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Old 12-18-2005, 06:24 PM
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Absolutely Stoked !!! Just Bought My 1st Benz...a 1986 300sdl !!!

Just purchased my first Benz----a 1986 300SDL.
bought it on the Bay----I'm sure most will say I paid too much, but I don't care, "cuz it's mine and it's what I wanted!

Hardest part is waiting a couple weeks to get it. I'm going to be a wreck, beacause I know I won't be able to sleep.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4597628870&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

This year Santa and I are going to have a cool ride!!!
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:35 PM
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congrats im still excited i have a benz
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:36 PM
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Woohoo!

Congrats. Looks like a beauty.
Very classy color combo.

You can get a hard vinyl dash cover for that.
Some people are very happy with them.


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Old 12-18-2005, 07:28 PM
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Cool, another Diesel Benz for SE wisconsin. Keep the salt off.
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:01 PM
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Welcome to the group!
You will find the people up in the diesel forum to be very helpful and informative. There are some true experts among the diesel heads.
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:15 PM
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Congrats.

It's a fine vehicle, but, I'm a bit biased. My second one arrived with me yesterday.
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:20 PM
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Sweet car! Congrats!

First mod: EUROS!!!!!
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:08 AM
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I have the same exact car, except mines an 1987. If it is as advertised, it looks/sounds like a good one. Enjoy it.!
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Old 12-19-2005, 05:53 PM
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Looks good! Enjoy
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:42 PM
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nice lookin' car man, you'll fall in love with your "new" diesel benz!!
but the waiting for arrival is the hardest part!! my benz is (finally) in the shop, and were attempting to pull the trunk back in to place. (mine was damaged in some kind of collision)

i've ordered a hood star, and i'm waiting for it to get here, i've got to put it on when it gets here!!! but anyway...




ENJOY YOUR BENZ!!!
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:57 PM
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Congrats! Well all I can say is, i'd own another one any day. You'll find it a great car. Watch for over heating and be mindful of the "head", they tend to crack when overheated.
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:19 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Itís two days later, and two days closer to flying out and picking up my car, but itís still three weeks away.
My wife thinks Iím nuts tossing and turning---not able to fall asleep at night. Iím glad she knows this is a car Iím doing this over and not thinking itís another woman!
How do you split a Benz in half in a marital property state? How do you decide who gets what half?
Any way I have to admit I am very concerned about driving a car with no rust on it, all the way from PA back to WI in the dead of winter. After Iím done here I plan to do a search to see what other forum members have to say about rust proofing. Some might suggest a car hauler---I just donít trust an auto hauler with my car. Iím sure there are plenty of people who have had good experiences with this, but thatís not my luck.
My luck is what happened to me last summer when I discovered tranny fluid under my í88 Monte Carlo SS in the garage. I was afraid to drive it to the dealership for fear of damaging the transmission, so a friend who had AAA called for a flatbed. If the vehicle he is a passenger in needs to be towed, his coverage covers it.
So out of the garage we push the car, the flatbed arrives, the guy drops the flatbed to pick up the car, and proceeds to put two 6 inch wide and Ĺ inch deep divots into my freshly re-asphalted driveway.
I couldnít believe it! When I pointed out to the guy what he had just done, he said I should call the owner because all of the drivers told him not to remove a support piece because that was what was going to happen. Well if this idiot knew this why didnít he forewarn me before dropping the bed----I could have pushed the car out onto the road and then not incurred this problem.
Then to top it off, the guy delivers the car to the dealership, takes the car off the flatbed just inside the service dept overhead door and closes the Monte Carloís door with the keys in it, thereby causing the electric door locks to engage in the down position and the windows are of course up.
Now the car is locked, I donít have a spare set of keys Ďcause the wife has them and is out of town for a few days, and no one can enter or exit the service dept. Needless to say I had four mechanics there in no time flat, all working on my car with slides, hangers and everything else to unlock the doors. It actually was quite comical in retrospect----just not at the time.
This is why I wouldnít trust a car hauler----I donít have good luck with these types of transactions.
Hey guess whatÖ.Itís five minutes closer to my picking up my Benz!
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:33 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Itís two days later, and two days closer to flying out and picking up my car, but itís still three weeks away.
My wife thinks Iím nuts tossing and turning---not able to fall asleep at night. Iím glad she knows this is a car Iím doing this over and not thinking itís another woman!
How do you split a Benz in half in a marital property state? How do you decide who gets what half?...

Hey guess whatÖ.Itís five minutes closer to my picking up my Benz!
Your wife is a wise woman as well as psychiatric diagnostician.

In our world the wife gets the Benz in a divorce and sells it to a low-rider guy for $500. Next time you see it the car will have spinning rims, uv light underneath and a saint glued to the dash. Just thought I should warn you of the future hell that awaits.

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Old 12-20-2005, 08:18 AM
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I have its gas-powered counterpart. Its real nice having a car that doesn't crumble and fall apart from old age. Enjoy!
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