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Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-08-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,414
Posted By finch!

I've had mine for nearly 12 months and have done...

I've had mine for nearly 12 months and have done nearly 9000km. It's my daily, but I work from home and split daily duties with my A45.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-30-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,619
Posted By finch!

VS Commodore wagon VT Commodore wagon VY...

VS Commodore wagon
VT Commodore wagon
VY Commodore wagon
Mark V Golf GTI
B6 VW R36 wagon
W176 A45
W205 C63s Wagon
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-30-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 370,941
Posted By finch!

My car, not my photos :) ...

My car, not my photos :)

http://float.mig15.net/~steven/c63s/p1.jpg

http://float.mig15.net/~steven/c63s/p2.jpg

http://float.mig15.net/~steven/c63s/e3.jpg
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-30-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,926
Posted By finch!

I wanted a wagon for golf clubs and adventures...

I wanted a wagon for golf clubs and adventures (no kids). BMW was never on the shortlist.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-21-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,720
Posted By finch!

I'm similar. I'm usually in my individual mode...

I'm similar. I'm usually in my individual mode with the engine set to race, comfort suspension, manual transmission, ESP in sport, and exhaust in sport+. If I'm on the highway using cruise control...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-26-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By finch!

I haven't had it done (I'm slack) but I know...

I haven't had it done (I'm slack) but I know there are templates for it. The guy who told me specialises in using Xpel.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-12-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By finch!

Individual for me. City and hills driving as a...

Individual for me. City and hills driving as a rule.

Engine: Race.
Suspension: Comfort.
Transmission: Manual.
Exhaust: Sport+
ESP: On.

On much longer adventures I leave it in comfort mode,...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-26-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 54,434
Posted By finch!

Looks good, Sanch :) Congratulations :) How...

Looks good, Sanch :) Congratulations :)

How does it compare to the W205 to drive?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-02-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,519
Posted By finch!

Yes, at 3000km.

Yes, at 3000km.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-30-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,689
Posted By finch!

My C63s wagon is my daily :) ...

My C63s wagon is my daily :)

http://float.mig15.net/~finch/c63wagon/c63wagon-1.jpg

It's a great daily. I couldn't ask for much more, except the car to be about 500kg lighter and with all wheel...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-28-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,099
Posted By finch!

Sounds about right. I also find that the engine...

Sounds about right. I also find that the engine sounds even better in race than it does in sport+ when using my settings with the loud exhaust and manual transmission, but I don't know if that really...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-27-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,099
Posted By finch!

It's automatic, and it's very reluctant to change...

It's automatic, and it's very reluctant to change gears. I set my individual settings as engine in race, exhaust in sport+, suspension in comfort, traction control on, transmission in manual, and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-18-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By finch!

Schwing! That looks epic :)

Schwing!

That looks epic :)
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-07-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,977
Posted By finch!

Bump bump bump! I've figured out my settings...

Bump bump bump!

I've figured out my settings that works for me on a daily basis:
Engine - race.
Exhaust - loud.
Gearbox - manual.
ESP - on.
Suspension - comfort.

I'll put into comfort mode...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-10-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,083
Posted By finch!

I have a C63s wagon. Ride quality is fine on...

I have a C63s wagon. Ride quality is fine on ****ty Australian roads. I just leave the car in "comfort" suspension mode... everything else is a bit firm.

That said, it's still much nicer than my...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-29-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

Josh! It's just a matter of time :) Once I'm back...

Josh! It's just a matter of time :) Once I'm back home more often... yup. I can't wait :)

The travels are a bit... grating, to be honest. I want to be home!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-29-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

Thanks, mate. I'm loving the Edition 1 wagon -...

Thanks, mate. I'm loving the Edition 1 wagon - it's subtle, but still gets the right amount of attention from the right people and no attention at all at the right time. I feel comfortable parking it...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-24-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,070
Posted By finch!

Aww, geez. I had totally forgotten about the...

Aww, geez. I had totally forgotten about the PM's! I think you even looked up my VIN :D

I would LOVE to do it, but I just... can't right now. Until a few hours ago I could, but... long story. I've...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-22-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,070
Posted By finch!

Josh (and anyone else), Should the...

Josh (and anyone else),

Should the SwitchPath exhaust fit a right hand drive wagon, or is that a different beast entirely?

http://float.mig15.net/~finch/c63wagon/c63wagon-1.jpg

I love my car...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-18-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,507
Posted By finch!

