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Old 05-28-2002, 01:50 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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Location: Falls Church, VA
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300E Price Reality Check

I really enjoy my '86 300E 5-speed with 196K but it is aging, and I am always on the lookout for a "younger" one. A couple of weeks ago, an '86 with 123K miles showed up in our local paper. I looked at the car last night.

I was impressed - second owner, very clean, good service history, much tighter, quieter, and newer feeling than mine. It would also (presumably) be some miles away from the top-end service that I am looking at fairly soon with my car.

On the minus side:

- no heat/air from the footwell vents
- needs 2 tires
- needs antenna mast
- door dings
- left side door stops making noise with door motion

The problem is that asking price is $6K. That is higher than the asking price of any '86 I can find. I am going to offer $4.5K and walk if he won't take it.

Comments? TIA
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'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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