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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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Whatever you decide, I'd advise going the CPO (certified pre-owned) route. You should be able to find an E-Class, 4 years old with close to 50,000 miles near your budgeted amount. The cost will depend on the year but 2007 and later (facelift) would be preferable but a nice example will stretch you to $25,000 or more. Plus a 2007, if you pay to max out the CPO eligible period, will carry your warranty until 2014.
A case in point is my car. I paid $24,500 for a 5 year/53,000 E320 that originally sold for close to $60,000 when new. I extended the warranty to 7/100,000 and MB paid for a lot of expensive repairs. Nothing that stranded me, but I think I got my money's worth.
Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Last edited by Musikmann; 03-08-2011 at 04:18 PM.