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congrats kayla...

I'm gonna move this over to the 129 fora, which pertains to the model you have.

Enjoy
 

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Fharoah said:
I just bought a 1997 of ebay. What do you think eBay.ca: Mercedes-Benz : SL-Class (item 280105960952 end time 27-Apr-07 22:00:00 EDT)

How do you like driving the 500sl? How does it compare to the 560sl's?

Thanks

Kayla:) :)
Congratulations on the purchase of your new ride. Hang around the forum and be sure and do a Search for those things that interest you on your new car.

I have owned two R107's that I bought with 30K and 35K miles and one R129 that I bought with 20K miles. You see I like my cars in A-1 condition and it's the little things that are broken on a car that drive me crazy. The R129 costs a fortune when it comes to the purchase of the little things, etc.

I was just thinking today as I read more about people having convertible top haydraulic cylinder problems. You would never have this problem with a R107 as long as you owned the car because the top is manual. That means you can own the car for many years and have a trouble free car like I did on both R107's. When I moved to the R129 it was because I wanted better performance and newer technology. That being said I will probably not own it for as many years as I did my 107's.
 

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Welcome, Having never driven a 107 I cant help, However, A good going 129 is VERY HARD to BEAT. I have been TOYING with the idea of moving up to a 230,but right now my 129 is as close to PERFECT as it has ever been. So its diffecult to lay out another30K just to move up a year or two. Good Luck with your 129 and ENJOY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Hi Kayla, welcome aboard and congtatulations for your new purchase.
I bet you will lvoe your new car and trust me you will.
I just love those chrome rims ehehe.

Cheers.
 

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One of the BW Old Guard/R129, W204 Moderator
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Kayla,
My apologies... When I originally moved your thread, I neglected to provide a re-direct. Fixed now...

CIAO!
 

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you got a hell of a deal on 1997. Looks great :eek:
 

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What they all said, Kayla. Congratulations on a great car.

Looks like Lynns and mines brother...sister?

I've still got my 380 and it's a wonderful roadster, but the 129 is an entirely different experience. They're both great MB autos.

Enjoy and set aside monthly car allowance of $100-200 for those not so inexpensive suprises. I put a small fortune in my 107 but it deserved it.
 

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That is one good looking black beauty. From the pictures you can tell that the finish is superb. Almost looks like you can eat off the engine.

Lots of luck in your new ride. I'm sure you will be more than pleased with it.
 

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It looks like you got a bargain at that price :thumbsup:

You haven't posted any buyer feedback yet :D
 
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