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
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good scotch is barely enough."