Richard Sexton <See http://rs79.vrx.net for address> wrote:
direct comparison between my '93 190e and '89 300e in short is:
direct comparison betwen my '93 190e (220k km) and '89 300e (250k km):
190e - problems with driveshaft bearing & flexdisk
windows cracked in two places not from rocks.... just on their own
rear differential has lots of play ... clunking
300e - a/c evaporator
I actually seem to remember people referring to them as the C class. You
had your E class, your S class, so it wasn't a stretch to call a 190 a C
class. Perhaps it wasn't formal mercedes benz jargon, but there it is. Of
course, to booste sales, the number 190 was enlarged to, I think, 220? 240?
No matter, I wouldn't consider it as a viable purchase myself. Perhaps part
of the reason they arent (weren't) as dependable was that they were not made
in Germany. Call me a benz snob, but I only buy benzs made in Germany.
No, I don't think the baby benzs, as we referred to them, were. Maybe some
of the parts were, but I believe they were assembled in the States. But
you are definitely the type who, when can't back up an argument with facts,
resorts to name calling. So, since you set the ground rules, I'll fire one
back....fuck you too, asshole. There, now don't we both feel all better
Another reason small children should not be allowed around a computer.
Well, that was a more reasonable response, and one I can appreciate. I
don't respond well to insults. But, ok. I've read enough of your posts to
believe that you've probably forgotten more than I know about benzs, and I
am only on my third one now. And I remember that about the M's, too...look
like a reebok sneaker.
You're right in theroy but wrong on details. Real MB's were made in the,
uh, Sindfelden (sp?) factoty by Germans. 190's were made at some other
factory primarily by Turkish immigrnts. There were morale problems ande
they didn't love the cars the way the Germans did, national pride and
all. They suffered quality problems because of this and on top of
being "built to cost" was a bit of an issue.
This is what I've heard anyway, I don't really know how true it
is but I keep hearing the same story.
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