Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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In the past, when $1 exchanged for 3 DM lot of people did private import of used German cars.
Car in Germany depreciate much faster than in US, when average car life some time ago was 7 years. Older model had to be converted to Federal, or CA standards like sealed headlights, bumper and door reinforcement plus emission controls.
Now the exchange might be the deal killer. Than from what I see most Mercedes cars come from factory with Federal, or even CA ratings, so that part might be much easier.