Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Poor maintenance is all you need to say.
Run, run away.
The most expensive MB is the "great price" with questionable maintenance.
There are lots of fine examples out there, better to pay a few grand more for a newer, better post-facelift edition (and stay with the V8, the mileage is not that much worse and the extra power is always nice) but you'll easily pay that difference to repair what's been neglected on the one you're looking at. (At perhaps $5,500 it becomes more feasible, but even then...how committed are you?)
If you get out of this "general" category and cruise to the W210 forum you'll find a bunch of stickies at the top of it, one of which has "common issues" for the 210, so you'll know what to look out for.
Take care and enjoy the ride,
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. (Winston Churchill)