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Old 07-10-2001, 01:45 AM
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i'm thinking about buying a MB 500E or E500.

I just want to ask if there are any specific things to look for when buying one?

i'm from the Netherlands so i haven't got much choice.

there are about 4 cars for sale in my country.

thanks Roald
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Old 07-10-2001, 01:54 AM
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Hi and Welcome to MercedesShop.

There is a ton of info on this subject available using the "Search" button in the upper right area of this page.

Try a keywords like, "500E shopping" without the quote marks and you should locate some good info.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.
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Old 07-10-2001, 11:10 AM
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Make sure it has solid maintenance records-absolutely the most important thing.
"If everything seems under control, you're simply not going fast enough" --Mario Andretti

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Old 07-10-2001, 05:54 PM
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Yes, there's tons for very very useful information on inspecting and owning a 500e here.

In addition, for an added peace of mind, its better to be in the "know" before you get yourself into a money pit on any used automobile. That being said, a professional tech's detailed inspection (one familiar with 500e's) is well worth the expense.

Within the archives there are apparently a bunch of items on an 500e that would need refreshing at the 100K mile mark.

Good luck and hope you find what you are looking for.
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Old 07-11-2001, 11:43 AM
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ok thanks guys!

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