... Specifically a Mercedes. I could have gotten a cheaper car (still have to pay benefit in kind costs) but had always wanted to drive around a brand new Mercedes, at least once. So that's what I did.
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Badly thought out reverse gear on manual gearboxes
"...the UK that have a Mercedes with a manual gearbox. I've owned both manuals and autos and prefer manuals. This gearbox is nice and smooth in its action, but reverse is attained by pushing the stick harder to the left than you would to get 1st. There is no safety mechanism such as a collar to be engaged first. So, sorry to the driver of that CRX at the lights coming out of Sainsburys who must have thought he was point to get punted back into the store.
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"For the money that I paid for this just over 1 year ago which was around £20,000 I was very dissappointed. At first I was quite pleased with the gadgets, all the electric windows, wing mirrors, heated seats, 6 Cd changer, cruise control and on board computer. I had the pre-wiring for my phone and it was great to be able to put people on loudspeaker while driving etc. But basically the car itself was sluggish. It feels heavier than what it is, slow ..."
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