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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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By 09 the balance shaft issue was fixed. No worries there.

Also the COMAND on the 09 is a better unit than the previous years of the W211.

I would keep the 09.
It is still hard to find a very low mileage 2009 for under $20k. I have looked. I am not a big fan of the W212 styling and want another 4matic W211.
All memory/preset settings are set the same way on all W211s.

So do you mean one of your W210s? or your W211.

If it is your W210 please refer to W210s only when dealing with the transmission or engines which were shared on many pre facelift W211s.
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