Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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My profile shows my highest preferences.
For 4 kids + parents you need a wagon, or R or GL.
Some ML have extra seats that would work as well.
I am in favor of diesels due to low maintenance and cheaper driving cost, but those cost more to buy.
For my brother who needs bigger car for dog and AWD for his driveway I advised R320cdi. Even not too many like the body style, that leads to lower prices than other models, so I am with Eric about value of this class.
Still knowing the budget would give us better start?