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Forum: Tech Help 01-15-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 114,685
Posted By turnne1
I guess that why there is now brand called Lexus...

I guess that why there is now brand called Lexus that has only been around since 1989.....luxury and reliability.....there are obviously a few buyers who care about both



Warren
Columbus Ohio
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-14-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,755
Posted By turnne1
why would they put a 3.0 liter in this car?...the...

why would they put a 3.0 liter in this car?...the car was designed and engineered for a 3.5....this was the engine that was that was the next generation....so why would they go backward?..it was up...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-14-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,755
Posted By turnne1
I really enjoyed all three diesels I...

I really enjoyed all three diesels I owned...however if I had had to pay for the work done on my 140 out of my own pocket I would be singing another tune to be sure

I enjoyed the aspect of the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-14-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,755
Posted By turnne1
I had a 1992 300SD that had a motor that was...

I had a 1992 300SD that had a motor that was replaced at 99K

full long block was replaced( under warranty) and I was given another 4 year 48K warranty....cost would have been around $14,000 if I...
Forum: Tech Help 10-23-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,978
Posted By turnne1
I guess it all depends on what is a priority to...

I guess it all depends on what is a priority to you
Do you want to drive something 200K( or more) and not have to spend any money on it for the most part?
or does a few( maybe several) thousand...
Forum: Tech Help 10-14-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,978
Posted By turnne1
I agree with that..they tend to be boring I...

I agree with that..they tend to be boring
I drove a few LS400's and a couple of GS400's this last time around
However they are getting better in regard to that as time goes...and in terms of long...
Forum: Tech Help 10-02-2006, 06:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,978
Posted By turnne1
If Mercedes cars are such junk why is it that...

If Mercedes cars are such junk why is it that many owners put up with their shortcomings so much and put so many miles on them? Why is it that used Mercedes cars have higher resale value than any of...
Forum: Tech Help 10-01-2006, 09:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,978
Posted By turnne1
Japanese cars are great cars for people who don't...

Japanese cars are great cars for people who don't understand cars and just want to put gas in them. In most cases this is car abuse. People who barely change their oil and have no idea about how a...
Forum: Tech Help 12-02-2005, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
As I recall the warranty company paid for 28...

As I recall the warranty company paid for 28 hours of labor( per their labor book) to do this job when mine was done on the SD back in 2000...althought I think the tech did the actual job in about 20...
Forum: Tech Help 12-01-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
couple of grand?..I would love to know where you...

couple of grand?..I would love to know where you can get that done,reliably, for a couple of grand...they compltely disassemble the dash...and put it back together again...and my personal thought...
Forum: Tech Help 12-01-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
That very believable....I knew some families(not...

That very believable....I knew some families(not mine I assure you) in Texas when I lived there that bought new MB's in the early and late 90's and they gave huge discounts....as I recall something...
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2005, 09:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
[QUOTE=KenP]Once you get through the perceptions...

[QUOTE=KenP]Once you get through the perceptions that seem to follow the W140s around, most of this thread is good news for the average guy. They are not possessed by the devil, they aren't...
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
and it seems that if don't get rid of it after...

and it seems that if don't get rid of it after you have owned it for about 4-5 years..then you too will lose 50% of what you paid( or more)

yes..some cars seem to have great resale...the 560 SEC...
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2005, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
I agree the 12 cylinder models...both BMW and...

I agree the 12 cylinder models...both BMW and Benz have crazy low resale
in fact there is point in life where I think its not worth anymore than the V8 cars are

another car that is going to be a...
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2005, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
I think if you look at a 2002 S500( about $88,000...

I think if you look at a 2002 S500( about $88,000 sticker) and 2002 BMW 745( about $78,000 sticker) you will find that the BMW was priced about where the S430 was..and is now valued at a bit more...
Forum: Tech Help 11-30-2005, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
I don't think they all fall apartand/or have the...

I don't think they all fall apartand/or have the nasty recurring issues like the evap core etc...which on my particular car that I formerly owned, was fixed twice...both times at MB dealers.
Don't...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
I am not sure if the dealer here a CDI on their...

I am not sure if the dealer here a CDI on their lot( for the 10K off the sticker)..new that is...they did have a used certified one with a few throusand miles that they listed for $42,900 with the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
The scary part is nice W126's will be worth more...

The scary part is nice W126's will be worth more then W140's in a few years. A cherry 91 560SEL will still comand $10k. Price out a cherry low mileage 350SDL, the prices on those is off the charts.
...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
[QUOTE=lee polowczuk]Well... People probably said...

[QUOTE=lee polowczuk]Well... People probably said the same things for the 124 series...although they are probably much easier to maintain and repair.
QUOTE]


actually the 210's have fallen quite...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2005, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
A good deal only if you do your own maintenance,...

A good deal only if you do your own maintenance, not viable for those that don't. That why they're cheap. It seems to me that they have been falling like a rock for several years now - they had a...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
Sounds like the perverbial boat anchor to me. ...

Sounds like the perverbial boat anchor to me.

and unless you live in a larger metro area the only person that can work on these in your local MB dealer...which probably further complicates the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-29-2005, 07:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By turnne1
140 resale value falling like a stone?

Has anyone noticed the prices of the 140 vehicles on the used market lately.
Did something happen and they have become undesirable?
Seems you can get late model (97-98) S500's that are clean and...
Forum: Tech Help 11-23-2005, 12:33 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 129,879
Posted By turnne1
"The first impression I got when I saw such a...

"The first impression I got when I saw such a beatiful beast was its size (it really recaptures the imposing presence of the W140). When I got inside I was impressed by its interior space (i.e. W140)...
Forum: Tech Help 11-21-2005, 06:30 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 129,879
Posted By turnne1
I didn't buy the car new...it was 6 years old...

I didn't buy the car new...it was 6 years old when I bought it and one owner car that had serviced at the NJ dealership for the most part where it was bought originally.
I bought a 2 year 30,000...
Forum: Tech Help 11-20-2005, 04:34 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 129,879
Posted By turnne1
Funny how many listers on here have said MANY...

Funny how many listers on here have said MANY negative things about the 140.....so in that regard maybe the standard ( for the 220)was not that much to live up to.
As a former owner of a 140 for...
Forum: Tech Help 07-27-2005, 07:24 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 129,879
Posted By turnne1
I guess I don't understand why most on this post...

I guess I don't understand why most on this post are bashing the 220...I think for the price its a great car...actually a less expensive car(factored for inflation) than the 140 was.
And having...
Forum: Tech Help 07-21-2005, 07:59 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 129,879
Posted By turnne1
I am not sure how realible the 220 is...as I have...

I am not sure how realible the 220 is...as I have not known anyone who had owned theirs for several years

I do agree that right off the bat the 140 appears to be a more sturdy/well built...
Forum: Tech Help 06-23-2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 129,879
Posted By turnne1
I think that is what they have done in essence. ...

I think that is what they have done in essence.
You have to sat at some point who is your target buyer and what do they want..what will they pay.......think about the prices of the old 140 cars when...
Forum: Tech Help 06-22-2005, 11:30 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 129,879
Posted By turnne1
Maybe they didn't they could keep going in the...

Maybe they didn't they could keep going in the long run like they were.
If they had kept going ,pricewise, as they were can you imagine how much the cars would cost now?

and it seems that over...
Forum: Tech Help 02-18-2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 114,685
Posted By turnne1
What about technology that is not new that fails....

What about technology that is not new that fails. I would agree with you that Mercedes is on the forefront of technology...but I think its uncanny how the Japanese can take their ideas,and make the...
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