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Old 11-10-2010, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TylerH860 View Post
There's also seemingly infinite more things to break on today's MB vs 20 years ago.

Remind me why I'm selling my '82 for an '02 again?
Because the marketing worked....

I'll NEVER drink again.... etc

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Old 11-10-2010, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by babymog View Post
...Lexus is a Toyota, which is a fine road-going appliance, but lacks the over-engineering that most of the German marques have when you really get down into its bowels (and I have)...
As a long time Toyota fan, I can't entirely agree. I do think they've gone downhill in the last 15 years or so... My dad's 2nd generation Tundra isn't the truck my 1st gen is, and though far more powerful, neither is as stout as my pre-Tacoma Hilux was. Still, for over engineering do a little reading on the early model 1uz-fe - 6 bolt mains, an oiling system to rival a 617's... Its like they intended to turbo-charge these motors and then didn't. Engineering is Toyota's (and Lexus') strongest point. What they lack is the style to go with it.
'82 300SD - Somewhere over 220k - Becoming reliable...
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by barry123400 View Post
I have to wonder if some of us might live long enough to see asian built mercedes cars on our highways?

we can already consider anything electronic in our cars to be of asian decent. it won't be long!

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