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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Made it back home after +5000km through Switzerland, Italy and Sardinia. The car hasn't missed a beat which I think is quite impressive for a 25yr old highly complex car. It was actually a real joy to travel with, relaxing but a degree of fun difficult to find in modern day cars. OK you can't rush it too much or hustle it around the twisties, but if treated with respect for its age and size you're able to drive it at decent pace.

    About a week ago we took the crossing to Sardinia with the intention of staying for a week, yet we ended up returning to mainland Italy after 3 days. Way to busy and too many resorts, etc... I didn't find the food at all comparable to the quality you find in Italy either...

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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Very nice, thanks for sharing but is this license plate supposed to be a legal one (S600 on the left)? yes

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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Nice encounters on your trip kiss And glad the 500E didn't make any problems . 

    I guess you were in the north of Sardinia ? South is far less crowded .


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    I have no idea, I suppose it's some kind of Libyan government plate? Looked like it, as the guy was chauffeured and had security with him.

     

    @Gnil, North indeed, and Sardinia isn't so small to just hop to the South for dinner... Better luck next time! Smiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:

    I have no idea, I suppose it's some kind of Libyan government plate? Looked like it, as the guy was chauffeured and had security with him.

     

    @Gnil, North indeed, and Sardinia isn't so small to just hop to the South for dinner... Better luck next time! Smiley

    Ah, Libya...forgot...they have such plates indeed, especially for cars traveling outside Libya. Smiley

    Sardinia...makes sense... Smiley

    Enjoy your stay, beautiful island and the beaches and water are amazing. Smiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    This is now the second person that proposes to buy my 500E without ever asking. This time it's a young lady who left this message under my windscreen wiper, saying that she wants to buy it because it reminds her of the car her grandfather used to own.

    I called her to say she was always welcome to come see it, but that initially it would not be for sale, and that she probably didn't realize it was a 500 and therefore maybe a bit more expensive than what she would expect. Immediately I got the reply "No I know, it's a 500E, that's why I want it, I'll come over". 

    Love this out of the blue experiences with cars that apparently still invoke positive feelings in people.

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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    UI UI UI... Porker - you found the car of your dreams! I keep fingeres pressed that Marie looks gorgeous and wears that "mirrored box" around her chest and lower parts. But you probably remember that Marie is also a name for boys, do you?  smileywink


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Lars997:

    UI UI UI... Porker - you found the car of your dreams! I keep fingeres pressed that Marie looks gorgeous and wears that "mirrored box" around her chest and lower parts. But you probably remember that Marie is also a name for boys, do you?  smileywink

    Actually I know for a fact she looks gorgeous! Smiley 


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:

    This is now the second person that proposes to buy my 500E without ever asking. This time it's a young lady who left this message under my windscreen wiper, saying that she wants to buy it because it reminds her of the car her grandfather used to own.

    That's great!  Love stories like that.  I admit to leaving a note or two under the windshield wiper of a car I wanted to buy as well...


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Grant:
    Porker:

    This is now the second person that proposes to buy my 500E without ever asking. This time it's a young lady who left this message under my windscreen wiper, saying that she wants to buy it because it reminds her of the car her grandfather used to own.

    That's great!  Love stories like that.  I admit to leaving a note or two under the windshield wiper of a car I wanted to buy as well...

    In future you'll know to sign them with the name "Marie" to be sure of getting a call.   Smiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    fritz:
    Grant:
    Porker:

    This is now the second person that proposes to buy my 500E without ever asking. This time it's a young lady who left this message under my windscreen wiper, saying that she wants to buy it because it reminds her of the car her grandfather used to own.

    That's great!  Love stories like that.  I admit to leaving a note or two under the windshield wiper of a car I wanted to buy as well...

    In future you'll know to sign them with the name "Marie" to be sure of getting a call.   Smiley

    Come to think of it, her husband might indeed be a genius! Smiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:
    fritz:
    Grant:
    Porker:

    This is now the second person that proposes to buy my 500E without ever asking. This time it's a young lady who left this message under my windscreen wiper, saying that she wants to buy it because it reminds her of the car her grandfather used to own.

    That's great!  Love stories like that.  I admit to leaving a note or two under the windshield wiper of a car I wanted to buy as well...

    In future you'll know to sign them with the name "Marie" to be sure of getting a call.   Smiley

    Come to think of it, her husband might indeed be a genius! Smiley

    Don't tell us you are posting a letter from your own wife? SmileySmiley


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Lars997:
    Porker:
    fritz:
    Grant:
    Porker:

    This is now the second person that proposes to buy my 500E without ever asking. This time it's a young lady who left this message under my windscreen wiper, saying that she wants to buy it because it reminds her of the car her grandfather used to own.

    That's great!  Love stories like that.  I admit to leaving a note or two under the windshield wiper of a car I wanted to buy as well...

    In future you'll know to sign them with the name "Marie" to be sure of getting a call.   Smiley

    Come to think of it, her husband might indeed be a genius! Smiley

    Don't tell us you are posting a letter from your own wife? SmileySmiley

    Did you miss the word "genius"? Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Lars997:
    Porker:
    fritz:
    Grant:
    Porker:

    This is now the second person that proposes to buy my 500E without ever asking. This time it's a young lady who left this message under my windscreen wiper, saying that she wants to buy it because it reminds her of the car her grandfather used to own.

