Autocar W124 Estate article

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In this weeks issue, Autocar buy a W124 estate to see how it works as a long termer (with a little help from a certain Nick Froome). They've bought a blue 280 for £1,100.

It will be interesting to see how this story develops.
 
The W124 has always been a canny buy. 19 years ago I bought my wife a 9month old 124 estate for £17.5k. It was an company car from Mars. (the bar people not the planet!).
5 years and 60,000 miles later I got £14k for it in p/ex for a Lexus:eek:
That is cost effcetive motoring!
I really don't think my current S class will anything like as cost effective when it comes to trade in time:(
 
I bought my 1990 300TE-24 a year last February for £700 to use for a couple of months whilst helping my children move home. I still have it, it is used almost daily, has reached 260K miles, hasn't had any money spent on it and is staying with me til I or the car die! I never thought I would be able to say a 3 litre tank was economical motoring.:rock:
 
I bought my 1990 300TE-24 a year last February for £700 to use for a couple of months whilst helping my children move home. I still have it, it is used almost daily, has reached 260K miles, hasn't had any money spent on it and is staying with me til I or the car die! I never thought I would be able to say a 3 litre tank was economical motoring.:rock:

The same as mine, though mine is a '91 on 206k. It might need a new headgasket soon, but I love it!

If you know how to manipulate the Auto 'box you can get a really good turn of speed out of it, it surprises other motorists. Not long ago, a new BMW 335i cabrio tried to undertake me at 90mph on the A40, he didn't get far and had to move back into the right hand lane when he came up against slow traffic :bannana:
 
If you know how to manipulate the Auto 'box you can get a really good turn of speed out of it, it surprises other motorists.
I know what you mean. I enjoy seeing off young Chavs in their Saxos, Corsas etc. They get a little ahead at first then you just roar past, the look on their faces is priceless.:bannana: :bannana:
 
I know what you mean. I enjoy seeing off young Chavs in their Saxos, Corsas etc. They get a little ahead at first then you just roar past, the look on their faces is priceless.:bannana: :bannana:

Yeah, I love that. Not sure if you know this, but if you want to pull off in first gear then put the lever in the '2' position then move it back to 'D'. I didn't know about this at first, so I could only get it into first by putting it in 'S' mode and then kicking down, which caused a delay.
 
I love the reg - 'GYT' :):bannana:
 

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