Re: [MBZ] 2002 E320 wagon - 194k miles - $5,000

2022-06-24 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Guaranteed to get you home anywhere within a 100 mile radius.

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> "Full tank of premium"
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Re: [MBZ] Car Washes

2022-06-24 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Randy I was thinking the exact same thing.  Who wants to live in a place
with all those creepy crawlies?

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> Unfortunately not
>
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> > On Jun 24, 2022, at 2:37 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
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> >
> > On 24/06/2022 2:33 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Haha my cars all turn yellow green in March or so. First the pine
> pollen then oak stuff, then the inchworms eating the oak leaves and
> shitting their output all over the cars, then they drop down on the cars on
> their little webs you can’t see. Now the golden orb weaver spiders are busy
> every night setting webs across wherever you want to walk and these other
> little green/orange spiders on cars.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> > This description just might be enough to deter those northern folks from
> moving down south to where you are.
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Scottsdale real estate

2022-06-24 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
The bubble bursts quickest for the most  desperate.

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> Has the bubble burst in AZ?
> This is 1/3 bigger than my house and a lot less outdated.
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> https://i.redd.it/ykwhvg85o6791.jpg
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[MBZ] ML55AMG on BAT

2022-06-24 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
In my neighborhood.

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Re: [MBZ] 1995 S320 - 98k miles - $7,500

2022-06-24 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
S class with low miles and dealer maintained.  Not unreasonable.

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> What's with people thinking their nearly 30 year old cars are worth well
> over $5,000?
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Re: [MBZ] 1980 300 CD - parts or project - $2,500

2022-06-23 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Even for $1000?

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> On 2022-06-23 12:55, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> > Weird story. If it runs and drives... maybe worth $1,000?
> >
> >
> https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/louisville-1980-mercedes-benz-300-cd/7500205151.html
>
> I replaced the brakes...car cannot be driven until the brakes are bled.
>
> Um...isn't bleeding a rather important part of replacing the brakes?
> I'm a bit shy of driving a car that had brake work done by somebody who
> can't bleed brakes.
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Re: [MBZ] Is this the old OK Don/Okie Acres/MMM car?

2022-06-22 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Brown is the worst possible color for such a pretty car.

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Re: [MBZ] 1971 250C - 98k miles - $14,900

2022-06-22 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
What isn't these days?

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> “Sold as is” is always a big flashing caution light
>
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> > On Jun 22, 2022, at 1:31 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> >
> > Crack?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Not Sure if Bleach Will do the Job

2022-06-22 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
  Not for everyone, but rather jaunty.

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> Uh….
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Re: [MBZ] 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

2022-06-22 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I'll be your first customer. You can frame the dollar bill that I gave you
and put it up in your office.

On Wed, Jun 22, 2022, 12:49 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> This reminds me, do you guys watch Ed China's YouTube channel? He cleaned
> a Land Rover chassis with a laser a couple months ago. It was a pretty neat
> process.
> Apparently the laser they used is a mobile unit intended to travel around
> cleaning stuff. Makes me think about a side-business...
>
> -Curt
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10:29:21 PM EDT, dan penoff.com via Mercedes
>  wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> Unlikely, but if you could it would be prohibitively expensive. Figure
> $700-$1000 for the dry ice alone, as you can’t buy just any dry ice, and
> the minimum quantities are in the hundreds of pounds.
>
> -D who has spoken to a couple of detailing shops who have looked into this
> and said “No!”
>
> > On Jun 21, 2022, at 5:01 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Surely you can rent one.
> >
> >> On Tue, Jun 21, 2022, 5:06 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> It’s pretty cool ( bad pun). There’s a cleaning machine like a
> sandblaster
> >> that’s uses ground up dry ice. It will get rid of all kinds of stuff and
> >> leave no residue or abrasion. Great for engines. I’ve watched some vids
> of
> >> it. Machines are not cheap
> >>
> >> --FT
> >> Sent from iFōn
> >>
> >>> On Jun 21, 2022, at 12:56 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>> Same thing. Dry ice will also remove oil, grease and loose paint from
> a
> >> surface. It’s often used for cleaning engine compartments and
> >> undercarriages because it doesn’t leave a residue.
> >>>
> >>> -D
> >>>
> >>>> On Jun 21, 2022, at 9:30 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Only thing I have heard of is dry ice "blasting" which is like
> >> sandblasting using dry ice so it presumably doesn't leave residue or
> warp
> >> sheet metal.
> >>>>
> >>>> I've never heard of it for cleaning. Maybe engine bay?
> >>>>
> >>>> Also never heard of cleaning/detailing adding $4k to the value of the
> >> car.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Tue, Jun 21, 2022, at 11:23 AM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:
> >>>>> WTF is “dry ice cleaning”?
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Re: [MBZ] 1971 250C - 98k miles - $14,900

2022-06-22 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Where to begin...

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> Crack?
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Re: [MBZ] 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

2022-06-21 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Surely you can rent one.

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> It’s pretty cool ( bad pun). There’s a cleaning machine like a sandblaster
> that’s uses ground up dry ice. It will get rid of all kinds of stuff and
> leave no residue or abrasion. Great for engines. I’ve watched some vids of
> it. Machines are not cheap
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
> > On Jun 21, 2022, at 12:56 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > Same thing. Dry ice will also remove oil, grease and loose paint from a
> surface. It’s often used for cleaning engine compartments and
> undercarriages because it doesn’t leave a residue.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On Jun 21, 2022, at 9:30 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Only thing I have heard of is dry ice "blasting" which is like
> sandblasting using dry ice so it presumably doesn't leave residue or warp
> sheet metal.
> >>
> >> I've never heard of it for cleaning. Maybe engine bay?
> >>
> >> Also never heard of cleaning/detailing adding $4k to the value of the
> car.
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Tue, Jun 21, 2022, at 11:23 AM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:
> >>> WTF is “dry ice cleaning”?
> >>>
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Re: [MBZ] 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

2022-06-21 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Sounds like a winner to me.   Wonder what it costs...

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> I think it's basically like a sandblaster. A hopper full of pulverized dry
> ice, and compressed air to blow it at high velocity. The difference is when
> you're done you don't have sand everwhere.
>
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2022, at 12:19 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> > How does one apply it?
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 12:56 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Same thing. Dry ice will also remove oil, grease and loose paint from a
> >> surface. It’s often used for cleaning engine compartments and
> >> undercarriages because it doesn’t leave a residue.
> >>
> >> -D
> >>
> >> > On Jun 21, 2022, at 9:30 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Only thing I have heard of is dry ice "blasting" which is like
> >> sandblasting using dry ice so it presumably doesn't leave residue or
> warp
> >> sheet metal.
> >> >
> >> > I've never heard of it for cleaning. Maybe engine bay?
> >> >
> >> > Also never heard of cleaning/detailing adding $4k to the value of the
> >> car.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > On Tue, Jun 21, 2022, at 11:23 AM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:
> >> >> WTF is “dry ice cleaning”?
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

2022-06-21 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
How does one apply it?

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> Same thing. Dry ice will also remove oil, grease and loose paint from a
> surface. It’s often used for cleaning engine compartments and
> undercarriages because it doesn’t leave a residue.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 21, 2022, at 9:30 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Only thing I have heard of is dry ice "blasting" which is like
> sandblasting using dry ice so it presumably doesn't leave residue or warp
> sheet metal.
> >
> > I've never heard of it for cleaning. Maybe engine bay?
> >
> > Also never heard of cleaning/detailing adding $4k to the value of the
> car.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 21, 2022, at 11:23 AM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:
> >> WTF is “dry ice cleaning”?
> >>
> >>
> https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/higley-1985-mercedes-benz-300d-turbo/7495374279.html
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Re: [MBZ] Anyone Jumping on This....

2022-06-21 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
That's about $8K worth of verbiage.

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> I'm surprised they didn't part it out.
>
>
> Rick
>
> From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> Sent: June 21, 2022 11:15 AM
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> Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> Cc: azbob...@gmail.com
> Subject: [MBZ] Anyone Jumping on This
>
> These bubbas just sent this out. Anyone? Anyone?
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Re: [MBZ] MINT 2000 E320 W210

2022-06-21 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Full disclosure of "cons" presents a list of reasons not to buy this car.

