My name is John Mullin, number one collection and delivery driver for AutoVIP. This is the start of my blog, part 1, I hope you will follow me.
I’m not the Stig. I don’t get to push cars to the limit on the track. I just get to push cars to the limit on the M25 – 60mph usually. I’m not Clarkson either so I don’t take cars to the ragged edge on the Col de Turini. I just take cars to the ragged edge of the B6164. However, as a delivery driver for AutoVIP I do drive all kinds of prestige cars, in all weathers, on every kind of surface from motorway to farm track.
Today’s drive is a Mercedes CLC 350 coupe. The car shines like a black diamond in the sun, and looks aggressive with hunched shoulders and big alloys. As usual our valeter Jeremy fusses, polishing out non-existent marks ( the car looks, and even smells brand new to me), and I start to worry about being late. Just got time to get comfy ( dead easy with seat adjustment in every direction); set the satnav (so intuitive that even I get it right without the handbook); open the panoramic roof to get the sports car experience; and away we go.
90 minutes later I’m meeting my customer in Newark after the most relaxing drive I can remember. I’ve averaged 32 mpg and although I have not clogged it I’ve been up against the limiter most of the way – not the electronic limit of 155mph, but the 70mph limit I’ve set on Merc’s handy column stalk. This motor is so turbine-smooth that you could find yourself doing 100mph without noticing. Mr Plod in his unmarked Skoda would notice, though!
My customer is thrilled with the car, although sad to say goodbye to his SLK. The kids will fit in the back, and he can still get that kick-in-the-back acceleration – all the way to the limiter!
Customers wanting to sell Mercedes so we can keep John in a job are invited to call 08455 19 20 21 or apply online for a Free valuation and cash offer.