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W124 vs. W140 S350

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I'm in final stages of gaining ownership [shipping set up, etc] of a 300E diesel, pewter [smoke silver], special edition. Car has 182k miles on it [gulp], but is rust free, no dings, no dents, no braille parking bumper issues. Car presents itself well . . . Carfax is good . . .

Car has had two owners. This last owner just spent $2,300 having his favorite mechanic do things like: replace glow plugs, housing inlet?, thermostat, tie rods, fuel pump & housing, lines, new fluids throughout, filters, etc.

He also had 4 new tires put on some months back, claims about 1,000 miles use since then.

My twitch is 182K miles. I'm not used to buying cars with over 30, 40K miles on them, let alone 182K.

Also around here, the delta between gas and diesel is about 12-cents, plus or minus 1 or 2. Pundits claim the differential will become closer as time passes by.

The only change I'll probably do is spiff up the wheels with five or six spoke chrome wheels. Might be tough, since tires are 15's and new, so don't want to trash them by going to 16, 17, 18 inch what have you.

Any advice, counsel, and the like on this ride will be most appreciated . . .

Should you know of after market sellers of chrome wheels for this car, especially 15 inch, please post links, and/or other information . . .

Thanking you in advance . . .
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We're still trying to figure out what the car is - since there is no such thing as a 300E Special Edition.
That's better, and the E300 was offered with Special Edition, but a lot of cars are misadvertised as having it, because of a CarFax screw-up.
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