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  1. Hi Ducati, Thanks. The fuel economy is remarkable considering the size and power on tap. 46 mpg is a long term average, for most of my commutes it is 50 - 54 mpg (driving like a grandad normally). The OBC and calculation at the pump are a very close match. I was actually thinking about a Volvo next time, maybe new shape XC60, although it is a massive shame they have dropped the 5 cylinder now.
  2. It's a while since I owned the Qutest tbh, but the ADI just feels a little more organic to me, whilst matching the all important detail, dynamics, etc and adding far more functionality - EQ, volume control. I use mine as a preamp.
  3. Superb DAC, I'm keeping mine ! I find the built-in parametric EQ invaluable, especially for reigning in bass peaks due to room modes. I could not live without this feature now. EQ aside, this DAC outperformed TeddyDAC and Chord Qutest.
  4. Well spotted ! Croome park is nice and and with an interesting history, we are lucky to have it on the doorstep and many other great NT properties nearby. Aeronautical RADAR was developed at the adjacent RAF Defford airflield during WWII, a significant step towards our victory.
  5. Also selling CLS350 blutec 2014/64, 45,000 mi, £18,500. Will consider swap or p/x for something interesting on either car or both together ! ____________________ Price £4,350 For sale is a Mercedes W204 C320 diesel in Palladium Silver with black interior and burr walnut trim. Good condition. 2008, 58 reg’, now showing 99k on the odometer which will not increase. The car has been driven very gently in my ownership; I aim for mpg not mph. Owned since July 2017, I have put 50K on the clock, most of which was motorway commuting between Tewkesbury and Birmingham. During this time, the car has been perfectly reliable and required no work other than consumables and routine servicing. MOT until November 2020. The V6 diesel pulls like a loco when called upon and makes a delicious growl whilst doing so. But it is also remarkably fuel efficient considering the 3.0L capacity and cylinder count. I have tended to average 44 to 47 mpg (measured at the pump). I saw 53.5 mpg average on the computer on a recent 100 mile run up to Nottingham (the OBC reading is pretty accurate). I don’t believe your average 2.0L, 4-cylinder diesel would be much better on fuel in a similar sized car, so no reason not to enjoy the improved refinement and power reserves of the V6. The ride is beautifully supple, comfortable and planted yet the car can confidently carve through the bends if so desired. Specification • 17” alloy wheels, • 7G auto with comfort / sport / manual modes, • air con, • alarm, • audio: 6 CD changer, • audio: built-in hard drive for mp3 files, • audio: PC card slot, • auto dimming rear view mirrors, • auto lights, • auto wipers, • Bluetooth telephony, • climate control, • COMAND, • comfort suspension, • cruise control, • electric adjusted front seats with memory function, • folding rear seats, • front and rear armrests, • front fog lights, • heated front seats, • isofix in rear, • leather upholstery, • linguatronic voice activated commands, • parktronic, • sat nav, • tilt / slide glass panoramic roof, • etc. A complete specification is available on the VIN decoder page. History The car had three former keepers; I have retained the contact details of owners number 2 and 3 should you wish to enquire about the car’s history. The car cleared an HPI at the time I purchased and will do so again (you will probably wish to complete your own anyway). The mileage and documentation tally with the MOT history. Documented MB servicing at 20k, 26k, 40k. Another at 48k. In my ownership, it has received thorough and careful servicing at home using genuine MB parts on an annual schedule. There is a good-sized wad of paperwork demonstrating the history, also the MB book packs and two keys are present. At the beginning of my ownership, I had the EGR deactivated in the ECU. From my research, the OM642 motor is generally very reliable, but the EGR clogging the intake system with soot was one of the few potential issues highlighted. The new owner will not have this concern. I always used quality branded diesel and around every fourth / fifth tank I fill with premium diesel to help keep the fuel system clean. Condition Exterior Fitted with four matching premium tyres (Goodyear Eagle F1), the fronts are probably good for another 30k miles (est. 4 mm tread), the rears will need replacing within a year (est. 2 or 3 mm). Good tyres are not expensive at this size. The paintwork scrubs up very well, and the car makes a good first impression. However, there are a few minor chips, cracks and scuffs here and there on bumpers and wheels commensurate with the age and mileage. No rust. The most immediately obvious imperfection is a parking dent (confined to an