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Old 08-19-2007, 09:40 AM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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My '87 has 171K on it, with reasonable but not obsessive maintenance. It's a blast to drive, and it's been trouble-free in the 2 1/2 years that I've had it.

In the DC area, $10K should get you an almost immaculate car with less than 100k miles. I would walk away from any car with an obvious AC or mechanical problem unless it was an obvious bargain. Craigslist has a lot of cars and a 560 pops up once in a while.

In your price range, it's worth getting a pre-purchase inspection, or at least getting the car on a lift and checking for rust and the condition of the suspension rubber.
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'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe
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