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Hello,

Needing some advise from exiting owners. Is this a good deal? Too many miles? I tinker with old cars so I can do most basic repairs

Grapevine Motors Specials

Being my first Benz, I need some advise on what to expect

Erol
 

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Looks like a decent car, if it drives well. Easy car to work on, plenty of repair info available. It's not a Special Edition however.
 

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Yeah, not an SE, but it looks pretty good.

I'd not pay more than $2800 for it...and make ABSOLUTELY SURE you test reverse both when the engine/drivetrain is cold AND hot. If it takes a long time to go into reverse, it needs a transmission.

Don't ask how I know... As it stands, I'm going to drive mine until transmission failure, then I'll fix it.

Now that I've driven my E320 for about a thousand miles, I have to say part of me likes it better than the 126 it replaced. It handles remarkably well for a car of it's size and 'cushiness'. The 126 was very land-yacht like, which I like, but there were times I wished it weren't quite as large.

This comes from someone who is a lifelong and die hard land-yacht lover/owner.

Like most here, I consider the 123, 124, and 126 to be about middle-aged when they get to 170K-200K miles. Honestly, the both the 126 I had and the 124 I currently have are both more solid than the only new car I've owned, when said car was three months old.
 

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There were specific wheels, metal door sill trim, and metallic paint. I've seen reference to a six disc CD changer as well.

I like the wheels, mainly because they're different, yet still OEM.
 

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Here's a pic:


 

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Early w210s like the green one pictured have to be inspected for spring perch failures. Read more about that in the w210 forum.
 
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