Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: '94 E320 Coupe W124 (RIP) - '75 280S W116 - '11 Honda Accord Coupe V6 6-Spd (DD)
Location: Saddle River, Bergen County, New Jersey
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The time has come.
Not only has the time come...it is one of the biggest moments probably in anyone's life...not just mine...and that's their first car.
Last week, we agred on a deal for a 1994 W124 E320 Coupe black/black, no more than 2 owners, 75,100k miles for $9700. The car was first from FL, then spent the rest of its life in NY where it was owned by a responsible owner as the Maintenance record book from Merc was filled to the brim up to 75k, and had a consistent and clean CarFax history, with a required NY inspection annually.
This car was clean, inside and out mechanically. There were some small things like the paint on the sunroof was cracked, the front license plate mount was broken, tailight was out, a little cracked wood...but other than that, everything was fantastic.
We had it inspected by our Merc mechanic, which was located about 50 miles from where teh car was located. The dealer, already had shwon they had nothing to hide because they drove the car up themselves just to get it inspected.
The car just needs its brakes replaced, the sunroof and little nicks and nacks fixed, and its 75k mile maintenance check-up and they pretty much offered to fix everything, provide the paperwork of what was done and give the car for $9700. We just have to get the 75k mile check-up.
I'm happy and excited, and will be payin gmy mom back over the years. She's going to share the car, its mostly hers since she managed to wrack up 36100 miles on her Infiniti on a 12k mile/year lease and we've had the car for only a little over a year and a half. Her job calls for lots of driving while driving me to school.
It wasn't exactly what I wanted, which was a W126 420 or 560...but it's good enough.
I promise pics later! She just put a deposit down and the car is currently getting worked on. So we'll get the car by next week!