Have owned my 126 for about 4 months now. A 1982 300SD. Ha! Love this car. Simple to work on, not too hard to figure out, lousy CD service manual,a great number of diesel-heads willing to help on this list, many great sources of good inexpensive parts, and a nice hand wave whenever another is seen. (Have a 97 C280 Sport too, but nothing like this going on with that car) Some kind of franternity-type thing going on with these cars! Wife says I'm nuts. She's probably correct. I think I'm going to have this car till at least 500,000 miles. Has just under 155,000 now. Can't wait to get my first badge!