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 09-18-2013, 02:52 PM
TheDon's Avatar
Open Discussion Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,212
Benz Withdrawls

So I've bee driving the MINI for almost 2 months now and in starting to have Withdrawls. It's fun to drive, it's fast, and corners like a go kart. But it's just missing something like my w124 has.

So I think after I save up a bit more for a ring( yea yeah yeah yeah). I'm going to look for a cream puff w124 300D wagon or maybe an E300D. I could also be tempted into a 190D.

My sister has been driving my 300D while I try and figure out why her Malibus transmission is acting up.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-18-2013, 04:11 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,108
Save for a Ring? My wife capped our $$ allotment for rings at $300 each.

When it comes to relatives and cars I tell them if its MB I'll fix it, if its German I'll try, and if its not, I'll do its oil change and thats all.

Our TDI, despite its shortcomings, still has a solid/teutonic ride and feel, so it doesn't cause a bad MB withdrawl. However, it is too small and much more cramped than any W201/W123/W124/W126 by far. And way smaller than a W210. I'm planning on trading it for a ML Cdi next year if I can find one....or a W210 wagon.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-18-2013, 04:54 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 3,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by pawoSD View Post
Save for a Ring? My wife capped our $$ allotment for rings at $300 each.

When it comes to relatives and cars I tell them if its MB I'll fix it, if its German I'll try, and if its not, I'll do its oil change and thats all.

Our TDI, despite its shortcomings, still has a solid/teutonic ride and feel, so it doesn't cause a bad MB withdrawl. However, it is too small and much more cramped than any W201/W123/W124/W126 by far. And way smaller than a W210. I'm planning on trading it for a ML Cdi next year if I can find one....or a W210 wagon.
It sometimes is funny that they say - you can repair a MB but not a chevy.

btw - my W124 with new ball joints, new tie rods, new alignment, bilstein shocks and new tires had a feel like no other car, it actually was twice as smooth on highway speed than in city speed. The design is simple but the entirety of package is what made it so famous.

my W210 is a leap ahead surely, but has a more "remote" feel.
__________________
2012 BMW X5 (Beef + Granite suspension model)

1995 E300D - The original humming machine (consumed by Flood 2017)
2000 E320 - The evolution (consumed by flood 2017)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-18-2013, 05:09 PM
JB3 JB3 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 6,753
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDon View Post

So I think after I save up a bit more for a ring( yea yeah yeah yeah). .
if she loves you, a charms blow pop ring should be sufficient to get her to sign on the dotted line. Later on you can give her an overpriced chip of glass.

As far as wedding bands, I paid 20 bucks for a pair of stainless steel bands, his and hers. Harder than gold, spotless, lasts longer, cheaper, and dishwasher safe.
__________________
This post brought to you by Carl's Jr.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-18-2013, 06:17 PM
iwrock's Avatar
roflmonster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hella NorCal
Posts: 3,312
Eh, would have to be some sort of limited production or special edition model to get me back into an old 'Benz.

Something like a W124 E500E, S124 with an AMG heart, 6.3 or 6.9, etc.

I had withdrawls, but was able to get over them after going over associated costs, old car issues, weak AC, etc.

Thinking if I get back into another Benz at this point - it's going to be a GL, CLS or CLA.
__________________
-Justin

01 Honda S2000 - dogs dd
07 MB ML320 CDI - dd
16 Lexus IS250 - wifes dd

it's automatic.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-18-2013, 06:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greater Metropolitan Beaverdam VA
Posts: 2,600
My (now) wife

asked about a ring before we got married. I told her that I could indeed buy a ring OR we could take a month off and get married on a Greek island (Crete). I couldn't afford both. She chose the Greek trip. Good thing too. If she made the other choice, I may have re-thought the whole thing.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-18-2013, 07:23 PM
Mölyapina's Avatar
User title not in use
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Posts: 4,356
Quote:
Originally Posted by JB3 View Post
As far as wedding bands, I paid 20 bucks for a pair of stainless steel bands, his and hers. Harder than gold, spotless, lasts longer, cheaper, and dishwasher safe.
For when you get your hand stuck in a dishwasher and can't get it out .
__________________
"Senior Luna, your sense of humor is still loco... but we love it, anyway." -rickymay ____ "Your sense of humor is still loco... " -MBeige ____ "Señor Luna, your sense of humor is quite järjetön" -Delibes

1982 300SD -- 211k, Texas car, tranny issues ____ 1979 240D 4-speed 234k -- turbo and tuned IP, third world taxi hot rod

2 Samuel 12:13: "David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die."
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Botnst's Avatar
What knockers!
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: There castle.
Posts: 37,701
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDon View Post
So I've bee driving the MINI for almost 2 months now and in starting to have Withdrawls. It's fun to drive, it's fast, and corners like a go kart. But it's just missing something like my w124 has.

