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Old 12-12-2002, 11:28 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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I'd have to agree. A W126 or W124 has to be one of the best cars to own, albeit you'd have to get over the hump of replacing a wiring harness and a head gasket on an M104 engined W124.

The chassis have been around a loooong time and there are no real long-term quality issues. What with depreciation having nearly or maybe completely bottomed out, your only expense would be normal maintenance and repairs - and every car has these expenses.

And everyone that has read my threads on depreciation knows that it is the single largest expense in owning a car. Nothing else even comes close, but it rarely gets even passing consideration by most people when thinking about the cost of car ownership.
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