The 201 chasis is one of the safest ever made by Mercedes. The 2.5 engine is very reliable and I have seen them with over 300,000 miles in the US. The most important thing to look for when buying any car used is the maintenance book. Make sure it has been cared for and the oil changed properly. The timming chain should be checked every 90K miles or so for stretch.
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