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Old 04-27-2001, 12:10 AM
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I am wondering how many 21 and under Benz owners when have on the list?
I am 18, and own a 96 S420.


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Old 04-27-2001, 12:35 AM
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I'll be 19 on May 27th, and I have a C280, black on grey leather.
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Old 04-27-2001, 12:36 AM
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I am 19. I own a 93 400E.
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Old 04-27-2001, 01:54 AM
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I am 19. I own a 1991 300D, I just sold a 1981 300SD, and I often drive a 1983 280SEL.

I've had no help from my parents or anybody else in any way with my car purchases.
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Old 04-27-2001, 02:39 AM
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21, turning 22 soon...
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Old 04-27-2001, 02:52 AM
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Adam,
I'm curious, how did someone on the lower end of the food chain get an S420?
I could barely get my parents to get my a 5 year old C-class!
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Previous:
1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
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Old 04-27-2001, 03:41 AM
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I'm 20 and do presently drive and own a -91 300SL. This is my second car. The first one was a -89 300CE. I guess I will keep on driving Mercedes. As I see it, there are only two cars - A new Mercedes, or a used Mercedes!
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Old 04-27-2001, 03:43 AM
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David,

"Lower end of the food chain" isn't too nice a description... younger age doesn't necessary mean "LOWER"...heck, I have been driving my W140 since 16...

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Old 04-27-2001, 12:18 PM
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Akry,
I mean so young driving such a car. But then again, when you break it down, it's not all that much money. I was thinking new. But still, I think everyone our age is on the "lower end of the food chain," so to speak! Like it or not!
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Previous:
1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
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Old 04-28-2001, 12:52 AM
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I'm 20. This is my first car. I bought it last November. My father had to co-sign my loan for me since I didn't have any credit. TD Bank is strict!!!

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Old 04-28-2001, 03:58 AM
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Akry,
I mean so young driving such a car. But then again, when you break it down, it's not all that much money. I was thinking new. But still, I think everyone our age is on the "lower end of the food chain," so to speak! Like it or not!
It's just one's "assumption" of being on the lower end of the food chain. Not everyone's parents are able to cough up 100 grands for their sons/daughters, but on the other hand, MANY parents DO cough up that kind of money to buy cars for their next generations. There are several, so called "kids" made their fortune on their own. Me and my brother bought the very first car even before I can legally drive('93 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, which I traded in for my '02 TL-S), and since then, I have owned 4 different, "second" cars, which again, bought on ourselves w/out parents help. I am not trying to start a flame here, nor it's anything personal, just that I don't see the point of being the same as our age as being "lower end of the food chain"....

If I offended you in anyway, I apologize, maybe the statement is just MY personal opinion, and not everyone agrees...but again, it's MY opinion.... LIKE IT OR NOT!!...

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Old 04-28-2001, 04:04 AM
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Akry,
Maybe it didn't apply to you, but in general, people "under 21" are on the lower end of the food chain; don't make much money, are struggling, still in school, live at home/at school, etc.

And for the record, I only say this because of 2 'kids' under 21 that drive W140s, that what kind of car my parents drive! Not that it's bad, just not the norm.
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Previous:
1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
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Old 04-28-2001, 04:37 AM
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As long as you have the money, you could drive whatever you want.
I am 23 year old right now and I had my W124 3.2 since the age of 17.

I have seen people around my age who drives C43, C36, CLK 430, E55, M3, supra and there is nothing wrong with that.

I have a friend who is 23 years old and he has 3 cars.
1999 Audi 1.8 Turbo
2000 911 C2
1999 Land crusier.

And he is not to be consider at the lower end of the food chain.

Another friend, drivers a 1999 E430 sports, and he made all the money himself during the 10 year stock market boom. He also own a million dollar house by the water, and a small boat.

Please forgive me, but I have to get this out of my cheast.
I suggest you should take a real look around this world. There are a lots of smart "youngsters" out there and they are on the mid/top of the food chain.

I could tell you right now, most good computer programers came out stright out from high school and they are capable in making over 100,000 a year over easily.
Hope you understand that I am not talking **** or add oil on a flaming fire.
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Old 04-28-2001, 01:20 PM
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Cheyun,

Your right if u got the money to do it then do what you want.

David,
I am not part of the "lower end of the food chain". I purchased the car my self for 45K. i didn't have my parents help. Times have changed kids aren't really on the lower end anymore, if you work hard and have the right connections anything can be done. Alot of my friends drive high end cars and own several different successful bussiness.
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Old 04-28-2001, 02:50 PM
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From what I can see, most, if not all, members on this board are in the mid/high part of the food chain, and many are only in their high 20's/low 30's. You will be surprised by how many ppl under age of 21 are taking delivery of AMGs, M3s/M5s in Vancouver, BC. Not to mention the "usual" Supra, Fairlady, 240SX, S2000....there is even a guy with a Red/Beige F360 live near my place, at age of 28....

It's not necessary to be on the lower side of the food chain just because Papa/Mama bought you everything.... to the outside world, you are still on top of the food chain, ppl treat you with respect no matter what, as long as you got the dough in the pockets.

Though it feels good that you can support yourself, buy things you want, yet not breaking apart from the family, as a family...

ItsAdam1,

You got any pics of your W140??

Andy Kuo

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