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I do not have enough power to drift most of the time, it only works when it's rainy [:(]
hehe, you should go with a gas 190E then...
I have a 1.8... still only good on wet roads, not on dry. I'm contemplating on putting a 2.3 engine in mine (200nm instead of 150nm...[:p]), which will be a much better/smoother drifter.

(my other option is to buy a 190D, like yours, for the intresting fuel consumption... but then... I'll have to miss the power...[:I][;)])

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I do not have enough power to drift most of the time, it only works when it's rainy [:(]
hehe, you should go with a gas 190E then...
I have a 1.8... still only good on wet roads, not on dry. I'm contemplating on putting a 2.3 engine in mine (200nm instead of 150nm...[:p]), which will be a much better/smoother drifter.

(my other option is to buy a 190D, like yours, for the intresting fuel consumption... but then... I'll have to miss the power...[:I][;)])
I use the car to drive for work, I do about 4000-5000km / month, a gas engine would be much to expensive. Maybe a 2.5 Turbo, but than again the taxes in Belgium are to high on a 2.5 diesel [:)]
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I do not have enough power to drift most of the time, it only works when it's rainy [:(]
hehe, you should go with a gas 190E then...
I have a 1.8... still only good on wet roads, not on dry. I'm contemplating on putting a 2.3 engine in mine (200nm instead of 150nm...[:p]), which will be a much better/smoother drifter.

(my other option is to buy a 190D, like yours, for the intresting fuel consumption... but then... I'll have to miss the power...[:I][;)])
I use the car to drive for work, I do about 4000-5000km / month, a gas engine would be much to expensive. Maybe a 2.5 Turbo, but than again the taxes in Belgium are to high on a 2.5 diesel [:)]
I KNOW!!!![:(!][:(!]
I hate those stupid high taxes! If I had the choice, I'd go for the 190D 2.5 turbo for sure!

(And tune the crap out of it...[:D])

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I KNOW!!!![:(!][:(!]
I hate those stupid high taxes! If I had the choice, I'd go for the 190D 2.5 turbo for sure!

(And tune the crap out of it...[:D])
A few weeks ago I went to the local dealer, he had an 2.5 turbo for sale, it had bodykits/spoilers/... to look like an EVO II. It was completely the same, only on the back it said 190D 2.5Turbo and it was in red, but i loved it !
So I was interested, but as you live in Belgium too, you can understand why I didn't buy it [:D]
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I KNOW!!!![:(!][:(!]
I hate those stupid high taxes! If I had the choice, I'd go for the 190D 2.5 turbo for sure!

(And tune the crap out of it...[:D])
A few weeks ago I went to the local dealer, he had an 2.5 turbo for sale, it had bodykits/spoilers/... to look like an EVO II. It was completely the same, only on the back it said 190D 2.5Turbo and it was in red, but i loved it !
So I was interested, but as you live in Belgium too, you can understand why I didn't buy it [:D]
I know, it can be sooo tempting... I'v got the same story like you: went to a dealership here in the neighbourhood, nice 2.5D Turbo, automatic, airco, clean like hell, nice dark blue color... but oh boy then you get a slap in the face by reality...[V]

I'm really in the middle of my current two choices, either fix my car up with a 2.3 engine (and it needs a hell of a lot of other stuff, e.g. front shocks, 4 springs, clutch, etc...) Or I buy a normal, down to earth, simple 190D 2.0, missing the power, but being happy when at the gasstation...



(woops, guess we're hijacking the thread a bit, sry 'bout that people...)

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I'm with thrillkill. What's the point?? Ruin good tyres. Pointless.
To go as fast as possible around a track the wheels should not be spinning at all.
Spinning wheels (burning) can serious dragracers be doing.

"Drifting" is for very young drivers with Japaneese cars, not sensible drivers with Mercedes.
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I'm with thrillkill. What's the point?? Ruin good tyres. Pointless.
To go as fast as possible around a track the wheels should not be spinning at all.
Spinning wheels (burning) can serious dragracers be doing.

"Drifting" is for very young drivers with Japaneese cars, not sensible drivers with Mercedes.
wtf???

First of all, drifting is a matter of like to do it or not. You like to go as fast as possible around a track, others like to run the 400meters as fast as possible, and some others like to drift.
Second, 'drifting' is not done with 'good' tyres. If you drift with your good tyres, you're or very rich and don't give a damn, or just very stupid. If you drift, you put on old crappy tyres which you can find anywhere for free.

Drifting is for very young drivers with japaneese cars, not for 'sensible' (?) drivers with a mercedes???? Since when does the car you drive determine how sensible you are? You would have got a point if you said that in Japan, the drifting 'culture' is much more developped than in other places. Some mercedes cars are very suitable for drifting, they are easy to control and predictable.

You have obviously no objective point to make regarding this subject, you write YOUR OPINION as if it were a fact.


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Here you have drifting.

http://www.dumpalink.com/media/1138700533/Drifting_Bus


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He's not in a benz, so its alright...
I can't drift yet but I like to fishtail around the occasional turn. I can get the car 20 degrees on a dry street, 45 degrees on wet street, and what ever I want on some snow(although so can anyone else)

If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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Here's another very short vid with some seriously talented guys drifting side by side. I'm impressed they didn't swap paint.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...42698167618345
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