Thanks to everyone for all the valuable tech, warranty, and purchase info! The 97 turned out to have belonged to a smoker, and was still very noticable after the detailing. I am going to continue my search for a w124 or 210 420 engine car - only going to do it once, and plan on keeping it a long time, so it has to be 'perfect'. Thanks again!
2003 Firemist Red/grey leather SL 500
2015 Palladium Silver/black mbtex GLK 350
1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)
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