Date registered: Nov 2008
Vehicle: 1981 300TD 310k--1966 230 165k--1970 280se 172k
Location: Ohio City, Ohio
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Ditto what Grubeguy said. I'm a big fan of the w108 chassis and its a durable, classic, big-breasted ride. Especially the sel. With excellent brakes and good visibility, I feel it's a very safe car.
On my car, however, two things affect its safety. First, there is no passenger side rear view mirror. And secondly, it has Kangol seat belts which IMO are awkward and not a pleasure to use. So much so that there is a temptation to not use them on short trips. So check those out on the car you are about to buy. Both can be remedied if you desire.
I admire the father that can get his teenager in the mindset to find and accept the coolness of these superb cars.
1981 300TD--310k miles
1970 280sel--172k miles
1966 230--162k miles
Last edited by carpenterman; 01-11-2013 at 12:45 PM.