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Question New to Mercedes! Need HELP on which model to buy, please look and help??

hey guys/girls...

im a new memeber from australia, and im new to owning a mercedes...

im looking at buying any of the following models, and i was wondering which one is best to buy, what is good about one compared to the other, is there common faults with any etc.. basically anything there is good and bad to know about them?

im looking at the year models from 1995 - 2000, and im lookin to purchase up to $15,000 aus dollars...

the ones im looking at are:-

1996 E230 W210 Elegance - 4cylinder 2.3ltr
E320 W210 Advantagarde 6 cylinder 3.2ltr

1997 E230 W210 2.3ltr

1998 E320 W210 Advantagarde 6cylinder 3.2ltr
E240 W210 6cylinder 2.4ltr
E430 W210 4.8ltr v8

1999 E280 W210 Elegance 6cylinder 3.2ltr

basically i like the shape all of those are... but im very confused about all of them? because i dont know the differences and the faults in them?

so if anyone can help, please do!!

thanks very much
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So you are mainly looking at buying an E class it seems like.
I'd check out the e class forum. You can get a better idea about which year/ model would be a better fit for you.
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Hi Sparklar,
my two cents worth would be to avoid the 230 models (2.3 litre engine = sedate = gutless), the 240 (2.4 litre V6) is a little better, and perhaps concentrate on the 320 (3.2 litre V6) which is a nice engine and has a reasonable service record. I think it has 12 platinum spark plugs which need to be changed at about 100,000km. An E430 would be nice but thirsty :-)

The E Class forum would be the place to find out more details, as MB usually have a mid-life facelift and you get more goodies as 'standard'

Of course anything you buy MUST have an immaculate service history, regular services, changes of filters, brake fluid, coolant, etc. Otherwise you would be buying someone else's nightmare.... And buy the latest model you can afford with the lowest kilometres

Good hunting
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