Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 1987 420SEL
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I'm in college and have a Benz and I'm not endorsing it.
"Get a car with a good body and running gear."
I agree, but add a zero to his budget.
Daily driver means the car was driven daily, ie. used for work etc. This would tend to indicate that most issues have been taken care of out of necessity, and nothing has really been left to leak/rot/mellow/waft/ferment because the owner cannot afford to be without a vehicle. Daily drivers, especially when speaking of Benz's are good because it means most gaskets have not been left to dry out.
A "maxed out benz" is your typical (for around here, anyways) cheap W123 diesel with 500,000miles and a body falling apart around it. It's a clapped-out mosquito fogger.
"What do you guys think?"
I'm under the impression that you're not wanting a car, but rather require one. This is why a Mercedes may not be the best choice for you. If you need a car quickly, it's safe to assume you don't have time to keep repairing every little idle control valve or vacuum modulator. Hastily buying a Mercedes is playing with fire. If you're in need of transportation, I've recommended what I think would be best.
I'm all for experience and learning, absolutely, but there's a difference between hobby and necessity.
I don't mean to sound pushy and all "Get a Honda, dawg" or "Join the Civic-nation, we've got cookies" but I know what it's like to procrastinate about 3 technical reports, a psychology essay and a materials lab report, and trust me, you don't want to have "The pinion seal on my 190 needs replacing." on your mind as well.
Last edited by Benz Prodigy; 03-15-2009 at 09:05 PM.