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About to buy 1st MB from NJ
Hi everyone, glad to have found this wonderful forum. I suspect I will be a frequent visitor.
Anyway, I am in the market for a car. Started out looking at an Volvo S80 AWD, moved on to looking at an Audi A6 Quattro, and finally discovered the MB E320 4Matic. Wow, it just felt right. So, decided to look for a 2000 to 2002 model.
Having said that, I did buy a 2002 last week, but the deal fell through after the cost to repair the issue identified were too much for the dealer to bear.
Yesterday, bought another one, a 2000, but a mechanic check bought up a leak in the flex joint of the exhaust system, and some code errors. Not knowing the cost to replace the flex joint or the whole unit, I reluctantly walked away (not sure if that was a good decision, since the deal was good).
So, now I am back to looking for another 2000 to 2002 E320 4Matic.
Any words of wisdom as i start my quest again to find a good one at a reasonable price. What should I definitely walk away from, and what should i take on if easy and inexpensive to fix? Are there any common issues i should look for? (I noticed the the instrument cluster appears to be a common problem, in fact almost all had them).
Looking forward to learning a lot from all of you, and eventually contributing, as i know I will be a proud owner of a E320 4matic soon.