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Post I'm thinking of buying a ML... CDI 2000 - 2002

I need some ideas and your opinions. Very shortly I will be on the hunt for a new car. At this stage I'm looking at something manufactured in 1998 and above. It must have a diesel motor and no more than 250,000 kms. My budget is between 10 and 15 K.
I've been having a look at ML270s as they match the above, and seem versatile. What do you guys think of them? If I can get something higher than a 2.7 ltr than that's a bonus.
I'm also looking at E300, same period. Nice looking cars, that's for sure, but a little more in price.
I value the opinion of you guys.
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This forum have majority of US members and those models never made it to this country. Having European roots, I appreciate diesels like not too many Americans do, so IMHO you are on good tracks.
The 98-99 E300DT sold in US with turbo diesels are excellent cars and with 35 mpg pretty cheap to drive. The cdi engines are even better.
The 270 is first generation of cdi engines and from what I recall 170 HP rated?
That engine in heavier ML would be consider underpowered for US standards, but each owner has different opinion.
We have E and ML in the family for more than a decade. While ML are fun taken off road, the E is unbeatable in highway comfort.
Have fun making up your mind .
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