I haven't launched my C63 yet but a few months...

I haven't launched my C63 yet but a few months after ordering one my dealer had one available to drive, so I drove it.

In the end, HE asked me to launch the demo because my sales person wasn't...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-04-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By finch!

They're much more comfortable than the seats on...

They're much more comfortable than the seats on my old VW R36. Certainly not too firm or even uncomfortable for 600km journeys on terrible Australian country roads.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-03-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,802
Posted By finch!

Thank you for the answer - and the research :)...

Thank you for the answer - and the research :) It's a shame it's not an easy fix!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-31-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,802
Posted By finch!

Does this mod allow the 360 degree camera to be...

Does this mod allow the 360 degree camera to be used in motion? I'd like to be able to turn the camera on at higher speeds than the software currently allows.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-26-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By finch!

I had a similar alert the day before yesterday....

I had a similar alert the day before yesterday. Not whilst driving in the rain, but there had been rain earlier in the day. I haven't seen the alert since - it was only one alert.

My car was build...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-21-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

It's here! On Sunday I drove to the dealer...

It's here!

On Sunday I drove to the dealer at Mount Gambier in my much loved 8 year old Volkswagen R36 and arrived at my friend's house just in time to be handed a beer and watch the Formula 1...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-16-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

Thanks, DB. I really love the interior. I've...

Thanks, DB. I really love the interior. I've said a few times on this forum that I only really went with Edition 1 for the interior, which I decided upon sight unseen. I'm so glad I did because I...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-12-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

So... the car is ready but I'm disorganised and...

So... the car is ready but I'm disorganised and won't be ready to pick it up for another 8 days, despite spending some time with the car yesterday. Sorry for the crappy iPhone photos!
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-25-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

I'll take a bunch of photos once I actually get...

I'll take a bunch of photos once I actually get it! :)
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-24-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

So, there's an update...! So, whatever...

So, there's an update...!



So, whatever that means. The bits might be available next week.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-18-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

Sigh. I got a call from my sales guy tonight with...

Sigh. I got a call from my sales guy tonight with some bad news. The car won't be ready to pick up on Tuesday. Apparently it's subject to some service campaign that requires parts from Germany, and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-17-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

Thanks, guys :) I'm really looking forward to it....

Thanks, guys :) I'm really looking forward to it. I could be picking it up tomorrow but I have a conference all day and best man duties at a wedding on Saturday, and the dealer is 400km away.

I'm...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-16-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,139
Posted By finch!

C63s estate

It's here! I won't get a chance to pick it up for another week, but it's here!

I ordered back in September 2015 and it landed in Australia a little over a week ago. It's an Australia spec C63s...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-08-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,273
Posted By finch!

Naw, places like Singapore and Malaysia make us...

Naw, places like Singapore and Malaysia make us look lucky. Some of the Scandy countries probably do, too. A C63s costs the equivalent of $AUD441,600 in Singapore!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-08-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,273
Posted By finch!

$171,083 for my Edition 1 wagon. That's...

$171,083 for my Edition 1 wagon. That's $USD121,967 and 108,786 Euro :(

I guess it's an S model with just about every option included in the base price except carbon ceramic brakes and a bunch of...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-05-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,078
Posted By finch!

I'm taking delivery of my Iridium Silver Edition...

I'm taking delivery of my Iridium Silver Edition 1 C63s wagon in a week or two, and probably getting it wrapped in a matte paint protection film. I think the matte effect works with the stripes and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-01-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,524
Posted By finch!

So don't :) The car won't get pregnant! Just let...

So don't :) The car won't get pregnant! Just let it warm up properly, treat it sympathetically, and it'll be fine even if you drive it enthusiastically.

Great looking car :zoom:
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-22-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,962
Posted By finch!

Yikes. I thought we had it bad here in Australia....

Yikes. I thought we had it bad here in Australia. I waited 12 months for an A45 but was pleasantly surprised at the C63s - I ordered it in very early September and it was built in December, and now...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-17-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By finch!

That would be the perfect car - an all wheel...

That would be the perfect car - an all wheel drive shooting brake!

Ferrari make one, but I don't have the dollars :(
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-16-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By finch!

I'm getting a C63s wagon. I don't need the rear...

