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1998 E320-192,000 miles, will trade for W124 or $2K

Anyone want to buy my 1998 E320 AWD for $2000 OBO? I can drop it off anywhere between Albany NY, and Washington D.C. I work at uAlbany Nanoscience dept, but I travel frequently between Albany and Baltimore where I own property. The car is registered with Maryland plates. Title is clean and registration is IN MY NAME. Has 192,000 miles, and 4Matic. I am willing to trade for a Mercedes W124 body 260E, 300E, 300D with similar miles, and possibly needing some work. Here are the details of this car:

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(*new means less than 2,000 miles)
Has new:
center and rear mufflers and hangers
new steering angle sensor
new exhaust gas recirculation valve
New water pump
All new fuses
New brake light switch
New shifter bushing
New transmission conductor plate
New valve body solenoid pressure springs
New Fuch's life time transmission fluid
New transmission filter and gasket
New transmission connector plug
New vacuum hoses on the EGR system
Comes with new unused oil filter (oil is still fresh, this was bought to have for future)
OBDII reader included
Tires have less than 5,000 miles on them
Interior is impeccable (except for a few very small dash cracks starting-strongly recommend a dash mat in the future. I have used lexol on the leather and armoral on the surfaces regularly.

Here is why I am getting rid of it:
Needs new shifter module and engine control module. The car DOES RUN and DRIVE right now. Shifter makes things a bit difficult, but the issues with the ECM do not affect how it drives, just leaves annoying dash board alarms that are preventing me from passing Maryland inspection. I have had the car serviced and diagnosed by Bavarian Rocket Science in Albany, and AutoHaus of Baltimore. Everything is good on the car except the two parts I mentioned. I have $2K in parts in this car, I am looking to just walk away at cost for the parts, forget what I paid for it. I can provide receipts for all parts purchased, as well as the mechanic's reports.

The part needed is the Engine Control Unit.
Latest quote from Keeler Motor Car in Latham (a Mercedes Benz dealer):
$1,586+tax, to replace, install, and program the ECU. The shifter module is around $500 for the part from AutohausAZ, and is a DIY replacement following the step by step instructions in the Mercedes-Benz Forum transmission stickies in the W210 forum. I would do the work, but with how much I travel, I need to get into something either new, or something I enjoy enough to deal with wrenching all the time (I am a die hard W124 fan). For $2K for the car and $2K to still to go, you will be getting a darn nice car with all of the bugs worked out.

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