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I'm Dan from Germany, moved to TX 10 years ago and am in the market for a Mercedes but need some help in my decision.
Although a Benz is not all that special in my eyes I like to drive a German car again, hence our taxis and police cars are Mercedes (some of them). I used to be crazy about US trucks when I first moved over the pond (had a Chevy Silverado).
Now I miss the performance of my "home" engineered cars and the pride as a German that comes with it.
Not sure how many of you may know this but in Germany wagons are a popular thing. So I'm in the market for either a C320 or E320 wagon around US$15K so from 2002 and up whatever I can get for my money.
On the other hand I'm also eying the ML350 since it seems they have become quiet "cheap" as used cars given the rise in gas prices. I like the ML350 and when I go camping, would not have to worry about going a bit into the country side for ground clearance. No serious off-road intended. I also mountain bike and would like to haul my bike, which I could do in a wagon as well. Not sure what difference it would make in gas miles wagon / ML350. Seems maybe 3mpg? Longevity is a HUGE deal to me as I like to keep my vehicles looooong 10+ years and 200,000mi. Thank you for your input.
Willkommen Dan, I was born in Bielefeld, NRW, but am living on my fourth Continent now.
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Guten Tag Dan, I was also considering an ML350. However I chose my E320 wagon as I felt that the performance was more to my liking. there is plenty of room for my bike and dog in the back and I'm sure the 4matic will get me to the slopes this winter!
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