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Thoughts on potential '94 E320 purchase

Folks --
I'm 19, a student, looking at a '94 E320 with 157k, VIN WDBEA32E6RC150265 at an auction sitethat I'm hoping to get for under $1500. I've been reading about the things that I should ask about or check before buying -- boy, there's a long list -- and am wondering about doing a CARFAX check, too, but it looks like that costs money.
I won't be able to bring the car to a mechanic -- can anybody suggest the biggest visuals I should look for in checking out the car? Should I go ahead and pay for a CARFAX check? Thanks for any thoughts people might have.
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If you can't bring the car to a mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection, do not buy it unless you have funds to gamble with. The cost of making the car fully road-worthy could quickly dwarf your purchase price.
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Ditto to post #2. MB calls a 1994 E320 a W124 so I would check that forum. Just scroll down from here and look for it in the sedans section.

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