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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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A few years back I had a 300SL and enjoyed it very much. I had to let it go because of a growing family. I am ready to get back into an SL. The 320 is fine for my type of driving, but are harder to find than the 500. Is any year for the R129 a better choice than another?
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Maybe your question is better asked in the R129 SL Class Discussion Forum.
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As with all Mercedes, newer is better.

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I believe Benz quality dropped a but in early 2000s. I've heard a 98 is the best year for a 129, but don't take my word for it.

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Point me to a 126 wagon in the States PLEASE!
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