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Old 11-20-2003, 12:49 PM
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Smile Traded in my 95 E320

Well all, my 95 E320 is finally gone. Tuesday I traded it in on a 2003 leftover Lincoln Aviator. I thought I would miss it but I sure am glad it's gone. My 4 and a half year ownership experience was very mixed. Some days I loved it, and a lot of days it frustrated the hell out of me. I finally came to the conclusion that I just didn't want to be under the hood or laying under the car anymore. It had 174,800 on it when I traded it in.

We still have my wifes 2000 C230 so I'll still be hanging out and helping when I can with the 124's and 202's.

So we'll see what happens with my new Aviator over time, hopefully it will hold up well, and if not then I guess it's off to another brand. I like unique vehicles which is the reason I went for the Aviator, you don't park on side of one at the mall or pass one just like yours 10 times on the way to work like most other brands. It goes like hell and has plenty of room!!

So in closing I would like to thank everyone for the extensive help I've received on this forum and can only hope to help others as much as you all have me in the past.

Thanks all!!
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Old 11-20-2003, 03:49 PM
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I have reached the same conclusion as you. I am selling my E320 and getting a Toyota Landcruiser.
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:15 PM
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Funny, and the statistics say folks are returning to cars...

Some analyst called it "SUV fatigue". Could be a fashion shift, sticker prices (tough economy), or fuel prices. Everyone has a theory...

I have one of each.
Personally, I prefer a car for my high speed commuting. More maneuverable, less fuel...

Use the SUV on the weekend for hauling stuff or towing.
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:42 PM
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Funny, and the statistics say folks are returning to cars...

Some analyst called it "SUV fatigue". Could be a fashion shift, sticker prices (tough economy), or fuel prices. Everyone has a theory...

I have one of each.
Personally, I prefer a car for my high speed commuting. More maneuverable, less fuel...

Use the SUV on the weekend for hauling stuff or towing.
That may be so but this is my first SUV and I love it. It's nice being able to see down the road rather than looking at the back window of a SUV or Truck not being able to see what's up ahead. So far I'm getting 17mpg with my foot stuck in that 32 valve 4 cam V-8. And that I'm really impressed with!! I'm anxious to see how well it does when I calm down a bit with it.

This past summer with my E320 really burned me out on it, i.e. ISC/CC unit, and a bunch of other things. I enjoy working on my cars but it was getting way tooooo excessive with that one. It had a lot of miles on it so I'm not really knocking the car, it just feels really good to not worry about what's next with it!!

I now see (literally) what the draw of SUV's are, good down the road vision, ability to haul lots of people and things, etc. etc.

And believe me, the thought of a new Benz was not a thought, especially with the way people are complaining about them these days. I love the new E500, but I really would expect higher qaulity than what I've read coming from Benz. We'll see in a few years what this does to the company if things continue to decline for them.

The ML was a serious thought but not after reading some of the current owners complaints. I don't need a shop queen, not that this Aviator couldn't turn out to be one. But after doing some research on it, people rated it a 9.5 for satisfaction with no major problems. I just hope I didn't get one that falls in the .5 category.
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Old 11-20-2003, 09:57 PM
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Yuppie.
Trader .
Hope you'll like it.
At least you have another M-B.
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Old 11-20-2003, 10:12 PM
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I just knew I was going to get a "Manny" reply......:p What fun would it be if I didn't????

And no this doesn't change my offer for cold beer when you come to Atlanta. At least now I've got something to carry your large butt in now
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Old 11-20-2003, 10:18 PM
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I WILL take you up on that offer sometime.
Btw. my wife refers to my butt as " petite " ( probably compared to hers ).
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Old 11-20-2003, 10:23 PM
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I WILL take you up on that offer sometime.
Btw. my wife refers to my butt as " petite " ( probably compared to hers ).
I guess your buying the cold beer when you come here, I now have some dirt on you to share with your wife if you refuse!!! Note to self: Keep Manny's comment about his wife on file..:p
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Old 11-20-2003, 10:38 PM
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Please, please, please, delete my comments.

As Gilly would say, I'm " busticated ".
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