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so what about Benzes and counter-culture?

hey yall ineon here(laugh... its a joke, really...)

ive noticed all kinds of interest on campus in my car. i dont know if it is because i refuse to park in student parking a mile away or if it is because it has a modicum of shine at its advanced age; who cares really.

with all this talk of alternative fuels and the suv backlash, these little old cars have gotten a bit popular again. i dont know if you can buy a stinky old diesel for under 500 bux anymore because of it.

i am very glad i jumped to diesel last year, before the ebay sellers got to the general public with their hollow promises of a million trouble-free miles and 40mpg... the car was downright cheap, even at a dealership(i stopped to look at the gangster s class with shiny wheels and black everything, but could only afford the 240 with crank windows and a 4 cylinder engine.

anyhoo--

the vw used to be the icon, but it has somehow turned into a kraut rice hybrid(that damned technology is ruining everything) type thing and i cant appreciate my beetle as much anymore. too many of them with fake empi exhaust and wheels. let alone the 2500cc engines and freeway flyer trannies.

give me a 1200 anyday. hell, let the transmission pop out of fourth on hills... at least it'd be honest. i HATE cars that lie.

but why have the 115s/123s/126s become the newschool pothead car? tree hugging hippies that once would have scoffed at the mercedes-benz name are now embracing them with open arms. is it the cheap price of admission? the option of free fuel?

are they just that damned cool?

ive always been fond of the following quote(by moi)

"i like smoke, why shouldnt my car?"

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I think people want simpler, more dependable cars that cost more based on quality of longevity rather than options of electricity.
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RE: so what about Benzes and counter-culture?

you stepped right into this one...

is that why you drive a 400hp computer?[}:)]

not that im dissin your benz, theyre all cool. except maybe the w201 chassis cars. handsome on the outside but a dashboard i'd be wary to look at for long periods of time, why is it so sparse?

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I never said I do not like technology in cars. Where does this come from?
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but why have the 115s/123s/126s become the newschool pothead car? tree hugging hippies that once would have scoffed at the mercedes-benz name are now embracing them with open arms. is it the cheap price of admission? the option of free fuel?

are they just that damned cool?
They are that damn cool. They are reliable, simple, and cheap, everything the VW beetle used to be, and now that petroluem fuels are funding war (or is it the other way around?), it's a powerful anti-war statement.

Put that in your pipe and tell me your dreams.

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You're probably too young to remember the immortal words of Janis Joplin. Mercedes in some ways has managed to be popular with rich hippies for a very long time.
And don't lump me in with those garden variety potheads. Anything I put in my body is grown underwater! (Hypothetically, of course).

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if it smokes, i cant be all that bad. well, unless it isnt green, or made with draino in a trailer park.

but this is coming from a poor student...

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"handsome on the outside but a dashboard I’d be wary to look at for long periods of time, why is it so sparse?" Why, because that is the way a car should be, simple and precise.
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a 201 dash is precise?

dude-- that casette tape holder... that sliding fan switch...that big angled dead space with the switches?

the compound angles? nothing looks right on this dash board. it is almost as absurd as a late model pontiac. well, i shant go that far, at least the w201 dash wasnt designed in an 8th grade study hall...

it is NOT a landmark in dash design in any way!
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201 is good car still, I don't care what you say.[:D]
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