went for a Test Drive in the Yellow MC GranTurismo

safrane

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Hmmm...be carful re the service as its easy to have a basic one done and not have all the items look at...and harder to tell if you dont have sight of it.

Get it inspected AND serviced.
 
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Not sure I would persist with this.
If they cannot get it sorted ready for a sale then I have suspicions and as already pointed out there is a lot of choice right now
 

sofasurfer

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I am very happy with the Auto so will be looking for one of those , Just need to work out potential cost of that 6 year 30k service to decide on haggling approach on the Black car ??? I really love the cream interior as well Made the car feel a lot more special to me
I do like the look of those larger paddles...I wonder if I get could a set fitted to my GTS?
 

Kettmark

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Joe Macari's is the same colour inside and out as mine. Looks fab. Mines done 38k and is a year older.
 

philw696

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One thing to note on the Wet sump 4.2 and 4.7 GT and QP when they come in every 2 years is front lower shock bushes and rocker gaskets tend to be regular items needing attention and can take a bit of time to do.
UK roads worse than here and with the salt as well could wear even more that's the shock bushes I mean.
 

rockits

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Nice looking both of them. It would be very tempting to sell the 4200 & SL500 and buy a GT! Sell the E55 as well & I could get an even nicer one ;)
 

rockits

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Haha....I've been told by the missus I'm not allowed to!

It is just very hard seeing her tucked up in the garage under cover most of the time. The 4200 not the missus that is ;)
 

D Walker

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Haha....I've been told by the missus I'm not allowed to!

It is just very hard seeing her tucked up in the garage under cover most of the time. The 4200 not the missus that is ;)
Drive it then!!!

Lol - I know where you are coming from - the back garden needs sorting, bathrooms could do with refurb etc etc and I suggested moving the car on to pay for it all and my missus flipped. I actually think its because I spend time in the garage and cleaning it which means I am not under her feet!!!!!

And she knows i love the thing!!!!
 

rockits

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Snap...half the reason is that I don't have the time as well. Just 24 hours a day & 7 days in a week doesn't seem enough. Change it to 36 hours in a day & I've got half a chance.

I'm supposed to be building houses this year! Not had a second to start that tiny little project!!

Either you pay someone to do stuff then you need to earn more or do it yourself & have no time for anything. Not found the answer yet. Answers on a postcard please?
 

mjheathcote

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Drive it then!!!

Lol - I know where you are coming from - the back garden needs sorting, bathrooms could do with refurb etc etc and I suggested moving the car on to pay for it all and my missus flipped. I actually think its because I spend time in the garage and cleaning it which means I am not under her feet!!!!!

And she knows i love the thing!!!!
Sorry what....you suggested selling and not the Mrs....get a grip of yourself man!!!
 

StuartW

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One thing to note on the Wet sump 4.2 and 4.7 GT and QP when they come in every 2 years is front lower shock bushes and rocker gaskets tend to be regular items needing attention and can take a bit of time to do.
UK roads worse than here and with the salt as well could wear even more that's the shock bushes I mean.
Indeed and in the case of the bushes, I think it is prudent to change all of the front suspension bushes at the same time for even wear and a more balanced set up. It can be pricey but well worth doing
 

D Walker

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Snap...half the reason is that I don't have the time as well. Just 24 hours a day & 7 days in a week doesn't seem enough. Change it to 36 hours in a day & I've got half a chance.

I'm supposed to be building houses this year! Not had a second to start that tiny little project!!

Either you pay someone to do stuff then you need to earn more or do it yourself & have no time for anything. Not found the answer yet. Answers on a postcard please?
Snap again..... And I work away.....and we go to the holiday home( wife speak) static caravan (me) every weekend so I generally have Sunday afternoon/ night at home every week!!! No time!!!