Land_Yacht_225
nadenator
5/29/20
11:27 PM
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225,000 is just my line in the sand because I bought it with 117,000 on the clock. I want to give it 100,000 miles of consistent, pampered use. The first six schmucks that put on the 117,000 certainly did it no favors. After that, weekend duty. Equus and K900 prices have to come down yet too. Who knows how long its Read more

5/29/20
10:13 PM
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It isn’t a uniquely German problem, but it sure seems like German cars are the poster children for aftermarket solutions for OEM design flaws. Read more

4/13/20
9:44 PM
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Why hasn’t anyone been talking about this from the perspective of our sub-prime auto lending bubble. I’ve been waiting for weeks to see that take. Are we not expecting a backlash at the lower end too? Read more

4/5/20
12:22 PM
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This Skittles “Taste The Rainbow” goal for the color palette does bring to mind the Bentley Java - never went into production for the rest of the world but Prince Jefri and his brother the Sultan ordered a few with some pretty sudden interior/exterior color schemes.

4/5/20
11:37 AM
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My neighbors grandparents had a 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham sedan exactly like this one. With the dial pad taillights, it was metallic bronze with a brown carriage roof and matching pillowed velour seats.

3/21/20
1:11 PM
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I don’t know if I’d be happy with a car missing paint and clear coat, but I do love the concept of evidence of a life-well-lived. While my W220 is decades removed, I certainly agree that the best Mercedes is one which is used for it’s intended purpose - driving it. I get flak from people, mainly my family, about how

2/6/20
1:31 PM
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Isn’t there some anecdote about BMW and how the only way they were able to survive after the war was by starting automobile production with low production, high profit margin luxury cars? Read more

2/1/20
12:05 PM
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I’d missed that Maybach, but it comforting to know that a 2004 Type 57 with 55k is only worth $34,000.

1/18/20
4:58 PM
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The Equus/K900 market needs to get a little older and depreciate a little more before I’d consider buying one, so if the 600 was totaled today I would probably be back in an American luxury sedan for the interim; an old Town Car Cartier or I’d maybe try to find a DTS premium optioned with a front bench. Read more

12/25/19
11:56 AM
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I still find it astonishing that the base model for the E60, the true base model, here in the US was still a 525i...in 2004/05! Anemic little 2.5 I6 that couldn’t muster 200 hp or ft-lbs - talk about a build fit for a lease special... Read more

12/20/19
10:48 AM
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I thought lifting old Benzes was fairly straightforward: some witchcraft with the computer, trick the ride height sensors, and the Airmatic lifts or lowers the car to your desired #stance.

11/24/19
5:24 PM
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At least they came right out and admitted either the head gaskets are blown or the block is cracked. It's the price that misrepresents the condition of the car.

11/24/19
10:50 AM
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I can’t speak highly enough of the Jaguar X350 platform. We’ve had 3 of them in the family: a 2004, a 2005, and the current 2007. The 4.2 is dead reliable, the ZF 6-speed has been great after a service (and can do 30 mpg on the highway), and they draw more attention than any other car we own. Next one we get will be a Read more

11/21/19
9:44 PM
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I would think the dead giveaway was if there were no longer any wires coming off of the struts for the computer controlled dampers, and the absence of the brain in the trunk

11/21/19
6:07 PM
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As far as I am concerned, that headlight leveling system is broken from the factory. I’ve put in I don’t know how many sensors, and they’ll still light up the trees. I've never had it described to be as an axle level sensor though...I'm not sure if that's the cause or if you also have an issue with a front sensor for Read more