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A year ago I bought a 2000 BMW 323i 5 spd. The excitement lasted about a month. Till I came to find out the car was too noisy, stiff and not built well on the inside. Now the car is for sale. My first intro to Merc was My aunts 1988 560SL, at the time she sold it a few weeks ago it only had 18,000 miles on it it was PERFECT! Drove like a rocket and smooth too, the faster you went the better it got, what a brlliant machine! What I'm really interested in for years now have been the W126, W123, W140, and W124s. They are gorgeous cars, built so well and everytime I get in one I don't want to leave. Everything has a purpose and everything does what it's supposed to do. My good friend Ken has a baby blue clear coated '85 300D Turbo Diesel, it's a fantastic car, smooth, comfordable, great on fuel and it's so reassuring to sit in the driver's seat cruising down the highway and look at the star on the hood, it brings joy, it does. So if you had to buy Either a W123, W124, W126 or W140, what would you do and why. I am BTW the last person on earth to ever think to use a car to show off, if it makes me happy that's what matters most, that's what I've learned driving a BMW, it's a show off car, I learned a good lesson and that is I shoulda just bought the Merc first.

This is my story and I say hi and thanks to you all, hopefully soon I can post some pictures when there's that special car in my driveway.

-Andrew Mckeon

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Welcome to the club.Lots of insight,common-sense & help you'll find here.And a few comments that'll make you cringe,too Expect to find love/hate relationships here; we LOVE our mercs and HATE all other cars! I exaggerate somewhat of course. But once you're into the process of shopping for a Benz,come back and ask for opinions; theres' alot of members who will share their experiences/thoughts.Hurry up and buy your Benz because it sounds like your heart is already there.

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Based only on the series you listed, I'd buy a late W124 (~1995) or late W140 (~1999) mostly because those are newer than W123 and W126. There are forums dedicated to each of your named series, so I would start by asking the actual owners for the problem areas. You might also try the search function, and look for key words like engine, transmission, air conditioning, etc. Good Luck and welcome to the forum!

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