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I keep thumbing through the brochures whilst I wait and wonder about getting the extras below, are these worth adding do you reckon ?

Storage package - sounds a cheap enough add-on for storings 2 x kids bits n' bobs

Reversing Camera - Does this need anything other than this add-on ? (I have standard Audio 20 ordered)

Front Fog Lamps - My order has Halogens at the moment, so this looks fine to add - does anyone have any pictures of what they look like fitted ?

How far into the order is it possible to add stuff ? It's been about 2 weeks.

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I've ordered the reverse camera , think it can be added on its own
 

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I've got the reversing camera on mine as it doesn't have reversing beepers which I came to rely on with my previous car. The camera is excellent to see clearly behind you but you still need to use wing mirrors and I do turn round and look behind me as I've only had the car a week and trying to live without beepers! A good add on and I feel we'll worth it but you can't beat beepers!
It is an individual add on and works with basic audio 20 which is the same as I've got.Edited by: Anzz
 

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Here's a picture of the a-class with fog lights from the MB Germany configurator. The fog lights are not available with the AMG Sport package.
 

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You will have a 'freeze' date on your order. The dealer will not normally know this date immediately so I would suggest keeping in regular contact until they can advise.
 

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I'd invest in Bi-Xenons instead. Makes the front and rear look so much better.
 

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Cheers folks, got in contact with them today and was told I had until the end of this week to make any changes / additions. So I've added

Storage Package
Reversing Camera
Lumbar Support

Didn't fancy the front fogs after all (thanks for the pic) I think the round fogs don't really fit the car too well and I can't remember the last time I actually used front fogs to be honest.
 

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That's good sonix - you must be about 4-5 weeks from delivery if its getting locked down at the end of the week (confirmed build slot)
 

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Sonix said:
Cheers folks, got in contact with them today and was told I had until the end of this week to make any changes / additions. So I've added

Storage Package
Reversing Camera
Lumbar Support

Didn't fancy the front fogs after all (thanks for the pic) I think the round fogs don't really fit the car too well and I can't remember the last time I actually used front fogs to be honest.
Sonix
Can I ask what date did you order yours so I can try to gauge my waiting time

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Good choice Sonix! I didn't want to put you off but I agree with you, I don't know when I last used fogs. Cruising during the day with fogs on is so yesterday!!!
 

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Crikey, I kinda hope it doesn't arrive so soon, I was aiming for 1st week in July to pick up on my birthday and Company car doesn't go back until first week of August !

That would match the dealer's estimate of June, I was kinda expecting end rather than beginning though lol.

Gary, I think it was ordered on 2 April and I got a confirmation email from the dealer on 3 April saying it was confirmed by the factory.

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The dates for mine were;
4th Jan - Ordered
28th Jan - Cut off date for changes to spec - Confirmed build
25th Feb - Build date
4th Mar - At UK port
7th Mar - At dealer
8th Mar - Delivered

Slightly underestimated time from spec changefinal cut off date to delivery but it was under 6 weeks anyhow.
 

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Thanks sonix and mon2s

My niece works for MB at the dealers were I ordered mine and she's gonna see if she can get an earlier build date .
I asked for end of May for certain reasons then allowing delivery ETC was hoping end of June, but they have given me 18 June for build and and early July delivery so that's around 6 weeks give or take , if its delayed for any reason ill have to tax my car and I don't want to do that
 

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I've a similar thing in that my tax, service and MOT on my current car are all due a couple of weeks after my delivery estimate and I don't particularly want to fork out for all that just to get rid of the car.

I'm also wondering if I should have heard anything from the dealer. I placed the order on the 3rd of March with an estimate of 3rd May, which is fast approaching. I was thinking I might have had an update by now or should I be asking them - I don't really want to be bothering them if they're not going to know anything more.
 

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You certainly should of had some info by now McGuks.Have they even told you the build date has gone 'confirmed'? By now they should have an accurate date. Chase them
 

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my dealership has phoned every week to update where we are with build and delivery - mine has slipped a month - was due 23rd April now saying 17 May
 

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TerryA213 said:
my dealership has phoned every week to update where we are with build and delivery - mine has slipped a month - was due 23rd April now saying 17 May
That's what I don't want to happen, spoke to MB today and build date is fixed can't bring it forward but I've got till. May the 20th to finalise car , red is growing on me very quickly
 

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Red is awesome... I do a lot of mileage on the M4 to Wales and did myself a quick n' dirty count of white, grey, silver cars against other colours for the last few trips and you'd be surprised that it's about 80% with the white, grey, silvers, and the other colours make up the total. Red these days is being a little different I guess.

Historical problem with Red is that it fades badly and is difficult to match after a prang. Next time you are out on the road have a look at a 10 year old red vehicle and see how it's faded.

Answer to that is to spend your weekends washing and waxing.

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I change mine so often it won't even get dirty let alone have time to fade LOL

But I agree they do need to be polished . Also it looks great with the pano roof so I might have to add that , the list grows
 
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