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Old 08-08-2003, 05:56 PM
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W124 vs W210

I am buying a 1995 E320 cab (W124). I currently have a 1996 E320 (W210). Which of these cars is better and more reliable?.
I do not want to keep 2 mercedes. Apart from the convertible top is the 124 better built and more durable than the 210. I love my W210 but don't want to keep two benzes. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-08-2003, 06:30 PM
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I think those cars are equal in quality, some say the 124 is among the best Benzes ever, but the older a car is, the more important the maintenance history is.
I wouldn´t hesitate in keeping the Convertible if I had the choice...
L.
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:05 PM
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They have the same engine and transmission. The major difference is that the '96 has the 215/55/16 tires (based on my '99) and the W124 has the 195/65/15 tires - your '96 probably takes corners better than the W124 will and the climate control in '94 and '95 is below average. The '94 I have takes a lot of maintenance. You know your '96 history. Hold onto both for a little while and see.
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:29 PM
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They share the same engine but not the trans. The w124's were relegated to the 4sp auto while the W210's had the 5 speed.
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:30 PM
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Thanks. My mistake.
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1994 E320 Wagon (Died @ 308,669 miles)
1995 E300 Diesel (203,000)
1999 E300 Turbodiesel ( died @ 255,000)
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 AC 4X4 (115,000 miles)
2011 Audi A4 Avant (165,000 miles) Seized engine - donated to Salvation Army
BMW 330 xi 6 speed manual (124,034 miles)
2014 E350 4Matic Wagon 48,000 miles
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Old 08-08-2003, 09:24 PM
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Actually the 95 124 chassis and 96 210 chassis, with the 104 motor, would both have 722.3 transmissions. The 210 didn't get the 722.6 5 speed immediately, it was 97 or 98 before it got it.

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