Originally posted by suginami
And I agree with blackmercedes, I think the 400E / E420's are the best of the W124's. The 500E / E500's are obviously worth more and are faster, but considering value for your money, you can't beat the 400E. You're getting 85% of the performance a 500E at less than half the price. And the premium of a 400E is only about $1k more than a similar year 300E / E320.
Not only that but the 400e permits simply bolting-on most 500e suspension components, enableing nice and stealthy improvements on the handling front.