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pop058
21st September 2014, 02:21 PM
IF one was looking for a (very) comfortable touring sedan around the size of a Falcon, what would be the options. I have never driven a Merc or a BM, but both of those are what I am doing homework on. I currently have an EL Ghia with all the bells and whistle and was looking at alternatives.

Personally I am a big fan of large Fords, so I went looking at Fairlanes etc., but SWMBO (and my daughter who drives the car a bit) do not like the seats and driving position at all. My Ghia has the Tickford 6 motor and returns very good economy on trips, typically low 9s.

I think the 3 series BM is too small and I am not sure how the 200 Merc compares in size, so I am after opinions to what to look at and what to avoid. I am not limiting myself to BM or Mercs, but they seem to be more common. I also am not looking at a super late model car as I prefer the 80s/90s shapes generally. As a clue, this 380 Merc and 5 Series BM is along the lines of what I like.

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2014/09/714.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2014/09/715.jpg

I even like these :p

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2014/09/716.jpg

Any (constructive :)) opinions are welcome.