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1996 MERCEDES S280

THE STORY SO FAR Miles driven 46 To­tal mileage 80,106 What’s gone wrong Lots of lit­tle things, but they’re be­ing sorted Our S-class is the lat­est ca­su­alty to check into CCW’s car re­hab, run by prod­ucts ed­i­tor and se­rial car fet­tler, Richard Kil­patrick. Af­ter pick­ing up P772 LSR he di­ag­nosed front sus­pen­sion wear that could do with a bit of TLC, and he’s al­ready man­aged to fix some loose in­te­rior trim and rem­edy an in­ter­mit­tent rear brake light. Next job is to re­place the S-class’s front discs, but we’re al­ready miss­ing the big Benz’s charms. DS


THE STORY SO FAR Miles driven 540 To­tal mileage 53,815 What’s gone wrong The full beam head­light fault has re­turned It’s good to be back be­hind the wheel of X147 OBV, af­ter pris­ing its keys from the grasp of CCW’s res­i­dent Ford su­per­fan (and man­ag­ing ed­i­tor) James Sadlier. It’s coped with Simis­ter house­hold er­rands with­out any ma­jor faults and lapped up a re­turn trip to Brook­lands for the VSCC’s New Year Driv­ing Tests with­out com­plaint. The only nig­gle is the full beam head­light stalk, which only works when it wants to. DS

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