I'm looking for a weekend driver as my first MB, and want to limit my budget to about $8k, or less....understanding that is just the beginning of mtce. issues that will arise over the first year.
I've combed the individual forums for comments/issues on each of these models (using the search feature as suggested) and yes, they all seem to have pros and cons. I want something reasonably sporty, but not a two-seater. (I wish MB sold more manual transmissions, but they are much harder to find than with VWs or BMWs, for example). So these are all automatics.
Anyway, I'd appreciate your opinions of which of these I should travel to see...I live in a remote small town in West Texas. I am not in the DIY category
All of these four have clean CARFAX, reasonable service records, and relatively low miles. All have been serviced in the last 45 days or so, according to the owners. Most have new tires. In photos, they look almost new actually. Thoughts on these?
- 1. 1991 190E 2.6, 92K miles, $5,500
- 2. 1993 190E Sportline 2.6, 92K miles,(recarro seats, carbon fiber dash etc.), $5,700
-3. 1995 E300D, 82K miles, $7900
- 4. 1994 E320 Sportline package, 84K miles, $5200.
All these are asking prices, subject to reasonable negotiation, and I'm willing to pay somewhat above Blue Book for a top specimen. I will do independent inspection for the ultimate finalist.
Ok, let me have have it. But be gentle......! Thanks.