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Old 09-08-2007, 12:53 AM
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Hello from a New Member.

Hello all,
Greetings from Deutschland! My name is Karl. I have been a Mercedes Diesel fan for many years. And I wish to express my love of Diesels. This is my story.
I have owned my 240D since new, and it has always been great. A few years ago my wife decided it was time for a new car. That was when I bought the E420 CDI for her. It is a awesome car, much faster than the old 240D. Finally, this year I decided I needed a new car for myself. That is how I ended up with the very fast CLS63 AMG. But I have keeped my 240D because I love my Mercedes Diesels.

I realize most of you also have love for Mercedes Diesels, and that is why I am expressing it here.
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:06 AM
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Welcome to the forum! It is very nice to have a member from the homeland of these cars!

My father is from Deutschland, he is from Grafenau, near Sindelfingen. He and his parents all worked for Mercedes.
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:11 AM
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Welcome!
Lets see some pictures of your cars!
how far are you from Stuttgart?
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:15 AM
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Welcome!
Lets see some pictures of your cars!
how far are you from Stuttgart?
If he is in Frankfurt then he's a couple hours away (at auto-bahn speeds)

It took us about 2 hours and 20 mins to drive from Frankfurt airport to Sindelfingen....we had a c220cdi
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'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:33 AM
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Vielen Dank!

Thank you for the warm welcome!
I am in Frankfurt, which is about two hours from Stuttgart via Autobahn.
What amazes me most, is that Mercedes sends only four diesel models to the USA. Only one is a saloon. Here, half of the cars are diesels. Fuel has always been cheap in the USA, but as conflict in the Middle East grows, prices are going up. Thus the need for more fuel efficient cars arises. I do not understand why Mercedes does not sell the C220 CDI, E220 CDI, etc. across the Atlantik. The E220 CDI accomplishes 42 MPG on your scale and is available with a manual transmission. For those who want power, the V8 CDI models are perfect. Enough power, and and relatively good consumption on the highway.

I guess I shouldn't be boasting of fuel consumption of our CDIs when my daily driver is a 6,2 liter AMG V8
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:38 AM
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Willkommen!

Greetings, welcome to the forum. My wife and I loved our visit to Frankfurt many years ago, even though we traveled mit der Bahn instead of by Mercedes.
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:39 AM
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Welkommen

My father's mother and father came to USA from Germany also, long ago, from towns in Rhineland, and settled in San Francisco.

My father never cared about Mercedes, the Diesels (W115 I think) he rode in sounded to him "like a bucket of bolts" and he like the quiet smooth Cadillacs better, but mostly only purchased Fords.

The 240 D is a great car. Many of the good W123 cars were sold at autojumbles and went to Lebanon and the middle east or gastarbeiters took them back to Turkey and other lands.

More failed the TuV inspection and went to West Africa.

Others got stolen and went to Albania and Eastern Europe.

You are lucky to still have yours and it passed the TuV

They are still good cars to look at and drive even today. The diesels can last about forever, if the rust doesn't kill them

Most of the W123 we have in USA are 240/300 Diesels.
Some were beat on real bad and still run.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lQqymt9HvQM

Good to see you here, it is the best place to learn about the W123 diesels.
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Old 09-08-2007, 02:16 AM
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:21 AM
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Karl,

welcome to the forum. As you can see from the number of my posts I'm new here too. I was born in Germany, actually pretty close to Frankfurt (Gross Gerau). I really miss the Autobahn.

Keep on dieseling.

Ich hoffe bei euch in Deutchland ist alles klar.

Gruss ..Udo
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:51 AM
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Welcome and remember,

THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICS!!!

Let's see your MBs!

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1997 Mercedes E300 Diesel 236,000 (sold)
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:08 AM
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Very much welcome. And like Scott98 said,, we need pics..
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