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help me pick my first Mercedes

hello gents,

i always dreamed about owning a MB and now i have the money to do it, however, i am on a budget and i wanna make sure i pick the right car.
my only concern is reliability, i hate, and i can't afford to always be at the shop fixing my car, so i wanna know which of the cars i will list is the most reliable.

those 3 cars are the same price here:
-c230 kompressor 2005
-clk320 2004
-e320 2003

what is your pick? i already love all of them and don't prefer one over the other, so i just wanna know which one would be the most reliable.

thanks,
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E 320 is a nicer car, rides better on the road than the CLK and is likely the more reliable of those two in the long run. I don't know much about the '05.
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Depends on what your needs are. If it snows in the winter where you are, look at the E320 4matics and consider budgeting for a set of snow tires. If you want something a bit sportier looking, go with the clk. Those are the two I would look at.

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I love my 2003 E320, so that is my vote.
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hello gents,

i always dreamed about owning a MB and now i have the money to do it, however, i am on a budget and i wanna make sure i pick the right car.
my only concern is reliability, i hate, and i can't afford to always be at the shop fixing my car, so i wanna know which of the cars i will list is the most reliable.

those 3 cars are the same price here:
-c230 kompressor 2005
-clk320 2004
-e320 2003

what is your pick? i already love all of them and don't prefer one over the other, so i just wanna know which one would be the most reliable.

thanks,
I currently have a 2005 C230K and a 1999 CLK 320. My next car will probably be an E 320 (W210).

Really like the 320 engine over the 4 banger. Now looking for the convenience of a four door with a bigger trunk.

What are the mileage of the cars you are looking at? Superchargers usually needs attention after 100K.
I would pick the one in the best condition with a know maintenance history.


1999 CLK 320

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