Then and now......

Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by LXA, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. LXA

    LXA Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I had a Merc a while ago and then just bought one which was built a couple of years after my last ownership.... see if you can guess which is which ? ;)
    ( I apologise if I got the pic posting thing wrong - please discipline me and delete if I gone done wrong)

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    Rorywquin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    First pic...when it was posh to own a MB and few people did
    2nd Pic....people still think it is posh (but isn't) and everybody has one;)
     
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  3. Bri

    Bri Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Plus the build quality would have been a lot better on the older one !
     
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    LXA

    LXA Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    loved the old one - solid as and totally reliable - such style that my older son who was 17 at the time wanted it for his 18th birthday present, despite being the rather underpowered 200T. - THAT's how stylish it was
    Bought the new one because I want to enjoy a V8 before they shove us all into self-driving Johnny Cabs..... and I'd fancied one since seeing Annette Benning in one in American Beauty. Obviously the W164 is faaaar classier looking than the W163, so I win :D
    ...aaaaaaand I can justify driving a gas guzzling 5L V8 'cos it's 15 years old and the majority of the eco damage is generated in construction. If you're buying a new electric car every 3 years I take the moral high ground :D :D :D
     
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    LXA

    LXA Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Got another one of the old one (only two pics I've got - from the days pre-phone cameras!!) - see if you can spot the incidental humour.... not Merc related, but made me smile when I spotted it ;) (cost me £650 that.... *sigh*)
     

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