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Old 10-11-2002, 08:54 AM
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"When you double-clutch your 300E, does it sound like Steve McQueen in Bullit? "

Actually, with the double firewall and excellent sound deadening hood blanket, I can hardly hear the mechanicals of my 300E 5-speed. I usually just glance at the tach.

These cars have very long legs. At 80 MPH in 5th, it's putt-putting along at a measley 2900 revs.

The Getrag gearbox is a pleasure. Although the "throw" is a bit long, the gears are quite evenly spaced, and you get a definite "snick" when the gear is engaged.

What a great car !
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