Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-03-2009, 03:28 PM
Home appliance genius
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cleveland
Posts: 1,160
I cant resist anymore! Look at my new MB!

I bought this 300e euro from another forum member.. I have been itching for a 5 speed for years now!

I will be picking it up this weekend, I will post more pics when I take delivery
Attached Thumbnails
I cant resist anymore!  Look at my new MB!-300e-euro.jpg   I cant resist anymore!  Look at my new MB!-300e-euro2.jpg   I cant resist anymore!  Look at my new MB!-300e-euro3.jpg  
__________________
Eugene

10 E63 AMG
93 300te 4matic
07 BMW X3
14 Ford F-150 Fx2
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Mistress's Avatar
No crying in baseball
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Inside a vortex
Posts: 624
It's wonderous.....leatherique will do wonders for the seats.
__________________
"It's normal for these things to empty your wallet and break your heart in the process."
2003 S430- "Yolanda"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-03-2009, 03:45 PM
Home appliance genius
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cleveland
Posts: 1,160
I figured worst case scenario, can swap my near mint interior from my other 300e to this one... The car drives smooth and straight... Ill have it home by sunday. Does anybody know if there were any other 300e euro shipped in 87?
__________________
Eugene

10 E63 AMG
93 300te 4matic
07 BMW X3
14 Ford F-150 Fx2
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-03-2009, 10:37 PM
pwogaman's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern, Virginia
Posts: 2,018
Its kind of weird seeing a W124 without an airbag.
__________________
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...aman/Fleet.jpg

Peach Parts W124.128 User Group.

80 280SL
85 300SD
87 300TD
90 300TE 4Matic
90 300D 2.5 Turbo
92 300D 2.5 Turbo
92 300TE 4Matic
01 Saab 9-5 Wagon
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-03-2009, 10:40 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 2,156
nice find
__________________
1986 300SDL, 211K,Dealership serviced its whole life
1991 190E 2.6(120k)
1983 300D(300k)
1977 300D(211k)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-04-2009, 07:58 AM
SwampYankee's Avatar
New England Hick
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 1,501
Nice looking car. I bet it's fun to drive with that 5sp!
__________________

1980 300TD-China Blue/Blue MBTex-2nd Owner, 107K (Alt Blau) OBK #15
'06 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (for the wife & 4 kids, current mule) '03 Honda Odyssey (son #1's ride, reluctantly) '99 GMC Suburban (255K+ miles, semi-retired mule) 21' SeaRay Seville (summer escape pod)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-04-2009, 11:59 PM
280EZRider's Avatar
No Dumping
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Medford, OR
Posts: 1,448
Quote:
Originally Posted by lorainfurniture View Post
I bought this 300e euro from another forum member.. I have been itching for a 5 speed for years now!

I will be picking it up this weekend, I will post more pics when I take delivery
And resist you shouldn't. You have found a nice machine, although I would get rid of the black grill shell. It's also too bad about the license plates. I, too, live in Ohio and am dreading the time when I finally have to change my out-of-state plates for the locals. Ohio has to have one of the ugliest plates in the country.
__________________

Don't Chrome them; polish them
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-05-2009, 12:20 AM
Johnhef's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Frederick, Md
Posts: 4,540
I've only come across one other Euro 124- and it was a N/A 300D
__________________


1980 500SE/AMG Euro
1981 500SEL Euro
1982 380SEL
1983 300TD
1983 500SEC/AMG Euro
1984 500SEC
1984 300TD Euro
1986 190E 2.3-16
1986 190E 2.3
1987 300D
1997 C36 AMG
2003 C320T 4matic

past: 1969 280SE 4.5 | 1978 240D | 1978 300D | 1981 300SD | 1981 300SD | 1982 300CD | 1983 300CD | 1983 300SD | 1983 380SEC | 1984 300D | 1984 300D | 1984 300TD | 1984 500SEL | 1984 300SD | 1985 300D | 1986 300E | 1986 560SEL | 1986 560SEL/Carat | 1987 560SEC | 1991 300D 2.5 | 2006 R350
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-07-2009, 08:24 PM
gerkebi's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern OH
Posts: 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by 280EZRider View Post
Ohio has to have one of the ugliest plates in the country.
Couple of DUI's and you can have those purty yeller ones.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-07-2009, 10:14 PM
Anders
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 409
300E

Nice ride. I have driven a couple of 300E 5 speed cars. Both left an incredible impression. Would love to own one. All the best with your new W124.
__________________
Anders

1995 E300
2015 VW TDI Sportwagen 15K
1977 240D (197K)
2002 Subaru Legacy L Wagon (115k) (Wife's)
Gone but not forgotten:
2005 Buick LeSabre
1998 C230
1984 300D
1983 240D
1981 300SD
1974 240D
1974 Fiat 124 Spider
1968 Triumph TR250
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-08-2009, 12:23 PM
Home appliance genius
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cleveland
Posts: 1,160
Time for good, bad, and ugly....

So, I finally took possession of my 300e euro. I have some mixed emotions about it ..

The good:
Its a 5 SPEED.
I drove it 200 miles with no problems
engine and drivetrain seem to be in good order.
came with 500e rims, and an extra set of regulars.

The bad:
There is a clunk every time I shift. Im pretty sure its the bushings that hold the diff in place...
2 huge rips in the front seats..
Cracked dash
non working odometer.
It felt a little loose on the freeway, I blame tie rods, and the p.o. only changed the right ball joint.
Many minor (yet expensive) problems that include non working ac, noisy fan blower, noisy wiper, and squeaky suspension.

The ugly:
Probably the worst paint job ive ever seen. It looks great from 15 feet away

I had to pull over every 40 mins to stretch my back from what is THE most uncomfortable seats I have ever sat in....EVER
Some bubbling paint on the top of the door sill, and fender.
a little bit of rust in engine bay, and in various nooks of the car..


But it is a 5 speed!
__________________
Eugene

10 E63 AMG
93 300te 4matic
07 BMW X3
14 Ford F-150 Fx2
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page