seems to be the sweetspot from what i've seen - RS4, S5, M5, M6 are all in there.

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    Who said anything about non genuine?


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    Why not a brand new CLA 45 ? Around the $95K mark with option included on the road but wait list is hitting July/August 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    I reckon it will be interesting when you give the MB dealer non genuine bits to fit. Please take a video as I want to see his reaction or yours as the conversation continues.
    It's not interesting at all. What point are you trying to make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNS-11Z View Post
    It's not interesting at all. What point are you trying to make?
    You really can't be that thick. I was a service manager in a dealer, if someone handed me non genuine parts to fit to a car they either got the car or the parts back as it was not going to happen in my workshop. Don't insult your own intelligence by thinking that an MB dealer would not do the same because if MBA found out that non genuine parts had been fitted under their franchise banner shit would fly in large amounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Matt- View Post
    Why not a brand new CLA 45 ? Around the $95K mark with option included on the road but wait list is hitting July/August 2014
    The noise!
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    CLAs dont skid

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxxx

    Deutsche Bahn Rail: Trains are a great way to get lots of people concentrated into a small area, like a camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    You really can't be that thick. I was a service manager in a dealer, if someone handed me non genuine parts to fit to a car they either got the car or the parts back as it was not going to happen in my workshop. Don't insult your own intelligence by thinking that an MB dealer would not do the same because if MBA found out that non genuine parts had been fitted under their franchise banner shit would fly in large amounts.
    Eh?

    I've done it many times at different dealers for consumable type parts. Only feedback I got was they would not give me 12months parts warranty on those parts...seemed fair enough to me. I only do it on parts which are outrageously priced compared to sourced from elsewhere and only fit parts which are from OEM or equivalent manufacturer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    You really can't be that thick. I was a service manager in a dealer, if someone handed me non genuine parts to fit to a car they either got the car or the parts back as it was not going to happen in my workshop. Don't insult your own intelligence by thinking that an MB dealer would not do the same because if MBA found out that non genuine parts had been fitted under their franchise banner shit would fly in large amounts.
    How would star diagnostics identify a part dealer has replaced or fitted that is not OEM ? The only time MBA kicks up if the dealer starts unlocking items that are there but not turned on eg rain sensor wipers, the module was there in our 06 SLK 350 but it was not turned on.....Star diagnostics can turn it on

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    I always said when they hit the 80k mark I'll get one....

    only thing is it's happened sooner than I thought...

    shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Matt- View Post
    Why not a brand new CLA 45 ? Around the $95K mark with option included on the road but wait list is hitting July/August 2014
    Aside from the badge being the same, surely theres no actual cross shoppers for those

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Matt- View Post
    How would star diagnostics identify a part dealer has replaced or fitted that is not OEM ? The only time MBA kicks up if the dealer starts unlocking items that are there but not turned on eg rain sensor wipers, the module was there in our 06 SLK 350 but it was not turned on.....Star diagnostics can turn it on
    You must be another one. No dealer will knowingly fit non genuine parts, it is not worth the hassle if something goes wrong. OK, I'll play the game. It gets known by owners of a particular brand of car that the service dept will fit non genuine parts if you ask them and that you give them. Something like that gets spread around PDQ on the net etc and the manufacturer WILL eventually hear about it. I will bet money the service manager loses his job and the dealer principle might also, or at least he will be in shit up to his eyeballs. If the dealer chooses to use non OEM and yes it does happen he will have a really good reason and have to be prepared to stand by that decision. Yes, it does happen and I have done it myself but only because I was forced into it. Try it the next time you get your Merc serviced, supply all the parts for the service and let me know what happens. I seem to recall that all service invoicing within the Mercedes group are sent to Mercedes, in fact they must be as every dealer can get the service records of a vehicle. What happens when the service records show no parts fitted?

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    Germans gunna germ.

    I'd buy all my genuine parts from the US.
    For the brief time I had the Porsche, every part fitted was genuine and from the US. Except the gearbox.

    The gearbox was a ZF, so it was built with genuine ZF parts, not Porsche parts. I lolled heartily when it went for a pre purchase inspection and the gentleman made comment that it wasn't built by a Porsche specialist. Fucking retards.

