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02-01-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Thanks guys Picking up a couple of points. ...

Thanks guys

Picking up a couple of points.

I have really enjoyed owning the C63 - one of the best cars I have owned - but where we live there is a lot of crap weather and snow which always...
01-31-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Time to go Time

So....its time to say goodbye to my C63...the lease runs out in July and I now need to think about replacements.

I am looking for an AWD this time and there are now four cars on my list (a bit of...
01-31-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,626
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I lived in Sydney for a year and the oppressive...

I lived in Sydney for a year and the oppressive driving rules (and the poor quality of driving) were part of my decision to return to Europe. When I lived in Oz I owned a VW Golf diesel - absolutely...
11-01-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,212
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Nice car ........not so keen on the Red Leather!

Nice car ........not so keen on the Red Leather!
11-01-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,584
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

its a munter

its a munter
03-31-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 33,298
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Don't even thing about it - its horrible in the...

Don't even thing about it - its horrible in the snow - a slight gradient is a nightmare - stop and you are beached.

I have a Suzuki Swift 4x4 for winter!
03-11-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 84,003
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I have had my C63 from new (mid 2009) and it now...

I have had my C63 from new (mid 2009) and it now has 24,000 km on the clock. No real problems to speak of but mine does use a lot of oil (1 litre every 1,500 km) which I am told is within the normal...
01-13-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,075
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I had the same problem on my driveway. Try going...

I had the same problem on my driveway. Try going up backwards and its much easier!
01-12-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,075
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Winter tyres on mine and its not as bad as I...

Winter tyres on mine and its not as bad as I expected. In fact its a lot better than my last rear wheel drive car (a 911 C2S - which was undriveable in the snow). Still it is nowhere near the...
12-06-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,967
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I have had mine for around 5 months now and just...

I have had mine for around 5 months now and just over 6,000 km. Average consumption is 15.6 ltr / 100 km. Significantly more economical on the autobahn (up to about 200 after which it becomes a lot...
10-20-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

European recommended Winter Tyres?

Does anyone know what the recommended winter tyres are for Europe? I have just had my (lease) car changed to 225's (front and rear) and I have to say the handling and grip are completely shot to...
09-25-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,856
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Also live in Germany and tend to drive at 200 kmh...

Also live in Germany and tend to drive at 200 kmh on the autobahn (where allowed). I had the car on the limiter for the first time the other day (indicated 260) got there very easily!

Oh yes and...
09-17-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,657
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I have exactly the same problem. My car is...

I have exactly the same problem. My car is booked in for change to winter tyres in a couple of weeks and I will have it looked at then.
09-16-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I did around 400 km on the autobahn yesterday...

I did around 400 km on the autobahn yesterday with a mix of driving, going up to around 240 kmh but trying to hold 180 - 200. Lots of stop start (avoiding the dutch in the outside lane :)). ...
08-28-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 657
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

First 1000 km

Have just regiatered the first 1000 km on my C63. I have been travelling on business a lot so it has been sitting a lot in airport car parks (thankfully so far its still been there everytime I come...
08-09-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,915
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I lived in Oz (Sydney) for a year last year and...

I lived in Oz (Sydney) for a year last year and (no offence) but I have to ask - what is the point in owning a fast car in a country which has such a devotion to speed enforcement? Driving around...
08-03-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,621
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Look this may be a stupid question but do you...

Look this may be a stupid question but do you really need more power?
What for?
07-23-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Its an 09 and no sadly the lights are not LED's

Its an 09 and no sadly the lights are not LED's
07-22-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I know I should be running in but this evening I...

I know I should be running in but this evening I had it up to just over 230 kmh on the way home. The scary thing is it got there so easily..........glad I live in Germany!
07-22-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I am not German (British) but based in Germany. ...

I am not German (British) but based in Germany. Unfortunately the AMG's are made in Bremen so the centre in Sindelfingen is usually for "normal" merc's....nevertheless it was a great experience. ...
07-22-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

I should have also added - I picked up the car in...

I should have also added - I picked up the car in Sindelfingen (Mercedes customer collection centre, near Stuttgart in Germany). I drove the car home (hence the picture of the trip meter) and...
07-22-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Picked up my new C63

https://mbworld.org/forums/members/cap_scarlet-albums-my-c63.html
07-09-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,603
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Brilliant!:)

Brilliant!:)
07-09-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,603
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

In gear acceleration times

Rather than 0-60 times, I am much more interested in in-gear roll on acceleration.

The reason I ask was that my last car (a Porsche 997 S) was eaten up by the likes of the Jaguar XJR etc.

Any...
06-17-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

How do you know that? They may not discount...

How do you know that?

They may not discount the list price but they will offer very competitive financing e.g. I was thinking about an Audi TTRS but the Mercedes lease cost came out cheaper even...
06-02-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Cap_Scarlet

Hello...new member and (soon to be) new C63 owner

Hello all

Thought I would pop my head in as this seems to be the biggest and best MB forum out there (grovel, grovel).

I live in Germany and have just ordered a C63 AMG (also my first...
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