Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Can't vouch for rest, but we did buy 2nd year of ML320 that was manufactured in Alabama.
For first few years the car was bashed right to left, top to bottom. Mostly becouse nobody in USA had idea how to adjust, God forbid repair digital cars.
Yet after driving it for 1 year we could sell it for $10,000 profit (due to long waiting line for new ones sold at fixed price).
The car lasted 13 years in the family, got salvaged at the age of 7 and still sold for over 4 grands after our son trashed it.
Beside accident repair, the 13 years of driving cost us about $350 in broken parts. Try to match that Lexus!
I am pretty confident that 18 years old truck still makes present owner happy.