Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: w204 (C350ELE)
Location: Miami, Fl and Mar del Plata, Argentina
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I don't see how somebody with so many concerns would consider getting into waters so deep. The car -as any MB to be kept in good running order- will require high end maintenance, plus the lack of a manufacturer's warranty, the expectancy of the unexpected, and the below average history of this vintage cars makes it a great toy, which will do what you expect, but at a cost that will probably be beyond your projections. Note the reason to sell it: "Mi wife wants a Honda" (something more dependable or requiring fewer expenses).
Bottom line, have a board meeting with your wallet and discuss in depth what you wish to do, and, if pertinent, how you'll handle foreseeable and unforeseeable expenses. Then, if you would decide to purchase it, you will be very pleased as long as you keep one step ahead from maintenance and repair needs.
A car would show appreciation for preventive maintenance by never leaving his owner stranded.
Defensive Driving is never having to say you're sorry: a true love story between man and machine.