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Old 10-08-2017, 10:42 PM   #14
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1998 SL2
Default Re: I new a new car, something like a SL

I get all my parts from Rockauto, Pelican, or eEuroparts, and I've found most things to be pretty close, with the more specialized parts being more pricey.

The main issue with price discrepancy is that many of the parts are made in Europe. I've found components on both my volvo and my Mercedes to be about 2x the cost on average, but much higher quality, and they are often rebuildable.

And for a DIY guy, an extra 100 bucks a year in parts is not a huge issue. Hopefully I can not replace things as often.

Many Volvo chassis parts are shared with Mazdas.

It really is what you're going for. I wanted something safe and quiet. It costs a little more, but that's life.

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