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Date registered: Dec 2002
Vehicle: 2001 E320W(ELEGANCE) 2005 CLK500
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I would recommend either a W123, W124 or W126 diesel or turbodiesel. The mileage is decent and you can learn to do a lot of the repairs yourself. A big plus is that other than the notorious 3.5 litre diesel (stay away from the 350SD, 350SDL) they will run almost forever! They are relatively simple and would be a good first Mercedes.
I do caution you, make sure the car is checked out by a Mercedes specialist. What looks like a beautiful car could end up being a huge money pit! Make sure you save AT LEAST $1500 for unforseen repairs!
Remember: "nothing is as expensive as a cheap Mercedes!"
2001 E320W (ELEGANCE)
2005 CLK500 Cabriolet
Last edited by Nimrodthewombat; 07-11-2012 at 05:53 PM.