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Old 11-10-2006, 05:14 PM
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And...W123's were/are used as Taxis in many places worldwide....ever see a Toyota/Lexus Taxi other than in Japan??
I've seen Toyota taxis in Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Also, Toyotas are used as taxis in many other Asian countries besides Japan, and all over South America. Remember that Toyota has a very good diesel reputation too!

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Old 11-10-2006, 07:18 PM
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But look Jag is doing quite well!
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:39 PM
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I would have to say, except for switching engines for more performance, I havent had to do anything except routine maintenance on my "240D." I have heard from many MB techs that the newer Benzes arent that great because the electronics suck. The "hardware" is great, but that's not what causes the problems. I guess we just have to expect that, because everything is going, and has been all electronically controlled for years now.
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:49 AM
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Consumer Reports also rates ALL Sears Kenmore appliances astronomically superior in ALL categories. Ever had one break? Sears is good for some items, Kenmore appliances not being one of them.

Makes one wonder about their methodology/ratings and reporting.
Don't know about that. Just got rid of the washer and dryer we bought from sears in 1981. Both still working but the washer was developing a very small leak and I did not want to mess with it. 25 years old and only thing done where, 3 sets of washing machine hoses, washing machine timer, dryer timer, and new lint filter.
We still have the 25 year old refrigerator, every 10 years or so you have to replace the foam between the freezer and refrigerator section, that all.
BUT these are the old school appliances. Not made anymore.

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Old 11-11-2006, 12:01 PM
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As far as Mercedes goes, I am saddened by the lack a quality in the product. I fell in love with these cars as a senior in High School when the W107 came out. We got rid of the 99 E300 due to a couple of things, 9/11 and how it affected the Airline industry and my dissatisfaction with the reliability. It was to much of a shop queen.
We have been searching for a new car ( last college payment for BOTH kids in December) and I'm afraid it will be a 2007 Honda Accord. One of the top 3 cars by Consumers Report. And all the Honda products I have ever owned have all be wonderful. (88 Honda lawn mower that is still going strong. 88 Acura Legend- 5 year lease and in the shop once for a tranny cooling hose that was damage by us)
The 82 300TD becomes a classic ( 25 years old) next April so I think I'll keep it. The 560SL, I will always keep. But for a daily driver I want a new car, under warranty, and I do not intend to work on it. I'll buy the 8 year 120,000 mile extended warranty from Honda.

The classics will drive on but at a more retired state,

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1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
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1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
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2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car
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