I'm getting a C63s wagon. I don't need the rear seats but I want to be able to fill it with gear for adventures. The coupe probably won't do what I want but a shooting brake would be epic. Shame such...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-11-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,648
Posted By finch!

Here in Australia, the Edition 1 is code P97 on...

Here in Australia, the Edition 1 is code P97 on my wagon. The model description is "M-AMG C63T S 20528722-AU2 (S205) AU"

Interestingly, the red pepper carbon interior trim, edition 1 wheels, and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-07-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By finch!

I wouldn't limit yourself to 80km/h, but to an...

I wouldn't limit yourself to 80km/h, but to an engine speed you feel comfortable with. These aren't old, highly strung engines - they're modern, moderately boosted, computer designed, meticulously...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-06-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By finch!

I start the A45 in loud mode, and usually let it...

I start the A45 in loud mode, and usually let it idle in the garage for a minute or two while I run downstairs to find my wallet or sunglasses or something else I've forgotten then find a Spotify...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-14-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By finch!

Bugger! A lightly used car isn't a bad...

Bugger!

A lightly used car isn't a bad thing, provided it's close enough to the spec you want and has been well looked after. Still, that feeling of knowing that other people have driven it and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-14-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By finch!

That's weird - the "night package" is standard on...

That's weird - the "night package" is standard on C63's here in Australia, according to the spec sheet I have from July.

$195000 for a C63 is just the dealer having a laugh. I'm paying $25000 less...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-14-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By finch!

Diamond White is a great colour but I don't love...

Diamond White is a great colour but I don't love it enough to wait that long. What specs are you getting? There are a few Diamond White sedans on Carsales.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-13-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By finch!

Yikes :eek: Did you ask about wait times for...

Yikes :eek:

Did you ask about wait times for other colours?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-09-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By finch!

I do like Diamond White and if I weren't in love...

I do like Diamond White and if I weren't in love with the Edition 1 interior over the other lacklustre options I'd have stuck with it but I think the Edition 1 exterior works better with Iridium...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-09-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By finch!

I ordered a Diamond White wagon back in August or...

I ordered a Diamond White wagon back in August or very early September - when was the AFL Grand Final? - and was given a December build date. I changed the order to Iridium Silver (I'm getting...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-06-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,143
Posted By finch!

I have a 2013 A45 and it'll soon be joined by a...

I have a 2013 A45 and it'll soon be joined by a 2016 S205 C63s.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-04-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 62,948
Posted By finch!

Nice username :) I'm trading my R36 wagon for a...

Nice username :) I'm trading my R36 wagon for a C63s wagon :)
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-01-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By finch!

That's the case in Australia. We only get the S...

That's the case in Australia. We only get the S models here - not just because we only want plenty of power, but because Mercedes Benz Australia knows that bringing a "lesser" model of their stupid...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-29-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,292
Posted By finch!

My C63s hasn't been built yet, but I drove one a...

My C63s hasn't been built yet, but I drove one a week or two ago. I was very surprised by the gearbox - it wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible. I have an A45 and only drive it in manual mode. Where...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-17-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,774
Posted By finch!

No worries. I should have my car in February -...

No worries. I should have my car in February - I'll post some photos of what I learn during my experiment :) :) :zoom:

We don't have Selenite Grey as an option here. I wish we did...!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-17-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,774
Posted By finch!

I was going to go with Iridium Silver Magno for...

I was going to go with Iridium Silver Magno for my Edition 1 wagon but decided to go with regular Iridium Silver instead. My theory is that I'm going to have the entire car wrapped in Xpel Ultimate...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-11-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By finch!

Mine hasn't been built yet but I (finally) drove...

Mine hasn't been built yet but I (finally) drove one yesterday. Comfort mode handled crappy Australian country town roads without any problem - it's a much nicer ride than my VW R36. Sport+ mode was...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-04-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,152
Posted By finch!

With regards to me driving the car like I would...

With regards to me driving the car like I would in real life that I mentioned above, I take a bit of this MotoMan technique on board: make sure the temperatures are all OK, then manual mode with a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-03-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,152
Posted By finch!

With the A45, I didn't. I drove it as I would...

With the A45, I didn't. I drove it as I would drive it in the real world from day 1. I'll do the same with the C63.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-03-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,067
Posted By finch!

I do around 5000km per year, per car. I work from...

I do around 5000km per year, per car. I work from home, for myself.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By finch!

