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Old 12-30-2000, 10:25 AM
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There are 2 great end of year deals in my Saturday Autos section of the paper.

A 1990 300e for 5900.00 (I dont have the mileage yet)


A 1994 C220 for 9995.00 (I'll be calling on mileage)

I was wondering what if any trouble spots these may have. Or general opinions on either model. I am a bit of a driveway mechanic. Which model is going to be easier to work on?

These are located in the Northeast (snowbelt).


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Old 12-30-2000, 11:10 AM
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Although you may have to do some work on it, my money would go on the 300e. I like the 124 chasis. I think the 6cyl engine is a better one than that of the c220.

Let us know how it goes.
Donnie Drummonds
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Old 12-30-2000, 11:21 AM
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I just got off the phone,

The 300e does have the 3.0 engine and is not diesel, however it has 203,000 on the clock!

The C220 has 105,000 but I think that is a 4 cy,inder.

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Old 12-30-2000, 04:31 PM
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The 300E would need more work, but it would be a more enjoyable car (bigger, faster, smoother, better feel) - I love mine. There's a lot of information in the archives about this specific model to search for.

203k miles in 10 years? wow.

1987 300E 198k
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Old 12-31-2000, 09:52 AM
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I would opt for the 300E. I had a 190E with a 2.0 ltr, 4 cylinder petrol engine and althought it was a fine car, the engine was just not up to it. I recently bought a 300 CE, 124 chassis with the M103 engine and although it has 200.000 kms on the block, a service every 10000 kms with regular oil and filter changes has kept it in fine fettle. It drives and sounds just like a new car. Go for the 6 cylinder if you have the chance. I think anyway !
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