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Old 01-26-2003, 11:38 AM
psfred psfred is offline
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Rocky:

Diamler bought Chyrsler, not the other way round! It was ballyhooed as a merger, but it really was an outright purchase.

Volvo has gone the junk parts route too, long before Ford aquired a controlling interest -- my next door neighbors just sold the 850 they bought to replace their 240 wagon (with 250,000 miles on it) -- only had it about a year before they got fed up with endless repairs, some of which had already been done once.

Very sad, the only reason I would every pay the going price for a new Benz is the condition of my 1972 280 -- inspite of serious neglect, it still runs and drives, and can be competely restored to new condition. Not so anymore......

Peter
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