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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to be looking for a new daily driver as my 230 is in the shop a lot getting a lot of tweaks done...

I have been curious about the early 90's model 500e or models similar. BUT I am in need of the wise Benz guys that can help me find a model that suits these requirements:

Under 5000 US$.
Relatively maintenance free.
Decent condition (IE not a rust magnet)
Newer than 1982.
No station wagons/vans
Not an SL model of any type (I dont need another convertible)


I have heard the 500s are good with maintenance and usually last longer than any of the smaller engine models?

ANY HELPFUL input is needed!


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 03:03 PM
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I have been curious about the early 90's model 500e or models similar.
Sounds like you already stumbled upon one of the most reliable (generally speaking of course) "modern" cars by Mercedes-Banz. That would have been my suggestion!

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The 500E is a great car, but they are pretty scarce. I doubt you'll find a nice one for under $5000.

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That is why I have been only curious.. I've looked around and a lot of nice ones are over 10k...

Alas... it isnt the only model im hoping for, any other possible advice on models?

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For $5000 you should be able to find a nicely maintained w126.

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The other W124s are also worth a look (300E, 400E, etc).

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