Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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I found out that on each car you do have some rubber and plastic items deteriorating at about 10 years of age. On some cars it will be 7, on others 12, but it will be there.
W123 doesn't have too many plastic things, but even if the leatherette is still holding, the headlight doors, the power antenna, vacuum power system, the engine mounts and all the suspension bushing will have to be replaced at least twice at this age.
If the seller didn't do it in last few years, don't be surprised when you get lot of headaches.