Mercedes-Benz Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
<FONT SIZE='3'><br><br>
Two months after picking up my C320, my wife<br><br>
told me she want a divorce. The good news I keep my C320 and<br><br>
three dogs, but the bad news is my wife takes the mini-van. Although<br><br>
I love my C320, I cannot imagine hauling three medium sized dogs in<br><br>
it.<br><br>
<br><br>
So here are my questions: (1) How much do you think I can get<br><br>
for my C320, and (2) What would you get to replace it?<br><br>
<br><br>
Here are the specs on the car:<br><br>
<br><br>
2001 C320<br><br>
Desert Silver................625<br><br>
Java Leather Interior......1,375<br><br>
COMMAND....................2,035<br><br>
K2a (Phone & Voice)........2,190<br><br>
C2: Rain Sensor,...........1,340<br><br>
Sunroof, Rear<br><br>
Sunshade<br><br>
C4: Heated Seats,............800<br><br>
Headlamp washers<br><br>
Dest & Delivery..............645<br><br>
TOTAL PRICE...............45,960<br><br>
<br><br>
Also:<br><br>
Invisible-Bra ($595)<br><br>
All-Season Mats<br><br>
Trunk Cargo Nets (Front, Left-side and Floor)<br><br>
<br><br>
Mileage: 4,700 miles<br><br>
<br><br>
<br><br>
[If you are interested, I'm in the Boston area.]<br><br>
<br><br>
The next question: What would you replace it with? Nothing comes<br><br>
close to the features and luxury of my C320. But here's what I am<br><br>
considering so far:<br><br>
<br><br>
2001 New MB ML-320<br><br>
2001 New Lexus RX-300<br><br>
<br><br>
I'd like to stick with MB; however, the M series does not have a<br><br>
great reliability record (although it's been improving). Any thoughts<br><br>
on the above cars or other suggestions. My major requirements<br><br>
are:<br><br>
<br><br>
1) Ability to transport three medium sized dogs (i.e. wagon<br><br>
or small SUV).<br><br>
<br><br>
2) All-wheel (4-wheel) drive. It's something I always wanted.<br><br>
Seeing that I'm giving up my C320 luxury, I thought I'd finally<br><br>
make this a hard requirement.<br><br>
<br><br>
3) Navigation. It's aided my tremendously in my C320. I'd<br><br>
prefer it directly from the manufacturer (usually better<br><br>
integration,<br><br>
but given the right car, I can go after-market).<br><br>
<br><br>
4) Nothing less than a '99, preferably 2000 or 2001.<br><br>
<br><br>
I'd also like (but don't require) an integrated phone. My budget is<br><br>
the sales proceeds from the C320 (I don't owe anything on it) +<br><br>
approx. another 5K (3K if the Nav is not included).<br><br>
<br><br>
An AWD E wagon has been suggested many times; however,<br><br>
it seems to be out of my price range.<br><br>
<br><br>
Sorry for the long post. I will appreciate any thoughts you might<br><br>
have.<br><br>
<br><br>
Thanks.<br><br>
<br><br>
Robert<br><br>
</FONT><br><br>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
what about an audi a4 avant 2.8 w/quattro? it's a wagon, has awd, is available with navigation, and isn't a tacky suv. no offense intended towards owners of tacky suvs... ;) or, if you can afford it, try an s4 avant. and there is also something like the land rover discovery, which can be had for mid 30s, i believe.<br> <br> <br> chris stout<br> 1996 c36
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Re: Re: 2001 C320 Value and what to replace it with?

I would recomend the new 2002 ML320 It looks nice and besides being made in the usa seem to have all the bugs worked out finally!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Re: Re: 2001 C320 Value and what to replace it with?

If you go back to the dealer you will realize that you can't belive resale value on it its vwey low
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
IMO, if you trade your car in for a new loaded 2001 ML320 or RX300, you will probably end-up paying NO money out of pocket.<br> <br> The only other car I would concider for your requirements is AUDI Allroad, which would cost you about $3K out of pocket.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top