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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-02-2004, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Should I buy a 1990 300E?

It looks like it's in excellent shape in and out. Has 107,000 miles, suppose to be mostly highway miles consisting of trips of about 200 miles each way.

He's asking way too much at $7000 [:0] but if I have it checked out and it's ok and he will take the private party price, what about that many miles? I always heard that a Benz is known to be good for 200k if well cared for, is that true?

Is there anything I should watch out for? Any help would be most appreciated!
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RE: Should I buy a 1990 300E?

Do you know the seller? Often owners try to unload their cars because expensive repairs are due. Get a CARFAX report. Spend some money and get the car checked out including AC. Ask the seller why he's selling the car.
Yes, US$7k appears to be high. Though it could be justified if the car is in exc. condition and all service records are available.
Remeber that these cars are expensive to maintain.
200k miles is not unusual.

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RE: Should I buy a 1990 300E?

i have a 93 300e. i LOVE it. it still runs good, and hope to keep it until about 300k miles. it is a really good car.

PS. it has 200k current miles on it
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