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Old 12-23-2005, 09:50 AM
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A smooth ride for sure!
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:17 PM
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What a looker ... man, I love the 124 ... yours too ksing.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:54 PM
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A smooth ride for sure!
Thank you SIR!! It is indeed an honor to get complimented from some of our most respected and valuable senior members.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:55 PM
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What a looker ... man, I love the 124 ... yours too ksing.
Thanks sir
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:06 PM
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LOL - you describe her as "My Ride, My Love " but will "sell her if the price is right"
Hope you are not married
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:50 PM
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LOL - you describe her as "My Ride, My Love " but will "sell her if the price is right"
Hope you are not married
That was refreshing
Actually, I will sell her if I can find another one with around 20-30K miles on it. Kinda like leaving your 60 yr old wife for an 18 year old. LOL.
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Old 12-23-2005, 03:17 PM
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Nice W124's. I think it would be hard to find a nicer one then that!
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Old 12-23-2005, 03:50 PM
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Nice W124's. I think it would be hard to find a nicer one then that!
Thank you for the kind words
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:45 PM
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[QUOTE=ksing44]I love it! It looks just like my own beautiful W124. Yours is especially cool, because you have the MBTex interior that will last forever and the high-miles-per-gallon diesel that can even burn vegetable oil for fuel. I think you have an awesome car. If mine was ever damaged, I think I would come looking for you to try to buy your car as a replacement.QUOTE]

I love your wheels but so far I have kept mine completely original stock
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:50 PM
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Thanks sir
I don't think SHE is a sir

But I could be wrong

Anywho, my thoughts:

If you like this car so much, and it is so perfect, then why sell it just to get another one? It seems like if you are set with a car you want, then roll with that.

Seems like otherwise you might end up just cycling through cars, which although isn't bad by some people's standards, raises the risk of getting lemon.

Nice ride...
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:16 AM
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For the record, MBTex is cool

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Actually, I will be replacing my interior with the leather interior and am planning on doing the switch in summer. If you love the MB TEX so much and if your interior is as clean as mine, maybe we can trade?
I donít think you should switch to leather. MBTex is cool stuff.

Just for the record, my interior is very clean, but I do have some cracks developing in the seats. They have the look of very nicely broken-in leather seats. I donít think I would switch to your MBTex, even though I bet they look like brand new. That like-new appearance is the hallmark of MBTex. I will probably just recover my seats, if they ever get so worn that they crack through or get looking too shabby. I may get around to replacing the steering wheel sooner than later, although I am not thrilled about the cost. I think I may go for the burl wood and leather wheel, if I ever get to that point. So far I have been trying to manage the deterioration of my wheel with different treatments, like leatherique, then I tried shoe polish, and most recently I used shoe heel repair. The heel repair was the best so far, but the finish has finally cracked a bit from palming the wheel during turns. The cracks are superficial in the finish, not in the leather itself. Fortunately, I found that it is possible to lightly sand the wheel and then reapply the heel repair to get a like-new finish that lasts for months. Justa little more for the record, the leatherique made the wheel worse and the shoe polish only looked good for a couple of minutes, until hand prints smudged the shine. The heel treatment looks very good and it feels like a new wheel, even though after some months it finally gets some cracks from the not being quite flexible enough to allow for the give in the soft leather wheel.

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I love your wheels but so far I have kept mine completely original stock.
I do love the look of my wheels, but even more I love the wider stance that they give to my car. They are 16Ē x 7.5Ē ET37, so they support the tires out closer to the lips of the fenders. In the winter, it is very hard for me to switch back to my OEM Special Edition wheels with snow tires, even though they look nice, because I donít like the way the tires are tucked further under the car.

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If you like this car so much, and it is so perfect, then why sell it just to get another one? It seems like if you are set with a car you want, then roll with that.
I agree with this idea. I am planning to keep my car as long as possible. My friend just hit 300K miles in his car. That should be almost 20 more years for me, if I can get the same number of miles. I just try to maintain my car like new and replace anything that needs to be replaced. To me, the cost seems less than a replacement vehicle and I think there is something charming about driving a magnificent older vehicle.

Wider Stance Than OEM
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Old 12-25-2005, 01:34 PM
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I like the way your wheels make your car have a wider stance. How abou the handling? Did it improve or is it not that noticeable?
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Old 12-25-2005, 01:40 PM
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What a looker ... man, I love the 124 ... yours too ksing.
Thanks Miss/Mrs/ Ma'am? And you are welcome to drive it anytime
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:26 AM
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I like the way your wheels make your car have a wider stance. How abou the handling? Did it improve or is it not that noticeable?
I do have improved handling with Eibach springs, Bilstein shocks, and the AMG wheels. I did all of the modifications at one time; however, so I really canít say what I gained form just the wheels.

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What a looker ... man, I love the 124 ... yours too ksing.
Thanks BodhiBenz1987, but of course you like both of our cars, since intelligent and I are like twins.
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I think it might be like always going back to that same bad relationship with an ex girlfriend.
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:44 AM
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I do have improved handling with Eibach springs, Bilstein shocks, and the AMG wheels. I did all of the modifications at one time; however, so I really canít say what I gained form just the wheels.
My car being a diesel may be a little heavier and may have stiffer shocks in the front. Do you think that may be true as I have an awesome handling car without the mods so far.
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