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Been driving this since 2000....want to get into something newer soon such as W202.

But the car has been in the family since 92.
 

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Since new, 1989. Others, for a much shorter timespan
 

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'80 500SE AMG '80 300SD '78 450SLC '00 Passat GLX Wagon
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Owned the SE since Jan, lusted after it for about 3 years prior to that and hope to keep it for a long time.
 

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2001, never sell it. Told my wife, that when she takes my ashes to the cemertry, she better be driving my 560. then she can sell it.

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for alomost 19 years now. my parents bought it new in dec. of 1985. We will never sell this car. we already talked about. its a great family car that will be handed down.
 

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I picked out our 420 SEL in 1987, had it until it got hit by a corvette. I've had my 560 SEC since 2001. Don't plan on selling it. EVER. I'll have it stored when i get cryogenically suspended so i can drive it when i get reanimated in 3000 A.E. (after eddie). Of course i'll upgrade it to anti-grav, wormhole tunneling, and hyperdrive, with forcefield.
 

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The 300SD was my mom's daily driver from 1988 to 1999. From 1999 to 2001, it sat up in a parking garage where my dad works, driven every few months, and then was revived and driven daily by my dad in late 2001. I started driving it in July 2002, but stopped in October 2004 when I got the 300D. Now, it's my dad's daily driver again, slowly getting restored.
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next month i got it a year

gonna sell it as fast as possible since its killing me, i CAN afford it but i don´t like to anymore since there are alot of little things to do, i don´t wanna have a daily that i have to restore...
 

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My 300SD has been in the family since 82' so that what 23 years? Its in decent shape, needs some work on the interior minor stuff nothing some Leatherique coudnlt fix (i think). The exterior could use a paint job-i think, one of the bumpers could use a rechrome or somthing like that. Aside from that and the transmission needing rebuilt shes in good shape.. I just put in a new stereo, rear deck speakers, subwoofers in the trunk, hood pad, and dynamat in the trunk...I intent do keep it until I am put 6 feet under..which will be a long time considering I am just 17. ((you hear that car! Live damn you!)) LOL...

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DEF-C - 3/19/2005 8:57 AM

next month i got it a year

gonna sell it as fast as possible since its killing me, i CAN afford it but i don´t like to anymore since there are alot of little things to do, i don´t wanna have a daily that i have to restore...

Sounds a lot like the woman I bought the SE from. At a certain point I think it's best for a lot of these cars to be turned into weekenders.
 

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my 91' 560SEL was bought new sat in the garage for many years tho thats why right now it only as 60K on the clock... never wanna sell it cuz its such a nice car with all records but might have to sell it in a few years down cuz i'm goin to college and cant bring it with me and my rents might be leavin back to hong kong.... who knows
 

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Bought my '87 300SDL in 2001, after my wife totalled my '77 240D stick. Have put lots of money and labor/time into it. Just did the guide rods this past week. What a PITA!!! But I got it done. Rides a lot better now. I presently have 253k on it. I think I'll keep it until it dies. Then I'll try to fix it for as long as I can. The best thing is that my wife also loves the SDL. I get around 22 mpg in the city, 26 mpg combined highway and city, and I've gotten 33-34 mpg on straight highway driving.

I just can't stand the price of diesel nowadays. Really SUCKS!!

Also, I will never get rid of my W126 for a W140/toaster on wheels!!
 

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My Benz experience started from a 87 420SEL until 95 and got the 86 560SEL until and will contiune to drive it until it falls apart.
 

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have had the car since 1989....since new.

got about 91k on it now....lots of niggly bits that need attention and replacement, but most likely if i can i'll hold onto it for the forseeable future....just don't feel like selling it....
 

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Bought my 420SEL new in June 1986. Gave it to my daughter who drives it every day at college. She just drove it home for spring break. 236K and still going strong. She won't give it up, so I guess it will stay in the family for some time.
 

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I’ve had the 500 SEL almost four years – the 300 SE since last October; I can’t imagine driving anything else.
 

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Sounds like everyone had theirs for awhile like my family had ours.
 

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My parents bought the 1985 300sd new in April on 1985, and have had ever since. Handed down to me in 2001, and I will keep FOREVER. The 1986 300sdl, on the otherhand, we got in 2002 and I hope that we get rid of it ASAP, that thing is a bucket!!! But don't tell it I told you that, because I have to drive it when my 300sd is in the shop.
 

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My parents bought the 1985 300sd new in April of 1985, and have had ever since. Handed down to me in 2001, and I will keep FOREVER. The 1986 300sdl, on the otherhand, we got in 2002 and I hope that we get rid of it ASAP, that thing is a bucket!!! But don't tell it I told you that, because I have to drive it when my 300sd is in the shop.
 

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Parents got it in 1985 and we have had it since. Mom drove it till mid 90s then we got the w140 so dad drove it, along with other cars (STS, jag, suburban)
then we had electrical issues with the car, i guess when it was converted for smog, we must have taken it to someone fishy and they fuckedup the cat. Then in the end of 2000 the W220 came, mom took that, dad took the w140 and my jetta , god bless her, past on after 10 yrs took me thru HS, undergrad and most of med school. Then came the rebirth of the w126. and here we are today,
we have orders for the new S and a cls55, but i think we will cancel those, because the other cars are running fine for now,
Gota go picup the wifes new c320, it should be at the dealer tommorow.
 
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