We have a very nice '94 E320 Wagon that we've just put through the workshop and have completed a good deal of preparation on. It's finished in Smoke Silver over Cream-Beige leather, showing 162K, exceptionally clean body and interior, original books/manuals and roof bars, runs and drives beautifully and everything works properly. It was ordered with the following options;
-Cellular telephone (redundant now, but a good "throwback")
Since we acquired it, we have done the following work to it:
-Head gasket and water pump replacement along with front cover re-seal
-Blower motor and regulator
-Radiator and thermostat
-Engine wiring harness
-Four new tires
-New engine mounts
-New transmission mount
-New front pads, rotors and sensors (rears still have +/- 70% left)
-New crank position sensor
-Oil and filter (continued use of Castrol Syntec)
-Coolant flushed with MB Anticorrosion type antifreeze
-Brake fluid changed (Ate SL DOT 4 type)
-Transmission fluid and filter changed (Febi-Bilstein ATF)
-Air filter replaced
-Spark plugs replaced
-Serpentine belt replaced
-Front and rear wiper blades replaced
-Sunroof tracks cleaned and lubricated with MB 'Gleitpaste'
-Hydraulic SLS fluid flushed and bled
-New expansion tank, level sensor and pressure cap
-Complete suspension assessment/inspection--all checked out fine
-Complete evaluation of electrical/comfort systems--all checked out fine
Essentially, as many here know, the tasks that we attended to are your typical age and mileage-related wear items, and although in several instances, we could have left certain things be, we wanted to make sure that this car was completely sorted, as we like to keep our reputation
**There are two flaws to be noted on the exterior. The first is a small crack in the rear bumper cover. Second is a small crack in the plastic ledge above the license plate. Obviously, neither affects the car's drivability, so they're not critical things to deal with, else they'd have been on our list to begin with.
I'm a huge fan of these late W124 wagons. And let's face it, MB isn't building them like this anymore. Buy a good one, keep it that way, and you'll have a car that will last indefinitely for quite a small cash outlay. Insurance is cheap, fuel mileage is respectable, and servicing is straightforward. And best of all, these cars are oh-so-comfortable on long road trips
If you check out the independent Mercedes Estate specialists
you'll see that these guys pretty much specialize in W124 wagons or "estates", and ask very premium prices for them and, given how many are marked "SOLD" on the site, seem to be doing rather well at it
While we are not in the business of selling cars per-se, if a nice E320 wagon comes along, It becomes our mission to bring it back into nice, reliable, usable condition in hopes that we can keep these on the road for many years to come!
This car is priced at $5,500.00 which I feel is quite fair given its condition and recent work. It's not showroom perfect, as one could reasonably expect of a 16 year old car, but it's very obvious that it was not abused and most probably lived inside a garage for much of its life given the condition of the leather, wood and paintwork. You could literally hop in this car tomorrow and drive it across the country without worry, and if you happen to be local to Cincinnati, any of the work we performed holds a 1 year/12,000 mile full parts and labor warranty. If you are of considerable distance away, our policy is that warranty work must be carried out in our workshop, however we will be happy to honor the parts end of the warranty, should the need arise.
Feel free to call on (513) 519-7302 if you have any additional questions or would like to chat more about the car.