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> In fact it's so cherry we can't be bothered to fix any of the problems
> with it. Somehow I don't consider a car that has windows that don't move as
> cherry...
>
> -Curt
>
>
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>
>
>
>
> "This is an absolute cherry of a car"
>
> Well, is it "cherry" or is it "mint" ??
>
>
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> > People’s definition of “mint” are very different.
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] 1987 Mercedes 300 TD Turbo Diesel Wagon

2022-06-21 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Might be worth it.  Do all '87 turbo TDs have the factory third set?

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> This dude has tried to sell this several different time over the course of
> the last year.
>
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

2022-06-21 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I would deduct $4k for the most super boring color combination, coupled
with turbo and other issues associated with this CA version model.

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> Only thing I have heard of is dry ice "blasting" which is like
> sandblasting using dry ice so it presumably doesn't leave residue or warp
> sheet metal.
>
> I've never heard of it for cleaning. Maybe engine bay?
>
> Also never heard of cleaning/detailing adding $4k to the value of the car.
>
>
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> > WTF is “dry ice cleaning”?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] In more ways than one -- 2004 Mercedes E320 Wagon Wrecked - $2, 500

2022-06-21 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
The sat coverings are insubstantial, so any item in the rear pocket will
wear it away rather easily.

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> yes puzzling
>
> --FT
>
> On 6/21/22 9:10 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > A bit far forward for a Taco Tuesday event.
> >
> > -D
> >
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> >>
> >> I don't want to know what happened on that driver seat
> >>
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] I’m picking up this $900 07E350

2022-06-20 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I'm sure you can work out the bugs.  Is this a cdi?

On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 6:13 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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> Having a beer at a taco joint around the corner from his house while I’m
> waiting for him to get home. Car is pretty nice.  Looks mostly clean will
> need a bit of detailing.  Gotta get it loaded on the trailer.  It’s
> throwing a code for the brake solenoid which isn’t generally the whole CP.
> I have some 722.9 transmission solenoids so I’m wondering if that’s what
> the problem is and I won’t need the whole conductor plate. Could be a quick
> and easy fix.
>
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Re: [MBZ] I drove 2.5 hours to buy this and burned up about $100 worth of diesel

2022-06-20 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
nice


On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 6:08 PM Andrew Strasfogel 
wrote:

> That car is way too ice to abandon.
>
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 6:07 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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>
>> They do, and to this day I still haven’t figured out how they work, so I
>> pay the $10 extra and get paper titles for all my cars.
>>
>> I’ve tried to figure out what you do when you want to sell a car on short
>> notice or on a weekend or holiday. Not sure that matters, but I just like
>> having a paper title.
>>
>> -D
>>
>> > On Jun 20, 2022, at 1:47 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > I wonder if FL does electronic titles? If so that would explain why he
>> didn’t have a physical title. I would have to have the actual title to
>> transfer it to OK.
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> >> On Jun 20, 2022, at 3:43 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Nice guy but yes. Car as a whole is nice. Interior need a little
>> work. Drivers seat is worn little as is that center console.  Sun visors
>> are also beat up.
>> >>
>> >> Sent from my iPhone
>> >>
>> >>> On Jun 20, 2022, at 3:35 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Jun is an idiot
>> >>>
>> >>> --FT
>> >>>
>> > On 6/20/22 4:20 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
>>  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2140431399452842/
>> 
>>  Battery dead so I put a battery in it and it fired right up.
>> Supposedly has a plugged DPF. Guy is from Florida and it is
>> tagged/registered there. Guy produces what he says is title but it’s
>> actually a receipt for application of title. That’s all he has. No deal.
>> Told him to get a title and maybe I will come back. I
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] I drove 2.5 hours to buy this and burned up about $100 worth of diesel

2022-06-20 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
That car is way too ice to abandon.

On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 6:07 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> They do, and to this day I still haven’t figured out how they work, so I
> pay the $10 extra and get paper titles for all my cars.
>
> I’ve tried to figure out what you do when you want to sell a car on short
> notice or on a weekend or holiday. Not sure that matters, but I just like
> having a paper title.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 20, 2022, at 1:47 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > I wonder if FL does electronic titles? If so that would explain why he
> didn’t have a physical title. I would have to have the actual title to
> transfer it to OK.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jun 20, 2022, at 3:43 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Nice guy but yes. Car as a whole is nice. Interior need a little work.
> Drivers seat is worn little as is that center console.  Sun visors are also
> beat up.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>> On Jun 20, 2022, at 3:35 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Jun is an idiot
> >>>
> >>> --FT
> >>>
> > On 6/20/22 4:20 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
>  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2140431399452842/
> 
>  Battery dead so I put a battery in it and it fired right up.
> Supposedly has a plugged DPF. Guy is from Florida and it is
> tagged/registered there. Guy produces what he says is title but it’s
> actually a receipt for application of title. That’s all he has. No deal.
> Told him to get a title and maybe I will come back. I
> 
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Re: [MBZ] I'm confused -- 2001 Mercedes-Benz s-class S 500 Sedan 4D, $4, 000

2022-06-20 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Those wheels are jarring.

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> 2001 S600 Benz, Needs alternator. Has some cosmetic issues. Runs and
> drives good other than that. Will need to be towed. Cash  only
>
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Re: [MBZ] Barn Find 1978 450SL - 54k miles - $12,500

2022-06-20 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
"Very driveable" meaning safely gets you home and halfway back to the
seller's house.

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> Florida car, owner lives 1/2 time in Indiana, ad listed in Dayton...
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] Does Fakebook have people who sit around and come up with ways to make marketplace even worse?

2022-06-20 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Firefox is the Bill Gates of browsers.

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> I am using the fakebook app on my phone
>
> On 6/20/2022 9:36 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
> > sometimes I find my browser (Firefox) gets all wonky and things get
> > messed up like that, if I switch browsers (Chrome) it looks OK.  No
> > idea why
> >
> > -FT
> >
> > On 6/20/22 10:21 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>> On Jun 20, 2022, at 8:54 AM, Floyd Thursby via
> >>> Mercedes  wrote:
> >>>
> >>> My feed is working same as always, somewhat better some days, worse
> >>> others
> >>>
> >>> --FT
> >>>
>  On 6/20/22 9:41 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
>  There must have been some sort of Fakebook update last night as now
>  when searching marketplace the results are just pics and that’s it,
>  no title or anything. You have to click on it to see the details
>  instead of just scrolling to see title and price.  It’s like they
>  try to come up with ways to make it suck more.
> 
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Re: [MBZ] 1983 240D - 130k miles - $5,500

2022-06-19 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Could probably talk him down to $4500 due to 1K worth of work needed to
make it perfect.

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> these days
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Re: [MBZ] 1978 280SLC Euro - 74k miles - $9,000

2022-06-19 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Surprisingly nice, but far more interesting had it been a 4 speed manual..

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> Green/Green, of the pea soup shade.
>
> Claims $40K book value, so why the $9K ask? Scam?
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] just needs new breaks and front bumper has been hit but doesn’t effect anything - 2005 ML500 - $5,000

2022-06-19 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Not to mention a brand new odometer.

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> Great pics of a $5k truck
>
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> > 
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Re: [MBZ] $900 07E350

2022-06-19 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Nevermind.

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> HFD?
>
> On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 9:49 AM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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>
>> Car is fairly decent. 040 black tan interior with a bit of wear and torn
>> driver seat bottom.  Body fairly good, a few scratches nothing significant.
>>
>> Sticking Intake flap code which I think is a common issue but not fatal.
>>
>> TCM showing brake control solenoid valve failure so new conductor plate
>> needed. Might be able to repair/resolder or maybe new solenoid or get a
>> repaired plate.
>>
>> Young guy is Venezuelan, no habla anglais but had a cool translator app
>> on his phone. I told him he should fix it but he just wants to sell it.
>>
>> So another project just like the 04E500. HFD to me.
>>
>>
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Re: [MBZ] $900 07E350

2022-06-19 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
HFD?

