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Smile Hello from MA coast!

Hello to all,

I am Mike, an old guy with a 'new to me' E320 CDI that I just purchased this week. My Benz is Bordeaux Red with a Stone leather interior, the premium package and the "Drive Dynamic" heated and ventilated seats which are most welcome...
The car has 75K and was bought at a NH Benz dealer. I haven't had it long enough to say anything other than...I love it!
Not a CPO, but I had them go through it pretty thoroughly and make sure all the services are up to date. I also opted to have the mud guards and all weather floor mats installed. So, I am starting fresh and hope to have this a long time, as I consider it to be my "retirement" car. My wife has a 2011 VW Jetta TDI, so we are now an all-diesel family.
I have made two trips with the car to NH and find the mpg to be excellent, especially considering the temps here this week...
Initially, I searched for a 4matic wagon, but my online research led me to the CDI sedan in hopes of long-term ownership. This car is actually my third MB diesel, after an '84 300TD wagon and '85 300SD. Those I had for a long time and really enjoyed. Since, there have been...
'87 Volvo turbo wagon
'99BMW 528T wgn.
'98 Volvo V70 wgn.
'02 Audi A-6 Avant wgn
'05 Acura MDX
...see the pattern here? Thought it time to change things up a little. My favorite of all time was the 300SD, and I am hoping to recapture a little of that magic again...minus some of the smoke and rattle. Years ago I had a couple of VW diesels...I just keep coming back to the diesels...
Maybe 39 years as a heavy-duty truck mechanic has something to do with it as well.
I have embarked on a new career as a foreign car tech and taking note of the high-mileage MB's I encounter, I guess my choice is not surprising.

Best wishes to all,
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