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Greetings all, glad to be a part of this MB community. I'm a Mississippian with two Mercedes; a 2001 E320 with 62K and a gorgeous 1986 560sl, cream with a chocolate top and only 72K pampered miles. In fact, I just washed, clayed and waxed it today and removed the hard top in anticipation of spring.

Love the cars but it's a hassle sometimes not being close to a dealer. I am fortunate to have found a solid, honest Benz tech in Jackson, MS, about 2 hours away.

Wonderful cars, especially the 560, but the quirks are sometimes frustrating. It's easier to vote (and cheaper) than to get a replacement key, service isn't cheap, the usual gripes.

That said, I can't imagine more bang for the buck. The e320 is solid as a rock (I've become adept at changing bulbs) and looks great even though it's eight years old. I've only had it a short time but can't imagine a more solid sedan for about $12K. The SL makes me smile every time I start it up and gets looks and compliments just about every time I motor down the road. Plus, I'd drive it cross country today without a moments hesitation. How many 23 year old cars can make that claim?

Hope to pick up some tips and maybe swap some stories with fellow enthusiasts...Cheers!
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