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Old 04-26-2001, 11:11 AM
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Location: Plano, TX
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Here's one for all you wagon afficionados out there.
I ran across an incredibly clean '92 300TE yesterday.
The wife and I briefly considered trading into it, but
our '87TD is in good enough shape not to bother, plus
I actually prefer the OM603 diesel over the M103. (Now,
if it was an M104, things might be different.)

Here's the brief history: White over grey tex. Third
seat & cargo net/cover option. Exterior is perfect - I
could not find a single door ding, scratch, defect,
etc. The owner replaced the wheels with brand new 15-hole
rims because, well, they were looking like old wheels.
(Guess he doesn't know they can be painted.)
The wheelwells have been powerwashed and are clean
enough to eat off - that's how obsessive the owner was.
I managed to find a few small spots where the paint was
touched up, but that's it.

Interior is at least the equal of the outside. Perfect
tex, both front seats are firm & supportive. All carpets
& wood are absolutely perfect. Obviously not used as a
kiddy hauler.

One owner. 92K miles. All books & records. All service
performed at the selling dealer.

You could lie to your passengers and tell them the car
was brand new, and they'd never even think of questioning
your truthfulness. You don't find one like this very

Car is at Ewing ******** in Plano, Texas. They're asking
$17,900, which strikes me as the high end of reasonable
for this car. No real warranty, but they do offer 30 days
of coverage.

Standard disclaimers apply: I've no affiliation with Ewing,
other than as a moderately dissatisfied customer. No
affiliation with the car here; I merely saw it on the lot
while driving by, etc. etc.
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Old 04-26-2001, 04:44 PM
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As nice as the car seems to be, I think the price is pretty steep! Not so much for a dealership, but consider if you purchased it and turned around and tried to trade it in elsewhere (such as Park Place). A lot of dealerships don't even bother dealing with cars having over 30K miles. They just offer a wholesale price (which is substantially less than the 18K selling price.

Double check the blue book value for that car too, but realize that dealers almost never offer the blue book price.
I'll bet Ewing ******** bought the car for around $8500 (from a wholsesale bid).

Wish you could have found it for sale by the owner,who would have gotten more for the car and you could probably get it for a lower price...
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
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Old 04-26-2001, 05:50 PM
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Well, I'm not buying it, so it's no skin off my nose.

They actually took it in trade on a new wagon. You know
the type of owner - purchases a new Mercedes once every
ten years whether he needs it or not...

I spent 15 minutes browsing the internet this AM and
came to the conclusion they're at the very high end of
reasonable. Lot's of early 90s wagons fetching in the
range of $15K plus or minus a thousand bucks. Given the
reasonable milage, books & records, and exceptional
condition this ones probably about right at $17K. At
$16K it'd be a pretty good deal, IMHO.

- Jim
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