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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Evaluating my acquisition.
Ok. So you all know I've been a proud owner of a C124 E320, 1994.
Out of curiosity, I want to compare it to other Mercedes I could've purchased with my budget, and they were:
Some W140s, and C140s, W126s (560SEL/420SEL) and C126s (560SEC), W124 E420s/400Es...and if I got uber-lucky, a 500E (I say that because there's a one owner being privately sold in CA for $11.5k).
So far, I had to do some work on the EGR circuit, replace a combo switch...and thats about it besides normal fluid changes. CEL is still on and keeps coming on, with the same Code 5 associated with the EGR.
Other than that, teh car's been great. And again, I picked it up with 75k on the clock, full maintenance records in the book, less than 2 owners, probably 1 owner, clean carfax, all for $9700.
With the known issues associated with the W124, would I have had more or less problem spots with the other cars I could have purchased? For example...would I have been better off with less issues on a W126....would I have enjoyed it more if I got a C140...
Like the question is, did I do well compared to the other cars I could have bought?
I'm not disappointed with my purchase or anything...I love my car to death. But as I look at C140s or C126s, I think...doh...I could have gotten what I TRULY wanted.