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> Car is fairly decent. 040 black tan interior with a bit of wear and torn
> driver seat bottom.  Body fairly good, a few scratches nothing significant.
>
> Sticking Intake flap code which I think is a common issue but not fatal.
>
> TCM showing brake control solenoid valve failure so new conductor plate
> needed. Might be able to repair/resolder or maybe new solenoid or get a
> repaired plate.
>
> Young guy is Venezuelan, no habla anglais but had a cool translator app on
> his phone. I told him he should fix it but he just wants to sell it.
>
> So another project just like the 04E500. HFD to me.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Bargain '79 450 SL on BAT?

2022-06-18 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Sold for $8250, less than a comparable condition 240D or 300D.

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> Not a bad car but seems to be underappreciated.
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1978-mercedes-benz-450sl-54/
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Re: [MBZ] Faster than a 1960 Volkswagen

2022-06-18 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Funky Canadian version.

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> 1.8 liters.
> Overhead Cam.
> 65HP!
>
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Re: [MBZ] I should go look at this -- 2007 Mercedes-Benz e-class E 350 Sedan 4D, $1, 000

2022-06-18 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Take along your killer labradoodle.

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> 9am tomorrow morning. Kind of a rough area but the miscreants will likely
> be still in bed at that time. Will have backup.
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
> > On Jun 18, 2022, at 3:35 PM, Floyd Thursby 
> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > I'm not sure Jesus is even in this country but I sent him a message and
> will see what he says
> >
> > --FT
> >
> > On 6/18/22 3:27 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
> >> Probably a scam but worth trying.
> >>
> >> On Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 3:26 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
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> >>> Looks pretty nice if it's not a scam
> >>>
> >>>
> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1086262075295185/?ref=search_code=null_story_type=post=browse_serp%3A728f74f7-9d58-4597-b883-e8d04df1789f
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Re: [MBZ] I should go look at this -- 2007 Mercedes-Benz e-class E 350 Sedan 4D, $1, 000

2022-06-18 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Probably a scam but worth trying.

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> Looks pretty nice if it's not a scam
>
>
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[MBZ] Bargain '79 450 SL on BAT?

2022-06-18 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Not a bad car but seems to be underappreciated.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1978-mercedes-benz-450sl-54/
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Re: [MBZ] Is this opium dreaming? 1981 Mercedes Benz 240D - $10, 000 (Charlotte)

2022-06-18 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Yes.

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>
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-1981-mercedes-benz-240d/7497767915.html
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Re: [MBZ] 1984 300D - 167k miles - $8,500

2022-06-18 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
You are paying top dollar for the privilege of working on A Legend.
Don't see a dangling block heater cord under the front bumper.
Could the upholstery have been redyed?  Looks fake.

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> "Below zero cold starts without any hesitation."
>
> Unless it's got a block heater ... I call BS.
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] 4spd - 1982 240D - $3,500 (Louisburg/Bunn)

2022-06-17 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
There is a pandemic of stupidity raging across the country.

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> Remove the "3" and you have Kaleb's $500 car.
>
> Randy
>
>
>
> On 17/06/2022 10:16 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
> > "Minor repairs" for $3500
> >
> > I've started restoring it but I have too many other projects to a lot
> > enough time to finish it. It will need new floor pans and many other
> > more minor repairs.
> >
> > https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/louisburg/7497418984.html
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT Extended Warranty success story

2022-06-16 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I get those offers all the time and I never even had an extended warranty.
What a country!

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> Yeahbut now, in four years time, someone will call you telling you
> extended warranty is about to expire and they won’t be making up a story.
>
> AZBob
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Jun 16, 2022, at 1:41 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Warranties are a 3rd party product that the dealer sells. It’s a huge
> profit center for them. There are basically 2 sides of a dealership. The
> fixed ops side which is parts and service, and the variable ops side which
> is sales. In a car deal, it is a 3 legged stool basically the dealer makes
> money on. First is the gross on the car. Next is what they will make on
> your trade. And finally is F This is when you are in the box after
> negotiating the price and they sign the paperwork. This is really just
> another sales session where they sell you aftermarket’s and warranties.
> This is also where they make most of their money if they are not making all
> that much on the front end. Also, they make money on the financing. Let’s
> say they hang your paper at a local credit union, bank, or even a national
> lender. That lender comes back at 3% on the deal and they allow a 2 point
> markup. Dealer can then sell it to you at anywhere from 3-5%. So if dealers
> signs you at 5% they are making 2 on your loan. Also depending on the
> situation if you are a prime customer different lenders may also pay the
> dealer a fixed amount to send them the deal which the F manager typically
> pockets. If you are subprime, the dealer might actually have to pay the
> lender a fee to get the deal bought. That’s why you might see cars listed
> for x amount but when somebody with low credit wants to buy it, not only
> are they going to pay a higher interest rate they also raise the price of
> the car in order to cover the fee.
> >
> > In other words, there is a lot involved in a car dealership and a lot of
> crooked stuff happens. Even if the dealer is not crooked, they are making
> money every step of the way.
> >
> > In normal time, a dealer would gross maybe $1500 on a used car. On new
> sometimes they didn’t make anything except the hold back, which is a fixed
> among the OEM pays the dealer per car sold. Sometimes they might make $400.
> Now days the average gross is $5-6k in the front end, not including the
> back end gross which could be another $2k or more. Some of these stores are
> doing over a million a month in gross, not even counting fixed ops.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> >> On Jun 16, 2022, at 1:53 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I imagine most people on here wouldn’t buy an extended warranty. And I
> have never bought one before.  But, back in September I decided I needed an
> SUV.  We went on a family vacation and taking the dog, kids, stuff, etc we
> didn’t have much room in my car.
> >>
> >> I bought a 2014 Lexus GX 460. It’s not the biggest SUV, but it is still
> full size and three rows.  I bought it with only 39,000 miles from the
> local BMW dealer.  They offered to sell me an extended warranty and I
> immediately said no.  Then, I wondered what crazy number they were going to
> quote me.  They said $2000 for 4 years and 48,000 miles — on top of the
> miles it already had.  I started thinking with an 8 year old vehicle things
> like an alternator or a starter or power window motors are going to fail.
> None of those are outrageous, but a few repairs here and there and it’s not
> hard to get to $2000. This is the zero deductible top of the line coverage.
> >>
> >> I got an oil change last week and they called me and said the timing
> cover is leaking oil and said $3000 to fix. BUT,  I had the warranty.  They
> covered it. I watched the video on how to do it. ALL the stuff in front has
> to come off. It’s a huge job.
> >>
> >> I picked up my car at lunch and it’s all done and it cost me nothing. I
> only mention this because it is so rare that a car extended warranty (other
> than CPO) actually works out.
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] OT Extended Warranty success story

2022-06-16 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I forgot about all the shmoes who never file a claim...

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> Yep. The administrator works for an insurance company. In this case, the
> BMW made money selling it and the Lexus dealer made money getting the
> work.  I will never feel bad for an insurance company.  Some actuary has
> run the numbers and on some they might lose and most others they make
> some.
>
> Donald H. Snook
>
>
> > On Jun 16, 2022, at 2:13 PM, dan penoff.com  wrote:
> >
> > Warranties are sold and serviced by third parties, not the dealerships.
> They’re just one more “add on” that they purchase through a third party.
> >
> > The dealer has no exposure. If anything, they profit from the warranty
> work, as they get paid for doing it.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On Jun 16, 2022, at 11:58 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Great story, although I predict that dealer will be out of business by
> the
> >> end of the year.
> >>
> >>> On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 2:53 PM Donald Snook via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I imagine most people on here wouldn’t buy an extended warranty. And I
> >>> have never bought one before.  But, back in September I decided I
> needed an
> >>> SUV.  We went on a family vacation and taking the dog, kids, stuff,
> etc we
> >>> didn’t have much room in my car.
> >>>
> >>> I bought a 2014 Lexus GX 460. It’s not the biggest SUV, but it is still
> >>> full size and three rows.  I bought it with only 39,000 miles from the
> >>> local BMW dealer.  They offered to sell me an extended warranty and I
> >>> immediately said no.  Then, I wondered what crazy number they were
> going to
> >>> quote me.  They said $2000 for 4 years and 48,000 miles — on top of the
> >>> miles it already had.  I started thinking with an 8 year old vehicle
> things
> >>> like an alternator or a starter or power window motors are going to
> fail.
> >>> None of those are outrageous, but a few repairs here and there and
> it’s not
> >>> hard to get to $2000. This is the zero deductible top of the line
> coverage.
> >>>
> >>> I got an oil change last week and they called me and said the timing
> cover
> >>> is leaking oil and said $3000 to fix. BUT,  I had the warranty.  They
> >>> covered it. I watched the video on how to do it. ALL the stuff in
> front has
> >>> to come off. It’s a huge job.
> >>>
> >>> I picked up my car at lunch and it’s all done and it cost me nothing. I
> >>> only mention this because it is so rare that a car extended warranty
> (other
> >>> than CPO) actually works out.
> >>>
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Re: [MBZ] OT Extended Warranty success story

2022-06-16 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Great story, although I predict that dealer will be out of business by the
end of the year.

