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#1 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 02:56 PM
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New to me 95 e320 wagon

Hi Everyone- I have been an admirer of these models for a while. A good friend of mine has had good luck with two 87 300Es. I have grown tired of being beaten up by the crappy roads here in the tri-state area. My previous daily was a great car but rode very stiffly and had little cargo capacity.

I have been on the lookout for a late model wagon and one popped up for sale about 15 minutes away from me. I sold my previous daily on Saturday and went to check out this 95 e320 wagon last night. It has 152,000 miles on it. The car has been owned by two family members the last 120,000 miles. It has a pretty good stack of records to go along with it. The owner did his own oil changes and used a mechanic in Port Chester NY. He said didn't have receipts from this shop as he always paid cash.

The AC and alternator were recently serviced/replaced. The transmission was rebuilt a little over a year ago after reverse crapped out. I found a receipt for the cylinder head being replaced at the end of the warranty period. The stack of receipts showed replacement of typical wear related items including the SLS rear suspension.

The car has does have some oil leaks. There is a recent service receipt saying oil leaks were at the valve cover and timing cover and from the front of the head gasket at timing cover. The steering wheel leather is dead and the final muffler has a little hole. I have the original window sticker and the color is midnight blue with a saddle colored leather interior. There is a bit of clear coat issues on part of the hood, but the paint shows well and is shiny. There was a receipt for the harness being done at 45,000 but it does not say which one. The recent service advised to check into the wiring harness. The car runs and drives very nicely. The owner seemed very upfront, lived in a well to do area, and I decided to take a chance on the car. It was reasonably priced at $1800 and I really liked the color combo.

David Hendy works right around the corner from my work in Stamford so I know that I can get good advice and parts from him. Here are the pics. Let me know what you think.

Also, would AMG 17" wheels from a 99 or 02 CLK be the correct offset on this car?

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I'm leaving on a 1200 mile trip in the morning in my wagon which is now at Sportline spring height. $1800 sounds like a great buy and that blue is always sharp.


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nice color combo and a good price. well done.

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i love the interior color. hard to find.

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Nicely done, my friend! Don't be put back by the next repair, which might (or might not) be costly. Stuff wears out after 17 years. If you really want to feel like you're in a new car, replace the sway bar bushings and tie rod ends. I recently did as my "stay one step ahead of the sheriff" maintenance program and all I can say is, wow.

P.S. I had larger wheels on mine, then switched back to OEM size because anything larger didn't fit in the spare tire well. Damn thing is precisely engineered to 195/65-15. Even with 205s I couldn't close it properly.

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Looks like a killer deal for a sweet color combo with lots of the "gotcha" repairs, and all at a very fair price. Score one for you.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I am glad my intuition was right about the color combo. David Hendy is going to look over the car for me soon and give me the prognosis. I will cross my fingers till I know exactly what sort of maintenance is due to be caught up on.
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Congrats Cory, beautiful color combo. Looking forward to seeing it in person.
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nice find! love these wagons.

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Awful, just awful. Colour, model, leather - everything is just awful. Seeing I'm just a nice guy I'll take it off your hands for....oh that's right, you're on the other side of the world.

I do love the colour combo. That leather looks sensational. I thought I did very well picking up a one owner '90 TE daily driver for $640 but you have excelled with this one. Very, very nice.
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