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Old 05-19-2001, 07:45 PM
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I am looking at a 1988 420 SEL Black/Tan with 257,000 miles on it. It is a California car and is in very good but not excellant condition. Everything works, cruise, air, etc. He wants $5,200.00 for it. A couple of questions to the group:

Is that a good price?

Should I be overly concerned with the 257K miles?

What should I look for in this model (faults)?

Thanks for your help......
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Old 05-20-2001, 12:15 AM
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Mercedes automobiles are notorious for running to 300k or even 400k miles, but I personally would be weary of a gasoline engined car with 257k. Perhaps if the engine and tranny have been rebuilt or replaced I would consider the car.

$5200 sounds about right for a 420SEL with such high mileage. If it were me I would probably shop around more and try to find one with under 200k.

The MBs:
1976 300D (W115) - 330K and still going (sort of)
1991 300D 2.5 Turbo - Sold at 221K
1983 280SEL - Sold at 206K
1981 300SD - Sold at 232K
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