Date registered: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 1998 e430
Location: san jose, ca
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w210 road trip?
not really that old, it's the '98 e430 in my signature with around 209,000 miles.
thinking of a road trip to the 4 corners region, about 1,000 miles from san jose.
it's been a very reliable car and is reasonably caught up on maintenance, most of which i do myself. couple items i might replace as preventative are the serpentine belt (looks great but, does have about 75k) and the crankshaft position sensor.
i'm thinking of renting a car for this. will save around $100 in fuel (35+ mpg vs 25-30 mpg) and cost around $300.
what say you?