I like it (or at least, the concept of a shooting...

I like it (or at least, the concept of a shooting brake) a lot. I'm very rarely going to use the rear seats or doors of my wagon, but still want to carry things that a sedan or coupe will struggle...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-13-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By finch!

Coming from seven years with the excellent VW DSG...

Coming from seven years with the excellent VW DSG in the R36 and 18 months with the mediocre AMG DCT in the A45, I'm hoping like hell the box in the C63s behaves more like the former and less with...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-12-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,026
Posted By finch!

+1 for Xpel. I have Xpel Ultimate on the A45 and...

+1 for Xpel. I have Xpel Ultimate on the A45 and I'll have the entire C63s wagon covered in either Xpel Ultimate or Xpel Stealth. The interior is protected with Opti-Coat, as is the paint beneath the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-08-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,463
Posted By finch!

Looks like I forgot about this thread and found...

Looks like I forgot about this thread and found it when I was searching Google for "Iridium Silver Xpel Stealth" - which might be an indication of what's happened...!

I've changed the Diamond...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-08-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By finch!

Very nice! Congratulations - that looks great :) ...

Very nice! Congratulations - that looks great :)

I changed my order from Diamond White to Iridium Silver - I think it will work better in silver with the Edition 1 package.

Willall Racing are...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-05-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,372
Posted By finch!

I'm 31 with a clean driving record and I'll keep...

I'm 31 with a clean driving record and I'll keep the car garaged in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide. Shannons quoted $2700-ish for the Edition 1 wagon and I'll go with them when the car arrives early...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-28-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,445
Posted By finch!

I have the performance seats in the A45 and...

I have the performance seats in the A45 and selected them for the C63s, too. I think they're the same seat, although the A45 misses out on the movable thigh support bit.

I find them absolutely...
Forum: Asia-Oceania
09-24-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,273
Posted By finch!

I haven't tried asking them to fit any after...

I haven't tried asking them to fit any after market bits and pieces so I can't relate my experience with that, however... Dad flooded the fog lights in his Q7 and baulked at the cost of the...
Forum: Asia-Oceania
09-24-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,273
Posted By finch!

I've been taking my VW's to Auto Studio for...

I've been taking my VW's to Auto Studio for years. The A45 had its first service at the dealer while it was having the turbocharger checked but it will be going to Auto Studio for subsequent...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-15-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By finch!

Hi Hans, The wait is driving me nuts, too....

Hi Hans,

The wait is driving me nuts, too. I'm also waiting for a white C63s wagon - Diamond White, with Edition 1.

October isn't too far away :) Mine won't even be built until December!
09-14-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,834
Posted By finch!

I don't have my car yet, either. It's being built...

I don't have my car yet, either. It's being built in December.

1) I drive a Mercedes Benz A45 and a Volkswagen Passat R36. The C63s wagon is replacing the R36.

2) Interior quality of the C250...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-11-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,802
Posted By finch!

$2700 Australian per year for my soon-to-arrive...

$2700 Australian per year for my soon-to-arrive C63s estate. I've seen much cheaper quotes, but I think my age has a bit to do with it (I'm 31) and the price of the car doesn't help, either ($171k).
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-01-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,828
Posted By finch!

I've ordered an estate but could probably get...

I've ordered an estate but could probably get away with the coupe if there were sufficient room for golf clubs and other gear for adventures. 95% of the time I'll be the only occupant of the car.
...
08-31-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By finch!

Thank you for the welcome, everyone :) I'll...

Thank you for the welcome, everyone :)

I'll be hanging around for a while - there will definitely be photos of the new beast once it finally arrives - if I can decide upon a colour ;)
08-28-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By finch!

Hi, I'm Finch!

Hi,

I'm Finch!

I have a white A45 in Adelaide, Australia and as of a couple of days ago I have a C63s estate on order, with a December build date and delivery a month or two after that. I guess...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-28-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,463
Posted By finch!

I think you're right. I tailed a C250 in regular...

I think you're right. I tailed a C250 in regular Iridium Silver yesterday and it looked good but also looked like every other boring Mercedes out there. Magno with Edition 1 would look pretty special...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-27-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,463
Posted By finch!

Lightbulb What colour is this?

Hi,

I've placed an order for a C63s Edition 1 estate. Delivery should be in January.

I ordered Diamond White but I'm able to change that for another few weeks. I found these photographs...
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