Date registered: Jan 2010
Vehicle: 99 E430, 01 E430 Sport, 00 SL500
Location: LA, CA
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1.8L is tiny.
Japanese cars with small engines are better and more reliable.
Your MB should be with either 6, 8 (ideal), or 12 cylinders. The cost in gas would not be that much more to worry about, and the performance pays off.
Buy any used car? For some peace of mind, things to look for are: Low miles, maintenance records, 1 to 2 owners at most, Carfax, Autocheck for odometer/accident incidents (Carfax reports often come with maintenance records), test drive, ... And remember that you get what you pay for.
Last edited by mbvis; 02-09-2012 at 10:44 AM.