area of a few cm) above the left rear lamp –caused by a careless driver who fled the scene without confessing (grrr). Also, a crack in the passenger door mirror cowling from where it has taken a knock (again, not my fault); this has been glued up and is solid. Both rear wheels are a little scruffy, if I am honest – this is due to flaking paint and there is minimal kerbing damage or corrosion. Overall, I rate the exterior as good to fair. It will certainly not disgrace the driveway. Interior The interior is in excellent, clean condition. The more observant buyer might notice some scratching to the front door levers and two very tiny dings to the trim on the transmission tunnel. Mechanics & electrics The car is excellent mechanically. The engine starts easily in any weather, idles evenly and does not smoke at any time. Pulls strongly. No leaks in engine bay. Gearbox changes smoothly, no abnormal noises from the suspension. Steers and brakes straight. Even wear pattern on tyres. No warning lights displayed, past, present or intermittent. I would be happy to plug in an OBD reader to show the new owner no systems faults (past, pending or present) are logged. New front discs in 2018 (Brembo), very little wear on any corner. This a pre- DPF engine, so no anxiety around that system going wrong. The only faults I am aware of are that the ‘one-touch’ function for raising the driver’s window is inoperative – it is necessary to keep the window switch pulled up for a second or two. Also, I think the heating / dimming may not working on the door mirror which is cracked. This is a solid car with no concerning issues that has the potential for another 400,000 miles. https://photos.app.goo.gl/zKwAbx5ZeQkdP5aBA
  6. Willing to consider p/x cash either way for something interesting. __________________________________________________ Price £18,500 £17,595 Overview · 2014 (64 reg) · 46,000 miles · 3.0 L, V6 diesel · Euro 6 emissions compliance · 9G automatic · 4 door coupe · FSH · MOT expiry 29.10.2020 · HPI clear (plate transfer warning only) Highlights AMG Line / COMAND Navigation System / DAB Radio / 19'' AMG Alloy Wheels / Black Ash Wood Trim / Heated Windscreen Washer System / Adaptive Brake System / EURO 6 Emissions Control / Bluetooth Telephone System / Ambient Lighting / Direct Control Sport Tuned Suspension with Unique Damping / Electrically Folding Exterior Mirrors. Description This is a private sale of a very clean CLS350 diesel. Metallic iridium silver with black leather interior. I always drive cars with mechanical sympathy and intention of minimising wear and tear; I aim for mpg not mph. The V6 diesel is very refined and twists out a large amount of torque for effortless performance, if desired. It is coupled with the new 9G gearbox for smooth and efficient progress. The car averages around 45 to 47 mpg, with better than 55 mpg seen regularly on my motorway commutes. I find that incredible considering this is not a small car, and the high performance available. I always used quality branded diesel and around every fourth tank I fill with premium diesel to help keep the fuel system clean. Two previous owners. The most recent service was arranged by Sytner Nottingham in January (not qualifying as a main dealer service unfortunately, as this is a BMW centre) and before that all MB services: · 19/11/2015 (7403 miles), · 24/02/2017 (17221 miles), · 19/02/2018 (24038 miles), · 04/03/2019 (34680 miles), · 20/01/2020 (39584 miles). Externally, there are four good, matching Pirelli tyres with plenty of tread. No scuffing or kerbing to wheels. Paintwork all excellent, only one or two very minor (inevitable) stone chips – you would be hard-pressed to find them. Frequently waxed, the paintwork retains a beautiful deep shine. Never damaged in my ownership, and I have not seen any evidence of previous damage. The interior is immaculate. Faultless mechanically and electrically, and I have never had a single problem. The engine starts easily in any weather, idles evenly and does not smoke at any time. Pulls strongly. No leaks in engine bay. Gearbox changes smoothly, no abnormal noises from the suspension. Steers and brakes straight. Even wear pattern on tyres. No warning lights displayed, past, present, or intermittent. The car is bound to make a very good impression on anyone who wishes to come and view. You will be making a substantial saving versus buying from a dealer, plus you get to come and interrogate the person who knows the car, uses it day in and day out. Used car warranties are available similar to that which your dealer might give you, but I find when you read the small print, the list of exclusions / price cap usually renders the warranty virtually worthless anyway. It is a psychological tactic ! Main reason for sale is that I could use something with easier ingress / egress and less of a sporty driving position. I’m not