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> I imagine most people on here wouldn’t buy an extended warranty. And I
> have never bought one before.  But, back in September I decided I needed an
> SUV.  We went on a family vacation and taking the dog, kids, stuff, etc we
> didn’t have much room in my car.
>
> I bought a 2014 Lexus GX 460. It’s not the biggest SUV, but it is still
> full size and three rows.  I bought it with only 39,000 miles from the
> local BMW dealer.  They offered to sell me an extended warranty and I
> immediately said no.  Then, I wondered what crazy number they were going to
> quote me.  They said $2000 for 4 years and 48,000 miles — on top of the
> miles it already had.  I started thinking with an 8 year old vehicle things
> like an alternator or a starter or power window motors are going to fail.
> None of those are outrageous, but a few repairs here and there and it’s not
> hard to get to $2000. This is the zero deductible top of the line coverage.
>
> I got an oil change last week and they called me and said the timing cover
> is leaking oil and said $3000 to fix. BUT,  I had the warranty.  They
> covered it. I watched the video on how to do it. ALL the stuff in front has
> to come off. It’s a huge job.
>
> I picked up my car at lunch and it’s all done and it cost me nothing. I
> only mention this because it is so rare that a car extended warranty (other
> than CPO) actually works out.
>
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Re: [MBZ] 85 123 56K miles!

2022-06-16 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
It's the 49 state version, so worth at least $10k.  I sold my 300K miles CA
version 300TD with its problematically unique turbocharger for $9.5k 4
years ago.

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> This looks great! I assume that the price will go up a lot towards the
> end. Only 56K miles.
>
> https://thembmarket.com/1985-mercedes-benz-300d-turbodiesel#bidsandcomments
>
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Re: [MBZ] This looks nice

2022-06-16 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
"Suspension needs replacing".  All of it?? Ouch.

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Re: [MBZ] $$$$ Klatta Klatta Away

2022-06-15 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Is Greece known for its low fuel prices?

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> Tell me about it. The more this goes on, the more inclined I am to gtfo
> and move to Greece. I’m getting real close, believe me.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Jun 14, 2022, at 9:53 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> >
> > I would rather have some mean tweets
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jun 14, 2022, at 7:39 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
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> >>
> >> Diesel hit $6.00 here in AZ today. FML.
> >>
> >> AZBob
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] In normal times this is a $500 car

2022-06-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
They even went to the trouble of swapping put the odometer to document the
low miles.

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> "Normal times" are long gone ---
>
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[MBZ] What is it about tufted seats?

2022-06-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Are they uber- or un-comfortable?
Nice Canadian Chrysler has them.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1975-chrysler-sedan/?
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Re: [MBZ] Car Disposal?

2022-06-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
?  164 Volvo?

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> Max and I went to LKQ Saturday and pulled a bunch of stuff from a SEC they
> had there. There was a “new” 211 sitting in the intake lot. I need a wheel
>  , the other 211 wheels have been picked so i  asked the guy when it
> would be available and he said they were waiting on the title to it before
> it could go in the yard.
>
> There was a 164 there with a set of AMG wheels some curb rash with good
> Michelins, I was tempted to grab them all.
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
> > On Jun 14, 2022, at 9:28 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> >
> > Spoke to neighbor the other day. He sold the car off to a recycler who
> went to the impound yard to pick it up. He haggled with the impound yard
> and got their price down somewhat. Said the amount the recycler paid for
> the remains nearly covered the impound fees.
> >
> > Interesting exposure to the seedier side of business. Pretty skeezy if
> you ask me.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >
> >> On Jun 9, 2022, at 9:57 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> >>
> >> Yes
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
>  On Jun 9, 2022, at 10:05 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> >>>
> >>> It pretty much appears that if he just walks away from this the yard
> will take possession of the remains of the truck and do with it as they
> please.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks, everyone!
> >>>
> >>> -D
> >>>
>  On Jun 8, 2022, at 11:26 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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> 
>  I don’t know about Florida but here if a vehicle sits for 30days
> (“abandoned”) the yard or mechanic can file a lien and then has to auction
> it off. I’m not sure how the title sorts out but I think the yard gets it
> from the state, or the buyer gets it somehow. In any case the auction sale
> lets them recover something. The original owner is out of it at that point.
> If the vehicle is not worth much it’s probably easiest to just walk away
> from it and let it be the yard’s problem.
> 
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> > Interesting discussion with a neighbor today that I thought might
> elicit some responses here that could be of value….
> >
> > Seems his college aged school son totaled his (the son’s) little
> pickup truck, a 2010-2012 Ford of some sort. Because of the minimal value
> and limited resources of the son, who works in the summer to pay his bills,
> the truck had no collision or comp coverage, so it’s essentially a
> write-off for him.
> >
> > Sheriff had the truck towed to an impound lot from the crash site.
> Three days in (this apparently happened sometime on Monday) the fees at the
> impound lot are already something crazy, like $650, and of course
> increasing exponentially every day. The son has no interest in the remains
> of the vehicle, and certainly doesn’t have the resources to cover the
> impound fees. I’m assuming he would even have to pay to have the wreck
> hauled off to someplace like CoPart or LKQ, if they would even want it.
> >
> > So the neighbor’s wondering (he’s asking me, because he knows I’m a
> “car guy") if I think the impound place, a private towing firm contracted
> to the County for such services, would just take the title to the truck in
> lieu of the fees. I’m thinking that the scrap value of the truck is
> probably minimal, so even if he did this they would still want the balance
> of the fees they’ve charged to-date. I presume they could take a lien on
> the truck/title, but even if they did that it’s still more or less
> worthless and they won’t get jack out of the kid, who has reached the age
> of majority and is not on anything connected to the parents as far as I
> know.
> >
> > Let’s also realize that these places charge exorbitant fees as a way
> to rip people off, of course, and I have to believe there are plenty of
> instances where they don’t get a dime.
> >
> > Anyone encounter a situation like this, or know of one or a
> resolution for it?
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Re: [MBZ] if u think that u can get it cheaper elsewhere please keep looking so we dont waste eachothers time. 2006 MERCEDES CLS500 WITH PUSH BUTTON START - $5, 800 (Greenville)

2022-06-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
My friend Michael Egan has a neighbor who is a gifted hobbyist.  For fun he
R the dash of Mike's 280SL and IIRC also rebuilt the engine.  Gratis.

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> Salvage title caps the value.
>
> "YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO BRING YOUR MECHANIC TO CHECK IT"
>
> LOL. Who has a mechanic they can "bring" to check a car, especially a
> $5,000 car.
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2022, at 12:21 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
> > ithinkicangetitcheapersomewhereelse
> >
> > --FT
> >
> > On 6/14/22 12:12 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
> >> If you can stand the obnoxious seller and everything works, that's not
> >> a bad deal.
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 12:10 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
> >>  wrote:
> >>
> >> eye burner paint job
> >>
> >> i replaced the 2 regular fenders and front bumper cover with body
> kit
> >> fenders and bumper($1500) because they are much nicer and i havent
> >> seen
> >> anyone else with those fenders on a cls. it also has over $2000
> >> suspension conversion done so never any problems with suspension.
> >> 125k
> >> mi with salvage title.
> >>
> >>
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/greenville-2006-mercedes-cls500-with/7496210351.html
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] if u think that u can get it cheaper elsewhere please keep looking so we dont waste eachothers time. 2006 MERCEDES CLS500 WITH PUSH BUTTON START - $5, 800 (Greenville)

2022-06-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
www.ithinkicangetitcheapersomewhereelse.com
should be your website.

