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Hi guys,
I am looking into used e320's again (last time i got distracted by lexus ;)
Is there a best year for these? '96, '98, '00 ?
 

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I don't know if you could really pinpoint a year, but from what I've read so far on here it seems like the post 2000 models (the "facelift" years) have more bugs worked out of them.

However, I've also read that the farther you go into the Chrysler years the lower the quality gets. So I'm not sure.

But I do like my 99 4matic. Apparently they don't have the suspension spring perch problems of the 2 wheel drive models so I'm very happy about that.
 

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My car was made on the year of 2000, but the first owner reported on the year of 2002. And the initial mileage was 680 miles...

I got it two months ago, 2000 E320 4MATIC with heated seat, rain sensor, headlight washier..... totally 8600$ including tax, I'm in SF area.
 

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You mean 2002 W210s usually don't maintain very good? Sorry for bad in English....:D
I am sorry. I was not clear.

What I meant to say is that I have heard a 2002 vehicle which has been well maintained, with records to documant that service, is usually seen as a good vehicle to buy.


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of course newer is better if maintance was done religiously. whichever one you get, make sure you receive previous records, as well as to have a good mb mechanic do an inspection. you always hear about those people who get really "good deals" on buying a mercedes, and end up spending $2-3k in repairs in less than a year.
 

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98 is the first year of the m112 motor (v6). so i would buy a 98 and later model. how much are you willing to spend is up to you. i have a 98 and its been reliable but, i would get a 4matic they are very good in the snow
 
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