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I can't bring myself to buy another make!

Hi all,

I am not being a snob or anything, but I am looking to possibly change my car to another make such as Australian built car which will give me something more modern and have cheaper parts. Today I drove a 1998 Holden Commodore VT. To anyone not in Australia this is a bread and butter model large family car, the biggest selling large car in the country.

I was very dissapointed with the drive. My car now (89 300TE) has nearly 500,000kms on the clock and it is smoother and quieter than the Commodore. Sure it may not be as ultimately as quick, but the Merc felt way more solid overall.

The thing is I am so used to driving this car anything else (apart from brand new of course) is not the same! I might have to stick to another 124 or a 126.


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It is not fair to compare a GM to a MB, but there are MANY fine marques from which to choose. I also enjoy my MB, but I've reluctantly been looking elsewhere, due to no more coupe in the US.

Good luck w/ your 300TE.

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