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Old 08-12-2007, 08:26 PM
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:30 PM
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they're so ugly though. damn, they're hideous.
Now here's something we can both agree on.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:36 PM
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Now here's something we can both agree on.
they should all be taken in by the government in order to make the roads look prettyer. I do believe that engine is pretty good though. used in other cars than bmw I think. and it doesn't have the 'blowby' issue that benzes of that era have?

the 123 euro and 126 are the best looking benzes IMO.

but they don't quite beat the e36 BMW. I mean, the 325 coupe, that's a car.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:40 PM
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they should all be taken in by the government in order to make the roads look prettyer.

the 123 euro and 126 are the best looking benzes IMO.

but they don't quite beat the e36 BMW. I mean, the 325 coupe, that's a car.
No it's not a car. It's a BMW...Break-My-Windows.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:43 PM
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they should all be taken in by the government in order to make the roads look prettyer.

the 123 euro and 126 are the best looking benzes IMO.

but they don't quite beat the e36 BMW. I mean, the 325 coupe, that's a car.
My favorite "late model" bmw (with the exception of my bike) is still the first generation 6-series, but I would still rather have a 2002 or 3.0CS. The new ones are all too ricey for my taste, but I do see why folks still like them. But then again, I'm an old guy.
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FWIW, BMW does invest a lot more into reseach and development than Mercedes. especially in the 80's and 90's they did. Mercedes kept a body style for over 10 years (116, 126, 123) ok with some interior alterations, but still. pretty cheap there.
BMW, at least in europe, is more for people that like performance. Mercedes is more for elderly people. which is cool, of course.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:51 PM
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Mercedes kept a body style for over 10 years (116, 126, 123)
20 years would have been better.

I like BMWs, although they have gotten a little too "boy racer" in recent years IMO. They make a good quality product, they are just aimed at a different market.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:51 PM
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FWIW, BMW does invest a lot more into reseach and development than Mercedes. especially in the 80's and 90's they did. Mercedes kept a body style for over 10 years (116, 126, 123) ok with some interior alterations, but still. pretty cheap there.
BMW, at least in europe, is more for people that like performance. Mercedes is more for elderly people. which is cool, of course.
very true. It's only because they (the BMW diesels) are not here (in the US) that they are not liked. If they were imported like MB diesels were, they would rule way over MB and VW. Just like in Europe.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:56 PM
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but they don't quite beat the e36 BMW. I mean, the 325 coupe, that's a car.
Is it pledge rush again? Who let the kids in?

BMW design peaked with the E3 just as MB design peaked with the W109

The bean counters have been in charge since.

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20 years would have been better.

I like BMWs, although they have gotten a little too "boy racer" in recent years IMO. They make a good quality product, they are just aimed at a different market.
mercedes, BMW... same thing, different grille. after the 90's all became bland. And still, I truly think BMW is a better brand altogether, just because of their faster change of models and research. and Lexus is even better
Mercedes made it's name with the 617. after that they goofed up over and over again.
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mercedes, BMW... same thing, different grille. after the 90's all became bland. And still, I truly think BMW is a better brand altogether, just because of their faster change of models and research. and Lexus is even better
Mercedes made it's name with the 617. after that they goofed up over and over again.
There's some truth to that, hence my "no check engine light rule." There is something to be said for cars that were built before accountants took over the world.

If I was forced (at gunpoint) to buy a new car, I really don't know what I would buy. I still don't think I could bring myself to buy a domestic/ricer, I might buy something flakey like a mini cooper or a smart, at least they're not generic.
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There's some truth to that, hence my "no check engine light rule." There is something to be said for cars that were built before accountants took over the world.

If I was forced (at gunpoint) to buy a new car, I really don't know what I would buy. I still don't think I could bring myself to buy a domestic/ricer, I might buy something flakey like a mini cooper or a smart, at least they're not generic.

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Old 08-12-2007, 10:32 PM
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FWIW, BMW does invest a lot more into reseach and development than Mercedes. especially in the 80's and 90's they did. Mercedes kept a body style for over 10 years (116, 126, 123) ok with some interior alterations, but still. pretty cheap there.
BMW, at least in europe, is more for people that like performance. Mercedes is more for elderly people. which is cool, of course.

We have taken you away from your BMW forum for far too long. We'll miss ya........
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:35 PM
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They are pretty cool, maybe a convertible? Pretty soon I will have to buy a car "for my daughter," maybe that's a candidate (at least it's cheaper than the SLs she likes, as long as they are red).
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I think one thing that shows the quality difference between BMW and MB, is the fact that you RARELY see an old BMW on the road. In an average month I might see maybe 1-2 BMW's that are over 10 years old...and they're most often in pitiful shape...rusted...dented...dying. I see quite a few more old MBs....many early to mid 90's models....and quite a few of our old diesels too...even a good number of the old V8 gassers....I probably see those more often than the diesels. Lots of 420's and 560's around here. Most of them are in good to excellent shape too.

So if the BMW's are so great why aren't there any old ones left?
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