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Question Mercedes E230 purchase

Hi all

Hope you can help me a little bit, as I'm on thin ice here.

I'm looking to buy a new car and instead of buying some smaller uinteresting model, I fell in love with the old Mercedes 230E (or 230 C coupe) from 1979-1984.

It's possible to get it at a reasonable price but I know where little about it. So here are my questions:

- Which common error to look for? Weakness?

- I can see both manual and automatic transmission - what to choose and why? I found one cheap with manual transmission, but is this a dangerous choice as I read automatic is better?

- Coupe better than regular? Read they are better, but not sure why.

Hope you can help, much appreciated!

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Hello Casper and welcome to the forum. You are looking for a W123 and there is a specific forum for those. Just scroll down through the forums until you see Sedans, then look for W123. That is where you will get the quickest answers to your questions. Good luck.

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