    Dealer service monkeys are fucking retarded. Genuinely high functioning brain deficit crew.

    Please explain how a Mercedes genuine part purchased and shipped from the US and presented to the dealer monkey to fit presents a problem?

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    Its a car

    Dealership is a business.

    Take car to business, say "cunt, fit this, its in the boot"

    Said brainless fuckwad that works at a dealship fits item, and charges per hour.

    You pick car up, who gives a fuck. Anyone that thinks that warranty is implied is a fuckwit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    You must be another one. No dealer will knowingly fit non genuine parts, it is not worth the hassle if something goes wrong. OK, I'll play the game. It gets known by owners of a particular brand of car that the service dept will fit non genuine parts if you ask them and that you give them. Something like that gets spread around PDQ on the net etc and the manufacturer WILL eventually hear about it. I will bet money the service manager loses his job and the dealer principle might also, or at least he will be in shit up to his eyeballs. If the dealer chooses to use non OEM and yes it does happen he will have a really good reason and have to be prepared to stand by that decision. Yes, it does happen and I have done it myself but only because I was forced into it. Try it the next time you get your Merc serviced, supply all the parts for the service and let me know what happens. I seem to recall that all service invoicing within the Mercedes group are sent to Mercedes, in fact they must be as every dealer can get the service records of a vehicle. What happens when the service records show no parts fitted?


    You are speaking from a dealer prospective not a consumer prospective.....I'm on MB Corporate Programme so it does not effect me but I know for a fact MBM does it, Barloworld does it Central Star etc.....hasn't effected Craig Howard too much still spruilking his adds on 3AW or George the new service tech @ MBM who has churned through some staff and replaced alot of the service guys with BMW boys.

    Heck I've seen Peter Bartels bring his car to MB Toorak and get non OEM parts fitted and he is a 3% owner of McLaren F1 Team running MB engines.

    Irrespective of the OEM parts MB will not knock back a fee labor what is it now $190 per hour.....?

    One of the service techs just left MBM and started up his own place in North Melbourne and confirm all of the above

    MB will charge you for fitting the part but will not back up the warranty which is fair enough for that item.

    BTW both MBM & Toorak are not franchise owned they are factory owned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    You really can't be that thick. I was a service manager in a dealer, if someone handed me non genuine parts to fit to a car they either got the car or the parts back as it was not going to happen in my workshop. Don't insult your own intelligence by thinking that an MB dealer would not do the same because if MBA found out that non genuine parts had been fitted under their franchise banner shit would fly in large amounts.
    and this is why you never take your car to a dealership, all they want to do is take more of your money -_-

    if it's the same OEM that makes the 'genuine' part, that's the only reason..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    You really can't be that thick. I was a service manager in a dealer, if someone handed me non genuine parts to fit to a car they either got the car or the parts back as it was not going to happen in my workshop. Don't insult your own intelligence by thinking that an MB dealer would not do the same because if MBA found out that non genuine parts had been fitted under their franchise banner shit would fly in large amounts.
    You have obviously never owned a mb before.

    Aftermarket diff fitted by who? Dealer
    Aftermarket intake fitted by who? Dealer
    After market coil overs fitted by who? Dealer
    After market o2 sensors fitted by who? Dealer
    After market 2 piece rotors fitted by who? Dealer

    I can go on if you like?

    Just cos your fag ass of a dealership likes to rob people doesn't mean all are like that. Obviously the part loses factory or dealer warranty. The only warranty I get is on the work man ship. Mb allow you to mod the car or use non genuine parts. If the part you have fitted has no affected the car during warranty claim, no issue.

    Now go eat a dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imposter Forg View Post
    that doesn't mean the auto is good, it just means 25 out of every 27 people who bought them love the cock. bought the thing to drink lattes in and impress the girls (that they'll never actually fucking talk to) rather than what they should be bought for (luxury skids)
    So what you're saying is you'd buy an auto?

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    http://www.racecarsforsale.com/saloo...benz-4574.html

    Similar $$ to a road car to buy. Much more fun. But $3k per year in maintenance is probably wishful thinking lol.

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