Best proof of ownership ever.
Congratz, very nice car.
Why not a T version? It could hold more waffles and vla for me .
Because the sedan was on my parents' lot and the T version wasn't And the sedan has more than enough cargo space for me, its boot is bigger than the 190E, and I've never had any trouble cramming lots of baby gear in there, so I don't need much more.
Looks good man! Enjoy it, drive it in good health.
Just got confirmation that I can pick it up tomorrow after work. If weather permits it, I will take some pictures over the weekend and dio a decent writeup of it.
Congrats on the 'new' Merc!
I preferred the old one.
Did a 450km trip with it last friday, and loved it to bits there. Around 1/3 of the trip (only motorway thus far) the trip computer said 4.3l/100km, in the end due to lots of city traffic and @#%#%$^ red traffic lights it ended up as 5.1l/100km, so I'm happy. This means that one of my goals, halving my monthly fuel bill, is one I will make. Acceleration on the motorway is insane for a 143 sedan that weighs 1400kg. Seats and suspension comfort are both slightly worse than in the 190E, but I'll manage. Stock sound system gives a more than decent sound, I'm really curious how good the Bose system in that car sounds.
Sadly the weather now is crap, so no pics just yet. Maybe the weather clears tonight or tomorrow.
190E had better suspension and seats, eh?
Odd. I've never ridden in a W201, but the W203s I've been in have had comfy seats and a fairly smooth ride.
Oh, the seats and the ride in the C220 are still very very good, but the 190E was even better. I'm telling you, the 190E spoiled me in many ways.
Let's hope it'll be at least somewhat reliable, because you went from a Mercedes that was actually built properly, to one that was built at a time when Mercedes was "cutting corners" and not building their cars very well.
Anyway, good luck with this one!
Last edited by Ilpav; April 5th, 2010 at 7:27 AM.____________________________
So, after 2 weeks of ownership, I've grown accustomed to most things that are different in this car, like for instance the foot-operated parking brake, the self-locking doors above 15kph and the fact that I have 2 more gears to play with. Fuel consumption figures are looking good, average over this period is a very neat 5.8l/100km, although the trip computer in the car is a bit more optimistic and reports 5.0. I can report that the ESP in the car allows for a bit of play before it kicks in (meaning, I have kicked the tail out a bit a few times, ESP hasn't reined me in yet). In other news, the car has rollover sensors (car unlocks after it thinks it's been in a crash) since the door locks popped open after a slightly overenthusiastic roundabout-exit.
I have also set my sights on a few upgrades. The first being a replica AMG bootlid spoiler, only 110$ painted and shipped http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Paint...Q5fAccessories
The second being a Dension Gateway Lite D2B to enhance the capabilities of the stock audio system a bit, unless people know another solution that works with a D2B OEM Merc audio system.
Oh, I'm a bit late. Nice, I'm jealous of the manual transmission and the CD-player. I'm not sure how your über-base model with the black door handles has more features than mine...
Last edited by darkshark0159; April 24th, 2010 at 11:21 PM.____________________________
nsx_23, Adu's is a diesel. Completely different beast, and the fuel consumption figure is normal.
On the other hand, 6.7 in the Echo...that is quite a lot for that car.
It even goes up to 6.9 sometimes, so its not the most economical thing in the world.
Part of the problem is that I regularly have to floor it up a very steep hill near my house on the way to uni everyday.
In other news, me and the ESP had our first clash this week, when I decided to kick the tail out a bit on tight righthander, and the ESP was like "NEIN!" leaving me dead in the water halfway through the turn.
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