Date registered: Oct 2003
Vehicle: 500SE AMG, E350 4matic, GL 450
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I would get the E-class. Parts are more expensive with a Mercedes, but most of the work can be done by the average DIY'er. This forum is a great resource for information. The "search" button is a great friend. I would find a good independant shop for more complicated work. If you tell us where you are located, I am sure a Benzworlder can recommend a good mechanic. I suggest you do a search for PPI (pre-purchase inspection) before you actually hand over money to a seller.