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> ithinkicangetitcheapersomewhereelse
>
> --FT
>
> On 6/14/22 12:12 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
> > If you can stand the obnoxious seller and everything works, that's not
> > a bad deal.
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 12:10 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> >
> > eye burner paint job
> >
> > i replaced the 2 regular fenders and front bumper cover with body kit
> > fenders and bumper($1500) because they are much nicer and i havent
> > seen
> > anyone else with those fenders on a cls. it also has over $2000
> > suspension conversion done so never any problems with suspension.
> > 125k
> > mi with salvage title.
> >
> >
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/greenville-2006-mercedes-cls500-with/7496210351.html
> >
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Re: [MBZ] 1995 SL500 - 79k miles - $4,750

2022-06-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Driven less than 2k mile/year.  Really?

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> Needs some work on "soft top mechanics"
>
>
> https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/d/villa-park-1995-mercedes-sl500/7496121078.html
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Re: [MBZ] if u think that u can get it cheaper elsewhere please keep looking so we dont waste eachothers time. 2006 MERCEDES CLS500 WITH PUSH BUTTON START - $5, 800 (Greenville)

2022-06-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
If you can stand the obnoxious seller and everything works, that's not a
bad deal.

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> eye burner paint job
>
> i replaced the 2 regular fenders and front bumper cover with body kit
> fenders and bumper($1500) because they are much nicer and i havent seen
> anyone else with those fenders on a cls. it also has over $2000
> suspension conversion done so never any problems with suspension. 125k
> mi with salvage title.
>
>
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/greenville-2006-mercedes-cls500-with/7496210351.html
>
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Re: [MBZ] 2001 SLK320 - 72k miles - $8,500

2022-06-14 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Silver doesn't work on that car.

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> Unfortunately for Dan, it's not yellow.
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] 2009 E350 4MATIC - 157k miles - $8,500

2022-06-13 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
It's a stupid price and not even a diesel.

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> Not sure where a 211 sr motor is, might be in the roof above headliner
> behind the sr which would be a pita.
>
> --FT
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>
> > On Jun 13, 2022, at 2:43 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > "Keyless/go door handles on drivers side are inop (common issue).
> Sunroof needs the motor replaced."
> >
> > Sunroof motor sounds potentially hairy, but is it?
> >
> > I would not care about the keyless stuff.
> >
> >
> >
> https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/louisville-2009-mercedes-w211-e350/7496031015.html
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Re: [MBZ] CL photog of the day -- virtually has no issues. Mercedes E500 - $4 (Woodruff)

2022-06-13 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I kinda like the gaudy chrome wheels.

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> Except for the SBC warning
>
> https://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/d/moore-mercedes-e500/7495614973.html
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Re: [MBZ] 1993 300 CE Coupe - 87k miles - $13,000

2022-06-13 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Like either a shrunken 560 SEC or a slightly stretched W123 300CD

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> Looks fairly nice.
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] 2005 E55 AMG - 211k miles - $10,500

2022-06-13 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
As fast as it is overpriced.

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Re: [MBZ] The dents are from backing boats into it - 1995 E320 Convertible - $4, 000

2022-06-13 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Probably the nadir of Mercedes styling.

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> Crackhead
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
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> > On Jun 12, 2022, at 9:42 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> > Potato cam pics
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Project car: where to begin?

2022-06-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Sold for $15K, purely for rarity value not resale.

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> Bidding war in progress for W112 300SE coupe.  Handyman's nightmare.
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1963-mercedes-benz-300se-coupe/
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Re: [MBZ] What is it with idiots?

2022-06-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Actually it was a Yahoo News item:
https://news.yahoo.com/im-yorker-moved-south-2-122500378.html

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 12:40 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Sounds good.  Now another 10k or so need to follow her.  Send me the
> article so I can make it go viral, and maybe some others will take it to
> heart.
>
> --FT
>
> On 6/12/22 12:26 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> > Floyd, you need to chill.  Article in today's Wash Post about a lady who
> > migrated to SC from upstate NY during the pandemic.  She lasted 2 years
> > before throwing in the towel and heading back north.  There will be
> others.
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 12:11 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I see a similar thing in Flagstaff.
> >>
> >> Lots of people from the PRK, both short-timers and vacationers. They
> drive
> >> like sh*t, are generally dismissive to locals, and have no respect for
> the
> >> area or city.
> >>
> >> Case in point:
> >>
> >> When they come up (and this applies to Phoenicians, except for AZ Bob,
> of
> >> course) to ski at the Snowbowl or engage in “snow sports”.
> >>
> >> There are numerous venues for this in the area. But what many of them do
> >> is park on the side of state highways where there are steep slopes (and
> no
> >> shoulder) and do their sledding there.
> >>
> >> When they leave, it looks like a bomb went off. Trash, damaged sleds and
> >> other snow sports gear, discarded clothing, you name it. The County has
> to
> >> do extra roadside trash runs during this time of year because it’s so
> bad.
> >>
> >> I don’t mind them coming here, but they should respect our home.
> >>
> >> -D
> >>
> >>> On Jun 12, 2022, at 8:25 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>> I was visiting some friends last night at Pawleys Island and some
> other
> >> friends from Beaufort down the coast a ways were there. Interestingly
> most
> >> of these folks tend toward the bluer end of the spectrum but also have
> some
> >> sense.  We got talking about the growth in our respective areas, and it
> >> seems that most of it is due to yankee carpetbagger infestations who
> leave
> >> their expensive sh**holes up north and come here with their bad ideas
> and
> >> habits.  It has gotten really bad around me, I go to the store down the
> >> road and half of the plates are from up north and the people drive and
> act
> >> like total @$$h01e$.  A lot of them moved here during the covids and
> just
> >> stayed.  One guy from Beaufort asked "but why here, it's not like the
> >> places they came from" and I told him because it is kinda the last stop
> >> before Florida, and most of them can't stand the idea of living in a
> known
> >> white trash state (even though SC is pretty white trash in a lot of
> areas)
> >> so they settle here.  Plus it is relatively cheap and warm to be doing
> >> outside stuff most of the year.  He agreed with that.  I also pointed
> out
> >> that SC was a good day's drive from Ohio, 10-12hr whereas Florida would
> >> require an overnighter then another day of driving. Hence
> gobacktoohio.com
> >>> Most of them have no interest in learning the history, culture, people,
> >> land, or environment, they like to live in their gated artificial
> >> communities and play tennis and golf and bitch about the locals.  And
> try
> >> to do their developments and mess up what is already there.
> >>> --FT
> >>>
> >>>> On 6/12/22 11:01 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> >>>> Yes. Thank god the new Tesla plant did not get built in tulsa and it
> >> went to Austin instead.
> >>>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>>
> >>>>>> On Jun 12, 2022, at 9:35 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes<
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com>  wrote:
> >>>>> California and New Yorkers are turning red states blue. It will only
> >> get better.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Rick
> >>>>>
> >>>>> From:mercedes@okiebenz.com
> >>>>> Sent: June 12, 2022 9:31 AM
> >>>>> To:mercedes@okiebenz.com
> >>>>> Reply-to:mercedes@okiebenz.com
> >>>>> Cc:ka...@striplin.net
> >>>>> Subject: [MB

Re: [MBZ] What is it with idiots?

