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Old 03-31-2006, 10:14 PM
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sold my 560sl today..next the E420..

With mixed feelings I sold my 86 560sl with 200k on the clock. Watched it leave today. I now have my 97 E420 108k for sale. I would love to hear suggestions as to what I should look at next. I should have around 20-22k that I could put into a used vehicle. I also have a friend going to the Atlanta high line auction coming up on Wed. Any ideas? I need to have a 4 door for my work. I sort of like the C230k's. I would appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:10 AM
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Anyone..I guess I need to mention..I would like to replace with another MB.
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2004 VW Passat GLS TDI-50k
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 7k
FOR SALE 1991 300TE 228k

2003 Subaru Outback 57k Silver/Black-SOLD
2005 C230K 18k Pewter/Grey-SOLD
1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
1986 560sl 200k Black/Palimino-SOLD
1985 300sd 340k-SOLD
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:16 AM
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I sort of like the C230k's.
Is there anything else?
Power, economy, cheap parts, great ride, what else would you want?
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:59 AM
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Amg

C43. Yay!!
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:20 AM
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Too bad ya missed my 2000 540i. Sold it for $21,000 about a month ago. Absolutely the best 4 door car I have ever owned. Even better than the 97 540i I had before it.

The court is still out as to whether the 04 545i I bought to replace it is as nice a car.

The BMW will break and cost a bunch to fix, but there just isn't any comparison as a driving machine. A number of MBs go as fast, none have the presence on the road.
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:39 AM
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Interesting insight from a Mercedes techincian...

If I had 20k to throw on a used car with 4 doors and a 3 pointed star. I'd be looking for a 2000+ E430. You should be able to purchase a low miles ~50k or so 2000 or 2001 E430 for right around 20 - 22k.
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:52 PM
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I bought my 2000 E430 with about 75,000 miles on ebay a year ago for just over $18,000.
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Old 04-01-2006, 03:41 PM
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I am kind of partial to the C230 sport sedan. I think they are about the best value you can get for the money and I would guess that the used ones are starting to fall into your price range.
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Old 04-01-2006, 06:39 PM
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For $20k if you go to an auction you might be able to snag a W211 E320. I have seen them listed for $28k and you know the dealer got it a bunch cheaper at the auction.
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Old 04-01-2006, 06:58 PM
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what model year 320 is that? Thanks!
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2003 Subaru Outback 57k Silver/Black-SOLD
2005 C230K 18k Pewter/Grey-SOLD
1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:54 PM
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Well an 2003/4, probably an 03 though. I think the E350 replaced the 320 in 05 or 06.
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Old 04-02-2006, 08:59 AM
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On the C230k..has anyone experienced that this car is underpowered? I know its a 4 banger but I've heard from a few of you that it is fast..and others its underpowered..thanks for your comments.
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2004 VW Passat GLS TDI-50k
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 7k
FOR SALE 1991 300TE 228k

2003 Subaru Outback 57k Silver/Black-SOLD
2005 C230K 18k Pewter/Grey-SOLD
1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
1986 560sl 200k Black/Palimino-SOLD
1985 300sd 340k-SOLD
1979 240d 170k-SOLD
2000 Volvo V70XC-POS couldn't sell fast enough
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:36 AM
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:57 AM
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Yes, the E500 would be very nice but I think that is out of my price range unless you loan me about 10k.
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2004 VW Passat GLS TDI-50k
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 7k
FOR SALE 1991 300TE 228k

2003 Subaru Outback 57k Silver/Black-SOLD
2005 C230K 18k Pewter/Grey-SOLD
1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
1986 560sl 200k Black/Palimino-SOLD
1985 300sd 340k-SOLD
1979 240d 170k-SOLD
2000 Volvo V70XC-POS couldn't sell fast enough
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