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Looking for my first Mercedes in Portland

Hi, my girlfriend and I are considering purchasing a used R Class. We test drove an R350 over the weekend and fell in love with it. I currently drive a Mini Clubman and have owned several BMWs in the past, but was definitely impressed with the Mercedes. We have a 3 year old and loved all the room in the car. I was also impressed by how small it felt while driving despite being, well, huge. It handled and accelerated extremely well for a nearly 5000lb machine. We want to try out an R500 as well, although I think the V6 is probably more than acceptable. (While I would certainly be interested in the diesel, I think it is currently out of our price range). Any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated!
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What year are you looking at?

Try looking in the w251 forum. You can get a good idea of what it's like owning one there.
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What year are you looking at?
Looking at a 2006, or maybe a 2007.

Also, just wanted to point out that I won't be trading in my new-ish Clubman (I love that car), but my girlfriend's 2000 Camry. Anyone have any experience with the various flavors of R class? Any option that is a most have?
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