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Hello, nathan here from the W124 forum and i was looking for some advice. My parents want to get an E320 but are debating from an '04 model or a brand new 'o6 model. I waswondering if there are any major differences that i should be aware of and also just personal preference. Ah and the driving style would be more lenient and relaxed. Thanks
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I have a W124 and a W211, and I have to say the W211 has a more comfortable feel, more options, more power and alot better handling, just a joy to drive. Highly recommended<Br/><br/>
 

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Nathan,
Look at the CDI. Mine is a year old, been trouble free and the fuel economy is fantastic-especially since I just paid almost $3 per gallon to fill up my company Intrepid with regular. The diesel has plenty of power, is quiet, and a pleasure to drive. It should hold a pretty good resale value as well.
 

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my260e - 4/18/2006 10:56 PM

I waswondering if there are any major differences that i should be aware of
Completly new engine in the '06 E350 vs older E320.

I agree, however, with the E320 CDI (diesel) recommendation.
 

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I have owned nothing but German Oil burners and I will NEVER again own a gasoline engine. My 2006 CDI on it's latest outing returned a respectable 35mpg with the cruise control set at 75mph AND the climate control set at 72 (A/C on).

The car has some serious grunt with the 380 ft-lbs of torque. Launching from a stop really does require starting in 2nd gear using the comfort mode. If the car kicks down it slams you in the pants and wakes you up.

The simplicity of the motor and the much reduced maintenance verses older diesel motors is a tribute to how far these cars have come.

I have 0 buyers remorse and the car is really worth the purchase price. Great looks, lots of options and the longevity to boot.

Huge thumbs up!
DB
 
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