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Old 11-05-2007, 09:00 PM
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I came real close today,,,

On Saturday I looked at an 01 E320 Station Wagon. 84K,, needed brakes and rotors BAD, and a few other minor issues. The good : it had heated, and memory seats, which I would dearly love to have, along with AWD, and the 5 speed tranny. $13K would buy it, which I didn't think was a bad price at all. Problem was I started looking at the TE. I certainly like the body style of the 95 TE much better, but maybe with wheels and tinted windows, I could learn to like the 01. Then my wife reminded me of how I have gotten to "know" the TE. We have spent many hours together through good and bad. I have gotten it to make it almost the perfect car for me, so why change ? Why indeed ? The final outcome was my apologies to the salesman who let me drive the 01, but I just can't turn loose of the TE just yet. I know a lot of you have upgraded from the 124 and have been happy, but the personal attachment is hard to overcome right now. I LOVE my wagon.

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:18 PM
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On Saturday I looked at an 01 E320 Station Wagon. 84K,, needed brakes and rotors BAD, and a few other minor issues. The good : it had heated, and memory seats, which I would dearly love to have, along with AWD, and the 5 speed tranny. $13K would buy it, which I didn't think was a bad price at all. Problem was I started looking at the TE. I certainly like the body style of the 95 TE much better, but maybe with wheels and tinted windows, I could learn to like the 01. Then my wife reminded me of how I have gotten to "know" the TE. We have spent many hours together through good and bad. I have gotten it to make it almost the perfect car for me, so why change ? Why indeed ? The final outcome was my apologies to the salesman who let me drive the 01, but I just can't turn loose of the TE just yet. I know a lot of you have upgraded from the 124 and have been happy, but the personal attachment is hard to overcome right now. I LOVE my wagon.
Pete,

Buy it. Price IS right, AWD, and Winter coming on in Western PA.? Buy it now! Sell the older stuff you own....... Confucious/Skid Row Joe say......newer==better! Too bad they didn't make diesel wagons in that E-series.......
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:34 PM
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Yeah I understand. I'm having the same trouble with the SDL, now today I want to keep it. Its just such a damn fine car and I know it like the back of my hand.

OTOH if I keep the SDL I can invest most of the difference that I was going to spend upgrading. I'll probably be better off investing now, so when I'm older I can buy new MB's.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:36 PM
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I moved out of my 1995 E300D for this 1998 E320 wagon and I am SOLD. My 1998 runs rings around my 1995 in every way.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:10 AM
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Yeah, I know how you feel Pete. I had a hard time letting go of my 300E. I owned it eight years and like you said, went through a lot in that car.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:01 AM
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I can't see you driving anything else....
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:20 AM
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I can't see you driving anything else....
That does it !! That car will go when they pry my cold dead hands from the steering wheel.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:45 PM
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That does it !! That car will go when they pry my cold dead hands from the steering wheel.
My broker said that when they put her in the ground they are going to have to dig a big hole, because she is taking her SDL with her.

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