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By the way, I can easily afford a 911 and chose a boxster instead.

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Same here, good use of money.

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not bad for a couple of 911 wannabees huh

Now if we could only find someone stupid enough to trade a rockin 190e for one of our cars we would really be cool. If only they were not so over engineered. In my dreams its a 4 cyl model rather than a diesel or a 6. Those other motors are so ....... classless... I find the deep low growl of the 16v music to my idiot ears

Anyhow sorry to derail the thread .... Heres a nice convertible that seems suitable enough for a manly man.


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Cornering in a mid engine car like a boxster (or 914 for that matter) has advantages to a rear engine car like a 911. For anyone of you who have 180'ed in a 911, you know what I mean.

As to w126 being an indicator of not being able to afford something else, consider that these cars cost well over $100,000 in todays money new. A lot of us on the w126 forum have had ours since new or when they were nearly new. When you spend that kind of money, you expect the car to last awhile.

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I believe you need to define, afford and intelligence. I am sure many of us that drive a 126 do so because we genuinely like the car and it is extremely solid and better built than many of the new Mercedes. I have always paid cash for my cars. Many people simply lease their cars, with no tangible value an easy proposition but this does not show you have money it simply shows you make enough to cover your monthly payments.

My first wife was stock broker an oddly enough the people she mined with real money, million dollars of liquid assets lived in mobile homes drove pick-ups and saved all their lives. The doctors and lawyers that drove new BMW's and Mercedes and live in a huge house were living month to month and had no real money its all about the show.

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The doctors and lawyers that drove new BMW's and Mercedes and live in a huge house were living month to month and had no real money its all about the show.
High income versus asset-rich, different form of well-off for sure..

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Cornering in a mid engine car like a boxster (or 914 for that matter) has advantages to a rear engine car like a 911. For anyone of you who have 180'ed in a 911, you know what I mean.
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PSM = fancy name for skid control/stability managment system is a must-have feature, especially on a rear engine car. I have it on my Boxster, it was optional in 2004, it's now standard.

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Some boxsters/caymans are bought because 911s cost more, but MANY are bought because they handle MUCH better.

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I have a W126 while i could afford much 'nicer' cars, but i like the w126 more. Even between my SLK 55 and my 560 SEC, i think the SEC has more style.

No one has the right to put down anyone else just because their car is cheaper, even a 190e. Class isn't defined by what car you drive. Money doesn't buy class, as evidenced by some posters in this thread. Conversely, it is also true being poor or cheap doesn't mean you have class or taste though....also evidenced by other posters in this thread...

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Some boxsters/caymans are bought because 911s cost more, but MANY are bought because they handle MUCH better.

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I have a W126 while i could afford much 'nicer' cars, but i like the w126 more. Even between my SLK 55 and my 560 SEC, i think the SEC has more style.

No one has the right to put down anyone else just because their car is cheaper, even a 190e. Class isn't defined by what car you drive. Money doesn't buy class, as evidenced by some posters in this thread. Conversely, it is also true being poor or cheap doesn't mean you have class or taste though....also evidenced by other posters in this thread...

I was gonna leave this alone but I cant resist. Is that comment directed at me implying I lack class because of my response to overdrives original moronic post about boxster owners? I did apoligize which is considerably more than he did... Regular poster that he is.... In addition the whole point of me shitting all over his 190e was to show him what a narrowminded ass he was being by one upping him. Obviously the point missed you as well...

Sorry for stirring the pot in this thread and just for the record - I made point that the cars he mentioned were vintage benzes and not in the same class as his and I stand by that statement. My father owned a 69 280SE and a 89 560SEL when I was growing up and my first Mercedes was a 1989 260E. The 190e couldnt hold a candle to those cars either. It was overbuilt for a economy mercedes.. Thats about it..

As far as handling on the boxsters versus the 911. I have driven both of course and while I didnt stretch the 911 I did get the tail out. I can take my boxster thru a 90 degree corner at 30-35 mph and stick to the road. The 911 I drove would have been in the median sideways..

The reason I bought this boxster was because it looked sick with all the body kit and enhancements and I have always thought the 911 back looked.... Ugly?

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You have got to lay off the pipe before posting...

So your telling me that the 17 year old pimply girl driving to school in the 190e her daddy bought her for $1500 is exhibiting more class than my neighbor with his 2007 S Class? Or the doctor down the street with his 911? Or even me with the lowly boxster of mine?

Crack ruins lives dude.. You should really think of your family.....

Oh and sorry about dissing the 190.. I hadnt realized till I stopped into Wikipedia that what my father told me back in the early 90's was wrong.. .The 190 isnt shit.. Mercedes says it was "over engineered" LOL

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Driving a w201, w123, w126, or even a w124, says you're a poor sucker, true.

Im talking specifically about the 190e. Your car isnt even in the same class with the others you listed...

I see where the confusion started. If you look above at my post you will see the bolded part is actually a snippet of overdrives post talking about how a w123,126, and 124 was for poor suckers. I DID NOT say that - I was actually posting it in my post because I was disagreeing with him. I was telling him that I didnt even consider his car in the same class with the others he mentioned.

Sorry for the confusion....

I love pretty much all the old benzes. Except the 190 obviously...

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I have a w126 560sel and a w201 190E 2.3. I have no class, I am poor and I am not ashamed to own either one. When I was rich, I had a 911, a Testarossa and a 600SEl all at the same time but I still had no class. I can't win now can I? Actually I don't care and life isn't about what you drive specifically but it's about how you treat your ride while starving your kids so you can buy an exhaust system or something, yep I still ain't got no class.
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