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Old 21st January 2009, 13:52   #31
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Ideally, I would prefer someone from tbhp mumbai who has a lot of experience with these cars to come along with me to evaluate these cars since I am pretty clueless. I have sent a few messages to a couple of tbhpians but so far nothing has come out of it, therefore I am considering this service.

I understand what you are trying to say and agree that they have no authority or expertise in matters of W124, but I am assuming that they would know more about what to look out for and how than someone like me with zero experience in these matters.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 10:07   #32
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There is one in IndiraNagar Bangalore for about 3-4 lakhs. Its in running condition and looks like its gone through some rough use at the hands of the second owner.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 10:19   #33
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Ideally, I would prefer someone from tbhp mumbai who has a lot of experience with these cars to come along with me to evaluate these cars since I am pretty clueless. I have sent a few messages to a couple of tbhpians but so far nothing has come out of it, therefore I am considering this service.
Check with Raja from pune, he started this thread. I have seen his Merc in Pune meet and its good. he might be able to give some inputs.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 13:49   #34
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I had a conversation with Raja yesterday and it was pretty helpful. I will keep all the inputs from you, Raja and phantomlord in mind while checking the W124s.
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The Mercedes W124 Is The Best Highway Cruiser I Have Ever Driven .i Have Done Mumbai To Goa In 8 Hours Flat With Speeds Upto 180 Km/hr. I Love My Car It Is Very Nice And Comfortable
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What do you think was wrong with the car to say this? And which other thread are you guys talking about?
I think the wiring harness has a strawberry flavour which the rats in Mumbai love to chew up.
Never heard of the biodegradable theory! at least not in 10 years.

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1: What authority do they have to state "official"
2: How do well do you judge their integrity?
3: How will they ascertain the mileage - w124's hold their mileage well
4: No of owners - as per RC book - fine , there may be a no of phatom owners who never transferred the ownership

Check the three cars yourself, take the best one and get a good independent garage to go over it
Sounds like a scam by the local agents to sell lemons to gullible customers. One scamster hires another scamster to recomend him.

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Old 2nd March 2009, 11:21   #37
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Resale values of the W124 - especially the petrol E220 - are tanking big time. Good for us enthusiasts, I saw an immaculate example with 1,05,000 kms on the odo go for 2.45 lakhs!

I can't think of a better way to spend 2.5 lakhs.
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That is phenomenal! I certainly have to move to a house with a bigger garage and smaller living space!
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I Want To Change My Normal 124 Headlights And Put Clear Headlamps Imported From Taiwan . Is It A Good Idea Or Should I Stick With The Old Ones. Please Help Guys.
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@astle whats the update on your search?
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Resale values of the W124 - especially the petrol E220 - are tanking big time. Good for us enthusiasts, I saw an immaculate example with 1,05,000 kms on the odo go for 2.45 lakhs!

I can't think of a better way to spend 2.5 lakhs.

please let me know the details of the owner I will skip my present options for Sprinter marino and Nissan Maxima for a W124


2.5 I can buy it today.....

Please let me know the contact
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please let me know the details of the owner I will skip my present options for Sprinter marino and Nissan Maxima for a W124


2.5 I can buy it today.....

Please let me know the contact
Hey Reitz,

The owner of the car *just* bought one for that price. I doubt he'll sell her already. Plenty of W124s with asking prices for 3 - 3.5 lakhs. Bargain 'em down, a 13 year old petrol Merc with poor FE isn't exactly hot property these days.
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Agree with GTO on getting a better deal based on the age of the car and possibly high maintenance costs/low FE. Have a few questions for the W124 owners/enthusiasts on here:

1. How bad is the insurance? I looked up policybazaar to find that the earliest E-class they insure is a 2000 model.
2. Can anyone recommend a few W124 specialist garages in NCR? No point going authorized now that the prices have nearly bottomed out.
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How bad is the insurance? I looked up policybazaar to find that the earliest E-class they insure is a 2000 model.
Actually, that's nothing to do with E-Class' and more to do with insurance companies unwillingness to insure cars over a certain age. My Jeep is now running on 3rd party simply because I can't find an insurer who is willing to extend it comprehensive coverage ('97 build).
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E 250 D, 1997 second owner Kerala Vanity number blue, clear lamps, new E class grille and Alloys is available for 7 lakhs.
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