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Old 09-01-2010, 09:14 PM
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Are 123's getting hard to find on CL...

...or is it just me. It seems like they are few and far between these days. They used to be all over on craigslist, but not I have to search pretty hard for any 123's.

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...or is it just me. It seems like they are few and far between these days. They used to be all over on craigslist, but not I have to search pretty hard for any 123's.
I notice they come and go, in waves.

Just recently, there are (4) W201 190d's for sale on my CL. Haven't been any for sale all year, up to now.
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Probably depends on location. DFW craigslist seems to have hot and cold running 123s.
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yes andrew ever since you sold your blue wagon they are getting more and more rare. better buy another one quick before the prices skyrocket!!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:59 PM
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Andrew,
As people run them into the ground with WVO, there becomes less of them. Eventually there will be nearly none!!
Sorry I couldnt resist that !!
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:48 AM
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Andrew,
As people run them into the ground with WVO, there becomes less of them. Eventually there will be nearly none!!
Sorry I couldnt resist that !!
I figured someone would say that. I don't see anymore than I used in the junkyards. I think they just aren't as in demand as they were when the biodiesel and VO crazy was at it's height. I probably could have sold my wagon for another 3 or 4 grand if I sold it a few years ago. I think people are just hanging on to them, cause they are such good, reliable transportation.
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yes andrew ever since you sold your blue wagon they are getting more and more rare. better buy another one quick before the prices skyrocket!!!!!!
I'd love a red wagon with black interior. Though I've never seen one. Maybe even a 240TD.
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I figured someone would say that. I don't see anymore than I used in the junkyards. I think they just aren't as in demand as they were when the biodiesel and VO crazy was at it's height. I probably could have sold my wagon for another 3 or 4 grand if I sold it a few years ago. I think people are just hanging on to them, cause they are such good, reliable transportation.
I do notice fewer of them listed here as well. I think that last part is a key factor. I'd bet there are probably a growing number of them languishing away in garages and backyards, victims of the tin worm, with owners who aren't quite sure what to do with them. At some point you get down to the owners you mentioned, who will keep them on the road for a long time.
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I was under the impression that the whole cash for clunkers program cleared vast numbers of 123s out of yards, as older stock was crushed to make room for new stock. maybe not? There certainly are a lot less of them in yards than there were around here, but, that could be a consequence of a 123 not being a profitable yard vehicle.

The do seem to come and go in waves on CL though, even here in an incredibly rusty area there are usually 3-4 for sale every couple of months.
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I was under the impression that the whole cash for clunkers program cleared vast numbers of 123s out of yards, as older stock was crushed to make room for new stock. maybe not? There certainly are a lot less of them in yards than there were around here, but, that could be a consequence of a 123 not being a profitable yard vehicle.

The do seem to come and go in waves on CL though, even here in an incredibly rusty area there are usually 3-4 for sale every couple of months.
I don't think 123s met the mileage reqs of Cash for Clunks.
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I don't think 123s met the mileage reqs of Cash for Clunks.
I meant that many that were already in yards were removed to make room for cars that were turned in with the clunker program.

it was sort of an off topic tangent, but for me it adds to the feeling of less of them being around since its harder for me to find parts for them
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I didn`t see any 123`s in the yard from the cash for clunkers program, but did see one 84 w126 300SD that slipped in,

I don`t see as many in the yards as I use to as the herd is slowly getting thinned down.

Eventually it will be like seeing a fintail or Ponton in the yard. yes they do show up ocasionally. but not in the best shape.

I saw a few last night here in the SF Bayarea CL, and posted some on the CL Thread.

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