Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1962 W111 220SE Coupe
Location: Cloud City, OR
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Hi, the W124 section of this forum will show you some of the better made and least problematic MBs but the W210 is also a fun and newer styled choice. There are various styles that fall within that designation so maybe check out those forums and see if anything suits you. Your budget should allow for a very good example of either. I'd avoid the SUV if this is your first Benz, the older ML's were known to cause some people some headaches.
If you will be driving down from Alaska I suggest you buy an MB in WA, OR or CA for a totally rust free car. Oregon cars are plentiful in Portland with a huge support system here for the older cars, so lots in good shape still on the road, CA is hit or miss on condition, it's much drier there too leading to it's own issues, but the best prices for MB for sure.
The Coupe Group (W111/112 coupes and cabs)official website
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