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Just got this today. 2000 E320 with 129,000 miles. One owner, no accidents.
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A former neighbor who use to see me working/repairing my MBs all the time thought I needed another project. She gave if to me for free :)

She said the cost of repairs were exceeding the value of the car. I offer to do the repairs for the cost of the parts, but she wouldn't hear of it and actually thank me for taking the car off her hands!
 

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i was going to post 'nice find' but then thought you didn't deserve it. :-D so
I'll give that award to your car since it/neighbor found you. wishing you success
adding loving touches to it
 

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It is an odd feeling - my E430 - 2000 - is almost as new and near worthless. 111,000 miles, 30,000 of mine in the last 2- years. She still gets the best of care - regardless of the Market value - Pride of Ownership.

Looks like you got a good one.
 

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Given cars are not appreciated. I was given classic Ford by a neighbour RIP, but she was highly educated person and charged me $1 for it.
I would say its is nice car, but it ain't diesel :)
 

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This is how I fell into the Benz world. Someone was storing it at my house and decided they didnt really want it back after a few months of having the free garage space. They said i could just "keep it" but that gets complicated at the DMV so i toss them some coin.

Passed emissions today! Just working through odds and ends as I learn. I am surprised how much info is out there for repair and how seemingly simple the repairs seem....hope i didnt just jinx myself.
 

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What kind of repairs does it need?
Really haven't gone thru it carefully yet. So far, I replaced the roof antenna cover (had a spare in the garage), debadge it and buffed out a light shopping cart scratch running the length of the car on the passenger side.

Brake lining light is on, so needs new brakes. Did a fast search and Genuine MB rotors and pads are cheap. I will probably go with Akebono Euro pads and Zimmerman rotors. Cost for front and rear will be about $250. Going to take off wheels and verify if both axles needs them first.

Didn't see any records of motor mount replacement, so probably have to do those with 129K miles.

Of course, have to do full fluid and filter change for my peace of mind.

Air conditioner is ice cold! CPS should be good. I put it in for her about 10K miles ago. LOL.......I had a spare Genuine MB part in my garage. You know you are hard core when you can do repairs with parts stocked in your garage. My kid's gas cap broke and he was surprised that I had an extra one.

Guess I will see if it's true that a cheap Mercede is usually an expensive one :)
 

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They said i could just "keep it" but that gets complicated at the DMV so i toss them some coin.
In California, a gifted car doesn't really present any problem. You do have to fill out a form declaring the fair market value though, if donor is not a close relative.

You don't have to pay any taxes as it is not a sale. The fair market value does goes toward the donor's federal gift tax exemption limit of $15,000 for single and $30,000 for married filing jointly.
 

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It is an odd feeling - my E430 - 2000 - is almost as new and near worthless. 111,000 miles, 30,000 of mine in the last 2- years. She still gets the best of care - regardless of the Market value - Pride of Ownership.

Looks like you got a good one.
I have to agree with you. I have a 2001 E320, bought new, with just under 11k miles now. An old Toyota Corolla has about the same resale value to my W210.
 

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Didn't see any records of motor mount replacement, so probably have to do those with 129K miles.
Yeah...........needs new motor and trans mounts. Got Lemforder and a little disappointed that they are made in China now. Finish and rubber does not appear as good as before (as I recall from about six months ago). No longer comes with silicone shield.

Trans mount still made in India and appears to be Genuine MB part with logo grounded off.
 

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Great deal, you win. Very nice car. I saw it's twin just yesterday on a bike ride nearby. Same color & condition.

So clean I almost stopped to ask if they wanted to part with it.

Seems like 90% of w210 are white, silver or black or is it just me ?

I'll be on the hunt for a clean MB for my daughter soon.

I'm planning on making the w210 top of my 'pick list', as I'm so familiar.

But considering Texas has about a 85% (so it seems) saturation of Trucks & SUV's on the road, maybe I should hunt for an ML - so she is at least 'Bumper Equal' to all the neighbors !

I will say that my w163 shows me MIL lamps all the time, and the w210 almost never.

That's one reason for me to prefer getting the sedan over the ML.

Anyone else who has both ever notice this ?

(not trying to hijack your thread, though, sorry.)

David in Texas
 

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Seems like 90% of w210 are white, silver or black or is it just me ?

Out here (CA) I swear at least 40% of the W210s are "Desert Gold". I see very few black, white or silver.

Someone made an interesting point about Mercedes colors in the US, Here most of them are bland - white, black, "desert gold". In Europe you'd see all the colors.

Why the difference?

In the US, dealers order most of them to sit on the lots - and they order the colors they think will sell.

In Europe, they are ordered by the customers at the dealer - from the factory.

So they pick whatever color they want.

My father bought in later 1985 one of the first W124s in the country - and he picked "smoke silver".

It came from the factory but in later years many Mercedes were ordered by the dealers in that same color - to the point where I swear 40%-50% of all Mercedes of the 80s were "smoke silver".

At least on the west coast.
 

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I would say 90% of W210s are silver, 7% black, 2% white and 1 % burgundy
On new models occasionally I see blue MB, but it is SLK or C class.
 

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Wow congrats, nothing can beat a free car and that too a later model W210 in decent shape with not a lot of miles! I got my E430 for less than what I sold my 2004 Honda Odyssey EX-L for to replace it with the E430, which is a much nicer ride than the Odyssey all around. I got a good price(the decade we are in) for it because the seller had too many projects on hand and "the wife" wanted him to part with it. With the shape it's in, they are so freaking cheap nowadays but no one needs to know that except us lol, keep them washed and waxed and they give most newer cars a run for their money, including Mercs/Beemers..Ps I see a lot of 210s in Silver, Gold, White and most are E320s... one memorable moment happened to me on the 60 freeway like a month ago when I come across a clone Blk E430 Sport which looked exactly like mine and we were driving right next to each other but the guy didn't notice me.:(
 
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