This is a shot in the dark since I am fishing for a better deal but hey it's worth a shot
I have a 1999 E430 Sport w/111,850 miles.
The cars is black with Black leather interior.
It is in good condition with newer tires. The HB was just replaced. And it has been checked out by both my local mercedes dealership and an Independent Sales and service shop.
The car WILL need a new MAF sensor. MB estimates the job at $600. An Indy service shop would be able to do it for around 400
The paint is in very good condition and sparkles if you detail it. There are some minor scratches to the rear bumber and what I affectionetly refer to as bug bumps on the front bumper.
Overall it is a very nice car that would retail between 12K and 14k.
So here is the deal. I have already picked out a new car and was frustrated by what the dealer was going to give me. I figured out who they dealers were trying to sell the car (significantly below wholesale) too and contacted the wholesaler myself. He has made me a firm bid at 8500.
I would like to get at least 9k out of it from a private buyer.
If anyone has an interst you can contact me here and I will give you my contact :
rwbest at yahoo.com
The car will be sold tommorow afternoon since trying to sell it here is a long shot (from my point of view). However if there is serious interest I can hold off for a day or so.
Highest bidder of 9k wins. The vehicle is located in a north suburb of indianapolis.
I think this could be a steal for someone willing to move fast. My wife thinks I am being impatient and "just want a new toy".