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Hello everyone. Im loooking to buy another benz soon and i have narrowed down my choices to 2. my choices are 2002 C230 coupe and 1998 E320. i need to make a choice. i dont really care bout the looks or the space it offers what matters is the reliability and value for money. thank you in advance for your suggestions.
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Four years is a big difference and I would go w/ the C-class because it will be tighter and probably last a lot longer. I know a lot of "purists" think MB has gone down hill in recent years, but I think that is just plain wrong. You didn't mention milage, but if the E-class is the same or lower I might change my choice. But overall, I would go w/ the newer of the two.
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thanks for the quick response. well about the mileage, the c is less than 50 and the e is less than 100
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If price is in line w/ milage, I would go w/ the C.
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definitly the c[:D]
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thanks guys! those were helpful. you see the only thing that bothers me with the c is its the cheapest benz in the market. and im looking that in a few years its doing to depreciate faster than the e. well thats my thought but i think im going for the coupe.
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the coupe costs less than the sedan
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well on what i have checked out, the 1998 E320 is at 13000 and the 2002 C230 Coupe is at 16000. its a 3000 diffrence and its going to be under financing. i might as well go for the coupe. thanks guys!

*** to others: if you still have suggestions, feel free to tell me. thanks in advance
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Does the coupe have a manual? We have test driven a 2002 C230 coupe with a manual, thing was awesome in these mountains.
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Beware of the W-210 chassis. Like the E 320. Lots of issues.
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