2022-06-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Floyd, you need to chill.  Article in today's Wash Post about a lady who
migrated to SC from upstate NY during the pandemic.  She lasted 2 years
before throwing in the towel and heading back north.  There will be others.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 12:11 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I see a similar thing in Flagstaff.
>
> Lots of people from the PRK, both short-timers and vacationers. They drive
> like sh*t, are generally dismissive to locals, and have no respect for the
> area or city.
>
> Case in point:
>
> When they come up (and this applies to Phoenicians, except for AZ Bob, of
> course) to ski at the Snowbowl or engage in “snow sports”.
>
> There are numerous venues for this in the area. But what many of them do
> is park on the side of state highways where there are steep slopes (and no
> shoulder) and do their sledding there.
>
> When they leave, it looks like a bomb went off. Trash, damaged sleds and
> other snow sports gear, discarded clothing, you name it. The County has to
> do extra roadside trash runs during this time of year because it’s so bad.
>
> I don’t mind them coming here, but they should respect our home.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 12, 2022, at 8:25 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > I was visiting some friends last night at Pawleys Island and some other
> friends from Beaufort down the coast a ways were there. Interestingly most
> of these folks tend toward the bluer end of the spectrum but also have some
> sense.  We got talking about the growth in our respective areas, and it
> seems that most of it is due to yankee carpetbagger infestations who leave
> their expensive sh**holes up north and come here with their bad ideas and
> habits.  It has gotten really bad around me, I go to the store down the
> road and half of the plates are from up north and the people drive and act
> like total @$$h01e$.  A lot of them moved here during the covids and just
> stayed.  One guy from Beaufort asked "but why here, it's not like the
> places they came from" and I told him because it is kinda the last stop
> before Florida, and most of them can't stand the idea of living in a known
> white trash state (even though SC is pretty white trash in a lot of areas)
> so they settle here.  Plus it is relatively cheap and warm to be doing
> outside stuff most of the year.  He agreed with that.  I also pointed out
> that SC was a good day's drive from Ohio, 10-12hr whereas Florida would
> require an overnighter then another day of driving. Hence gobacktoohio.com
> >
> > Most of them have no interest in learning the history, culture, people,
> land, or environment, they like to live in their gated artificial
> communities and play tennis and golf and bitch about the locals.  And try
> to do their developments and mess up what is already there.
> >
> > --FT
> >
> >> On 6/12/22 11:01 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Yes. Thank god the new Tesla plant did not get built in tulsa and it
> went to Austin instead.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
>  On Jun 12, 2022, at 9:35 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>  wrote:
> >>>
> >>> California and New Yorkers are turning red states blue. It will only
> get better.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Rick
> >>>
> >>> From:mercedes@okiebenz.com
> >>> Sent: June 12, 2022 9:31 AM
> >>> To:mercedes@okiebenz.com
> >>> Reply-to:mercedes@okiebenz.com
> >>> Cc:ka...@striplin.net
> >>> Subject: [MBZ] What is it with idiots?
> >>>
> >>> Pull into gas station, all 4 diesel pumps are occupied so I pull in
> behind a fiat 500 with nobody in sight. Finally she shows up out of the
> store after doing her shopping and stares at me pointing to all the other
> empty gas pumps. She then proceeds to pump. You mean she has not even start
> yet. After she finished she once again gives me the stink eye and points to
> the other pumps. I roll the window down and inform her she is occupying the
> diesel pump lane. She had Texas plates but appeared to be from California,
> or so she behaved.
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
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[MBZ] Project car: where to begin?

2022-06-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Bidding war in progress for W112 300SE coupe.  Handyman's nightmare.
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Re: [MBZ] This is the sort of topic discussed on Fakebook

2022-06-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I accidentally pumped 87 octane into my 300TD and lived to tell the tale.

On Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 11:07 PM G Mann via Mercedes 
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> Yes, go ahead and run gas in your diesel. After one tank you will never
> have to buy fuel for that car again.
>
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 7:58 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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>
> > Yes
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Jun 11, 2022, at 9:38 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Can I use gas in my diesel since it’s cheaper
> > >
> > > --FT
> > > Sent from iFōn
> > >
> > >> On Jun 11, 2022, at 9:30 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> 
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
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Re: [MBZ] Anybody ever used Maaco?

2022-06-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
How much are frills?

On Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 11:05 PM G Mann via Mercedes 
wrote:

> The days of the $29.95, one color enamel job is long gone.
> The EPA rules on VOC's have made the price of paint per gallon rocket into
> the $500 per gallon range for good quality paint, plus additives, plus
> thinners, hardeners, plus, plus..
> The $895 quote is likely now their "no frills paint job" price.
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 7:57 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > They have a special, seems like it used to be a lot cheaper though.
> >
> >
> >
> https://www.maaco.com/summer-promo-899-paint-special/?mca_cmp=social_source=facebook_medium=social_content=prospecting_campaign=MAA_SOC_National_N_Acquisition_Q222_Conversions_N_Facebook_Prospecting_LAL-OfflinePurchasers_N_N_FB-IG_N_N_SummerPromo-899OverallPaint_kxconfid=23850608775110005=IwAR2HeU_90OA4xMqmoXNdIhrN5-AFvarTFm0lqKaJK087MchEu0q8FKzNOG4_aem_AYJ3HMX1nUY-JXUDf33mIOMv0AvM_quWycFXsb0NTzqXeJzp6JPciw80ioy3wJ3w3-rGEwpT-r1jCblTfk5IpESe1RdtXvQSAMVEHPGJjB3NJve2ZEbmJo5YTu5m8sEU5lI=e=cl
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Re: [MBZ] This is the sort of topic discussed on Fakebook

2022-06-11 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
My plumber told me where the cheapest diesel was in the county - $5.64.
Best of all, it had a dedicated island so I didn't have to queue up behind
the petrol car owners.

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> Can I use gas in my diesel since it’s cheaper
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
> > On Jun 11, 2022, at 9:30 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > 
> >
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Green on green

2022-06-11 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
True. But it's presence is a concern.

On Sat, Jun 11, 2022, 12:40 PM Karl Wittnebel  wrote:

> No one would ever check, unless you try to bring it into CA, and even then
> only once.
>
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2022, 8:59 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> Cat converter. Avoid.
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 10, 2022 at 9:58 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>
>> > 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL Private owner
>> >
>> >
>> https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/sugar-land-1975-mercedes-benz-450-sel/7495010977.html
>> >
>> >
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Re: [MBZ] 1982 300D - 225k miles - $3,500

2022-06-10 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Scary rust.

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> Has some issues, none sound too bad except the rust. Working AC is a plus.
>
> The ask is too much IMO, considering the rust, although the car looks nice
> otherwise.
>
>
> https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/d/cincinnati-one-family-owned-since-new/7494906085.html
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Re: [MBZ] 2015 GL350 Bluetec - 74k miles - $31,900

2022-06-10 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Overpriced by around $10k but in this market, he may get it.

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> Too much or reasonable?
>
>
> https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/saint-louis-2015-mercedes-benz-gl350/7495033142.html
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Re: [MBZ] Green on green

2022-06-10 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Cat converter. Avoid.

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> 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL Private owner
>
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Re: [MBZ] Holy crack

2022-06-10 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
But negotiable!

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> Needs front end aesthetics
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
>
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> > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/723536812124905/
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Re: [MBZ] Looking for that shlong slapper? The pootang puller? 2011 mercedes s 550 (black mamba) - $20, 000 (Charlotte)

2022-06-10 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
It has the ugly stock 5 spoke wheels.  Pass.

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> condition: *salvage*
>
> *
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-2011-mercedes-550-black-mamba/7494583482.html
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Re: [MBZ] 1989 560SL - 90k miles - $18,000

2022-06-09 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
If odometer "rolled over", then correct reading is 1,090,000.

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>
> https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/cto/d/kalamazoo-sl/7494431522.html
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Re: [MBZ] does run, no title very restorable (300CD) Mercedes benz - $2, 000 (Spring hill)

2022-06-09 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
$20k restoration to yield a $15k car, if you're lucky.

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> Doesn't look too awful rough, no title
>
>
> https://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/cto/d/spring-hill-mercedes-benz/7494039363.html
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Re: [MBZ] would destroy any car made today if you got in a wreak lol 1959 Mercedes Benz 190 - $2, 500 (RICHMOND HILL)

2022-06-09 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I want to get it running so I can wreak it.

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> breaks are froze up to
>
> --FT
>
> On 6/9/22 10:32 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > You left the best part out:
> >
> > "It's a tank and would destroy any car made today if you got in a wreak
> lol”
> >
> > I wonder if he’s got a tittle?
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On Jun 9, 2022, at 10:26 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>  wrote:
> >>
> >> motor is froze up from sitting.  $2500 cash and in pretty firm on the
> price but hundred dollar bills talk
> >>
> >>
> https://savannah.craigslist.org/pts/d/richmond-hill-1959-mercedes-benz-190/7493894529.html
> >>
> >> --
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> >>
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Re: [MBZ] Nice fintail on BAT

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
It was originally all black.

