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Old 08-28-2003, 02:03 AM
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w126 owners! Need some advice. '91 300se

Hey fellow W126 owners. I am checking out a 1991 300se.
Silver exterior and grey interior.California car. No rust.
No dings ecxept for one on front grill.

New shocks and brakes and rotors all around and injectors, dist cap and tune up 2 years ago.(adjusted towers)
Body is straight and paint is good.
Driver's side window does not work. May be the switch but sounds like it may be the mechanism or motor or both.
Heater does not heat real well and air does not blow, so it may be the monovalve.
Needs new antenna.
Needs new right side headlight glass.
Driver's side rear window works OK but seems slower than other windows.

Tires OK but needs front end aligned , front shows edge wear.Tires need rotating.
Passed smog 3 months ago.
Has 146ooo miles.
Has cd stacker in trunk., ALPINE

Has front motor seal oil leak, typical of this engine.

Engine does have dips in idle , again which is typical of this engine.Interior is OK Seats are good, carpets a bit dirty.
Has some discoloring along the top of interior door panels adjecent to window glass. Looks like dirt but may be sun damage???
Interior wood trim good except for the wood around the shifter.
This is cracked all over.
Sun roof works, seats work.
Former owner was a smoker.

A/C seems to work but one of the shop records recently indicated a problem with air blower shop record of it being fixed.Most recent shop receipts but not all.
Not sure if the auxiliary fans work for the radiator.

Kelly Blue book for a good car is about $6,075.00

title seems clear of misgivings. seems to have been a 2 owner car with my friend being the third owner.He got it 2 months ago as
a payment for work done.
San Francisco Bay area car.
Trans seems to shift fine but no idea what has been done to it.
Nor how long it may last.

So, I need to check the car listing sites for price ranges.

What opinions do you folks have about price, what to look for etc.
If and when I decide whether I take the next step, I'll have a PPI done.

Although I have a 1989 300SE with about 111,000 miles, this is a
request for opinions and assistance.Does this vehicle have other problems beyond 150,000 miles?????$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

1979 300D 199 K miles
1995 C280 95 K miles
1992 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe 57K miles
1979 240D 140Kmiles (bought for parents) *SOLD.
1989 300SE 148 K miles *SOLD
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