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Old 12th January 2017, 03:43   #31
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1. Being a new gen guy, I would try to make few cosmetic changes which would be reversible and wouldn't really change the stock nature of this car. Would it be considered a disrespect of this legend?

Absolute disrespect

2. Should I really go for it? What are the things I should consider?

The biggest factor here is commitment. Owning a now classic Mercedes isn't like owning a Swift. You can't just drive into a Maruti dealer and expect your issue to get resolved in a couple hours. You'll need to research everything and find ways to source parts from abundant supply overseas and some local. That being said, these cars are built like tanks, so issues should be few and far between.

3. Wouldn't the govt./SC banning old cars is going to be an issue for this car?

Highly unlikely. If anything, the W124 has more recognition as a true blood Mercedes than any of the junk sold by Stuttgart today.
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Would you dare take any sedan/ saloon car on these roads? Or even some so called SUVs?

A Mercedes Benz W124 is over-engineered to make it the master of all road surfaces. Solid German steel springs and heavy duty Bilstein struts make it an invincible tank on the outside while providing a magic carpet ride on the inside. Nothing is designed to fail or falter. In 9 years of ownership, never has it left me stranded.


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1. Being a new gen guy, I would try to make few cosmetic changes which would be reversible and wouldn't really change the stock nature of this car. Would it be considered a disrespect of this legend?

Absolute disrespect

2. Should I really go for it? What are the things I should consider?

The biggest factor here is commitment. Owning a now classic Mercedes isn't like owning a Swift. You can't just drive into a Maruti dealer and expect your issue to get resolved in a couple hours. You'll need to research everything and find ways to source parts from abundant supply overseas and some local. That being said, these cars are built like tanks, so issues should be few and far between.

3. Wouldn't the govt./SC banning old cars is going to be an issue for this car?

Highly unlikely. If anything, the W124 has more recognition as a true blood Mercedes than any of the junk sold by Stuttgart today.
All I can tell you, is that the journey of owning a WB124 is at times frustrating, but get in the car, hear the thump of the door closing, turn the ignition, and you experience a cocoon like feel. Yes, it takes research to find solutions to niggling problems, but I can honestly tell you the car is a joy, as long as it is maintained correctly with quality parts. I would get in mine tomorrow and drive across country, and not be nervous at all.
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Couldn't agree more! If you're able to find a source of parts from the EU, you won't find a better car ownership experience.
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A great article on the W124, and very informative comments - Curbside Classic.
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