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Date registered: Oct 2008
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Mercedes Buying Advice Wanted
I currently own a 1984 W123 with 150,000 miles (250K kms.) on it. I've had it for 10 years now, and I'm very happy with it, but thanks to advancing age, cold Canadian winters and a desire to try an MB gasoline car, I've decided it's time to move on.
I'd like to buy a mid-size MB, and I don't have any particular model in mind, but I know I definitely don't want an 8-cylinder. I can't afford a brand-new Merc, so I guess I'll have to make do with a "pre-owned" one (as a "used" one is no longer politically-correct!).
I'm figuring on spending anything up to around $10,000 - $12,000 (Canadian, remember!). So which models would you knowledgeable folks recommend as reasonably-priced, not too old, and providing reliable performance? In other words what would you consider the best year and model to buy if you were looking for reliability and a price in the $10,000 - $12,000 (Cdn.)range? Thanks for any input....
1984 300D Turbo (145,000 M). White w/ black MB Tex upholstery. Toronto area, Canada.