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  1. NE1 else have a 1990 300CE? Gas mileage kinda sux

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    I have a 1990 CE also. I get about 22-23 on highway, 18 so around town. 300CE by KEITH GREENAWAY, on Flickr
  2. 2001 e430

    W210 E-Class
    Yes, you can fit larger rims from many newer MBZ. I put 17" rims from a 2005 E500 on mine. Two of my sons also have E430's and they have put 18" rims form a 2007 SL on both of their cars. If you do this, make sure the offset is the same, and you will also have to order custom bolts from RAD...
  3. I have come to a conclusion about Mercedes quality

    General Mercedes-Benz
    MB Quality I have been driving MB's since 1984. My first was the indestructible W123 300D. Then I went through 2 W124 300E's, and I put over 220K miles on each of them. The 300E's both had MB Tex, but it was thick, not like today's paper thin versions. The seats still looked great after all...
  4. W213 forum, why no interest?

    W213 E-Class
    I bought my first new Benz, a 1984 300D when I was 30 years old and have owned 6 of them. I still have a 1990 300CE and a 2000E430. I have put over a million miles combined on the 6 cars. The 300CE is made like they used to make them, built solid and heavy like a tank with smooth effortless...
  5. Who says W123 don't make good daily drivers?

    W123 E,CE,D,CD,TD,TE Class
    I bought my first Mercedes 300Din December 1984. I was in Freiburg, Germany at the local dealer. It was a dealer demonstrater car virtually brand new, I think it had 1500 KM on it. I had come from the US on business and bought it as a so called "grey market" car. The dealer took care of...
  6. Alarm Siren 2000 E430

    W210 E-Class
    Thanks Jay, that's where I got the passenger side information from. Others say it's on the driver side. Oh well....I'll just look at both sides if I have to.
  7. Alarm Siren 2000 E430

    W210 E-Class
    Why am I not surpassed to see you here Greg! Any Christmas plays this year? Thanks for the advice...I already have the part #. It's just weird that I see conflicting reports on which wheel well it is located. I guess I can make the siren come on and find out! That sucker is loud and...
  8. Alarm Siren 2000 E430

    W210 E-Class
    My alarm is acting up, and it seems I need to replace the siren. So is the siren located inside the right front passenger wheel well, or the driver side? I have seen conflicting opinions. I really don't want to take off both wheels just to find it. I cannot believe Mercedes would put it it 2...
  9. My Newly Acquired 300CE

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Congrats on the 300CE find. They are great cars, built to a standard from a bygone era. I put 17" rims on mine from the W211. They make a nice looking upgrade and noticeably improve handling.
  10. 211 wheels on a 99 210 4MATIC

    W210 E-Class
    Martin, they are 8" x 17" . I am running 245/45/17 tires with no rubbing or issues. The sport rim option for the W210 was 8 x 17 with 235/45/17 rubber. Handling is noticeably improved with the larger rims/tires.
  11. 211 wheels on a 99 210 4MATIC

    W210 E-Class
    Don't forget that you will need to get new bolts that have a 14mm ball seat on them as the 211 wheels used larger bolts. You can get them from RAD. These are the appearance wheels from the 211.
  12. Nice day in Pebble Beach

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    I was visiting my son to play golf and check out his new 1993 300TE. It is pretty close to mint, and the original owner had all the records since new. It was $61,000 in 1993! My son had the AMG rims on his 300CE coupe and transferred them to the wagon. The silver coupe is my 300CE.
  13. E430- Pretty good MPG for a V8

    W210 E-Class
    The wheels were available on the 2005-6 W211 E class. I got mine 6 years ago from a guy who upgraded his to 18's. As far as MPG, I set the cruise at 72 for most of the trip. The average of 65 mph was due to slow down stop and go through LA traffic.
  14. E430- Pretty good MPG for a V8

    W210 E-Class
    I bought a mint 2000 E430 about a year ago, after one of my sons convinced me to "sell" my 98 E320 to him. Since my wife normally drives it, I hadn't given it a really good road test. I used to routinely see 30 + mpg in the E320 on trips from SF to LA. This past weekend I drove the E430...
  15. 2002 E430 Navi System/radio

    W210 E-Class
    I have a 2000 E430 with factory radio/navigation system. I may be mistaken, but I believe the radios themselves are made by Becker. All the speakers/amps are Bose. And it puts out unbelievable sound.