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Old 02-24-2008, 03:22 PM
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Clearly you've never owned or driven a Porsche product.

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Old 02-24-2008, 05:02 PM
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I'd say no to the low mile car. Miles that low are actually a deterrent to me as this means it's been sitting. All kinds of things need attention on a car of that age regardless of mileage and besides the price is stupid.

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Old 02-24-2008, 05:13 PM
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My friends 1995 S600 has been damn near flawless, they are cheaper to own then a similer Ferrari so in that regard not so bad. IMHO the MB V12 is better designed and built then both the Jag and BMW V12's of similer vintage.

Good cars, they do cost a bit to repair but you can't have everything. Honestly if repair costs are that much of a concern you can't afford one. I figure a normal MB is going to cost me $2k-$3k a year to own, for a V12 I would double those numbers.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:22 PM
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The 600 M120 V12 is a fantastic motor. Silky smooth, with loads of torque.

I have one in the form of a 1996 SL600. Its fantastic. I have had very few problems with it, and suprisingly it is the cheapest to run MB my family has ever owned..... Just regular maintainence and plenty of fuel keep it on the road.

Would I buy another V12 powered Mercedes..... Hell yes.

Would I take a 750iL or a similar vintage W140 S600? Thats a hard call... I love the look of the BMW, and I love the look of the W140.... But in my book, the MBZ motor is that much better, so I would be that much happier with the car.

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Old 02-25-2008, 12:17 AM
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I think once I've been working for a while (I graduate in 3 months) I will be looking into obtaining a late 90's S600 if I can find one for a good deal. This would be the companion to my 300SD. I'm not sure what my relatives and in-laws would/will think of me if I drove a car like that though. It'd be enjoyable. And of course it would have to be black. It appeals to me....

If I am not able to make much $$ as I hope I'll probably have to settle for a S420 or S320....but I think I'd be ok.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:22 PM
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E32 Bmw > W126 Mb
E32 Bmw < W140 Mb
E38 Bmw < W140 Mb
E38 Bmw > W220 Mb
E65 Bmw > W220 Mb
E65 Bmw < W221 Mb

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