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Considering E320 Wagon


I'm new to Mercedes and have been looking for a good, safe family vehicle. I am currently driving an SUV and want to drive a car with space for my 3 children under 6years.

My husband thinks I'm crazy for considering a Mercedes because they are 'luxury' and costly to fix. I need help knowing what to look for and what is a good price. I'm looking at older wagons 2000-2004 with around 100k+ miles.

Here are a few questions:

-Is it better to buy from a dealer?
-Extended warranty, is it worth it for the cost?
-I live in New Hampshire, is 4Matic a must? (I've heard they are more costly to fix and have more issues?)
-I'm looking at a 2000 E320TE 4Matic with 122k. He's asking $7000 (private seller, 2nd owner). Is that a reasonable price?
-Another I've seen: 2004 E320 4Matic w/ 124K, dealer asking $14000 (1 owner, all service records).
-any suggestions of things I should ask/know before buying?

I want to prove to my husband that these cars are solid and worth the money.

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We have and have had several benz but my wife traded in her Volvo for a 2001 E320 wagon 4 years ago. It has over 100K miles and still looks great. The only major issue has been the evaporator developing a leak, requires removal of the dash! Aside from that, we are hoping that the past longevity of the other benz will apply to this one as well. Maybe someone else could chime in on their experiene.

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zoechloe, look for the W210 (up to 2003) and W211 (2004+) forums and ask the actual owners. Very few people will see your questions here. Good luck!

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