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About to pull the trigger on 05 E320

Found one with 187k mostly highway miles, appears to be in great shape from the photos except for one small tear in the driver seat, which can be repaired.

The 05 should not have the old radiator, correct?

SBC has already been done.

Owner has a stack of service history from MB.. so this is excellent.

Apparently it has AUX and Bluetooth, but I didn't think there was factory bluetooth for music, was there? Maybe it's some kind of add-on.

My favorite color combo, silver with gray interior.

No frills E320 base, but I believe all of them (in the US) have the harman audio system, right? It has a COMAND-ATG or whatever they call it, no navigation (don't care).

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.. You know what I'm wondering, if the iPod integration kit + a 30-pin to BT Module would allow me to pair my iPhone and control the music playback and also see the song info from the screen?

I would love this. I think somebody else has done this on the board.

BT Can always be iffy sound quality, I will have to research what will actually sound best.

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At that mileage be prepared to replace shocks, control arms ball joints, engine and transmission mount, flex disks, transmission oil and conductor plate, possibly lock up torque converter solenoid etc. Nothing against a high mileage example (I bought mine at 166k) but be sure the price reflects deffered maintainance.

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Thanks for that!

Apparently the car has ALL maintenance and is 100% current on it and there is a stack of paperwork with it, so I will verify that these things were all done. Thanks!

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Thanks for that!

Apparently the car has ALL maintenance and is 100% current on it and there is a stack of paperwork with it, so I will verify that these things were all done. Thanks!
I will be shocked and amazed if the engine mounts and lower control arms were replaced. I say go for it.

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I will be shocked and amazed if the engine mounts and lower control arms were replaced. I say go for it.



Sounds like people love to take care of those...

MBZ Could not tell me specific details about the car but the kind lady at MB of Gilbert tells me that "this car was well loved" ...

I am excited to hopefully have my E320 tomorrow. Looking forward to the nice update from my old 210.

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Congrats on your purchase! Any pictures? Are you in Tucson or Gilbert?
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Tucson!

Purchased the car in Gilbert.
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Good looking ride! Iím partial to that color scheme too!
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Love the license plate, too! :-)

Congrats, man. Looks like you got a really good car. I wish everyone would take care of their vehicles like it seems the now-previous owners apparently had. It should last you a good, long time.
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