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Old 29th March 2012, 13:06   #91
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The mother of all upgrades!!!
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Going to pull the trigger today on a S350 petrol. Bit of an old stock (but new) being offered at a reasonable discount - on road 92.5L with 2.5L petro card thrown in. Waiting beyond Mar-31 will kill me, so pulling the trigger (sic!) before Mar-31.

androdev, thats not a upgrade.Thats a quadragrade!!LOL. Seriously, no one here would have ever imagined an upgrade from Laura to the S! Its like going for shopping and buying the shop itself instead!

Congrats!! waiting for your purchase and ownership review soon.!I think yours would be the first S-Class here in TBHP!

Fire the canon!! As Ajmat rightly said!
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Default re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S350!

Was gonna check your thread and tell you to change title to E class instead of X1, lol.
Congrats!

What color?
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Default re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S350!

Thanks guys for the encouraging words - I thought someone will say "dude, don't waste money and the world really is not ending in 2012!". I hope I don't get cold feet in the last minute. I must confess though it will be the 520D that will become the daily driver - the real upgrade car of the Laura. I felt 5 series is all joy for the driver and rest of the folks got nothing going for them. And this white elephant will be the family carrier - won't see a lot of mileage so decided to live with petrol for what it is worth.

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Daamn, from where to where have you gone? Congrats though, the S is the ultimate when it comes to comfort, and the 350 isn't that bad when you decide to drive too.
After driving S, I didn't feel like spending ~65 big ones on E. It is quite unfortunate that no car below S class range has creature comforts for rear passengers. I hope Hyundai/Honda people address the rear bench properly at 30L - this is a huge opportunity in India. For the very first time, I felt nice sitting in the back and didn't envy the driver.

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Pulling a trigger? I think you are firing a cannon!!!
Was really hard to decide. I got tired of doing the math. But just the thought of a long drive with family in this car vs any other car made me justify the difference. The rear seat is unbelievably special.

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Wow I could never imagine that an upgrade to a Skoda Laura would be a S350!!!

That is one helluva upgrade man.
It is fair to say it was a wrong decision to buy 520D as the 2nd car while we had Laura. I was too driver-focused at that time. This is a way of correcting.

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Thanks. Not an easy decision though!
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Default re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S350!

All I can say is WOW!

But heck, ZNMD so might as well enjoy while life is going well!

All the best!

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Going to pull the trigger today on a S350 petrol. Bit of an old stock (but new) being offered at a reasonable discount - on road 92.5L with 2.5L petro card thrown in. Waiting beyond Mar-31 will kill me, so pulling the trigger (sic!) before Mar-31.
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Default re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S350!

Quite an upgrade. Congratulations!
But... I am not ruling out another twist in the story
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You've not merely upgraded, nor pulled a trigger. You've gone and hit the button on a ballistic missile.

You devil, you.

What. An. Upgrade. You can't call it an upgrade though, seriously. Can you? Anyhow, congrats and enjoy the luxury barge you will now have parked in your garage/driveway/yacht/spaceship (please cross off options as needed).

Congrats once again, all jokes aside
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Default re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S350!

Congratulations, hunting for an upgrade for Laura, and choosing S speaks a lot about quality of the Laura as you were finally satisfied only by S.

When is the car going to arrive, or it already has? The week is already ending with 2 more days to go. Awaiting pictures and ownership thread.
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Congrats androdev. I felt sad to read your Laura accident but now I feel something better was in store for you.It would be offending to call it better, its the best.

Looking forward to update from you.
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Default Re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S

Oh man.. 2 months of search for a Laura replacement and you have reached an S-Class! Read the entire thread and guess what, it sounds a lot of fun. I wish I had that kind of money ! Congratulations on the S, it is a special car and a huge one at that!
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Default Re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S

The new title of the thread really drew me here. A Skoda Laura to an S class! Incredible upgrade!

Cngrats and keep us posted!

Just to clarify, this S class is a slightly used model right? 8,000 kms and less than a year old?
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One of a kind upgrade. Period!.

Androdev this is not ballistic, this is nuclear. I had initially read your thread and was looking forward to it but never expected this. Have read threads of bhpians upgrading from D-segment to BMW E90 but ending up with BMW F10. But your upgrade is just awesome, who thought from a Laura to an S-Class.

Congrats! Which color is it and do put up the pictures & ownership review of it quickly. Waiting for it.

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Default Re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S

Is this thread a joke or what
Started reading this thread as I was also looking for an upgrade from the safari and was considering the superb and was trying to follow your test drives of the various vehicles and then Bamm!!! you land with a S350 and I am caught with my pants down

I never felt so jealous.Man you are living life king size.
Just bowled me over.Wont get sleep tonight.

Super upgrade.Tuned into this thread for the S350 arrival and the initial ownership reviews.Congrats!!!!
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Default Re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S

Holy smoke, that is one serious upgrade considering the X1 was the intended buy. Congrats on it though.

Am sure you will enjoy the car.

Correct me if I am wrong, but weren't you looking for a vehicle that had a bit of GC, which was why the X1 was considered.
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Default Re: Hunt for Skoda Laura L&K replacement - will it be BMW X1? No! It's the Mercedes S

Firstly congratulations androdev. The S is truly a special car. Secondly i'm feeling happy about the happiness surrounding your S class purchase. God bless your new acquisition from bad roads. Congrats again!
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