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marku

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Re: "automatic" decal on trunk
« Reply #15 on: 07 May 2017, 10:40 AM »
Why would you want it any way? Mercedes are automatics why would you want to advertise it? And if its going to be a sticker it would be a no even if it were on the datacard. It was obviously only a marketing ploy in countries where automatics were not common.
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Re: "automatic" decal on trunk
« Reply #16 on: 07 May 2017, 05:03 PM »
I second that, on all points. Finding a shifter here is as hard as finding an automatic back in Holland. They were always sold more expensive, a thing for the rich. Right.

marku

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Re: "automatic" decal on trunk
« Reply #17 on: 09 May 2017, 12:16 PM »
Couldn't have put it better myself. Got to keep the standard up.
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Re: "automatic" decal on trunk
« Reply #18 on: 09 May 2017, 03:52 PM »
How about a W116 with the elimination of rear doors option AND the automatic emblem on the trunk?  ;D
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Re: "automatic" decal on trunk
« Reply #19 on: 11 May 2017, 11:31 AM »
Can it get any lower? How about a candy apple paint finish and that ride height adjustment that you can make it hop? We should list all the bad things people have done to the 116. Did see the one I mentioned it was for sale having been used in shows. They should all be banned from owning a 116.
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Re: "automatic" decal on trunk
« Reply #20 on: 11 May 2017, 05:28 PM »

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Re: "automatic" decal on trunk
« Reply #21 on: 12 May 2017, 05:38 AM »
regarding the last grey car.  I found that new directional tires do not work well on w126 and probably w116.  They will cause the car to be pulled strongly by road wear and ribbed roads.
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Re: "automatic" decal on trunk
« Reply #22 on: 12 May 2017, 12:26 PM »
regarding the last grey car.  I found that new directional tires do not work well on w126 and probably w116.  They will cause the car to be pulled strongly by road wear and ribbed roads.

Any specific brand/model?

I have Dunlop Sport BluResponse in 205/65R15 on the car, and haven't noticed anything unusual in how it behaves. Maybe it's down to specific tread pattern?


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Re: "automatic" decal on trunk
« Reply #23 on: 12 May 2017, 09:34 PM »
I ended up with pretty much the identical tires as on that 126 on my 116 - someone offered me a killer deal on a set of 18" wheels with tires just like that, and the offset just worked well enough with some fender rolling for the 116. I actually have to say that they perform quite well on the car, and the car feels a lot less "spongy" and I seem to enjoy the less amount of roll and more direct road feel of them quite a bit!

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