BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Dec 2012
Vehicle: 1983 240d 2001 e430
Location: Malta, NY
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So I've had enough of upstate new York winters. I'm my '83 240d doesn't install much confidence in single digit weather without a power source to keep it heated. I test drove a 2001 e430 4matic tonight, 115K mis. With full service history. Extremely clean car. A few pixels out in display.
Overall impression was excellent, tight in every way. Only concern was it seemed a bit stiff and seemed to bounce around a bit on what was a pretty rough road. My '05 Yukon seemed smoother over it. I've driven 190e's, 280c's, slk's, and my diesel and i was surprised how stiff it seemed. The temperature was about 25 degree F and the car its not registered, so it may have been sitting for a day or so. (seller is allowing neighbor to use while his vehicle is being repaired)
I have never driven a 4matic before but had heard they do seem a bit rough. I've agreed already to purchase the car and don't think there is anything at all wrong with it, just wondering if what I'm describing its normal?
The vehicle its a 2 owner car, owned by the father of an independent sales and repair center (exclusively German and British cars) with an excellent reputation and i timed my query just right as this car was not brought into their so yet and I'm getting a decent deal
The car has everything minus navigation, including ventilated seats. All service records and the very particular previous owner was very meticulous in replacing anything that seemed pdf before any thing was broken our damaged