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Old 08-01-2008, 08:36 PM
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Anybody here located in Salt Lake City?

Out of utter curiosity, is anybody else here located in Salt Lake City? I see quite a bit of w123s on the road, wondering if anybody is part of this forum.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:25 PM
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I divide my time these days between SLC, EU and Asia.
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YUP, located in Sugarhouse.

Seen a few 123.s and 126's. Not many it great condition. Get a few nods and waves from fellow dieselheads though.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:38 AM
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actually the wife and I are comming out to sniff at a job in SLC labor day week. We are currently living in New Orleans. What is the vibe of the town like? conservative, liberal. do they roll up the sidealks at 9 at night?
I suppose more importantly are there any good, honest and affordable vintage diesel mercedes mechanincs around?
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:08 AM
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actually the wife and I are comming out to sniff at a job in SLC labor day week. We are currently living in New Orleans. What is the vibe of the town like? conservative, liberal. do they roll up the sidealks at 9 at night?
I suppose more importantly are there any good, honest and affordable vintage diesel mercedes mechanincs around?
I've been visiting SLC annually for over 30 years, my wife has family there. Socially conservative (state-owned liquor stores), good schools, western-style wide-open spaces aid sprawling growth, beautiful mountains and skiing, winter temperature inversions trap smog, good roads, only 90 miles to Wendover if you like to gamble, breath-taking national park scenery in the south part of the state.

New Orleans it ain't.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:25 PM
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well, I figure the culture shock will be the hardest part of adapting if actually move there.
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Our all-biodiesel family
1995 E300D (W124) . .239,000 miles My car
1996 E300D (W210) . .313,000 miles Wife's car
Santa Rosa population 170,685 (2012)
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . 722,685
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I have been to Salt Lake City a good # of times. the roads are all layed out around the Mormon Temple. It can be frustrating trying to get it all figured out.

They have plenty of salt to dump on the roads in the winter.

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Actually, I thought the streets in Utah were laid out well. Almost all in a square, and numbered. 90th S to 30 S is 60 blocks.
Has it been changed?
the culture is different, but seem to be honest hard working communities.
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I am 35 minutes south of SLC in Utah County...


there are 3 utah oil burners here I know that hang out a little on the board.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:12 PM
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YUP, located in Sugarhouse.

Seen a few 123.s and 126's. Not many it great condition. Get a few nods and waves from fellow dieselheads though.
What car have you got? I drive through Sugarhouse on a regular basis, I hvae a w123 300D without a front grille and a bent bumper, hard to miss . Last fall in my old 1979 300D, a 190D flashed their lights at me on South Temple.. I sometimes do that, I generally get a response, one way or another.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:18 PM
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I've been visiting SLC annually for over 30 years, my wife has family there. Socially conservative (state-owned liquor stores), good schools, western-style wide-open spaces aid sprawling growth, beautiful mountains and skiing, winter temperature inversions trap smog, good roads, only 90 miles to Wendover if you like to gamble, breath-taking national park scenery in the south part of the state.

New Orleans it ain't.
That's true, yeah.

I think the streets are fairly well laid out, most of it is in a grid. The result is instead of looking for "XYZ Avenue" you're searching for 800 East and 2,538 South, makes it easier.

This is probably a bit biased (I'm a European college student) and has nothing to do with diesels but while there's plenty to do outside and in the outdoors, there's absolutely nothing to do at night. Some of it is very LDS, some of it isn't.. I'm not LDS and living in an LDS city doesn't bother me, at least not the religion aspect of it. The south of Utah is nice but the north isn't the prettiest place on earth.

I don't take my cars to mechanics but for an MB, I'd use Werner's. I've heard good things from their customers and I buy parts from them, they seem fairly serious. I'd avoid the dealers.

For you SLC MB diesel owners, is there a kind of an owner's club? If not, would anybody be interested in a get together of sort?
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:22 PM
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They have plenty of salt to dump on the roads in the winter.

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It's not called SALT Lake City for nothing I have a 1988 Alfa that I used to drive every day, rain, shine, snow, etc. Some winter days I could only tell it was black when I looked at the roof, the rest was white. I'm sure I'll regret that in a couple of years when I start seeing the pavement through the floors.
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