So I think after I save up a bit more for a ring( yea yeah yeah yeah). I'm going to look for a cream puff w124 300D wagon or maybe an E300D. I could also be tempted into a 190D.

My sister has been driving my 300D while I try and figure out why her Malibus transmission is acting up.
You're too young for an old fart's car -- an E300 D. You will find it slow and it will try your patience.

Get a W124 with a V-8. Maybe a 500E. Make me hate you.
__________________
'Government is like a baby:
An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and
no sense of responsibility at the other'
- Ronald Reagan
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-18-2013, 08:20 PM
Botnst's Avatar
What knockers!
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: There castle.
Posts: 37,701
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zulfiqar View Post
It sometimes is funny that they say - you can repair a MB but not a chevy.

btw - my W124 with new ball joints, new tie rods, new alignment, bilstein shocks and new tires had a feel like no other car, it actually was twice as smooth on highway speed than in city speed. The design is simple but the entirety of package is what made it so famous.....
I miss it!
__________________
'Government is like a baby:
An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and
no sense of responsibility at the other'
- Ronald Reagan
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-18-2013, 08:44 PM
Quahog's Avatar
likes plumb bows
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Island Park, RI
Posts: 632
2nd marriage

all rings, license, celebrant & honeymoon = under $1000 =)

campfire pic in my ad in fs forum is from honeymoon
Attached Thumbnails
Benz Withdrawls-img_0057.jpg  
__________________
1995 E320 wagon
1991 300D
1974 240D
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-18-2013, 08:49 PM
The Clk Man's Avatar
Saved By Grace
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Heaven Bound
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by pawoSD View Post
Save for a Ring? My wife capped our $$ allotment for rings at $300 each.

When it comes to relatives and cars I tell them if its MB I'll fix it, if its German I'll try, and if its not, I'll do its oil change and thats all.

Our TDI, despite its shortcomings, still has a solid/teutonic ride and feel, so it doesn't cause a bad MB withdrawl. However, it is too small and much more cramped than any W201/W123/W124/W126 by far. And way smaller than a W210. I'm planning on trading it for a ML Cdi next year if I can find one....or a W210 wagon.
Buy your rings at the pawn store and get the box at Kay's Jewelers.
__________________
For the Saved, this world is the worst it will ever get.
For the unSaved, this world is the best it will ever get.

Clk's Ebay Stuff BUY SOMETHING NOW!!!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-18-2013, 09:02 PM
engatwork's Avatar
busy
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Soperton, Ga. USA
Posts: 12,429
What happened to the Aveo Don?
__________________
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-18-2013, 09:36 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zulfiqar View Post
It sometimes is funny that they say - you can repair a MB but not a chevy.

btw - my W124 with new ball joints, new tie rods, new alignment, bilstein shocks and new tires had a feel like no other car, it actually was twice as smooth on highway speed than in city speed. The design is simple but the entirety of package is what made it so famous.

my W210 is a leap ahead surely, but has a more "remote" feel.
I can and have fixed other vehicles....chevy cavaliers, buick century, dodge caravan, toyota rav4....Chevy Blazer....none of them were pleasant to work on...the easiest were the rav4 and '93 buick. I'll stick with MB's....I do have a VW but don't plan to keep it long enough to need to work on it.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-18-2013, 09:38 PM
A Talent for Obfuscation
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: In the Deep State
Posts: 11,662
You need a 560SL.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-18-2013, 09:44 PM
jplinville's Avatar
Conservative
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dayton, Ohio region
Posts: 302
$300 for rings?? Pshhh...I grabbed a piece of scrap titanium at work one day, spent 2 lunch periods and a few breaks of work, and machined our wedding bands.

The engagement ring, OTOH...Pink diamond in a Claddaugh setting. The diamond came from a ring I found at the the local pawn shop. I used that gold, as well as the gold from a ring my mother gave me, and had the ring made to my specs. Total cost on the engagement ring...$400.

I have no advice about the car...just saw a chance to brag about making our wedding bands.

__________________
1987 560SL
85,000 miles




Meet on the level, leave on the square. Great words to live by

Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread. - Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821.
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 03:20 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