Majed working In Cairo by kandyman (Page 3 of 3)


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Samarkand
Hi Rob,
No, I'm not tempted to buy at all (I have a basic company car here in Cairo provided by my company, which I drive around in horrible traffic jams, to muddy work sites, and into some iffy districts in this city. I would not fancy driving and parking a high profile car in such places...)
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I miss you a lot Samarkand!

Posted 16 Oct 2014, 07:40 #41 

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Samarkand
Hello everyone,
Today, I was able to see the MG750E more closely. I took some photos which I uploaded. Here's the deal: (I could not have the pictures inserted so I placed the URL links)

http://www.75ztcommunity.co.uk/gallery/mg750e-cairo-a87/20150213-132649-r-p610.html
This is the general view of the dash. It's all plastic which sound hollow when you knock on it. It's also prone to scratches unfortunately..

http://www.75ztcommunity.co.uk/gallery/mg750e-cairo-a87/20150213-132654-r-p611.html
This is the steering wheel which is interesting for those looking for the leather/wood aspect (even if this is not real wood)

http://www.75ztcommunity.co.uk/gallery/mg750e-cairo-a87/20150213-132701-r-i612.jpg
Notice the chrome trim how misaligned it is..

http://www.75ztcommunity.co.uk/gallery/mg750e-cairo-a87/20150213-132741-r-i613.jpg
The centre console has some interesting features: you plug in directly a USB thumb drive and an SD memory card and play the content on the head unit. This is not real wood.

http://www.75ztcommunity.co.uk/gallery/mg750e-cairo-a87/20150213-133337-r-i614.jpg
The engine bay: this is the 2.5 V6 model. According to the sales person, it also has a turbocharger and the output is 186 bhp. I looked and looked for this turbo and failed to find it...

One thing the pictures cannot show at all is the noise that the doors made when being closed. It's not the thump we are used to in our cars. It sounded hollow. All the models have the extended wheelbase. The rear door was really really painful to hear. I tried shutting the doors of another one in the showroom and it sounded the same...

The cars are still being made in China and imported to Egypt at the moment.
In the end, I'm still not a fan!
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I miss you a lot Samarkand!

Posted 13 Feb 2015, 21:39 #42 

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Dash looks very poor to be honest :(
Photobucket = Tossers

Dave....

Posted 14 Feb 2015, 07:45 #43 

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Thanks for the pictures Majed and the " top gear " review , it's a pity a bit more attention to detail wasnt given in manufacture by the looks of it , engine bay seems to be the best pic.

Hope you are ok
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Posted 14 Feb 2015, 07:50 #44 

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PaulT
Majed, what is the cost of these - just curious. Without looking, my impression is that the battery is in line north south whereas the battery in the 750 seems to be on a skew.
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 14 Feb 2015, 14:58 #45 

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Hi,
Don't be fooled also by the engine bay Rob, the alternator seems flimsy and some other parts too. Notice the location of the cooling liquid bottle in the back of the bay also to accommodate the larger air filter. I'd say the only interesting part would be the wipers blades and arms. Their design is different with respect to what we have on our cars (the hook of the aero blade). They are now better integrated. The steering wheel looks also interesting despite the imitation wood.

Paul: effectively, the battery is on a skew to accommodate the air filter as I mentioned here above. The car price would be finally 235,000 Egyptian Pounds which would convert roughly to 20,500 British Pounds / 27,000 Euro. Very competitive in the market here considering that the Mercedes E200 or BMW 520 are sold around 600,000 EGP (51,000 GBP/69,000EUR). The reason also being that the European cars are taxed 100% of their prices in customs while the Chinese 60% only...
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I miss you a lot Samarkand!

Posted 15 Feb 2015, 05:53 #46 


PaulT
and the airbag is the pre facelift type.
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 15 Feb 2015, 09:34 #47 


Bolin
Thanks for the photos, the car is a pre-facelift 750, interesting as I thought the pre-facelift went out of production in 2012 in favour of the facelifted cars with a front end that looks more like a VW and a new dashboard etc.

Posted 16 Feb 2015, 19:20 #48 


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