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Date registered: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 1976 Gran Torino
Location: Hill County, TX
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What would you rather drive...W126 or W140?
I'm looking at dozens of cars, I mean everything from Civics to 70s Lincoln Continentals. But every time I come across a Mercedes in my budget and distance range I have to wonder, would I be happier with an older W126 or a newer W140? And I'm talking similar cars. Like a 1991 300SE versus a 1993 300SE, or a 1989 560SEL versus a 1992 500SEL, prices close, lots of service records, clean cars.
The way I see it, the W126 is more of a classic car, it doesn't have all the electronic controls, it may not be the most efficient, but it would certainly be durable. The W140 is purported to be the last over-engineered S-Class but it's definitely loaded with electronics. I like the looks of either, I like seeing them for $3000-$5000 in nice condition, and as far as a six or a V8 I could go either way, probably stick with the six, but if I could snag a diesel I would, and that's why I made the poll the way I did.