    That's great!  Love stories like that.  I admit to leaving a note or two under the windshield wiper of a car I wanted to buy as well...

    In future you'll know to sign them with the name "Marie" to be sure of getting a call.   Smiley

    Come to think of it, her husband might indeed be a genius! Smiley

    Don't tell us you are posting a letter from your own wife? SmileySmiley

    Good god ...  my wife's first name is Marie  Smiley  ... what has she done again !?  Smiley   

    I'm going to have to investigate this matter as we live almost next door to Porker Smiley

    I can't believe she made such a terrible mistake. How hard can it be to see the difference between an orange race car and a black limo. 

    I don't want your Mercedes my friend, I swear!  It might have been different story if she had left such a note under the windshield of your GT3RS though  Smiley  

     

     


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Your wife has a secret agenda Amazon!! Better not lose sight of her next Saturday or you might end up with an old Mercedes on your driveway! angrysmiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Guys, I don't want to play the trump here... (see what I did? smiley) but how about posting a photo of that lady? indecision angry


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    RC:

    Guys, I don't want to play the trump here... (see what I did? smiley) but how about posting a photo of that lady? indecision angry

    SmileySmileySmiley I just wanted to say the same - 


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    martini964:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q63XOBMs_ic

    Very cool, thanks!!


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    ur very welcome


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    With our first baby arriving, I'm going to put the 500E for sale, with regret I must say. Making space to get my wife something 'practical'. Estate/SUV coming up.angry

    If anyone's interested in given the Benz a good home... wink


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    wish u were in canada...


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:

    With our first baby arriving, I'm going to put the 500E for sale, with regret I must say. Making space to get my wife something 'practical'. Estate/SUV coming up.angry

    If anyone's interested in given the Benz a good home... wink

    Buddy - receiving a baby are excellent news, congratulations!!! SmileySmileySmileySmileySmileySmiley

    letting that 500E go- are very sad news! But maybe Marie wants to buy it Smiley

    BTW... check the Volvo XC90 great family car Smiley


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:

    With our first baby arriving...

    Congrats mate! Smiley

    Time has come for a Volvo Smiley


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Lars997:
    Porker:

    With our first baby arriving, I'm going to put the 500E for sale, with regret I must say. Making space to get my wife something 'practical'. Estate/SUV coming up.angry

    If anyone's interested in given the Benz a good home... wink

    Buddy - receiving a baby are excellent news, congratulations!!! SmileySmileySmileySmileySmileySmiley

    letting that 500E go- are very sad news! But maybe Marie wants to buy it Smiley

    BTW... check the Volvo XC90 great family car Smiley

    Thanks mate! Monday is D-day! Smiley

    Marie was interested but her wallet wasn't! Smiley Actually I have nothing against the XC90, my wife wants an LR Discovery 4 but it drives like a truck, I can't live with that I'm afraid. A fast estate will always be my preferred choice, so again looking into Alpina's, perhaps the estate version of your C-Class, ...


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Congrats, 😎

    Saw a photo of a C450 4matic estate someone posted, car had even Burmester and was around 55k EUR. Not bad for a family estate.


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    RC:

    Congrats, 😎

    Saw a photo of a C450 4matic estate someone posted, car had even Burmester and was around 55k EUR. Not bad for a family estate.

    My car has the Burmester. It sounds ok, but it is not high end. My current reference, the SRT is classes better! Smiley


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Lars997:
    RC:

    Congrats, 😎

    Saw a photo of a C450 4matic estate someone posted, car had even Burmester and was around 55k EUR. Not bad for a family estate.

    My car has the Burmester. It sounds ok, but it is not high end. My current reference, the SRT is classes better! Smiley

    Good to know but I was just saying...a C450 4matic estate for 55k with very good options, not bad for a family car.


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    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    RC:
    Lars997:
    RC:

    Congrats, 😎

    Saw a photo of a C450 4matic estate someone posted, car had even Burmester and was around 55k EUR. Not bad for a family estate.

    My car has the Burmester. It sounds ok, but it is not high end. My current reference, the SRT is classes better! Smiley

    Good to know but I was just saying...a C450 4matic estate for 55k with very good options, not bad for a family car.

    I agree on the price tag. This is really a fair deal.

    I just picked up my C43 - amazing car. Very fast, sounds like a 991, feels almost like one, too. Lots of fun!


    Re: Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758

    Porker:
    Lars997:
    Porker:

    With our first baby arriving, I'm going to put the 500E for sale, with regret I must say. Making space to get my wife something 'practical'. Estate/SUV coming up.angry

    If anyone's interested in given the Benz a good home... wink

    Buddy - receiving a baby are excellent news, congratulations!!! SmileySmileySmileySmileySmileySmiley

    letting that 500E go- are very sad news! But maybe Marie wants to buy it Smiley

    BTW... check the Volvo XC90 great family car Smiley

    Thanks mate! Monday is D-day! Smiley

     

    Wishing you , and specially Madame, all the very best for a smooth birth . 

    You have been smart to stick with one, you can avoid the Volvo . Bluelines went straight for two : Volvo will be a must , even if he doesn't know it yet Smiley


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