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Old 07-07-2002, 12:12 PM
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Unhappy How to exit my failed MB experiment?

I have a 1987 190E 2.3 that is going to have to be put down. I've had it for about two years. There was evidence of advanced engine wear when I bought it, so it is not a surprise that it finally gave up the ghost. The engine is beyond repair by any practical means.

Now I have two problems. How do I dispose of the car? Is there any value to these things? The interior and most of the body panels are perfect. Everything worked except for a couple of electrical switches.

The other dilema is whether or not to try another MB. This seemed like a fairly solid little car, but even minor repairs are so costly that driving an old one is a pretty substantial risk.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-07-2002, 01:27 PM
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Since the car is in good shape, I am sure that many people would be interested to buy it and drop a new engine in it.
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Old 07-07-2002, 02:21 PM
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I would say put a new engine in it or put it on e-bay, you would be surprised how many people would want a good car with a bad motor.
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Old 07-08-2002, 09:55 PM
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How about donate the car to your local vocational school or salvation army? Who knows? One day, those students who had learned from your car will be fixing your MB.

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Old 07-08-2002, 11:50 PM
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Part it out, or sell it as a parts car.

Donate it to a charity, and they'll give you a tax reciept.

Buy another 190E and keep it as a parts car.
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