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Old 06-20-2007, 11:11 AM
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"Best" Mercedes for City Driving

City as in busy suburban, not downtown driving. Parking is not an issue.

My new business endeavor is soon approaching and I'll be taking care of customers and calling on new ones within a ~3 mile radius of my office. Most of it on 35-45mph roads, the occasional short blast on a highway. Commute is about 7 miles round-trip, slugging around 45 mph.

That S600 isn't well suited for that sort of work, so I wouldn't have much of a chance to let her run.

My plan is to dump the 600 and buy something smaller, more nimble and cheaper. Age doesn't matter... My thought was as an SLC, 190-16v (one for sale near me right now), 124 coupe, POS's 280E AMG looks interesting. It could even be a 2 seater with some space for dogs.

Tossing around the idea right now...

I'll have ONE HELLUVA time selling that 600. May end up at the dealer.

Ideas?
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:13 AM
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you cant sell the 600.. you said you couldn't

why not an E Class wagon tuned by AMG?
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:15 AM
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you cant sell the 600.. you said you couldn't

why not an E Class wagon tuned by AMG?
Cool idea, but still too much car.

That could work down the road, but foolish to drop $65K right now when getting into a new venture.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:16 AM
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take my 300D... fair trade
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:22 AM
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take my 300D... fair trade
No diesels and no C-class. Looks like POS sold his 280 AMG, neat car.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:28 AM
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yea, It is gone. Really nice example of an AMG W123.

so nothing too big or to entry level... G-Wagen? it doesnt seem that big
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:35 AM
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yea, It is gone. Really nice example of an AMG W123.

so nothing too big or to entry level... G-Wagen? it doesnt seem that big

Maybe...
There's a clean one under $20K FS at the Clubwagon site, but it's in New Mexico-- too damn far. Might be a few G's around here, but they're $$late model$$.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:38 AM
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Dude, get a yellow H2 with spinners and park it right outside the front door.
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What about a 190 2.6? I have to imagine that it's less expensive to run than a 2.3-16.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:48 AM
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I'd say a W210 would be perfect, tunable ect.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:50 AM
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yes, a late w210 would be a nice city car. look for an AMG E55 I see one every week
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:04 PM
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Second the W210. An E320 will get the job done, an E430 will do it that much faster and there's always the E55 - but you'd probably go slightly mental not being able to unwind that car too often. I'd go for the E320 for your commuting needs, given the short distances and for city gas consumption. The M112 is a great, peppy engine! Mind you, going from an S600 turbo to an E320 would hurt, so yeah, maybe the E55...
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:18 PM
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I just had a 210! Argh. Probably should have kept it.

Maybe I could find a tuned 210 E55. They pop up every so often...
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:19 PM
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Dude, get a yellow H2 with spinners and park it right outside the front door.

No sheat, it would match my house and wifey's garden.
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:20 PM
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What about a 190 2.6? I have to imagine that it's less expensive to run than a 2.3-16.
...something to consider. The Cossie's are very high strung and $$ to maintain. Most on the market are beat too...
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