Mike, I've been considering buying a 108 for a while now, and since I've had so much trouble with the 93 W124, I'm considering selling it and buying a cherry, restored 108, and with the money I'd be saving I'd pay off the credit card debt.
I'm thinking of buying a 108 or 116, buy am worried about the 116 fitting in the garage. From our last gtg, I remember that your 108 was about the same size as my W124, if not a little longer.
I remember the 116 300 SD that was there, and it seemed real big. I wonder if they're bigger than your 126?
I'm wondering on the driveability issues on the 108, the reliability, effectiveness and reliability of the a/c system, simplicity issues (no smog, mechanical fuel injection, fewer electrical sensors, computer contolled parts, etc.), fuel economy, ability to work on by a DIY (I've done extensive work on old American V8's, but am afraid to touch my engine without a degree in electrical engineering).
My dad had a 1981 W126, and have ridden in enough of them to know what they're like.
I'd just love to hear what's it like driving a 108 as an everyday car, and if they're practical enough or just too antiquated to rely on everyday...
2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".