|01-02-2013, 09:26 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Old vs new
Over Xmas I house-sat for the chauffeur business i work for part time. Snapped a couple pics of mine with the new equivalents which I thought looked funny.
I like the new S class but it feels flimsy in comparism to mine. Still, its a gorgeous car. I think next to my old S it looks almost like a cartoon car though.
And the 7 series, how boring is that to look at, complete fail, you'd never know it was a top of the line car. The interior is extremely nice, very attractive indeed, but all the switchgear feels like its made of cheap brittle plastic.
Both the newer cars have acres of room in the back as they are the 'L' versions, like the SEL. (Mine is an SE so positively cramped in comparism!)
I know which I prefer
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|01-02-2013, 10:44 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: Daily: 2000 Kleemann Supercharged CLK 430. Seductress: 1988 Jap AMG SEC Widebody
Location: Northern Virginia @ Mount Vernon, the original Ground Zero
Youe SE definitely reigns supreme among the three.
It's a shame that the newer cars aren't made to at least FEEL as substantial and well-built as our beloved 126's, and I agree with you that as far as looks, the current BMW lineup leaves a lot to be desired.
Enjoy yourself, Marco.
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|01-02-2013, 12:54 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 1991 350SD 1914 Ford T 2006 Chrysler 300C 1984 280SL
Location: Northwest Connecticut
I know that the new S class and 7 series are expensive vehicles, with scads of high tech stuff. And I also know that we all tend to defend our own choice for a personal automobile. Knowing this, I'll take the 126 any day.
While driving one of the newer cars has its appeal, owning one for me, does not. I doubt that i could afford any repairs to these cars, and I also doubt the dealers capability to actually fix one if broken! Lastly, these cars look indistinguishable from Hyundai or Kia these days. Not for me.
Erstwhile 107, 123, 124, 210 owner
Current 126 Diesel, 107 280SL
|01-02-2013, 01:05 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1987 420 SEL
|01-02-2013, 01:09 PM||#6 (permalink)|
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i think the s 550 is a beautiful car. The 126 cars are in their own way also beautiful. There is a certain sense of something special in both cars,
|01-02-2013, 01:27 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Nice W126 Mr Random
While I love the W126, I'd still take the lowliest W221 over any W126 sedan...then I'd sell it and buy a widebody 6.0 SEC
The latest M6 is pretty sweet to look at when seen in the flesh IMO...it's low and wide
It doesn't have a name...it's just a car
|01-02-2013, 03:22 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Date registered: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 1983 300SD, 1997 S320
Location: Orange County, California
Wow the w126 looks much smaller and shorter in comparison!
The w126 is better but the w221 sure is beautiful
Proud owner of my dad's 300SD and hopefully future owner of a 300D!
"The Old Car" -1983 W126 300SD Electric Blue
1997 W140 S320 Black
You can fix a car, but you can't fix stupid.
Washington University in St. Louis '16: Means I leave my baby at home!
|01-02-2013, 03:32 PM||#10 (permalink)|
I am not a big fan of how the new Mercedes feel. They drive a little "distant" for my taste. Whereas the 126 has better control harmony, especially when pushed, they seem to hunker down whereas the newer MB sedans I've driven seem vague.
I recently acquired a 2005 BMW 330Ci "ZHP" and I mean to tell you that is one of the finest cars I have ever driven. Build quality is superb, handling is erotic...
Tom Johnson, Phoenix, Az
1973 240Z (Track only)
1970 240Z (Shell)
2006 Frontier DD
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