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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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WANTED: W126 near Phoenix

I'm in need of a reliable, clean in and out daily driver. I want something presentable, with nice paint and good interior. Has to be in good running condition, no major issues, i could deal with a few minor things but can't be anything wrong with engine or trans, as I am not a skilled mechanic, and don't want something I will have to pour money into.

If anybody has a nice W126 they're willing to part with for $2500 or less, contact me. Right now I've got about $1,700 but would consider taking out a small loan for the rest.

Still in search for the perfect one, not much luck via craigslist or autotrader
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I'd suggest you look for a w123, perhaps a 240D in good condition for that price. Maintenance on a w126, even if you could find one for your asking price, can be prohibitive.

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Thanks for the tip. I realize that most of the good W126's will go for closer to 6-10 thousand, so i'm taking my chances with finding a nice one for only about $2500.

Anyway, I'm looking at an '84 500SEL today, they're only asking 2 thousand. If that doesn't work out for me, i'll take your advice and look into a different model that would run cheaper.

I guess what's most important is the condition and reliability of the car, not necessarily that it's a W126. I just LOVE the W126.


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The W126 I checked out today is in fair condition. Mechanically seems to be fine with only an ABS sensor out, oxidization on the roof, and a number of cosmetic issues. For $1800 i'll pick it up tomorrow, it'll be a good driver and give me something to tinker on to get her up to spec, as far as cosmetics go.

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