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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Happy to be back in a Benz

So my very first car which I obtained at the age of 22 in 1978 was a 72 280 SEL 4.5. Since that time I have owned 3 Fords, 2 Toyotas, and 4 VW. My last car was a 2001.5 Passat on which I spent the last year bringing back to "I like my car again" condition. Needless to say as soon as that was accomplished I was smacked in the rear by an inattentive driver. So long Passat.
Well I had been trying to figure out a way to add a Mercedes to my collection it being my first love. But lacking the cash and the room for another car I could only search the Craigs list postings and dream. Well thanks to that young lady(probably on the phone) my dilemma was solved. Long story short I drove a 99 E class and did not like it. Didn't feel like a Mercedes as I remembered them. Found a blue 94 E320 that made me grin and purchased it in spite of the broken windshield, and inoperative power windows. Having purchased many tools for the Passat and having gained a wealth of information from the great guys at Passat World I did not fear the repairs especially with great forums like this one So far I have had the windshield replaced ( it was so cheap I'm afraid it may fly apart in my face at 90 on the interstate), removed 2 layers of sticky(on both sides) window tint from all4 windows, replaced a signal light,fixed broken tabs on the other, 1 window regulator, air filter, and am waiting for an antenna mast, a passenger side regulator and belt tensioner. So maybe by Saturday I will be on the road feeling 22 again
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That is great. You will love the '94 E320. I have the same car and have found that working on it (as a non mechanic) hasn't been too difficult.

I fell in love with mine the first time I drove it. I'm on the same page as you.

Good luck with yours. I'd be happy to help if you have any Q's on repairs. I have replaced the antennae mast, headlight lens, grill trim, cladding clips and trim, bumpers, fairings etc.

I have no motor repair experience but with this forum, I just might embark on such a journey, if need be.

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