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Old 03-10-2018, 07:11 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I have had several, and if you do your own work, they are about the same $$$ as most other older cars...IMO.
Looking out for interchangeable components that can be sourced at lower costs, simply because some shops would charge more for the same part if it's meant to be used in a Merc than in a Chevette or some Volkswagen from the '80s, is also a good way to decrease the maintenance cost. OTOH at least in my country, most Mercedes owners are not so inclined to DIY.

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Old 03-10-2018, 11:05 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Funny you mention there Colt, my dad bought a Plymouth Arrow new in '77. Mitsubishi engine, 4 speed RWD. Hard to find these days. Dad put close to 170k before he parked it. Too rusty to drive anymore. Lots of memories in it.

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