Thank you, MBClub, and goodbye!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TonyE300D, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. TonyE300D

    TonyE300D Active Member

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    Today I sold my 1995 E300D and delivered it to its new owner. I owned the car for 5 years and 5 days.

    This must say something about Mercedes-Benz because I have had over 30 cars since my first 37 years ago, keeping them for an average of only 15 months. Previously, the longest I had ever kept a car was just over 2 years, so keeping this one for 5 years really stands out.

    My E300 Diesel had 111,200 miles when I bought it and 141,200 miles today. It cost me £2500 to buy and sold for £1400, meaning that it depreciated by £1100 in five years, or only £220 a year. It averaged 36-37 mpg on DERV. That's cheap motoring!

    The MBClub forum has been a considerable help in enjoying my 5 years of Mercedes ownership because, whatever happened, there were people here who could give helpful advice, and often did. I am very grateful for that, because it made owning a Mercedes much more of a pleasure than it might have been.

    I would particularly like to thank Ian Walker of 124Works who took an ailing 606 engine and turned it into a powerhouse! There are plenty of good Mercedes specialists but only a select few in the outstanding category, and Ian's dedication to his customers is something that I will never forget.

    Poor health means that car ownership is not the highest priority for me just now, but if I should ever buy another Mercedes-Benz, I will be back! Thanks again, everyone.
     
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  2. NW_Merc

    NW_Merc Banned

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    It is unfortunate that you are having to leave the forum. You dont have to own an MB to be a member. Stay a while, visit now and again, don't leave for good, you can join in the banter.
     
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  3. Palfrem

    Palfrem MB Enthusiast

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    That gets motoring costs in some sort of perspective.

    Get well soon
     
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  4. ringway

    ringway MB Enthusiast

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    ^^^^ + 1.

    Good luck and good health to you.
     
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  5. Harrythedog

    Harrythedog MB Enthusiast

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    Stay with the forum, you have 5 MB experience and may be able to help others.
    Get well soon
     
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  6. A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Enthusiast

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    You don't have to leave just because your cars gone.


    Some people on here own BMW's and other stuff..... :)


    Stay around for the banter
     
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  7. John

    John Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I wish.
    I still frequent a BMW forum, and I've not owned a BMW since 2005...

    It's not mandatory to leave, unless you can't stand the people!
     
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  8. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Enthusiast

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    Stick with us Tony.

    Best Wishes for the future.
     
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  9. JOB-BLACK-RAT

    JOB-BLACK-RAT MB Enthusiast

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    If they can let me stay, anybody can!!

    Wish you well and a speedy recovery fella :thumb:
     
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  10. NOMONEYBUTAMERC

    NOMONEYBUTAMERC MB Enthusiast

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    Strike one ;)
     
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  11. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

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    Get well soon - all the best.
     
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  12. bpsorrel

    bpsorrel MB Enthusiast

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    No need to leave!! Get well soon! :)
     
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  13. Ian B Walker

    Ian B Walker MB Enthusiast

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    Tony, as other people have said. You don't have to go because you are no longer driving. Stay and enjoy. BTW thanks for those words of praise (although I don't think I deserve them). I remember your car to this day. Such a nice beast to work on. Keep well and keep smiling.
     
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  14. crockers

    crockers MB Enthusiast

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    True - if this reprobate is allowed to remain - you're more than welcome (and wanted) to stay.

    Good luck with your health....:thumb:
     
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  15. Benzowner

    Benzowner MB Enthusiast

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    As others have said, no need to leave because the Merc has gone, you now have 5 years of Mercedes owners experience and will probably be able to help a few people on here. Stick around, and get well soon.
     
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  16. steve333

    steve333 MB Enthusiast

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    Hear from you again in the near future when you buy another mb;):D
     
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  17. SilverSaloon

    SilverSaloon MB Enthusiast

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    as others, stick around :thumb:
     
  18. Adam230K

    Adam230K MB Enthusiast

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    stick around... i'm still here and I haven't had a merc for over a year now! even after defected to BMW and VW!
     
  19. dulayj

    dulayj Active Member

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    Hope things improve soon:thumb:
     
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