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#1 Old 05-05-2016
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Hi everyone. My name is Chris. I'm in the market for a used R172, or possibly even an R171 and I'm interested in whatever advice people here want to give me.

A few years ago I bought an E36 BMW without doing enough research, and got one with a few problems that I could have avoided if I'd talked to owners first. So, I'm glad this place exists and I found it.

I'm going to spend some time looking through the board, and then maybe post info on a specific car I have my eye on.
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Welcome from Wirral, England.


Search is a good starting place. Then questions.


Your looking a two models and many options on engine and extras.


That's the hardest part.


Don't assume that you need a particular engine/model. Get test drives and see how you feel.
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My dear MX5 was declared a total loss. I found myself topless-less and had to get that monkey off my back quick. I had enough dead presidents to play with but too little patience. I had never payed much attention to MB, but a few years back got involved with an e320 and slipping into her became something I looked forward to with great pleasure. With summer sneaking up behind me, and my natural aversion to AC, I started looking for a vert. Enter the SLK. I had noticed the 170s but they never really turned my head until one day I spotted a 171. I started stalking her, and driving her when I could and decided that I must have her. My mistake was listening to one biased moron who told me they didn't put V8s in those cars. I didn't buy his, but about three stops later I met Christine. I'm a sucker for a pretty face and curves and I don't regret for one second the decision to buy her. I would never tell her, but I realize now I should have perhaps taken more time. I drive her daily and relish in her charm and beauty. I would never abuse her but occasionally she begs for it. So when I punch her she responds very well, but I'm silently whispering to myself "I could've had a V8!".

Take your time...buy the car you want so you can be sure to want the car you buy. My father used to tell me "Do as I say not as I do". I finally understand now Dad...rest in peace.
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