I agee w/ ctaylor738. My last "major" service in December, 1999 cost me around $1000US. It woulda cost me more, but I opted not to take the courtesy car they offered me, but instead took a 1 hour bus trip home (wut fun). The dealership gave me a discount because of that. Nevertheless, 400E/E420 is a GREAT ride...and I guess it is only fait to pay the "cost" to maintain such a GREAT ride. Good luck w/ your buy!
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 (W124 - Black Pearl/Black)