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Old 10-15-2002, 08:05 PM
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Thumbs down Bad Bad Luck!

Well you guys aren't going to believe this.

I just got rear ended hard, whole rear of my car is crumpled. trunk wont open, unibody bent, possible frame damage, possible totalled car.

I'll post pics when I get a chance to.

I'm in too much pain right now too, my neck and back hurt real bad, and to top it off, I quit smoking cigarettes yesterday, and I want one so bad now because of the accident.

Do I have bad luck or what lately?

thats 3 things damaging my car within 6 months. 2 rear end accidents and a parking lot accident.


If I get paid out enough, I may just be getting something else, like a 500E or something, we shall see what happens. Luckily, My Girlfriends dad is a PI Attorney, and her mom is a physical therapist.

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Old 10-15-2002, 08:30 PM
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Ouch I am so sorry to hear this streak of bad luck. Some people do believe that once a car has been hit it will get hit again.

I hope you're allright and you could figure out what you're going to do. I'd just get another car..

Sorry again..
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Old 10-15-2002, 08:36 PM
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Man, you do have baaaad luck.

I'm sorry that you're in pain, and also that your car is probably totalled.

If I were you and I was looking for a replacement car, I'd look for (not in any particular order):

1. 560 SEC
2. E320 Sportline coupe ('94-'95)
3. 500E / E500
4. 400E / E420
5. S500
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Old 10-15-2002, 08:37 PM
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My sincere condolences! For some reason life is testing you. Good thing you have a MB vehicle to help protect you!

WRT smoking cessation, if you can make it through the next week without smoking, you will be able to quit forever.

Hang in there!!!

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Old 10-15-2002, 08:42 PM
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My condolences Alon - here's to a fast healing of you, and hopefully your car. Although from the sounds of it, you might be out luck. Or in luck seeing as a 500E may be in the future

It is a pretty sad thing having a car you've put so much work into go to the scrapyard because of some other inattentive driver. At least your MB did it's job in keeping you intact!

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Old 10-15-2002, 08:56 PM
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Wow Alon - sorry to hear about that.
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Old 10-15-2002, 09:03 PM
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Unhappy Sorry for your troubles........

i am truely sorry, it is a shame that some of us put so much time in something that we love so much, only to have it lost in less than a second. I do believe that all things happen for a reason. It may be your time for the 500E500. Good luck and godspeed for your health, and remember Alon, a car can always be replaced, a life is a different story.
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Old 10-15-2002, 09:04 PM
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Sorry to hear of all this! I am sure there will be some good to come of it all ....hang in there pal !

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Old 10-15-2002, 09:24 PM
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sorry to hear man......that car has been through hell and back too many times and I think its time for a new one.
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Old 10-15-2002, 09:35 PM
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I'm sorry to hear about you and your car. If I can help you let me know. If you are affraid to go back into your car just pack it up and send it to me I will take good care of it for you.
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Old 10-15-2002, 11:20 PM
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I think a 400E or E420 would be a nice car for you. Sure, you'd lose the coupe style, but you'd gain the power of an M119 V-8 engine, and admission into the world of "MB Hot Rods". Plus, you're already familiar with the W124 body style.

Oh yeah, how about a Volvo station wagon for a $2500 grocery getter that doesn't matter if it gets hit/totalled (in addition to another MB)? Hope your accidents are at an end with this one.

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Old 10-15-2002, 11:32 PM
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Old 10-15-2002, 11:42 PM
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Ouch! Hope you are doing better than the car. What rotten luck.

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Old 10-16-2002, 12:06 AM
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you really think that will be totalled? maybe the pics hide some damage but it doesn't look all that bad......would be a shame though, that is one hell of a nice 300ce
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Old 10-16-2002, 09:19 AM
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Looking at the pics, it really doesn't seem that bad. But considering how hard the W124 can get get rear-ended without ANY signs of damage, i would say you took quite a punch.

..Is that black tape on the tail lights, to make the lower half appear as two horizontal red bars..?

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