Real "Lucky" I Guess
I read some of the horror stories about the "excellent condition" Benz's and find myself lucky. I bought my '91 300SE, 182,000 miles, last week from a close friend, I know what you are thinking....sucker born every day. I know that this car has been well taken care of both inside and out and has never been wrecked. She had bought herself an E320 last year and just kept this one around as a spare car, not to mention she didn't want to "give it away" to a dealer. I'm not exaggerating when I say that inside and out are in excellent condition, one small scuff on the drivers seat and two small dings on the body. Keep looking, you'll find a good one out there.
1991 300SE (my ride, 279,000 miles, looks almost new
1954 Cadillac (21 yo son's car, he bought when age 15)
1972 SeaBird 19 ft runabout (old but solid, slant six, Volvo sterndrive perfect condition, undergoing complete overhaul and refit)
1998 Toyota Rav4 (my sons daily driver when he is in the Continental US, PROUDLY serving in US Navy)