Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: Edmonton, Alberta & San Tan Valley, Arizona
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W116 S-class article in Mercedes Enthusiest
Anyone else read the article and think that it was a little too harsh on such a wonderful car? Sure it's not a 2 door, but why are people allegidly reported as not being fond at all of them. Call my opinion skewed because I own a 450SEL, but they are absolutely wonderful vehicles...In his article he reminded that to compare them to modern vehicles would lead to dissapointment, however apparently his article was written from basically that stand point instead of it being just a reminder that the car is not new, which any monkey knows. Additionally, the 450SL/C are held in high regards, celebrated by so many article and are so "wonderful" - I am confused, add 2 doors, a solid roof, more space and luxury and suddenly the vehicle becomes an aged object for pity? Sounds hypocritical since all the cars are closely related - attack W116 and you attack the whole range of the time since you're attacking the flagship of the line. If a Cavalier is considered a "modern car" by millions, yet someone goes around bashing the W116's, then there is no justice. It seems like all of the articles in the magazine really shine a positive light on the model being represented, but I got nothing but a bad vibe from the writer - especially for a car called "the best car in the world" when it was in production.