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> I think my 1965 220SEb was nicer, but I do like this one’s paint scheme.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 8, 2022, at 5:42 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Auction price jumped to $17.5 k and the bidding is still open!
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 9:35 AM Andrew Strasfogel 
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Local DC car, honestly presented.  I'm guessing there will be limited
> >> appeal due to condition and restoration costs.
> >> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-mercedes-benz-220-4/
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Re: [MBZ] A new cult car?

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
OK, a nice car but 30 years old and lacking in styling pizazz.  $10k was
IMO a generous offer.

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>
> Bid to 14,250. No sale. I guess he wanted his $16k back.
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-mercedes-benz-300d-8/
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> >>> >  1992 300D on BAT.  Has known flaws yet over $10k.
> >>> >  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-mercedes-benz-300d-11/
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Re: [MBZ] Nice fintail on BAT

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Auction price jumped to $17.5 k and the bidding is still open!

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> Local DC car, honestly presented.  I'm guessing there will be limited
> appeal due to condition and restoration costs.
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-mercedes-benz-220-4/
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Re: [MBZ] OK who got a new Benz last night?

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
My thought exactly.  Why leave the cookie jar open?  Maybe this is an
insurance scam?

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> They should at least have all of the key fobs locked in a good safe so
> that the thieves would have a harder time getting the cars moving.
>
>
> On 08/06/2022 3:04 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
> > It's probably illegal there to have armed guards in the shop at night
> > to deter/respond to that kind of nonsense, but I'm thinking that some
> > active response would put an end to that sort of thing right quick
> >
> > --FT
> >
> >
> > On 6/8/22 3:35 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
> >> However, you can appreciate his frustration at being robbed and
> >> feeling that the police are doing nothing to prevent it or to catch
> >> the perpetrators.
> >>
> >> Randy
> >>
> >>
> >> On 08/06/2022 2:23 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> >>> It's crazy until a mom and her kids are killed during the chase.
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 3:11 PM mitch--- via Mercedes
> >>> 
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> >>>
> >>>> And Mr Jidd would have preferred that the cops chase the stolen cars
> >>>> until the thieves wrecked them at triple digit speeds? What good would
> >>>> that do him?
> >>>> Mitch.
> >>>>
> >>>> Surveillance video shows the thieves testing the fobs to find
> >>>> corresponding cars. Accomplices out back begin testing cars there -
> >>>> selecting three valued at nearly $400,000.
> >>>>
> >>>> The thieves then left.
> >>>>
> >>>> The final piece of surveillance video shows the start of a police
> >>>> chase
> >>>> that ends when police say it reached a high rate of speed - and had to
> >>>> stop.
> >>>>
> >>>> "This is the law in Illinois, which is ridiculous," Jidd said. "It's
> >>>> crazy."
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Re: [MBZ] OK who got a new Benz last night?

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
It's crazy until a mom and her kids are killed during the chase.

On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 3:11 PM mitch--- via Mercedes 
wrote:

> And Mr Jidd would have preferred that the cops chase the stolen cars
> until the thieves wrecked them at triple digit speeds? What good would
> that do him?
> Mitch.
>
> Surveillance video shows the thieves testing the fobs to find
> corresponding cars. Accomplices out back begin testing cars there -
> selecting three valued at nearly $400,000.
>
> The thieves then left.
>
> The final piece of surveillance video shows the start of a police chase
> that ends when police say it reached a high rate of speed - and had to
> stop.
>
> "This is the law in Illinois, which is ridiculous," Jidd said. "It's
> crazy."
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Re: [MBZ] A new cult car?

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Close but no cigar.  My W123 wagon has a Strasfogel.

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> wasn't the zundfogel in the 123?
>
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022, 10:26 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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>
> > Is that the million mile zündfolge engine?
> >
> > -D
> >
> > > On Jun 8, 2022, at 10:04 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Over 300K on the engine. OM602 considered one of most long lived
> > Mercedes Diesel engines. Very fuel efficient. Fast. Does well with cold
> > starts. Bruno Sacco styling at its best.
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> > >> On Jun 8, 2022, at 9:33 AM, Andrew Strasfogel 
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> 
> > >> How so?  Durability?  Reliability?
> > >>
> > >>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 9:28 AM Dimitri Seretakis <
> dsereta...@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>> It’s a great car. Both Dwight and I can attest to that.
> > >>>
> > >>> Sent from my iPhone
> > >>>
> > >>>> On Jun 8, 2022, at 9:20 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
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> > >>>>
> > >>>> 1992 300D on BAT.  Has known flaws yet over $10k.
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Re: [MBZ] A new cult car?

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Stuck at $10K, which seems an upper limit given the nonfunctioning center
air vent and sagging headliner.

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> There is a guy on one of the fakebook groups with a 300D 2.5T which has
> done one million miles and it has the not so rare “zundfolge” engine;)
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jun 8, 2022, at 10:26 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is that the million mile zündfolge engine?
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On Jun 8, 2022, at 10:04 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Over 300K on the engine. OM602 considered one of most long lived
> Mercedes Diesel engines. Very fuel efficient. Fast. Does well with cold
> starts. Bruno Sacco styling at its best.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>>> On Jun 8, 2022, at 9:33 AM, Andrew Strasfogel 
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 
> >>> How so?  Durability?  Reliability?
> >>>
> >>>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 9:28 AM Dimitri Seretakis <
> dsereta...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>>> It’s a great car. Both Dwight and I can attest to that.
> >>>>
> >>>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Jun 8, 2022, at 9:20 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 1992 300D on BAT.  Has known flaws yet over $10k.
> >>>>> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-mercedes-benz-300d-11/
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[MBZ] Nice fintail on BAT

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Local DC car, honestly presented.  I'm guessing there will be limited
appeal due to condition and restoration costs.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-mercedes-benz-220-4/
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Re: [MBZ] A new cult car?

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
How so?  Durability?  Reliability?

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>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jun 8, 2022, at 9:20 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
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> >
> > 1992 300D on BAT.  Has known flaws yet over $10k.
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[MBZ] A new cult car?

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
1992 300D on BAT.  Has known flaws yet over $10k.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-mercedes-benz-300d-11/
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Re: [MBZ] Kleb Car?

2022-06-08 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
And then the tax assessor would pay a visit...

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> That could occupy a prominent place at Okie Acres.
>
> AZBob
>
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> >
> > W124 wagon:
> >
> > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/413405973919765/
> >
> > -D
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Re: [MBZ] 1985 380 SE - 256k miles - $3,000

2022-06-07 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
One man's "average condition" is another's "trashed interior."

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>
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Re: [MBZ] Leaky tire

2022-06-07 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Shoulda bought my 300TD wagon. Tires never leak.

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> I got a new set of tires for the ML a coupla weeks ago. One has been
> leaking down. I’m at the shop second time for a looksee.  Week ago Friday
> they remounted it with new stem and bead sealer but it was still leaking
> down slowly, a week after it was down to 14psi.
>
> It has these fancy chromed factory aluminum wheels that were on the last
> year 05 Special Edition.
>
> The guys just showed me that the chrome is peeling off the inside around
> the bead due to a bit of corrosion below. They’re grinding it off best they
> can and will put sealer on it. The chrome inside, not on the face, is kinda
> pointless but I guess that was necessary for the plating process.
>
> Damn it’s always something.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Runs fine except for "clack" noise from engine - 1982 380SL - $9, 500

2022-06-06 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
What color? Black?

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> Is this one of the years where the timing chain was a weak point?
>
>
> https://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/d/toledo-1982-mercedes-380sl-beautiful/7493281354.html
>
> I like the color. Guessing the seats are trashed since they have the
> woolly covers.
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel Travel

2022-06-06 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Why not get a guard dog?

