Oh well; you're all correct, of course...
I flew off the handle, just like I did when I found that I was getting
the car. I should have waited until I got the car, so I could ask an
intelligent question, rather than ask you all to analyze my little
But; this is "Mercedes and diesel, both my first experience", and the
excitement of trying to learn everything involved just overwhelmed me.
Thanks for re-opening the forum to me, and making it easy for me to
I'm sorry for my little tantrum.
I'll be back when I've narrowed it all down to answerable questions.
PS: Have to go see that fast 190D, now... maybe ask him how he made it
go so fast! LOL....
Maybe it was a steep downhill... Or there was an old buick pushing it
Glad to see the ill feelings worked out. Tom is one of the nicest and
most helpful people here IMO. It must be noted though, that even his
"old" car is nicer and newer then any car you or I will likely own (if
I read a fellow buffalo boy correctly).
Actually since you were born in Buffalo, I will share that my dad had
a used car dealership there for 42 years on Bailey avenue... I grew up
on it, although he would never let me drive the cars. He even had a
Mercedes one time... I wasn't on top of things then (I was like 10 or
so), but I think it was a basic 70's 4 door sedan (gas)? It made an
impression for sure.
Looking forward to hearing about your actual car problems :~)
Wow, nice to meet you guys, Jay & Martin. I was at Buffalo around
86-87, studying at UB. No, not in the auto/mechanic/Mercedes
department, otherwise the 190D won't be my first experience :-)
Martin Joseph wrote:
On 2005-09-08 10:25:50 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (r parris) said:
LOL, I once drove a parts car for 5 years! I bought it without ever
hearing it run for it's radio and bumpers and also the little buick
wheel hubs (which were stolen immediately).
When I started it, it ran so well, I just kept on driving! Not bad for $500.
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