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I am interested in purchasing an E320 Wagon 2002, Clean title, 101.000 miles for $7,500--photos show it in great shape. Is this a good deal? Any issues of concern? Thanks!
 

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Hi!

I am interested in purchasing an E320 Wagon 2002, Clean title, 101.000 miles for $7,500--photos show it in great shape. Is this a good deal? Any issues of concern? Thanks!
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Hi!

I am interested in purchasing an E320 Wagon 2002, Clean title, 101.000 miles for $7,500--photos show it in great shape. Is this a good deal? Any issues of concern? Thanks!
It鈥檚 hard to say for sure without more information.

It鈥檚 a 20+ year old car and I鈥檝e learned the hard way there鈥檚 a lot that an old car will need. So many suspension and drivetrain bushings, fluid changes, etc. But that鈥檚 minor compared to the rust issues you can start having in no time if your area uses salt and it spends time subjected to that. Personally I think $7,500 might be a bit much for a V6 W210 with that many miles.


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Thank you so much! We are Southern CA so the weather is pretty friendly to cars and rust rarely an issue. Here's what I have from the listing:
No Mechanical issues
New tires
New spark plugs, coils
New valve cover gaskets (to prevent oil leak)
New Transmission Fluid
A/C working good
Engine runs perfect
Transmission shifts perfect
Garage kept for 20 years
Clean in and out
BOSE premium sound

Attached are two pics of the exterior and interior. Other pics also show a car in great shape.

I would get a PPI done on it, just wanted to see if there are any know issues with this particular year/model. Good to hear that the price is a bit high.

Thanks again!

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I鈥檓 not sure if it鈥檚 just me, but something is wrong with those photos- they鈥檙e very tiny.

Anyways- check for rust under the side rocker panels. That鈥檚 where mine had a bad spot. The wagon seems to get a rusty rear hatch too. If it鈥檚 not a 4Matic, check the spring perches.

Check the idler pulley as those do not age well. I didn鈥檛 check mine and it cracked while driving and threw the belt. Big mess.

The wagon has a special rear suspension if I remember correctly- I don鈥檛 know much about it but that should definitely be checked out.

In my car, the Bose amplifier needed a rebuild so I sent it off to a place in Florida I found via eBay for it to be re-capped. No big deal but even then, it鈥檚 a Grade B sound system anyways.

My rain sensor needed replacement, that wasn鈥檛 a fun part to buy- surprisingly expensive at the time.

There鈥檚 lots of other common spots for issues, they鈥檙e pretty well documented elsewhere. I think there should be a lot of info in the stickies- definitely read it, I wish I鈥檇 been more thorough with that and saw the idler pulley info.

The biggest pain point for me has been the suspension. All my bushings are 20 years old and that led to a not-great ride and stability, and it鈥檚 been a slow process to replace them. Mechanic work on things like those is expensive and not super fruitful.


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at that age and mileage, you'll be looking at things like suspension bushings, shocks, motor / trans mounts, radiator, water pump, serpentine belt and valve cover gaskets in the next 5-10 years and 100k miles. until an accident several months ago, we had a '98 e430 with about 290k miles and had done all of those & more. i was hoping to see 500k from the ol' girl...

as others have said, the price is a bit high. i'd expect $5-6k tops. if you do end up at a price you're happy with, this car, properly maintained, has a lot of life left.
 

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$7500 is slightly on the high side. I would say $6,000 -$6,500 here in California. If t's in good/excellent condition, I would try to negotiate down a little, otherwise go for it. Low mileage W210 wagons in good condition are hard to find and you will be paying a premium for one. especial here in California.

I'm currently in the market for one, preferably in white. With these older cars, you will have to learn to DIY unless you have deep pockets. These cars are pretty straight forward when it comes to repairs.

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$7500 is slightly on the high side. I would say $6,000 -$6,500 here in California. If t's in good/excellent condition, I would try to negotiate down a little, otherwise go for it. Low mileage W210 wagons in good condition are hard to find and you will be paying a premium for one. especial here in California.

I'm currently in the market for one, preferably in white. With these older cars, you will have to learn to DIY unless you have deep pockets. These cars are pretty straight forward when it comes to repairs.

If you can, edit your post #4. Delete your photo and reattach. Click "full" image instead of "thumbnail"
Thank you very much!
 
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