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#10114 of 10925 Re: . [bhill2]
Jan 22, 2013 (11:58 am)
Your car is just fine, but in terms of output, the 86+ V8s were better, closer to Euro spec cars. The 86+ cars killed the private import business too, by finally giving US consumers what they wanted.
Your car also avoids the issues of earlier 3.8 cars - timing chains esp. It will probably last forever, nobody builds cars like the W126 anymore. You've had that car for eons, right?
#10115 of 10925 Re: Camry SE [ateixeira]
Jan 22, 2013 (11:59 am)
Many Hertz rentals in my area are SEs.
Saw a new style SL this morning, a Lexus GS being test driven by a tech, 2x new Accords, new Altima.
Jan 22, 2013 (3:19 pm)
I'm not going to list any of the ones I saw down and around the Philly Auto Show on MLK Day.
We've had a ton of new Accords running all over the place. I've seen a couple Darts and at least 2 Raptors. The one that shocked me was seeing a MB G550 today while driving into work. Since it looks like an older Land Rover anyway I couldn't tell it was a newer one or not. It's just odd seeing it. The other is I've been seeing the new Subaru XV's popping up everywhere. Very nice looking.
#10117 of 10925 Re: . [fintail]
Jan 22, 2013 (4:59 pm)
You've had that car for eons, right?
Indeed I have. I bought it in 1991 with 70K miles on it and have never looked back. Your point about the output is well taken. I believe that the 300SE was actually faster. But what can I say; at this point it is a beloved pet, not to mention a powerful nostalgia machine, what with all of the memories.
#10118 of 10925 Re: . [bhill2]
Jan 22, 2013 (6:08 pm)
Cared for, that car will outlive everyone here. I know what you mean by the nostalgia, I have had the fintail just a few years less than you've had your beast. Sometimes it seems silly to keep it - but I can't think to part with it.
#10119 of 10925 Re: . [fintail]
Jan 22, 2013 (6:21 pm)
Sometimes it seems silly to keep it - but I can't think to part with it.
I hear you Fin.
Jan 22, 2013 (6:26 pm)
I regret selling my 93 Miata. It would never have lost much more value anyway.
#10121 of 10925 Re: . [ateixeira]
Jan 22, 2013 (6:32 pm)
Yes indeed, my 380SE is all done depreciating. It's even relatively cheap to license at this point. I do keep getting gentle reminders that the California DMV offers rewards to people who junk older cars, but that ain't going to happen.
#10122 of 10925 Re: . [bhill2]
Jan 22, 2013 (6:55 pm)
My car probably hit its depreciation floor around the time I was born. Of course, it hasn't appreciated much - but that's not the point. And with year of manufacture plates and classic insurance, those costs are nothing.
Cash for Clunkers claimed numerous W126, I just hope they were heaps.
#10123 of 10925 Re: . [bhill2]
Jan 22, 2013 (7:12 pm)
Both of you guys need to not worry about anything being silly. It's about what you like when it comes to hobbies and fun, not a cost benefit analysis. If a time comes to part with it, your gut will know. So just enjoy what you have now and keep us all posted on your experiences. Trust me, when you get into my age range you get a much broader understanding and appreciation of what really matters in life!