11-04-2004, 11:33 AM
First post on the benz forum for me. I sold my vw tdi about a year ago because 'dubs need constant attention but my life just isn't complete without glowplugs and the smell of DieselKleen in my trunk. I bought something Japanese (Lexus es300) but it is, well....boring! It starts up and runs perfectly every time, absolutely no issues but I miss that German FEEL. You know what I'm talking about; the thing that makes you crack a smile on the twisty backroads...the thing that makes you drive 100 miles out of your way on weekends. I do not miss all the VW electrical issues however so I'm leaning towards something in a w123 chassis. I have sports equipment and a dog, so I'm definitely feeling the wagon. It doesn't have to be spotless and ready for a Concours showing but I definitely want all the mechanicals to work..if it happens to still have great paint then cool. Anyone out there care to share a consistently reliable source for MB diesels? I'd prefer within a days drive of Michigan (say 500 miles or less).
11-04-2004, 12:29 PM
Welcome to the BenzForum community! :D We have a growing MB diesel following, perhaps someone can offer some guidance on obtaining a good diesel in your part of the country.
11-13-2004, 12:33 PM
That is a tough call..I am out here in Minnesota and hardly ever see a 126, let alone a WAGON.
Man, I have seen ONE wagon out here and I live in the TCities area.
It is just so rare to see folks parting with their WAGONS...they just love them to death.
Look around, just ran a browse on ebay and here is one in IL, haven't read the description yet:
11-15-2004, 08:20 AM
I see them locally here in Michigan (we ARE the motor capital) but they are usually pretty beat up. Vacuum leaks and rust are nearly certain. Few people in my neck of the woods have the resources to store a car in the winter.
Several folks have emailed me but the model years were too far back. I'm looking for a daily driver and as such, I'll only go back as far as 1981. I'd be forced to store anything older than that during the harsh months just based on principle and practicality.