Date registered: Jun 2011
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.