I plan on purchasing a 1984 500sel. it is in good condition. It seems to pass the mbcoupes buyers guide. It has about 92000 miles.
good idea or bad idea?
good idea or bad idea?
All right, then let's say you hammer the guy $500 off the $4,000I would put the euro lights but I like things stock. Would it be a good idea to put them on? I don't even mind those Ancient American-like headlights
ABSOFARKINLUTELY the best thing to do with these cars is getting the euro headlights. You'll actually feel sad for others when you see someone drive by with US headlights and you know what they're missing.The Euro lights not only look fabulous, but are MUCH brighter, cast the perfect beam pattern on the road, and you will never be sorry, and you will absolutely love driving with them on at night.
Definately buy a pair and put them on. This is for ANY W126 SEC/SE/SEL from 1980-1991.
Maybe the best single modification you could make. Even if you made no other, make this one.
I am pretty sure EVERYONE here would agree!!
Now, show us photos of this wonderful car!!!
Could you please list for us, on your CP user profile what city or state you are in? (MORE specifically than "USA"?) It can help with your later questions.I'm glad you see it that way. I plan on having this car for a very very long time, hopefully till the end. I will get some pictures up soon hopefully. I have the chance to return the car within 4 days of purchase so in that time I plan on examining the hell out of it (as I have already done but do as much as possible in those 4 days). My dad is very good with cars, though not the expert in Mercedes. As my dad puts it, it is what I want and it is my hobby so what else am I going to spend my money on, ha ha.
This car is fuel injection, does not have a carburetor, and has to run on premium, correct?
Does anyone have the technical specifications on it?
But does everyone think that it is a good idea as a first car for a student with a hobby? . [/QUOTE said:There are quite a few of us 20 year olds (and younger) around. I guess it really comes down to if you can afford to keep it maintained. DIY really helps, and I've saved hundreds doing a lot myself, and many say that the w126s were the last cars that were DIY friendly. Just make sure you do all the preventative maintenance, but still have a good reserve of money, because no matter how well these cars were built, it's over 20 years old and has some expensive parts that don't last forever.
That being said, starting with a good solid car should keep those costs down, and I doubt any of your friends are driving such a cool car:thumbsup:
Welcome. Have you tried to do a forum search? If you are not sure how, please visit the 'Welcome to the Forum' sticky on top of the W126 page.Money money. I will def get a pair of the euro lights when I get the money. There are so many little things I want to get for this car right down to the keychain, so little by little I will customize my Benz.
I hope to get some pics up later this weekend when my sis comes back with my camera.
So overall you all think this car is a good buy. I know they require maintenance and care and I will gladly do it all. But does everyone think that it is a good idea as a first car for a student with a hobby?
Thanks for all the interest and the help guys.