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Old 01-24-2006, 03:19 AM
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Whats the highest you have ever seen a wagon go for $$$

Just wondering what the highest anyone has seen a wagon go for? I have seen a couple at 6-7K but this one beats them all. Of course who knows what it is actually going to go for, but good luck to her.

http://portland.craigslist.org/car/127930986.html

Anyone seen one higher. I'm guessing some of you in Cali might be able to top this.
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:24 AM
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"Even new bosch wipers." WOW, that seals the deal!

But, yea I just saw (to my knowledge) a wagon that is up to like 6500$ on ebay today, its nuts since it has 175,000, but this one definitely beats it. I just don't understand how anyone would think of selling a car regardless of money put in, for 9,000 if it has 212,000 on it.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:03 AM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-300TD-Turbo-1983-Mercedes-300TD-Turbo-Diesel-LOW-MI-Arizona-MINT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6330QQitemZ4603430251QQrdZ1

$14,300

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Old 01-24-2006, 10:23 AM
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That a nice TD.
I noticed ALL of the bidders IDs were privite when I veiwed the "bid history".
I don't do ebay. Is this...Fishy?
I wonder why it had to have a new engine at 135K miles? Lack of proper maintenence?
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:11 PM
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The Portland market seems absolutely ridiculous. I've been looking for a descent wagon for years with no luck (3-4k range). There are several buyers/sellers based in Portland (and Oregon City) who specialize in turning over diesel W123s for a profit (on both ebay and craigslist). They typically buy cars in the 2-3k range and then re-sell them in the 4-5k range (or worse).

Biodiesel is becoming _very_ trendy out here. On the good side, gassers can still be found on the cheap. Unfortunately I'm a diesel addict...
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:46 PM
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The Portland market seems absolutely ridiculous. I've been looking for a descent wagon for years with no luck (3-4k range). There are several buyers/sellers based in Portland (and Oregon City) who specialize in turning over diesel W123s for a profit (on both ebay and craigslist). They typically buy cars in the 2-3k range and then re-sell them in the 4-5k range (or worse).

Biodiesel is becoming _very_ trendy out here. On the good side, gassers can still be found on the cheap. Unfortunately I'm a diesel addict...
I bought my wagon from a guy in Portland for $3400, and I was in Eugene at the time. I have seen several in that price range, I have also seen many for a lot more.
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:29 PM
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The Portland market seems absolutely ridiculous. I've been looking for a descent wagon for years with no luck (3-4k range). There are several buyers/sellers based in Portland (and Oregon City) who specialize in turning over diesel W123s for a profit (on both ebay and craigslist). They typically buy cars in the 2-3k range and then re-sell them in the 4-5k range (or worse).


Yep, I've spoken with this guy in Oregon City when I first started looking for my mercedes. He tried to sell me a wrecked 123 for 1500. He said he could sell the engine for almost that. I just had to laugh and of course never came back. He uses some pretty cheap tactics selling it too. The car I actually purchased was at his place at one point, before it ended up in the junkyard. Needed head work and a new tranny. I guess he couldn't fool anyone.

But Holy Smokes. 14,300. That is something else all together.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:20 PM
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I had an '85 with 104k miles and got $6500 for her. I thought that was a little light, but oh well.
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:57 PM
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Hah so what I read is that I should jack the price on my 240D when I sell it becuase it is uh...biodiesel ready?

Dumb...

I've ran many a gallon of bio-d through the engine (homebrew) and I might mention it in the ad....but its not a main selling point by any stretch of the word.

Now my 300SD...that would have some selling points worth mentioning
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:59 PM
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Hah so what I read is that I should jack the price on my 240D when I sell it becuase it is uh...biodiesel ready?

Dumb...

I've ran many a gallon of bio-d through the engine (homebrew) and I might mention it in the ad....but its not a main selling point by any stretch of the word.

Now my 300SD...that would have some selling points worth mentioning


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Its crazy in Seattle as well.

I sold my 85 300TD wagon w/200k+ miles for $8200 a few months ago. Nice wagons with the third row seat go for a premium. They are a good alternative to a minivan, and the biodiesel buzz makes it an easy sell in the Pacific NW. I sold it via our local craigslist, to the first person who responded, and had two other people ready to buy if the first deal didn't happen.

I loved the 85, but my 87TD is a much better car. You don't get style points, but the economy and power is so much better. Once I found my 87 and drove it a while, I was more than happy to sell the 85.
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how rare exactly are the 3rd row seat wagons?
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Old 01-25-2006, 02:07 AM
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Yeah!

I was about to actually ask the same question. I know I've never actually seen one but then again I've never taken a more than a quick glance at the wagons before.
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Old 01-25-2006, 12:34 PM
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I bought my wagon from a guy in Portland for $3400, and I was in Eugene at the time. I have seen several in that price range, I have also seen many for a lot more.
you must be looking somewhere I'm not... I keep a pretty close eye on cl and local papers... no luck for quite some time.

There was a wagon on cl yesterday for $4k... http://portland.craigslist.org/car/128236493.html. I called about it... ~340k miles, leaks on rear floor boards, power window issues, requires manual engine shutdown, didn't ask about rear sls... I just can't justify $4k for such a car. I'd like to find one with under 250k miles... please let me know if you come across any.
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you must be looking somewhere I'm not... I keep a pretty close eye on cl and local papers... no luck for quite some time.

There was a wagon on cl yesterday for $4k... http://portland.craigslist.org/car/127930986.html. I called about it... ~340k miles, leaks on rear floor boards, power window issues, requires manual engine shutdown, didn't ask about rear sls... I just can't justify $4k for such a car. I'd like to find one with under 250k miles... please let me know if you come across any.
I got pretty lucky. I posted a want add on Portland's and Eugene's craigstlist. Someone repsonded at one point. He had bought the wagon for the engine. But they same weekend found and engine only with less miles. he wasn't looking to make a bunch of money, just wanted to break even. I told me he had been offered a lot more, but he started dealing with me first so declined the offer. I was really lucky. It was never advertised. I'll keep my eyes peeled, and let you know if I find something reasonable.
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