Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes Benz E500
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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On the subject...
of things that go bad under the dash. The vacuum/bellow units that control the flaps that switch from heat to A/C go bad over time, causing vacuum leaks.
Also, the carburetted, de-tuned for the U.S. market, M110 is no speed demon. You won't find the performance breathtaking, to say the least. Fuel economy is nothing to write home about either...
The "amusement park/bumper car," Federally mandated bumpers, really do look like an afterthought [which they were] and the aluminum covers get all beat up when other drivers parallel park "by ear".
At 150K, you will be looking at an engine one of these days... get the car thoroughly looked over by a qualified professional before buying.
As always, service records are important, if available.