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You know you're a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast when...

Found this idea on another Merc forum...

Some of the things mentioned that I can relate to are:

1. Straightening the hood star on my Mercedes cars. It ALWAYS have to be perfectly straight.

2. Driving past shop windows just to check out your car's reflection.

3. Walking up to any Mercedes similar to my own to check out the condition, model and mileage.

4. Paying extra for underground parking when driving my 350SE just so I can hear that nice V8 noise amplified and spin the wheels on the slippery cement floor.
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1. Straightening the hood star on my Mercedes cars. It ALWAYS have to be perfectly straight.

Guilty...

2. Driving past shop windows just to check out your car's reflection.

Guilty...

3. Walking up to any Mercedes similar to my own to check out the condition, model and mileage.

Guilty - and if nobody is around, straightening that car's hoodstar

4. Paying extra for underground parking when driving my 350SE just so I can hear that nice V8 noise amplified and spin the wheels on the slippery cement floor.

Guilty - my diesel also has that deep rumble to it and shifting 1-2 almost always chirps especially early morning

5. Car has to be clean so I can see the reflection fluidly moving over the hood behind that star

6. They know you're an enthusiast when owners of similar cars look, smile and wave/give a thumbs up as they drive past, or alongside, yours

7. Owners can have a spontaneous chat at the parking lot, as if they knew each other prior

8. Complementing each others' rides is proper etiquette

9. The older, the better

10. If it doesn't look old, the better too

11. You turn on the standing lamp feature, when parking the car

12. You can tell the approximate year and model of a similar car parked next to yours just by looking at the features and interior




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Heh,Yes, I saw a 500SL Euro spec and I waited for almost a half an hour for the owner to come out so I could ask him where he get's his parts!


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When you have parked and locked the car you look back whilst walking away.

Guilty many times!

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1,3,6,7 and 12 guilty of them all

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When you pay the valet to park the car yourself, lock it, look back while walking away, stop, and admire how your 27 year old car with shiny original paint looks better - or equal to - the other Mercedes Benz you have managed to park next to.
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all the above and..

you check the oil, coolant, transmission fluid, battery voltage and tire pressure before, during and after long journeys just to feel proud
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Taking pics of my 123 whenever i go... Guilty... I have more than a few hundred pics of my car..

Taking pics of other Mercedes i see on the road..Sometimes even parking beside it to take a pic..

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When you zip across 4 lanes of rush hour traffic, knowingly missing your exit to see if the Benz in the fast lane is a genuine euro-spec?

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When you have parked and locked the car you look back whilst walking away.
I do that ALL the time!
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When you park at the far end of the parking lot or parking garage so you don't get door dings. 23 years and not the first door ding in Elvira.

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