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'99 E300 Turbodiesel 54085 Miles One Owner Always Garaged

Mercedes friends,

I am selling my '99 E300 Turbodiesel. Ridiculously low miles. Extremely well cared for.

When gone it will be the first time in nearly a quarter century that I won't own a vehicle with a three pointed star. (I even took my driver's license exam as a much younger man in a 220D, standard transmission and all.)

The car is in excellent shape. We bought it new and intended to keep it forever. However, my lifestyle changed in an unanticipated (but good) way and it just doesn't make sense for us to keep it anymore.

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Asking $19,750.

More info and pix on eBay here: Mercedes Benz E Class Base Sedan 4 Door | eBay

Andy
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Is that thing made of gold?
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I agree that the diesels do get a premium price and the low miles add value, but I do not see $19k in its future.
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lol you could get a 2005-2007 CDI with those miles for the same money.
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I agree that the diesels do get a premium price and the low miles add value, but I do not see $19k in its future.
Silly question, of course it's made of gold, it has a three pointed star on the hood, doesn't it?...
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Silly question, of course it's made of gold, it has a three pointed star on the hood, doesn't it?...
There you go, that is the right attitude.

Thanks for the comments guys.

The 19k is an asking price, based it on other comparable dealer listings for extremely low mileage MBs of the same vintage. Of course I am not a dealer, so this car has known "provenance".

My progression of MB diesels stopped with this 210 chassis, but yes I am sure an '05 to '07 CDI cared for as well as this vehicle was would be an excellent choice too. (At the time we bought this car MB was saying they didn't think they would ever offer a diesel again in the US. Interesting how times change.)

Am open to offers of course.

Diehard diesel fanatics could probably sweet talk me a bit. The way this car has been loved, well it's sort of like rehoming a family pet.

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Diehard diesel fanatics could probably sweet talk me a bit. The way this car has been loved, well it's sort of like rehoming a family pet.
I'm not a die hard diesel fanatic, but if I didn't have an old diesel and a gas 210 I would pick it up. My dad was an old skool diehard diesel fanatic, he was big in to the w123 and w126 diesels. He owned 3 of them in his life time, 2 of which are still here today. When I got my gas w210 he was looking for a diesel w210. He found one but it wasn't to his liking. He passed suddenly and never got one. But to each his own, he would pay top dollar for one that was in mint shape like yours and well taken care of. Your price may sound steep to just anyone, but for someone that's looking for a rare car like yours (and a diesel), the price may be right. That's what I'm trying to get at. Anyhow, like I said I would pick it up if I didn't have the collection I have now.

Good luck with the sale. I'm also in NJ and sad to hear you have no more 3 pointed stars in your collection.

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Will you be relisting it on ebay?
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Still in our garage

Mea culpa mrearlygold, I didn't see your note until yesterday. No thread update email, probably went to a spam folder somewhere.

Yes, actually we did list her for auction on eBay. "Buy It Now" was $17,500, starting bid $12,500. Auction closed last night and did not reach our reserve of $15,000, which was the lowest we would have let someone buy her for.

Did have one person come and see and drive the car yesterday; he was quite complementary. He like most folks we have talked to knew that the average book value is around $14k. However she, like all our children, is above average, so worth a few bucks more than book.

We are going to take her for a ride today and then put her back under her cover. My guess is that we will have a garage for her for at least the winter, not quite ready to list our NJ house for sale yet, although the realtor is chomping at the bit. Tight home inventory here.

Thanks to all who have looked.

Andy

PS Here was the eBay listing: Mercedes Benz E Class Base Sedan 4 Door | eBay Not sure how long it will stay active. Also got some smart requests for what the condition of the undercarriage was; garage down the road was kind enough to let me take these pictures while she was on a lift.
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