sure what will exceed the experience of driving the CLS though ! Full specification Safety ABS with Brake Assist Adaptive brake system Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discs Drivers knee airbag Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags ESP with ASR Front and rear curtain airbags Front side airbags Hill start assist Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system Rear seatbelt warning indicator Sports braking system Tyre pressure monitoring system Warning triangle and first aid kit Security Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser Locking wheel bolts Remote central locking Driver Convenience Active park assist with parktronic system Attention assist Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone COMAND online HDD Nav with media interface, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 8" screen, linguatronic voice control, 10GB music register, memory card slot Collision prevention assist Multi function trip computer Outside temperature gauge Remote boot release Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS) Speed sensitive power steering Speedtronic cruise control Exterior AMG body styling Auto dimming door mirrors Auto dimming rear view mirror Automatic headlights with high beam assist Body coloured bumpers Elec heated + adjust door mirrors Electric folding door mirrors Electric front/rear windows with onetouch/anti pinch Heated windscreen wash system Intelligent LED headlight system with active cornering lights LED daytime running lights LED rear lights Radiator grille with integral star and louvre in diamond design Rain sensor windscreen wipers Tinted glass Visible twin exhaust tailpipe in bumper Entertainment DAB Digital radio USB/aux input socket Interior 2 rear head restraints 3 spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather AMG floormats Adjustable lumbar support Ambient lighting Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor Centre armrest and door handle illumination Courtesy light switch-on with door unlocking Dual zone climate control Front centre armrest with storage compartment Front cupholders Front height/angle adjust neck pro activehead restraints Heated front seats Height adjustable front seats Height/reach adjust steering wheel Interior rear light/integral reading lights Isofix rear child seat fastenings Multi function steering wheel Rear armrest with storage + cupholders Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs Steering wheel gearshift paddles Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  7. In fantastic unmarked condition, full working order, in original double box with all accessories including HDMI cable, USB cable, mains cable, wifi dongle, remote, manual. Owned by me from new and always very well cared for, up to date firmware. Superb video and audio quality. £215. Specifications: Product Specifications: Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. Disc Types* BD-Video, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE, BD-R/RE DL BD Profile BD-ROM Version 2.4 Profile 5 for 3D (also compatible with Profile 2, Profile 1 Version 1.0 and 1.1) Internal Storage 2GB (Approximately 1GB available for BD-Live persistent storage. Actual storage varies due to system usage) Output Analog Audio: 7.1ch, 5.1ch, or stereo Digital Audio: Coaxial, Optical HDMI Audio: Stereo, up to 7.1ch high-resolution PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD, bitstream or LPCM conversion of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio. Analog Video: Composite, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr, 480i/480p, 720p/1080i available for non-restricted content only) Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC: 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24, PAL 576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24) Video Characteristics Composite Video Amplitude: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω) Component Video: Y: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω), Pb/Pr: 0.7Vp-p (75Ω) Audio Characteristics** Frequency: 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.3dB), 20Hz - 96kHz (±2.0dB) Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >110dB (A-weighted) THD+N: < 0.002% (1kHz at 0dBFS, 20kHz LPF) General Specification Power Supply: ~ 100V - 240V, 50/60Hz AC Power Consumption: 35W (0.5W Standby) Dimensions: 430mm x 311mm x 79mm, 16-7/8 x 12-1/4 x 3-1/8 inches Mass: 4.9kg / 10.8 lbs Operating Temperature 5°C - 35°C 41°F - 95°F Operating Humidity 15% - 75% No condensation
  8. Nordost Moonglo 2 digital interconnect RCA - RCA. Good working order, boxed. For clarity, one termination was removed, replaced with a BNC for use with a Chord DAC, then the original RCA was replaced again. I know how to use a soldering iron, and this was done properly. Original length was 1.0 m, now 0.8 m. £65.