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I would buy another CLK, I was looking at them on eBay last night. I'd change colors (white or silver) and get a 430 in the newest W208 body style I could find.

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Just looked at your profile pic, I really like your wagon. That's another Mercedes I'd like to own or a 90s BMW wagons.
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Probably not. I just can't get over how 'different' everything feels after the W124s. I know, but it's just a personal thing. 'Maybe' for a diesel in similar condiition. Therein lies the rub - for those of us lucky enough to have excellent used Benzes, can we ever be assured of having the same level of confidence in subsequent vehicles? Buy new? Can't. Buy used again? Probably not.

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I definately would and prolly will some day.
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Yes, very carefully.

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yes, I'd buy anothr Benz. After driving my W140, nothing else compares to it. It has everything I want in a car!
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Cool What Else??

Ever Benz has the same common problem,

Once you own one,

Nothing else will do.

I just wish they would make a Hydrogen/Gas multifuel for my garage!!!!

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I probably won't the next one for my wife will be a bmw or land rover.

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Ever Benz has the same common problem,

Once you own one,

Nothing else will do.

I just wish they would make a Hydrogen/Gas multifuel for my garage!!!!

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Wait a minute! quote: " Nothing else will do" REALLY !!! Nothing else will do??
Why can't we get our Benz's on the 10 Best Cars in C & D.
The 3 Series BMW have a great drivers car.
16 years on the 10 best list!!
There are a ton of great cars out there!! And most Benz's are also....
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I would buy another w123 and nothing but. I wouldn't dare waste my money on the new pieces of junk that wouldn't last near as long as the older ones.

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Of the ten or so mercedes I have had (new and old) none have been problematic. Sure there were things here and there but nothing reliability wise. I don't think they are up to rwd Lexus levels of longevity anymore, but they have a far better performance/aestheitics line up. The fwd based Lexus just don't do anything for me.
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