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What do you think is the BEST 123 model ever built? Not what u drive personally, but what u think wa

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  • Einspritzer

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  • Diesel

    Votes: 5 18.5%
  • Diesel Turbo

    Votes: 13 48.1%
  • Touring

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  • Touring Einspritzer

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • Touring Diesel

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  • Touring Diesel Turbo

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  • Coupe

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • Coupe Einspritzer

    Votes: 3 11.1%
  • Coupe Diesel

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  • Coupe Diesel Turbo

    Votes: 1 3.7%

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What do you think is the BEST 123 model ever built? Not what u drive personally, but what u think was the BEST PRODUCED, overall.
 

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230E. Not only it's easy to maintain, but it's the most reasonable,stylish medium of transportation IMO. Enough power w/o consuming too much fuel.

I don't know, I always attracted to four cylinder.[:D]
 

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i think i agree with tiger-

if i could have found a gas 123 chassis, especially a 4 cylinder, i would have jumped on it.

but, alas... we barely even have diesels down here. in a marriage and family class, my instructor said diesel vehicles had no merits over their gasoline counterparts and went further and said that diesels used too much gas(?!?!) and poluted too much.

i bit my tongue and just wrote it down, it was actually on the exam, and i did challenge him then. he only gave me half credit, though.[:(!]

tomorrow should be fun, we're discussing sex toys in class and he promised to bring some for show and tell hahahahaha what a joke of a class...

oh yeah, on topic--

Diesel 4 cylinders were my pick because of the less complex engine and the maintenence requirements that this omits from the ownership experience. i wanted a turbo, but my dad always said to *never* buy a secondhand turbo, theyre problematic. i guess maybe thats sports car turbos though, i dont know that you could hotrod a diesel, even with a turbo.
 

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i dont know, i have only ever driven my 240td. i guy i know has a 230e and he loves that. i would like more power than the 240, but its ok and will probably last longer than a gasser. a w123 is a w123 though.. they are all good!!!
 
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well i still think that the Touring Diesel Turbo is the best ever produced. lots of room, enclosed rear section, air suspension, and looks awesome. (better than my Coupe Diesel Turbo even)
 

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Well, you'll most often see the rear of the car if that's what you mean [:D]

The 300D's had different body trim but are very subtle changes. The 240D has no chrome under the taillight while the 300D has. I myself still can't tell if it's a 300D or 240D when I drive around and see other W123s here. Usually it's a 300D or 240D. Most of the time the 300D is turbo.

When I get home I'll compare some images of cars, hopefully I could see something new. [:p]
 

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I was walking down the street the other day, and saw this nice W123 wagon. Walked up close, it was a 280TE. I was like, wow, never saw a w123 gas wagon.

I'll say the 300D Turbo since that's the only w123 I've ever driven.
 

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Im going to say 300CD Turbo. You all know why. [:I]
 

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iNeon - 4/6/2005 5:25 AM

......tomorrow should be fun, we're discussing sex toys in class and he promised to bring some for show and tell hahahahaha what a joke of a class....

iNeon, did he promised to bring the toys or the users?[:D]


Ok back to topic, I count we are tie between gas and diesels.
 

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A 185 bhp 280 CE European market is the ultimate 123, best looks and performance – the best looking coupe DB ever made. [8D]
 
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yes, i would say that definately, the day i inherit, i will fly to Deutschland, and begin work on aquiring a AMG 280CE 5,0.........how absolutely raw and gangster can it get???

only looked at the one pics page quick, so i gotta ask, is that only a normal 5,0 v8 motor, or does it also have a better head/cams to be even more quicker?
 

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iNeon - 4/6/2005 5:25 AM

tomorrow should be fun, we're discussing sex toys in class and he promised to bring some for show and tell hahahahaha what a joke of a class...
Diesels and sex toys in the same class? What kind of class is this again and how much is this costing you?
 

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its a sociology 250 class. marriage and the family.

im mainly taking it to pad the ole GPA[:D]

full of freshman and sophomores, and they giggle when he says penis.

the class really centers around common sense type things, transportation, insurance, relations, problems normal stuff, really.
 

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European version of the 280E and the 280CE - 185hp, you can patch the tires with the manual four-speed transmission - zoom zoom zoom
 
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