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1997 E420 E class Mercedes v8 NEED HELP!!!

Single owner 1997 Mercedes E420. 4.2 L V8. Fully loaded, mecedes serviced. Runs great. No 'issues' Gold paint gold leather interior. has 260k miles most were highway.

I am 19 years old and have never bought a car before. I kelly blue booked the car and it was 5200$ for good and 4500$ for fair the seller is asking 3300. He purchased the car new and paid 54,000 for it. It was a top of the line sports car in 1997. I just don't know if i want to buy it or not. I really want a sports car and have been looking at camaros firebirds and trans am's in the 80s-90s. How long would a car like that last me if it had a good owner who took great care of it? (always taken to Mercedes dealerships for everything in Atlanta). I am going to be going to college soon and need something reliable.

Basically I am asking for anyone who has had Mercedes Benz's before and know more about it and tell me your opinion on my situation.


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Hop down to the W210 forum, look in the stickies, read the thread "common issues".

If you're looking for cheap transportation, I'd look elsewhere. Premium fuel, mediocre fuel economy, high maintenance costs (unless you're going to DIY), etc.

Of course *any* car that has 200K + miles is going to have issues, personally I'd be looking for something more basic and with lower miles.

Good luck and happy shopping.

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I would agree that any car with over a quarter-million miles is a bit too big a gamble, especially for someone with a college kid's budget. I would pass.

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This car has the 722.605 transmission that MB said was sealed for life. In reality it is not. If this car has the orginal one ber very warry ...or if it never had maintenance . A car with those miles will have failure on various parts if still original .

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