Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 1989 560SEL
Location: San Francisco, CA
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RE: 230 TE / 300 TE buying question
[QUOTE]RGubbioli - 2/26/2004 6:02 AM
I am new to the forum and was looking for some advice on which w124 to buy.
Scenario is as follows, I am buying a car for my mom and we have a few requirements:
- reliability (most important, thus we're going for a Merc of VW)
- not too expensive to run (fuel and parts wise)
- not expensive to buy (UK budget between Â£2k and Â£4k
- will be used mainly on local trips but also for frequent 200+ mile motorway trips[QUOTE]
wow, with that criteria, how did you come up with mercedes or volkswagen as the only two brands to consider??? what about honda or toyota? i definitely wouldn't buy a used 10+ year-old mercedes for someone who doesn't know anything about cars and will need a reliable car that can make frequent long-distance trips.... mercedes is pretty reliable (but requires frequent attention -- it's not a use-it-and-forget-about-it kind of car), but volkswagen is definitely not a reliable car at all, so i'd strike it from your list.
-1994 E320 wagon