Yes they are decent cars

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> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:12 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> Don't know if they were any good but I liked the look of the 210. Friends had 
> an E430 4matic and it was a beautiful car.
> 
> RB
> 
> On 25/06/2015 5:52 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote:
>>> Beauty is in the eye...
>>> 
>>> I can't stand a 140, looks like an overweight 124, only worse. The 220 
>>> looks like it has heft, but doesn't look fat.  Amazon warrior vs. Opera Fat 
>>> Lady.
>>> -- 
>>> Max Dillon
>>> Charleston SC
>>> '87 300TD
>>> '95 E300
>>> __________
>> 
>> To me a 140 looks like an overweight 124. Always has.  A 124 looks tiny 
>> beside a 123, and it reminds me of driving my Karmann Ghia, sitting sideways 
>> with your feet crammed into a tiny hole between the wheelwell and the 
>> tunnel.  Straight on from the rear a 140 looks like a baby Benz.  From the 
>> front and side a 140 looks like any other asian car.
>> 
>> RE: the aerodynamic arguments:  I call BS on the idea that because of cafe 
>> and fuel economy all cars have to look the same.  Two of the slickest cars 
>> ever:  VW beetle, and the Cord.  Both from the 30s. Neither look like the 
>> current load of carp.  The SS and SSK, 540K, 300SL and even the lowly 190SL 
>> were not far from the slickest cars ever.  Even the adenauer was slick.  
>> None of them look like the current load of crap (or carp, whichever you 
>> prefer) cars.
>> 
>> There is however the chicken and egg argument.  most asian cars copy 
>> everything MB does, and even beat MB to the market with new designs. It is 
>> hard to argue that.
>> 
>> The asian  manufacturing is much more agile than ameroEuro manufacturing.  
>> Dr. Deming taught them well.  They have been at it for 70 years, while the 
>> US has only been using agile manufacturing 20 years, and it is slower 
>> catching on in Yurp.
>> 
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