Date registered: Aug 2013
Vehicle: 1992 300TE 4matic wagon
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should i buy this '92 wagon?
i'm looking to purchase a 1992 300TE 4matic wagon tomorrow for $1600. It has 227k miles with a newer transmission and it runs and rides fine.
Has a dent in the rear that broke the emblem, and the rear power windows don't function (stuck up). but the front windows and sunroof are fine. everything else is cool except for a little paint peeling on the hood.
owner said he no longer trusted it for a long road trip and he would never get a 4matic again though he's a lifelong benz owner.
i can't afford pricey repairs but i'll just be tooling around town and going skiing a few times in the winter. don't want the car for more than a couple years.
would you buy it? how big is the risk that it'll cost me twice as much to repair within the year?