Mated to a seven-speed slushbox, it makes for a sophisticated powertrain. Under no circumstances purchase one without parktronic, unless you want one that looks like a bumper car Have you had any problems with the car? Wanted something that looked like it had a little style rather than the bland looks of most exec cars What was the dealer like? And it will be flying by. Its only fault is that the steering wheel toggles for the manual shifting function are pretty well hidden behind the steering wheel and not at all easily accessible. Active headlights move with the steering wheel to help peer around corners. What does this car say about you? Mercedes, in its attempts to upgrade certain Chrysler products the 300C, for example has installed the same system on its American products. Favourite gadget, option or accessory? A wood-trimmed center console separates the seats and continues the theme set by the Paul Bunyan-sized slab of burled walnut that adorns the leather-upholstered dashboard.
Franchise Did you buy this car new? The V-8 is hooked to the new Mercedes seven-speed automatic transmission, dubbed 7G-Tronic. What's it like to park? With the Porsche the age group of fans was 30 years younger! Hmm either another one or a Range Rover Sport! What's most practical about your car? Ended up going to another dealer rather than Bedford. Good size boot, especially for a coupe!! Most of the time, this routine works flawlessly, but there was one instance when we popped out to pass a truck and discovered that the oncoming lane was inconveniently occupied. A few steering wheel-mounted toggles would serve much better. Take a look: four front-hinged doors, back seats, trunk. Plus discount on the actual price so overall a decent deal Is there any special reason why you bought this car? Usual, not great, all over you initially, but then follow and issues not resolved. The same, albeit newly minted, seven-speed automatic transmission transfers the 5.
With most autoboxes, that would be all she wrote, even with additional throttle. The back seats are set low to clear the sloping roofline, but deeply scooped-out front seatbacks leave sufficient leg-room for six-footers, and rear passengers can set their own temperatures via the four-zone climate control. Ditto for the Electronic Stability Program, traction control and enough air bags to refloat the Titanic. Range Rover, hmm think you are being branded as the anti-christ by the government if you have one of these Type of dealer you bought from? That means the same 302-horsepower, 5. I think the numbers may well tilt in favour of the former. Hmm either another one or a Range Rover Sport! Rear-seat legroom is more than ample, as is shoulder room, and the front-seat accommodations are positively expansive. Tough call the A8 is better inside, very well finished and much better to drive, but looks like a big A4.
The other limitation is the size of the rear windows. . No What price did you pay? When it comes to shameless self-hype, car companies make Deion Sanders, Las Vegas, and Donald Trump look like paragons of understatement. Well the old dears in the street think Im great because I have it. Better to slow it down, set the navigation system for Ocean Drive, and give the plebes on the sidewalk time to get good and envious.
Sure, you can dial up the stiffest suspension setting, put the tranny in manual mode, and revel in the almost American-sounding roar of the V-8 as you carve up some corners. Good part exchange, mind you it was a Porsche! Number one on the list of overused automotive hyperboles is the claim that Product X is truly something new, a revolution in Y that is bound to redefine category Z. But, combined with the sloping roof, it makes for rather small windows for gazing at the countryside flying by. They are simplicity itself to manipulate and even a five-year-old can figure out what button does what to which seat cushion. Think its wonderful, with only limited amounts on the road it retains a little exclusiveness Would you buy this car again and why? It sticks out like a sore thumb and gets in the way of actuating the turn signals.
October 2007 Did you get a good deal and why? The front seats offer an incredible amount of travel with legroom that even Shaq would find lavish. Very nice, great drive, smooooth power, but not the road to steering wheel feedback youd hope, a little lack of feeling can be un nerving, but when you are used to it you can still scare you wife and child to death knowing you are all safe!! Hang on just bought an A8 as well. On rainy days, Sensotronic Brake Control automatically pulses the pads gently against the rotors to keep them dry. £32,000 When did you buy the car? Worse yet, it is proliferating. The beautiful thing is that there is no point, except to create a slobber-inducing car. Poor when you pay this for a car!! What's it like to drive? Skepticism runs deep in my veins. As for the rest of the interior, it is familiar territory for Mercedes aficionados.
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