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Which car to keep?

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I (we) need to decide which car to keep and which to sell:

My wife drives a 2004 E320 RWD that she got from her mom about 6 years ago. It has about 55k miles on it. I have done most of the work on it. It is in very good condition. The SBC has not been repaired or replaced but shows no signs of trouble. Online valuation shows this car to be worth between $8,500 - $11,000.

He mom died about a year ago & she inherited a 2009 E350 4matic with about 11k miles. This car also is virtually new except that it had been T-Boned on the right side and repaired to the tune of $16k. We took the car to a local independent shop for an oil change and to look to see if they could determine if the repair was done correctly (based on external viewing only). They did not find anything wrong with the car and it drives just fine. Online valuation of this car is between $18,000 - $24,000 (depending on how one discounts the damage & repair).

Which one would you keep & sell?
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Another concern about the 2009 E350: Ever since the accident, when rolling up the driver's window (the car was hit on the passenger side), the window will go to the top & then retract about 1/2". I don't know if the other windows behave this way.

The motion almost seems deliberate. Is this something wrong? Can it be easily fixed?
I would try to reset your windows. turn the key to the on position, bring down the windows all the way then bring them back up and hold the buttons for about 10 seconds, that should fix that issue.

my 03 e500 used to do that every once in a while, that's what I did and it worked.
Thanks for the tip on the windows. I figured there was some way to reset them but I didn't want to pay the stealer to do it.
I forgot to mention do it both ways hold it for 10 seconds while it is all the way down and same when you put it back up.
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