BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 1989 Mercedes 300SE and 2006 Mercedes E350
Location: Bogota, Colombia
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Recommendation Needed - Used MB
I have owned a few MBs of the years including a 1986 300E (used), 2000 ML320 (new), 2004 E320 (new), and a 2006 E350 (used). With the exception of my ML, these were great cars. The ML was the single worst car I have ever owned.
I will be working in South American for about a year and need a reliable but inexpensive MB. I am 6'6" and 300 lbs. This limits the cars I fit in. The 2006 E-class is a tight fit but doable. (In the U.S., I currently drive a BMW 740il). After this assignment, I will sell the car locally. It will not be coming back to the U.S.
I have found two ads that I plan to investigate, a 1991 300SL and a 1995 E320. Both cars have about 110,000 miles. The selling price is about $7,000 and $3,000.
Would I fit in these cars? I would take BMW, but it is too large for the streets and too expensive to maintain in that environment.
How reliable are these models?
What should I look at before making a purchase?
Any other suggestions about reliable MBs that would fit me?