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Old 04-08-2004, 10:06 PM
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Man, I'd like to get 67.3 mpg in my mercedes...

That would make my 150 mile daily commute almost affordable. I couldn't see it in the pics but it says something about "dual controls" but I would live with the steering wheel on the wrong side. I quess 4750 pounds (euros?) is in the neighborhood of 9500 US? does anyone know current conversions?


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2469674050&category=9855

Does anyone know if the CDI's are ever coming ashore? Are they sold in Mexico?

THis has to be a lot better than a Prius,
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:44 PM
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CDI's have been here for a while in the Sprinter but not until next year in a sedan.
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:56 PM
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Suspect you might be surprised at how small that car is by US standards; most folks here would think it was a high top tennis shoe with wheels.

A British Pound today was $1.83 so cost of vehicle in USD is ~$8,700.00
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:05 PM
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i would love to get one of these...
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:18 PM
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Now MB just has to put in a Diesel/electric
hybrid and you should get 100mls/gallon.

Wouldn't that be nice.
But would put lotsa car makers and those
Saudi oil trillionairs out of business.

Louis.
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:31 PM
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That's really cool. I know a lot of people who need one of these cars.

BTW, the E320 CDI should be arriving in dealerships right about now, according to everything I've read. It's not an A class, but it's a start.
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Old 04-09-2004, 03:20 AM
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It'll happen:

the problem with the e class and other new mercedes (aside from the price) is that theyre so damned bland looking... Boooooring ....it seems as though all the car makers are using the same design team. NOW pop one of those new sprinter engines into a 123 or 126 (complete with 5 speed of course) and woweee!!!
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Old 04-09-2004, 04:13 AM
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Re: It'll happen:

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the problem with the e class and other new mercedes (aside from the price) is that theyre so damned bland looking... Boooooring
They do look better than many of the other cars out there.

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I had the misfortune of driving a '00 Honda Civic this afternoon (my mom's car; we would have taken mine except my interior's a mess from installing and testing a radio that turned out to be bad), and calling that car "pathetic" would be an understatement.

I suppose it's what people want these days, but it just plain felt like an appliance. No soul, cheap plastic interior trim, poor fit/finish (much of said plastic was moving about), something in the drivetrain didn't quite sound right (at less than 60K miles) and this car's been treated well for a good portion of its life.

I just don't understand the appeal of them...I think I get roughly the same fuel mileage out of my 123, diesel's cheaper, I can outrun that car without a problem, I still think I have the edge in reliability, my car's more comfortable, and most importantly, I just plain feel safer in my car.

MAN! I love my 123

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Have a nice day
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Old 04-09-2004, 09:19 AM
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Now MB just has to put in a Diesel/electric
hybrid and you should get 100mls/gallon.
That's in the works, although not for this particular vehicle. Go to MBUSA.com and look at the new Vision Grand Sports Tourer that is due here in mid 2005.

The E320CDI is supposed to be here any day now, as an early 2005 model.
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