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Hey guys and gals, just got a beaut of a 300E from my good friend Bobby Rahal. I usually hang out with the W123 crowd but man, oh man what a car the W124 is!

This was the proverbial little old lady's car with 33,000 miles, absolutely mint condition. I'm in love!
 

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Trying to upload a photo...keep getting error messages...trying again.
 

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If you use Photobucket or something similar to first upload your pics on the net, you can link them directly in your post. This always works for me whenever the pic-upload thingy from bnzwrld is back again...

congrats on the car btw! but so eagerly awaiting those pics...[:D]
 

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gerkebi - 4/4/2006 5:58 PM

Thanks...here we go!
WOW!

that looks like an extremely mint car! congrats on the purchase!
How do you like the feel of it compared to that of the W123?
 

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I don't like it. The colors are a poor choice and it looks like someone drove it just a few miles very fast.

If you decide to dump this turkey, ummm, email me.

[:D][}:)][:D]
 

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Really,
that is one beautiful car.
 

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matteus - 4/4/2006 2:18 PM

How do you like the feel of it compared to that of the W123?
That's an interesting question...I'm such a W123 nutcase, but the stability of the W124 on the highway at speed and the advances in chassis rigidity are truly amazing.

The 123 is a tank, and I love the steering, real chrome bumpers, easy to work on, great styling, etc. But I think the 124 was probably the highpoint of MB cars...not too complicated, just awesome cars.

The next generation was not as stable at speed, and the current cars are just too damn complicated. You press the gas and it's like yelling down to the engine room. Takes about 50 computers to figure out you want to actually pull out of the garage.

Like cameras, you used to just press the shutter and it took a picture. These overcomplicated modern cameras, you press the shutter and it's like you submitted a request that's under consideration. By the time the damn thing actually takes a picture, your subject is home in bed.

Sorry, I'm rambling...bottom line, the 123 is charming, the 124 is all business.
 

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gerkebi - 4/5/2006 9:13 PM

matteus - 4/4/2006 2:18 PM

How do you like the feel of it compared to that of the W123?
That's an interesting question...I'm such a W123 nutcase, but the stability of the W124 on the highway at speed and the advances in chassis rigidity are truly amazing.

The 123 is a tank, and I love the steering, real chrome bumpers, easy to work on, great styling, etc. But I think the 124 was probably the highpoint of MB cars...not too complicated, just awesome cars.

The next generation was not as stable at speed, and the current cars are just too damn complicated. You press the gas and it's like yelling down to the engine room. Takes about 50 computers to figure out you want to actually pull out of the garage.

Like cameras, you used to just press the shutter and it took a picture. These overcomplicated modern cameras, you press the shutter and it's like you submitted a request that's under consideration. By the time the damn thing actually takes a picture, your subject is home in bed.

Sorry, I'm rambling...bottom line, the 123 is charming, the 124 is all business.

Jeah, I hear you!

Our 320CDI has given us more headaches in the last 2 years/25000miles than our 300TD has given us in the last 15 years/350000kms!

And the camera part is so true. We have a Canon Powershot Pro1, and it's a good camera, but boy sometimes I wish I'd just have an oldskool analogue SLR...

hehe
 

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That's a very nice 300E. I like these low-mile immaculate pre-facelift 300Es. Reminds me of my childhood days when I used to just stare in awe when I saw a 300E.
 

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I'll never forget seeing my first 300E. My cousin lived in LA at the time (1986) and got one of the ones on the first boatload over. Jay Leno even stopped to look at it and chat about it (he wasn't that famous then!)

I thought it was the most fantastic car I'd ever seen and been in. It still has a hold on me, 20 years later!
 

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wish you to drive it for as many miles as it is possible an keep it in the same condition. this car is realy bling[8D]
 

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the car is perfect man 33k wow!!!
i hate you...[:D] you have 300 000 miles to go.
 

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What do you mean 300,000 miles to go. I bin told by an Athens taxi man, that he ran an 89 300e with 2 other guys round the clock, and wore out the engine at 4 million kilometres. Difference between the 123 and 124 I concur. Newer ones I dare not touch. Read about the ML key-recognition-computor failures, and costs in the MB general forum. The designers must think the new MB cars are Airbuses, where computors check your input decision before reacting. Doesnt relying on these new automated safety features make you lazier and slow your reactions? If there were a failure in that system, that would leave you vulnerable. Then, being too relaxed, how does one handle emergencies where no auto-safety features exist..
 
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