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 Post subject: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:58 pm 
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Debating shall I get merc e220 or superb 2.0 tdi dsg my research tells me they do about the same on fuel price wise could get a superb a few years newer for same price ?


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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:23 pm 
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I’m biased towards the Merc but most on here would choose the superb. Both are good cars but the Merc is expensive when things go wrong. Non genuine parts just don’t seem to last either.


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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:30 pm 
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Garage told me parts are 30% more expensive for the merc didn’t think that was to bad


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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:50 pm 
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Depends on the type of work you do. If you are aiming for the chauffeur or business end of the market I’d choose the Merc, if it’s just normal punters I’d choose the superb. Both are very good cars, I’d keep an open mind and just find the best example of either one and buy it.


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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:14 pm 
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Just normal punters around town but I will be spending a lot of my life in the car so best make it a nice one


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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:59 pm 
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had both

Superb cabin is bigger, taller/wider with better legroom

E200 looks the bizz

My E250 had:-
Staggered wheels
Low profile tyres
Air suspension
Foot operated parking brake

and those were BAD points!

Im on my 4th Superb, ideal for the job, VW running gear (Golf mainly) and great MPG
putting 4 new Dunlops on this week, £60 each, make em last 35,000 miles

The mercs tyres wore out monthly

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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:04 pm 
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Seek out a superb 4x4 and you'll leave any Merc behind in the white stuff and as for reliability the Superbs are pretty much faultless.


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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:02 am 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
had both

Superb cabin is bigger, taller/wider with better legroom

E200 looks the bizz

My E250 had:-
Staggered wheels
Low profile tyres
Air suspension
Foot operated parking brake

and those were BAD points!

Im on my 4th Superb, ideal for the job, VW running gear (Golf mainly) and great MPG
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putting 4 new Dunlops on this week, £60 each, make em last 35,000 miles


The mercs tyres wore out monthly

Micheline all season tyres last longer swap front to back half way and you can get 50K


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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:13 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
had both

Superb cabin is bigger, taller/wider with better legroom

E200 looks the bizz

My E250 had:-
Staggered wheels
Low profile tyres
Air suspension
Foot operated parking brake

and those were BAD points!

Im on my 4th Superb, ideal for the job, VW running gear (Golf mainly) and great MPG
Quote:
putting 4 new Dunlops on this week, £60 each, make em last 35,000 miles


The mercs tyres wore out monthly

Micheline all season tyres last longer swap front to back half way and you can get 50K


Their problem is they last to long and even though their tread is great their side walls weaken and the car handles like jelly on a plate.


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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:53 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
Micheline all season tyres last longer swap front to back half way and you can get 50K


never saw over 10k, they sawtoothed, punctured and wore out

my rears were Pirellis that must have melted on the E250

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 Post subject: Re: Merc or superb
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:02 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
Micheline all season tyres last longer swap front to back half way and you can get 50K


Not when the backs and fronts are different rim widths and profiles me duck


("Staggered" as they call it)

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