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Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Doody, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

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    trying to get links to any benz forums like this one.

    i used to hang out on MBWorld.org a lot, but they've been down for a solid week now, with no information whatsoever on whether they're gonna come back up or not ever.

    6SpeedOnline has a near-zero-traffic section. not useful. funcarsonline used to have an AMG section, but seems to not anymore.

    any pointers appreciated.

    doody.
     
  2. bigbaddad

    bigbaddad Karting

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  3. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Doody,

    No word from MBW about anything here either. I tried emailing them.

    Try benzsport...

    --Dan
     
  4. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

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    thanks guys.

    looks like mbnz is the best bet, but their W220 traffic is rather minimal, unfortunately.

    geez, i hope mbworld comes back online someday.

    doody.
     
  5. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

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    Try Benzworld.org

    Adam
     
  6. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

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  7. BrentC

    BrentC Formula Junior

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    Try the Mercedes Benz Club of America web forums at www.mbca.org and click on "forums"
     
  8. Cannoli

    Cannoli Formula Junior

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    Mercedesshop.com has great overall information on all models - from the 50s/60s/70s/80s to todays offerings. The site is administered by MB technicians and the members are pretty darn knowledgeable. Great Audio section as well as Technical, Performance and Hotrods. SL owners can benifit from the vast knowledge that is online too.

    http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforum/

    A new Forum called 500ecstasy.com is a site for the W124 500E/E500 fanatics, like myself.

    http://www.500ecstasy.com/forums/


    Check'em out ... below is my Pride and Joy, 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E ... aka 'Velvet Hammer'.
     
  9. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

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    oooh - 500E! neat! were those the ones they collaborated with PAG on?

    have checked out all of the aforementioned suggestions. they're all quite limited compared to mbworld.org, which was the largest MB forum on the web. it's a shame to see them go, and nobody picking up the slack, really.

    doody.
     
  10. bobafett

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    Cannoli: 500Es (or E500s) are SOOOO awesome. A friend has one, wicked cool sleeper!

    --Dan
     
  11. Cannoli

    Cannoli Formula Junior

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    Yeah, the 500E puts a Permagrin Smile on my face ... it's my daily driver.

    The W124 500E/E500 was Engineered, Designed, and Assembled by Porsche ... it was produced on the 959 line when the production ended. The only thing that Mercedes-Benz did was Paint and Quality checks. This car was built in MBZ's response to the AMG Hammer, a wicked car(s) in it's own right.
     
  12. kenny

    kenny Formula Junior

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    As far as I am aware, the 500E was built at Porsche during 1992-1993 and assembled on the Mercedes factory line along with the rest of the E-class when it was called the E500 in 1994..
     
  13. Cannoli

    Cannoli Formula Junior

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    close ... but no cigar.

    The W124.036 (500E/E500) was only made from MY 1992 - 1994. 10,000 copies where made worldwide, with only 1500 coming to the States (approx 500 copies/year). Cost was 80,000.00 USD ('92 dollars!).

    The '94 has updated sheetmetal (hood and trunk), electric drivers' side mirror, phone in-situ of center armrest, lights, and SL600 front brakes.

    The entire MB model designation changed in MY 1994 from Engine Displacement / Chassis - Fuel designation to Class / Engine Displacement.

    Now, the W211 2003 E500 has the batton, BUT, is not hand assembled
    and is slightly underpowered - slightly. ... and it doesn't have the 911 fender flares!!!!
     
  14. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

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    well, most of the sites i've been pointed at can't hold a candle to mbworld though for late-model stuff.

    however, as of this morning, mbworld has a new notice on their page (cf. below). hopefully they mean it this time.

    The MBWorld Forums will be back online Thursday AM (11/13). We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone's patience in this matter.

    doody.
     
  15. Cannoli

    Cannoli Formula Junior

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    Good to here ... MBWorld would be a loss if it went away, just like this forum.

    BTW, your S55 looks so nice next to the 550 ... very nice!
     

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