Date registered: Sep 2005
Vehicle: money pits of various forms
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+2 on avoid the c class if you are on a budget.
I have a nice 91 300d for 1.5k more than your budget. Southern car with zero rust, cherry 10/10 interior (PO replaced seats with new), 177k and 9/10 exterior. It will last you forever.
1987 300D Sturmmachine
1991 300D Nearly Perfect
1994 E320 Cabriolet
1995 E320 Touring
2000 VW eurovan FOR SALE
1985 300D car, sold and missed.