Date registered: Nov 2002
Vehicle: 10 GLK 350 4Matic
Location: Sonoma County CA
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RE: $20K budget - what model/year/type should we buy?
$20K should get you a 2001 to 2002 E320 in pretty nice shape plus leave you dollars left over for an extended warranty.
Peace of mind, nice performance, great mileage in a fairly new, reliable unit.
Unfortunately, the 126's, and 124's are getting long in the tooth. Great cars, but a major effort to find a nice reliable unit -- and after pouring money in, you still have a 10+ year old car.
The 140's can be a little too much for a sufficiently nice copy and have wickedly bad electrical system problems if not carefully attended to. They make me a bit nervous. Might be an interesting play if someone is brave enough to sell you an extended warranty but you dollars won't go much past 1997, 1998
Now: 2010 GLK350 4Matic Then: 2003 C320 4Matic, 2006 E320 CDI, 2000 E320, 1994 E320, 1991 190E, 1985 300D, 1983 300D
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