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Old 13th September 2007, 15:05   #31
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Insurance cannot be transferred.

Congrats. Price?
Why not? AFAIK insurance is transferable.
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i think its very much transferable - only catch is that the no claim bonus accumulated by previous owner is not transferred...( this is wat i went thru wen i bought a OHC )
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Been in amsterdam for the past few days and nearly all the taxis are mercs. I did take a couple of them that were W124's though most of them were brand new, and the vehicles had done either a half million or in one case 1 million kms on the odo.. Still going strong and going at 140kmph no creaks or vibrations.. Smooth as a feather.. If you closed your eyes, you could not really make out the age of the car.. All the taxi drivers here swear by it and drive it for around .5 million kms in 3-4 years and sell it.. No problems! So you have a long way to go on the odo!
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Old 13th September 2007, 17:02   #34
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bawas are known to take care of their cars well.
But there are 2 types of Bawa's!! The ones with the Twich are more dependable I'm told, and the twich comes on after a certain age, so may have to look at the parents in case of a young bawa! No offence to anyone though,its just a relative term.
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Old 13th September 2007, 18:38   #35
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i think its very much transferable - only catch is that the no claim bonus accumulated by previous owner is not transferred...( this is wat i went thru wen i bought a OHC )
That is what I actually meant. Sorry for the blooper. What price Raja?

Any idea about the price of a Diesel W124?

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Old 14th September 2007, 05:34   #36
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Congrats Raja.


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Any idea about the price of a Diesel W124?
Expect to pay around 5.5L to 6L
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Old 19th September 2007, 19:52   #37
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Just got the car serviced here in Pune. (This was more of a precautionary measure than necessity).

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Rs20,000 for Service including:
Fuel Filter, Oil Filter, Engine Oil (Mobile One), Injector filter basket, Coolant, A/C Gas top-up, Fuel Injector Overhauling, Balancing, Tracking, Plus small minor details to make her mechanically perfect.

Battery: Rs8,000
It could have lasted a few months, but now I know there are no unknown surprises.

Total spend: Rs28,000

Brakes were in excellent condition and didn't need attention.

As this was her first service under my ownership, I had extra work done for my satisfaction.
I think next time round, the bill should come to around Rs15,000 as long as there are no unexpected incidents.
This hopefully should help others in gauging running costs if they are planning to buy an W124 E-Class.

I still have a few cosmetic issues I want to deal with over the next few months to make her look showroom condition.

Planning to bring her to the Pune Classic car event this Sunday at the Le Meridien if fellow T-BHPian's want to see her.
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Hey, congrats on a great car.

You might like to check out this link

Mercedes-Benz Repair Manual - Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W124) Owner's Bible™: 1986-1995 *-* Bentley Publishers - Automotive Books and Repair Manuals

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W124) Owner's Bible™: 1986-1995

by Bentley Publishers
Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
352 pages
495 B&W photographs, illustrations & diagrams
Bentley Stock Number: GMOB
ISBN-10: 0-8376-0230-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-0230-1
Price: $39.95
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Where did you get all this done?

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Planning to bring her to the Pune Classic car event this Sunday at the Le Meridien if fellow T-BHPian's want to see her.
We will surely be there. Hope to see you soon.
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Just got the car serviced here in Pune. (This was more of a precautionary measure than necessity).

Cost:
Rs20,000 for Service including:
Fuel Filter, Oil Filter, Engine Oil (Mobile One), Injector filter basket, Coolant, A/C Gas top-up, Fuel Injector Overhauling, Balancing, Tracking, Plus small minor details to make her mechanically perfect.

Battery: Rs8,000
It could have lasted a few months, but now I know there are no unknown surprises.

Total spend: Rs28,000

Brakes were in excellent condition and didn't need attention.

As this was her first service under my ownership, I had extra work done for my satisfaction.
I think next time round, the bill should come to around Rs15,000 as long as there are no unexpected incidents.
This hopefully should help others in gauging running costs if they are planning to buy an W124 E-Class.

I still have a few cosmetic issues I want to deal with over the next few months to make her look showroom condition.

Planning to bring her to the Pune Classic car event this Sunday at the Le Meridien if fellow T-BHPian's want to see her.
lovely car, i have a 89 300D and we have done only 64000kms in it so far, its in pristine condition, however i need to change shock absorbers and front suspension rubbers, any ideas where i can get them at a good price?

pics of my car

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Nice car and congrats!! Great deal. Keep us informed.
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Wow! I have never seen a W124 in such a good condition. Congratualtions. I am also planning to buy a W124 and most probably 250D. Couldn't find any good cars in Bangalore. Please PM me if you have chanced upon any good 250Ds.
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Its stunning looking ride you own. Were you the first/second owner.
Need more pics & details.
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Congratulation on your Merc, Raja. It is a pride to own one of those. 20k per service is an expectable amount for W124s. By the way, I did not see you mentioning the price anywhere, or is it me who missed the thread?

Have a safe drive.
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lovely car, i have a 89 300D and we have done only 64000kms in it so far, its in pristine condition, however i need to change shock absorbers and front suspension rubbers, any ideas where i can get them at a good price?

pics of my car

what an absolutely sinful car!
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