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  •  I see a BMW in your future (0+ / 0-)

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 04:12:43 PM PST

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    •  No. A Merc. (1+ / 0-)
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      That's how it's going to end, sadly :-)

      I deal in facts. My friends are few but fast.

      by Farugia on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 04:17:49 PM PST

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      •  You care more about the luxury than the fast? ;) (1+ / 0-)
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        When I was growing up we had Saabs. I admit to feeling a bit sad that the brand is gone.

        Ok, so I read the polls.

        by andgarden on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 04:22:23 PM PST

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        •  You never drove a E-Class, did you? (0+ / 0-)

          If you can get your hands on the wheel of a W211 E320 CDI, you won't be saying that. I had that when I was in Europe. A beauty. Monster torque, as much as a 5 or 6l V8 gasoline engine, awesome acceleration where it matters, at low speed, and it sticks to the road like a tick. And really comfy with that.

          I haven't tried the newer model, post-2009, and the problem is that what I really like with Merc is their diesel power trains. Not very popular this side of the pond, even less so in California.

          I deal in facts. My friends are few but fast.

          by Farugia on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:09:55 PM PST

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          •  I haven't lived in a place where I needed/had (1+ / 0-)
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            a car since I was in high school. On balance, that's a better arrangement.

            At the same time, I've never driven a Benz. But I've also long felt that the exemplar of what a car should look like is the early 90s S class (i.e., this, but in black).

            Ok, so I read the polls.

            by andgarden on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:15:51 PM PST

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