Date registered: Mar 2009
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Thanks for the reply Denis, fuel costs don't concern me, I'm assuming I'll get about 15mpg in traffic, I can cope with that. The maintenance might be of more concern though. There's a vintage Mercedes specialist a few miles from me who can do the required greasing as needed, I'll just have to add this to my running costs. They also told me today that practically all parts are available within a few days or so, with a few exceptions.
I'm restricted on parking space so whatever car I have has to be my daily driver, as well as for weekend entertainment. I'm much more concerned about its reliability, the 6 mile commute takes about 30 minutes and my current 1992 190e is up to operating temperature by about half way through the journey. Is a W108 likely to suffer excessive wear/damage from this type of journey?
I've also had a E30 estate/touring, wanted one for years, then bought one and never took to it I'm afraid! The current 190e may have to stay around if needed to preserve the W108