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Old 10-22-2012, 12:10 PM
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Favorite Feature/Ability?

Hey everyone,

I was thinking about this last week and on my cars:

190E = Ability to have hot air from side vents and cold air from center vent, aimed at my face. Helps keep me awake in the mornings!

300D = Its steering and braking are excellent.

What about you guys? Whats your favorite thing about your cars?

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:42 PM
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1986 560 SEL = Ability to switch to "Fanfair" horn
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:43 PM
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My W123 300D always makes me smile - only a 'king idiot would have stripped it down that far!
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:03 PM
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My W123 300D always makes me smile - only a 'king idiot would have stripped it down that far!
Your dedication to that car is nothing short of inspiring.
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82 300SD 145k
89 420SEL 210k
89 560SEL 118k
90 300SE 262k RIP 5/25/2010
90 560SEL 154k
91 300D 2.5 Turbo. 241k
93 190E 3.0 235k
93 300E 195k
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:24 PM
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my SD ability to burn free fuel
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:39 PM
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2000 w202 C280:

Electronic Japanese style HVAC

Electronic Japanese style automatic transmission

Both light, responsive, and working flawlessly (so far!)
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:46 PM
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W124 E320

Ability to pass state ranger on 82 MPH without attracting too much attention.

Ability to attend classic car show in Kitchener, Ontario the morning and get a comfort ride Toronto, Canada - Brooklyn NY in the late afternoon.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:23 PM
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91 560 SEL : Rear window shade (once I fix it, again) otherwise its cornering at high speed.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:49 PM
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Hmm

Gotta love the convenient hood gun sight, still looking for the trigger.



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Old 10-22-2012, 07:03 PM
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Gotta love the convenient hood gun sight, still looking for the trigger.



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A German told me that it's to help drivers discourage jaywalkers. He really hated jaywalkers.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:48 PM
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Ability to put 7 pasengers in car and then add two more for a ride home from the bar, 94 E320 wagon with dark tinted windows, with self leveleing you never know how many are inside!
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:30 PM
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190E: I can drive it without worrying about shopping carts, dings, dents, etc. and I can gradually restore my 300D without worrying about putting too many miles on the diesel.

300D: Learned the habit of "looking back" at the 300D when it is parked, and making sure to get a seat in a restaurant that gives you visibility of it

My 300D is more of a leisurely drive, keeps me out of trouble. My 190E is more of a spirited drive, keeps me ahead of trouble
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:06 AM
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190E: I can drive it without worrying about shopping carts, dings, dents, etc. and I can gradually restore my 300D without worrying about putting too many miles on the diesel.

300D: Learned the habit of "looking back" at the 300D when it is parked, and making sure to get a seat in a restaurant that gives you visibility of it

My 300D is more of a leisurely drive, keeps me out of trouble. My 190E is more of a spirited drive, keeps me ahead of trouble
And my 300CE-24 cruising abilities keep me in trouble ...

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:26 AM
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Gotta love the convenient hood gun sight, still looking for the trigger.



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That is what my wife christened it too, She literally found it annoying. I told her that its really handy in aiming at "bad drivers"

I even put a hood star on our baby's pram (stroller) - it looked sweet - she took it off.
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The ability of going for a Sunday morning drive in the 250C down the "twisties" with the wife and ending up somewhere for some serious snuggles time. Something about that car gets her, ahem, "friendly".

Of course when SHE drives we usually end up somewhere which serves adult libations which are needed as a tonic for my nerves. She is, shall we say, a tad more "spirited" when it comes to dropping 2 gears and accelerating through the switch-backs.

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