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89 Mercedes 190e must go today special price today and tomorrow only

Seeing this car makes me want to scream! I could spend a day itemizing what's wrong with this car and the listing's copy.

I put this up here to remind my fellow W201 owners that at least by our presence on here we want to treat our cars properly and keep them in optimal condition. Its cars like this that make me wish I could develop a luxury car sanctuary like they do for neglected/abused animals :(
 

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Hey, at least for the price ($650) someone either gets a good parts car or a starter project.
It's close enough to me that I would be interested if I was in a position to spend on it.
Since I have 5 cars, and of those 3 up for sale, I neither have the free funds or the space for it.( I buy/sell, and enjoy em in the process)
Too bad. My 190E was recently wrecked and resurrected, but not to my satisfaction. I did what I could on her. She was technically totaled from a front end dive under a P/U truck, and I patched her up to run the winter. It looks fair, but I would love to get another 190E

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Hey, at least for the price ($650) someone either gets a good parts car or a starter project.
It's close enough to me that I would be interested if I was in a position to spend on it.
Since I have 5 cars, and of those 3 up for sale, I neither have the free funds or the space for it.( I buy/sell, and enjoy em in the process)
Too bad. My 190E was recently wrecked and resurrected, but not to my satisfaction. I did what I could on her. She was technically totaled from a front end dive under a P/U truck, and I patched her up to run the winter. It looks fair, but I would love to get another 190E

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Good point, but I doubt you ever put a cheesy claw graphic on the hood of yours, right? Why couldn't these people just get a Honda if all they wanted to do was to make their car look tacky? Hondas are famous for that already lol
 

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HA !!!
Didn't notice claw graphics... HA!!!
Would a set of Pink Floyd "Wall" Hammers be better? (ok, not!)
 

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Oh, and I didn't mention.
If you live is S. Bend, In., You might understand.
 

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This car has been a perennial non-seller on Craigslist in my area for at least the past 6 months, initially they had it listed at nearly $4000, like the fugly mods were an added value concept (facepalms)
 

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Nope totally out of the loop

Oh, and I didn't mention.
If you live is S. Bend, In., You might understand.
Not quite, I live in Seattle and know next to nothing about Pink Floyd beyond the songs of theirs I like and that they always went out of their way to make their album covers a real mindfawk to look at.
 

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Maybe added to a very limited crowd, but I would prefer the hammers.(or not)
 

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The hammers were from "The Wall" video. Symbol of the gestapo style police/gov't on the movie.
It was probably their last good seller/album, but I liked "the Division Bell" that came out later.
(sorry, I'm having flashbacks)

Anyways, Hood/door art is always a good laugh.
 

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Would you believe?

Anyways, Hood/door art is always a good laugh.
I am with you there, artwork like that has no business on a 190. Even more astonishingly is when this first hit the local Craigslist they featured that godawful hood graphic as a selling point when it was still listed around $4 grand continuing well into the middle $3000s as time and good taste moved on:rolleyes:
 

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Maybe a Firebird T.A. hood graphic(bird) would have made it sell and go faster.
Adds 10 hp!
 

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At least that would be kind of familiar albeit 'off the marque'

Their graphic looks like a really unoriginal combo of the M from the Monster energy drink logo and bear on the label of Big Bear Malt Liquor. How much Big Bear they had to consume to feel hood graphics on a Benz were a good idea, I do not know.....
 

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you do know that a 190 is about the same value as a honda right? yea it has a 3 point star on it but dont kid yourself, its a inexpensive small car. acting like its something everyone has to cherish or they are an idiot seems a little closed minded dont you think? to me the way some of you obsess over your cars is just as strange as this car you are making fun of.
 

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Given the option (and I have it) I wouldn't ever own a Honda. I had one. It was a mistake.
Not to mention fair trade practices of the Japanese not allowing sales of our cars over in their country, without a major battle and high tariffs.
Mind you, this is really only important to new car buyers, but we are the ones who give the original owners a secondary market for their vehicles. No japanese car will be owned by me unless trade practices change.

Thus I buy from countries who fair trade. Even when Jap cars are made here, profits leave this country. Euro and american are my mainstays.

So I am not claiming a 190E is a better car or valued higher. It is however a more fiscally responsible option, and it does do things that no equivalent Honda can do, like run 100+mph all day with no effort.

But...support who you wish.
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Same value, yes; that's about it...

you do know that a 190 is about the same value as a honda right? yea it has a 3 point star on it but dont kid yourself, its a inexpensive small car. acting like its something everyone has to cherish or they are an idiot seems a little closed minded dont you think? to me the way some of you obsess over your cars is just as strange as this car you are making fun of.
Fascinating, I never knew used cars of all brands decrease in value as years and mileage compound, wowwww. Are we hurting you or somehow disrupting your life with our enthusiasm for our common model of Benz? I can accept the fact that other people may not be as psyched as some of us about the 190 so how does it become a huge deal when we mention as such on here. You know this is in the 190/W201 section of the forums, right? Where else would Benz owners of this kind of car tend to congregate? If I want to call foul on someone who let their car get all decrepit and ugg it up with lame accessories, maybe I will.
 

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Which 'LE you be?

you do know that a 190 is about the same value as a honda right? yea it has a 3 point star on it but dont kid yourself, its a inexpensive small car. acting like its something everyone has to cherish or they are an idiot seems a little closed minded dont you think? to me the way some of you obsess over your cars is just as strange as this car you are making fun of.
So do you got the 1.8 or the 2.0 LE?
 
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