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> This is somewhat concerning out here at Okie acres. When I’m asleep in the
> house at night, somebody could be out by the barn stealing things off cars
> or trying to break into the shop and I probably would not hear them.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jun 6, 2022, at 10:28 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > I am guessing that in my neighborhood, if someone "checked the door" on
> a house at 2:30 AM they would be taking a decent risk that it's the last
> thing they ever do.
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Mon, Jun 6, 2022, at 9:54 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> >> There's a rash of door lock checkers for homes and cars at around 2:30
> AM
> >> nearly every day in our suburban area despite the prevalence of Ring
> >> systems.
> >>
> >> On Mon, Jun 6, 2022 at 10:52 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> In the country thieves know that there is a high probability they might
> >>> be on the receiving end of a projectile emitter
> >>>
> >>> --FT
> >>>
> >>> On 6/6/22 9:32 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> >>>> Stealing gas is about the lowest kind of theft.
> >>>>
> >>>> We've only had one minor car theft in the 16 years we've lived here,
> >>> somebody stole the change out of my '85 190D (MB content). It's
> interesting
> >>> when you consider that the people across the street from me are total
> >>> scumbags. Apparently the know enough not to try that around here.
> >>>>
> >>>> The barn on the vast northern estate has many forms of entry, the 2
> >>> garage door openings on the end are covered with a kind of industrial
> >>> belting, it's basically thick cloth nailed to the wall with a 2x6
> across
> >>> the bottom. I left my Super M in there last winter along with a
> lawnmower
> >>> and power washer and a 2 gallon can of gas. All of it was undisturbed
> this
> >>> spring. We have excellent neighbors up there, always looking out for
> us.
> >>>>
> >>>> -Curt
> >>>>
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel Travel

2022-06-06 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Is everyone a night owl?

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> I am guessing that in my neighborhood, if someone "checked the door" on a
> house at 2:30 AM they would be taking a decent risk that it's the last
> thing they ever do.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2022, at 9:54 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> > There's a rash of door lock checkers for homes and cars at around 2:30 AM
> > nearly every day in our suburban area despite the prevalence of Ring
> > systems.
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 6, 2022 at 10:52 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
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> >
> >> In the country thieves know that there is a high probability they might
> >> be on the receiving end of a projectile emitter
> >>
> >> --FT
> >>
> >> On 6/6/22 9:32 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> >> > Stealing gas is about the lowest kind of theft.
> >> >
> >> > We've only had one minor car theft in the 16 years we've lived here,
> >> somebody stole the change out of my '85 190D (MB content). It's
> interesting
> >> when you consider that the people across the street from me are total
> >> scumbags. Apparently the know enough not to try that around here.
> >> >
> >> > The barn on the vast northern estate has many forms of entry, the 2
> >> garage door openings on the end are covered with a kind of industrial
> >> belting, it's basically thick cloth nailed to the wall with a 2x6 across
> >> the bottom. I left my Super M in there last winter along with a
> lawnmower
> >> and power washer and a 2 gallon can of gas. All of it was undisturbed
> this
> >> spring. We have excellent neighbors up there, always looking out for us.
> >> >
> >> > -Curt
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel Travel

2022-06-06 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
There's a rash of door lock checkers for homes and cars at around 2:30 AM
nearly every day in our suburban area despite the prevalence of Ring
systems.

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> In the country thieves know that there is a high probability they might
> be on the receiving end of a projectile emitter
>
> --FT
>
> On 6/6/22 9:32 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> > Stealing gas is about the lowest kind of theft.
> >
> > We've only had one minor car theft in the 16 years we've lived here,
> somebody stole the change out of my '85 190D (MB content). It's interesting
> when you consider that the people across the street from me are total
> scumbags. Apparently the know enough not to try that around here.
> >
> > The barn on the vast northern estate has many forms of entry, the 2
> garage door openings on the end are covered with a kind of industrial
> belting, it's basically thick cloth nailed to the wall with a 2x6 across
> the bottom. I left my Super M in there last winter along with a lawnmower
> and power washer and a 2 gallon can of gas. All of it was undisturbed this
> spring. We have excellent neighbors up there, always looking out for us.
> >
> > -Curt
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Diesel Travel

2022-06-06 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Here meaning IN?  We are about $5.79 on a good day (MD)

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> It's as high as $4.99 here, one or two stations are still lagging at
> $4.79, probably none of the weekend help know how to change the price.
>
> Diesel 5.69, up $0.20 from last week.
>
>
> On Sun, Jun 5, 2022, at 6:14 PM, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote:
> > On 2022-06-05 10:37, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote:
> >> All fuel jumped up $.10 last night. Diesel is now $5.59, reg UL is
> >> $5.39 here in AZ.
> >
> > Jumped from 4.79 to 4.99 late last week (87E10).
> > Nearby town was 5.10 this morning, other two towns were still 4.999.
> > Filled the Saturn on the way to mom's house, and she gave me her mower
> > can to fill on my way home (put $10 in a two gallon can for the first
> > time in my life. I never did that before, not even with 100LL avgas).
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Re: [MBZ] 2006 S430 - 60K miles - $9,500

2022-06-05 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Post has been deleted.

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> Looks pretty nice, low miles, but priced a bit on the high side?
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] Needs a DPF delete

2022-06-04 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
His pet doberman.

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> Did rats chew up that center console?  Or maybe it was one of LtDon's
> fatasses leaned on it too hard too long
>
> --FT
>
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Re: [MBZ] 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280sel,$11,000

2022-06-04 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Would have preferred a dark blue interior but otherwise looks like a fair
deal.

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> 280sel 8cly 4.5
>
> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/546419580304352
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Re: [MBZ] 123 Wagon

2022-06-03 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
What's your budget?

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> On 2022-06-03 11:31, Donald Snook via Mercedes wrote:
> > Pretty cool 123 Diesel Wagon. Has a new (upgraded) injection pump that
> > the seller claims raises HP to 200.
> >
> > https://thembmarket.com/1982-mercedes-benz-300td
>
> Hmm, the Swedish equivalent to Finland's Mynä-Diesel?
>
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Re: [MBZ] Need to pay for my wedding - 1979 450SL - 132k miles

2022-06-03 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Gorgeous color - is it OEM?

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> It’s going to be a small wedding if the car doesn’t even start and run.
>
> Donald H. Snook
>
>
> > On Jun 3, 2022, at 11:57 AM, Allan Streib  wrote:
> >
> > $10k or best offer
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] SERIOUS INQUIRIES BY HUMANS ONLY - 1999 E320 - $1,020

2022-06-02 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
How would this work as a scam?

On Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 8:35 AM mitch--- via Mercedes 
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> On 2022-06-01 23:47, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> > Seems suspiciously cheap
> >
> >
> https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/cto/d/cape-coral-mercedes-benz-e320-gas-saver/7491176195.html
>
> I always keep this stuff handy on the southern Florida gulf coast, but
> I'd never dream of buying a 4Matic.
>
> * 4 snow tires (only stored in bags indoors when off-season, never
> outdoors; studs can be added if desired);
> * cable-style "chains" (never used; this style of chain is for
> emergencies and slow speeds when chains are required; follow
> manufacturer's instructions and guidelines);
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Re: [MBZ] 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 Sedan *** Only 75k miles!!! *** - $8, 950 (Clean clean clean!!!)

2022-06-02 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Pay the man.

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> Interesting color combo, looks nice
>
> Unbelievable condition, must see in person to appreciate!!!
>
>
> https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/ctd/d/palm-coast-2005-mercedes-benz-e500/7491212982.html
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[MBZ] Pristine '01 E320 on MB Market

2022-06-01 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Might be able to snag this at a reasonable price, since it isn't on BAT.

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Re: [MBZ] Just got home from my cruise

2022-05-31 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I had to dry and put away the silver OR dry the dishes.

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> cutting grass and doing dishes. That being said, I was working on local
> farms when I was 14, mainly because I wanted to generate my own income.
> Brother had a paper route, that never appealed to me. First “real” job was
> bussing tables at the steak joint my older brother cooked for.
>
> -D
>
> > On May 31, 2022, at 12:18 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
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> >
> > Allen's story sounds exactly like mine!
> >
> > On Mon, May 30, 2022 at 12:47 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> >> I think a lot of it is just your inborn nature. Growing up, my parents
> >> never really had chores for me. I volunteered to cut the grass, then
> >> started doing it for money around the neighborhood. Got a paper route
> on my
> >> own. Got my first "real" job with a paycheck when I was 16. Bought a
> >> clapped out VW beetle and rebuilt the engine from books. I have never
> been
> >> unemployed for more than a few weeks since then.
> >>
> >> I still have trouble keeping my room clean though.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, May 30, 2022, at 1:19 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote:
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> >>>
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