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My opinion is that if you are looking for a premium price on a 20+ year old sedan that you should fix the items mentioned and get your asking price. No one feels comfortable buying a car with a list of items that need repaired with the owner throwing out costs to them. Your list doesn't imply a pride of ownership, only that you bought I nice older car and have done little to make it correct. A smart buyer will have a PPI done on the car and probably expand your list which puts you in a poor negotiating position. A "minor head gasket leak is not a positive selling tool. Spend a little money and get the car right and go for your asking price. I hate seeing ads that say car is "perfect" except tranny has no reverse, over heats, stops running after 10 min. called a tech and he said it was a $150 OX sensor. Premium price = no excuses car. That's my 2 cents. GLWS

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Someone offered $1500 over an already very high asking price and you said no? Did that offer involve an ever higher check asking you to pay for shipping? The mileage demands a premium but the work needed is common to any mileage. I'm glad you disclosed it however. I'd have taken the money, said thank you, and looked for another with the issues sorted at half the price.

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I hate seeing ads that say car is "perfect" except tranny has no reverse, over heats, stops running after 10 min. called a tech and he said it was a $150 OX sensor.
So true!
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I would pay you immediately $8500, but my intended use for the car is to enter the 24 Hours of Lemons with it. And seeing how this would not adhere to your rigid standards of care for the next owner, I can only assume that my offer is dead on arrival. But, I am still a rabid MB carbuff...
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Lol this thread is funny. These cars are worthless nonmatter how much we love them they hold no value. Put it on craigslist get 3200 for it and call it a day.
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It should bring in $1800 in a 'real' world. You would be a fool if someone actually offered $7500 and you didn't take it.

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Great looking car, seemingly a rare color combo and one that would only really look good on a car in this condition.

However, those $20 wal-mart floor mats don't speak well for its ownership, I wouldn't put those in my work truck, let alone a low mileage Mercedes-Benz!

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All fair remarks. Skeptics and good faith appreciators are all collectors. I am not. I bought it for my kid's local driving need and found it too be a great car so did some needed maintenance and enjoy using it. Clearly did not go too deep as a collector would to get all the records and address all the issues to make it a Pebble Beach display car. All fair for a collector to do. No debate.

Guys I respect your passion for this brand and your possessions. Those mats are not designers or MB German made OEM equipment but has a common sense purpose and that is to protect the original one underneath while we use the car in normal weather in NJ. Why I did not sell at $7,500 is a very appropriate question. I am in love with the car and can't seem to depart with to someone who simply offers the right price. Like it or not, I will sell to someone who will appreciate this car for a long time and not speculate on why this, why that.

Again, appreciate all the remarks. Let's move on. I may chime in to get your counsel for future maintenance if I decide to keep it. Thanks again. All the best.
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All fair remarks. Skeptics and good faith appreciators are all collectors. I am not. I bought it for my kid's local driving need and found it too be a great car so did some needed maintenance and enjoy using it. Clearly did not go too deep as a collector would to get all the records and address all the issues to make it a Pebble Beach display car. All fair for a collector to do. No debate.

Guys I respect your passion for this brand and your possessions. Those mats are not designers or MB German made OEM equipment but has a common sense purpose and that is to protect the original one underneath while we use the car in normal weather in NJ. Why I did not sell at $7,500 is a very appropriate question. I am in love with the car and can't seem to depart with to someone who simply offers the right price. Like it or not, I will sell to someone who will appreciate this car for a long time and not speculate on why this, why that.

Again, appreciate all the remarks. Let's move on. I may chime in to get your counsel for future maintenance if I decide to keep it. Thanks again. All the best.
Excellent response, well done.

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...Why I did not sell at $7,500 is a very appropriate question. I am in love with the car and can't seem to depart with to someone who simply offers the right price. Like it or not, I will sell to someone who will appreciate this car for a long time and not speculate on why this, why that...
Where's the BS flag when you need it?
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