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Old 04-18-2001, 03:46 PM
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Why oh why, do people do such thing to a great car(and engineering)?? Don't know what I mean, go to the link...

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Old 04-18-2001, 05:00 PM
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her show-worthy '97 Mercedes Benz S420 sedan AKA "Mom's Ride."

Anyway, she's not that bad looking, what are you talking about Andy? It looks like the wheels would be rubbing against the wheel well all the time. Doesn't it seem like there isn't enough clearance there?


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Old 04-18-2001, 05:09 PM
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Clearance!!?? There are hardly any, as far as I can see!!! Maybe lowrider just isn't my cup of tea, but I really ain't impress with what they did with the S420. Besides, that is a 1995 W140, not 1997 as they stated on the site....

If you gonna mod your car, know you car first....

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Old 04-18-2001, 07:19 PM
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I'd love to see this car high-centered on a speed bump. Or maybe a pebble.

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Old 04-18-2001, 07:43 PM
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I see a car that's gonna get pinched for being in violation of the CA Vehicle code.

What a waste of a nice car.
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Old 04-18-2001, 09:17 PM
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That car is justa tad bit too low if ya ask me. of course the fact that it has hydralics, and can probably drive on 3 wheels, also makes me wonder what the person was thinking.

If its an s420, wouldn't it be a 4.2 litre, not a 5 litre.

That person obviously does not know their cars, or the magazine obviously does not know cars as well as they should.

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Old 04-18-2001, 09:48 PM
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HOLY COW...who cares about the car...look at the girl in the bikini...ha ha ha...I like the sticker across his windshield..."fast-n-eazy"...ha ha ha
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Old 04-18-2001, 09:56 PM
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Andy, Why Are You Sharing This With Us?

First, is that Senora Jarramillo standin' next to her funky ride?

Second, aside from, why would anyone do that to a $25K Mercedes, I only have one thing to say about that car:


Please, some things are better to not know about or see...

Can you just see her jumpin' the hydraulics? And I wonder, choice of music, Snoop Dogg, or Mariachi?
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Old 04-18-2001, 11:17 PM
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Was browsing the net, looking for more info on my TL Type S, and came across the page. Always heard lowrider this, lowrider figure that I should pay it a visit... and voila!!!! That "thing" just popped up as soon as the page is loaded.... got curious and click on one of the screens they have... and next thing I know, I was in "Feature" page, with that... "thing"......

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Old 04-18-2001, 11:32 PM
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Well, okay, the cheesy sticker on the lower windshield is, well, CHEESY! I hate chrome rims, ewwwwwwwww! And the extremely lowered stance is not my cup of tea, either. I hate that tucked in look. I think lowering cars is only good for cars that at least look sporty or have the potential to look sporty. Lowering an E-Class is acceptable. I dunno, the S-Class really shouldn't be lowered--but that's just my opinion! Well, anyhow, it's that person's money, and I really don't care what they do to it, heck, they could put chrome fender arches on it if they like! But if it were my car, I wouldn't do such a thing. Okay, well, maybe some nice Giovanna Barletta rims, hehe Hey, they actually look nice, and they're chrome!
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Old 04-19-2001, 03:56 AM
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3. Like Akry said, pre 97 MY, the chick is seriously hurting and obviously wanted to look better by having a newer Mercedes. Hello...!!... Whittier gives it away!
4. My friend Ryan knows this family (he lives in Whittier also) and says they are all freaks. ALL OF THEM. And Ryan's mom has quite a few crazy stories about Senora. I mean what a peice of trash.
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Old 04-19-2001, 01:18 PM
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Definitly a straight line car, you could'nt turn it. At least the back wheels are straight, I saw a lowered single jointed older MB, the back wheels were way out. Around here (LA) they also lower 4 wheel drives. It looks real funny seeing the front differential scraping on the ground.
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Old 04-19-2001, 02:56 PM
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Having different needs such as comfort and security was tops on her list of things that she wanted in a cool car.
Where is the comfort?
Please do not beat this vehicle to death...the car is a beauty and hardly used! Although the car has Firestone/nitrogen air bladers, the car cannot be driven that much. If you look close at it, the front bumper and the side skirts don't have a single scratch!
You should see my front bumper and side skirts on the C class (there is a reason for the tiny signature pics ).

1997 S500…yeah, right! And I have a 1997 C36 AMG…

It looks like the chick besides the car (Lisa Perez?) had her air bladers installed by the same shop... (sorry)

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Old 04-19-2001, 11:21 PM
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Eeewwwww! Looks like the end result of something very heavy falling on the car and breaking the entire suspension.
As for the chick in the pic. GET A BOWFLEX!!!!
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Old 04-22-2001, 01:32 PM
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I think its lower so the people buying crack don't have to get up off the street to buy.

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