I love the 123 cars for durability, simplicity, ruggedness, reliability, parts availability............................
However, they just don't drive like the later cars. They're noisier, and don't come close to the precise handling of later automotive technology. I drive my 240D as a work car and it does great. My 240D clutch started acting up last Friday, I'm pretty sure it's the pressure plate, time for it's third clutch in 525,000 miles. And I got out my manual transmission 300E. I'm so spoiled now after 2 1/2 days in the 124 car, I'm not sure I can ever go back to driving the 240D 190 miles a day.
The dilemma comes up, what do I do? Do I look for a 124 car for a work car? Maybe even a 190D. I ask all these questions, but I will end up putting a clutch in the old 240D and keep using it for a work car.
Thanks for the suggestion/thought,
'84 Euro 240D, 523K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
Over 800,000 miles in
[This message has been edited by LarryBible (edited 07-19-2000).]