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Old 06-24-2007, 10:54 AM
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Solution to mid-life crisis

These were just taken this AM and it is dirty from 130 mile drive home and some of the driving was in the rain.

The rear license plate frame says: Yes, it's a diesel!!!






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Walt, is this a new addition.........or did I miss something??

Last we heard, you had the Chrysler and the "new" W-124.

That's one fine looking vehicle, and I bet it drives fantastically!!
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:52 AM
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Walt, is this a new addition.........or did I miss something??

Last we heard, you had the Chrysler and the "new" W-124.

That's one fine looking vehicle, and I bet it drives fantastically!!
The Jeep CRD & Dodge Magnum were traded in on the E320 CDI, and I actually got $4000 more then Dodge dealer offered on new $44,000 Jeep grand Cherokee CDI and I didn't have enough room in the Jeep to sit comfortably amoung other thing.
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The Jeep CRD & Dodge Magnum were traded in on the E320 CDI, and I actually got $4000 more then Dodge dealer offered on new $44,000 Jeep grand Cherokee CDI and I didn't have enough room in the Jeep to sit comfortably amoung other thing.
A $44K Jeep would have been the worst mistake of your life............
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:06 PM
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A $44K Jeep would have been the worst mistake of your life............
Really. For $44,000 I'd rather get a real Mercedes (ML320CDI) than a Chrysler left-over with a Mercedes engine.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:09 PM
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NICE!!!!!!!
You'll have to give us a complete report on your impressions.
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A $44K Jeep would have been the worst mistake of your life............
The only reason I was thinking about it was the MB V6 CDI, but then Chrysler was sold off and I decided I really did not need an SUV. I needed comfortable sedan that would get 35+ MPG, run like a V8 and last many years. VW's didn't have anything like that in the US and neither does any of the other manufactures.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:10 PM
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That's a beautiful car. Keep us updated on how it drives/performs.

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The only reason I was thinking about it was the MB V6 CDI, but then Chrysler was sold off and I decided I really did not need an SUV. I needed comfortable sedan that would get 35+ MPG, run like a V8 and last many years. VW's didn't have anything like that in the US and neither does any of the other manufactures.
I'm sure that the engine and transmission would still be running when all the body parts and all the electrically driven accessories have long bit the dust.

Those Jeeps have a horrible build quality.........to this day.
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That is a beautiful car. I have colleagues who drive an e500 and e320 4 matic of the same vintage and they love them. Don't know why they didn't buy the diesel. They missed out for sure.


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That is a beautiful car. I have colleagues who drive an e500 and e320 4 matic of the same vintage and they love them. Don't know why they didn't buy the diesel. They missed out for sure.
The real kick is the resale value of the CDI over gas model. The '05 E350 resale value runs about $7000 less then the E320 CDI, that will make them really cry.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:16 PM
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It's beautiful!!!

But it's just another taxi in Germany.

But that's not a bad thing _ It should give you taxi like durability, comfort and longevity !!!
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Why can't I see any soot on that pretty white paint


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One thing needed to make it better.......

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Why can't I see any soot on that pretty white paint


Nice ride!
ULSD I guess and fine MB tunning.

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