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hi. i'm back needing your sage advice (again). i'll make it short ,,, please respond.

what is a fair price (i know, i know, subjective) for a 91 420 sel as follows: 62,000 miles. cleaner than death. all records. new brakes, good tyres. one owner. clean carfax.

private party (i.e., not mercedeshowroom - but as clean as a car from mercedeshowroom!!) transaction.

as you can see, i'm still (four months now!) on the good and righteous path of trying to find a good clean w126 without getting raped on price!!

(snibble -- you've been spot on w/r/t pricing recently ,,, i'd love to hear from you -- or pm me with what you paid recently for your new 560)

any advice gratefully received. cheers. ///ajm
 

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ajm,

In my humble opinion if you are able to acquire that car as you have described it for less than $10,000 you should consider yourself fortunate.

If you decide against the car please let me know where it is located. I would be very interested in it.

Gary
 

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jupiterpbc - 3/1/2005 2:13 PM

ajm,

In my humble opinion if you are able to acquire that car as you have described it for less than $10,000 you should consider yourself fortunate.

If you decide against the car please let me know where it is located. I would be very interested in it.

Gary
diddo to what he said...

sent you a PM.
 

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You have to check to see what they’re selling for in your area. In most of Florida, for example, the car you described would go for about $7500.
 

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jdc1244a - 3/1/2005 11:36 PM

You have to check to see what they’re selling for in your area. In most of Florida, for example, the car you described would go for about $7500.
If you can find cars like that for that price... you would be doing a killing if you were to post them online or on ebay. Your $7500 tag is usually for cars with 95,000-100,000+ miles. Not one with half those miles.
 

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gary -- per your request above, i sent you a pm with the information you want. cheers. ///ajm
 

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Nah, he's looking at a 420 though. always cheaper than 560s.
 

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jupiterpbc - 3/1/2005 2:13 PM

ajm,

In my humble opinion if you are able to acquire that car as you have described it for less than $10,000 you should consider yourself fortunate.

If you decide against the car please let me know where it is located. I would be very interested in it.

Gary


Last week I drove my friends' 124,000 miles, 420 SEL from 89, and it was much worse than mine which is 213,000 miles.

I think it is wrong to think a car is better because it has low miles.

A year ago I bought a car for my wife with a 37,000 miles (Korean make).It was still under warranty, however it started to fall apart and I had to go to a dealership for repairs once a month.

I had few sensors replaced, axels gone, bearings in the front, some plastic elements, bulbs, water pump, belt tensioners (both - one for the serpentine and the other for timing) EGR valve and some other minor issues.

I do not believe a car to be better because of the mileage. It is wrong.
 

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Anjey - 3/3/2005 10:02 PM

jupiterpbc - 3/1/2005 2:13 PM

ajm,

In my humble opinion if you are able to acquire that car as you have described it for less than $10,000 you should consider yourself fortunate.

If you decide against the car please let me know where it is located. I would be very interested in it.

Gary


Last week I drove my friends' 124,000 miles, 420 SEL from 89, and it was much worse than mine which is 213,000 miles.

I think it is wrong to think a car is better because it has low miles.

A year ago I bought a car for my wife with a 37,000 miles (Korean make).It was still under warranty, however it started to fall apart and I had to go to a dealership for repairs once a month.

I had few sensors replaced, axels gone, bearings in the front, some plastic elements, bulbs, water pump, belt tensioners (both - one for the serpentine and the other for timing) EGR valve and some other minor issues.

I do not believe a car to be better because of the mileage. It is wrong.
First,you can't compare a Korean make to a w126 mercedes.

Second, a car has to be WELL MAINTAINED. If a car with 124,000 miles feels worse than a car with 200,000+ miles, then the car was definately not well maintained. You can't say that the cars get better with more miles.

A car thats maintained with LOW MILES will always command a much much higher premium over a car that has 200,000+ miles with all records from day one.

I personally treat cars with 250,000+ miles with a brand new engine just like a 250,000+ mile car. It will never be worth the same as one with an original low milage engine... eventhough its should be better.
 
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