Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2011, 12:55 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 175
How much should I pay for a 1991 300E?

Car has no rust and good interior, everything works. There are no maintenance records and the car has 270,000 miles. seller is wanting $2900. Don't know if this is a good price or not, seemed a little high to me. I drive the diesels and don't know much about the longevity of the gas models.


Thanks

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-09-2011, 12:57 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Baton Rouge La
Posts: 2,630
car is likely a better parts car....

i wouldn't pay more than 500 if it ran well.

i figure that a 200k car with cold air and decent tires is a 1200 car... based on previous personal purchases and sells

two years ago i paid 3200 for a 1995 e320 with 122k on it.
__________________
1989 300ce 129k
( facelifted front,updated tail lights, lowered suspension,bilstein sports, lorinser front spoiler, MOMO steering wheel, remus exhaust,stainless steel brake lines). (Gone)

1997 s320 154k (what a ride). Sold with 179k miles. Replaced with Hyundai Equus

1994 e320 Cabriolet 108k



1972 280se 4.5 153k Owned for 12 yrs, sorry I sold it


[/SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2011, 01:00 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
About 1/2 the asking price..would be a fair price,
__________________
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-09-2011, 01:26 PM
ps2cho's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 3,523
270k with immaculate service history, $2900...maybe. With none. No.
__________________
2016 Monsoon Gray Audi Allroad - 21k
2008 Black Mercedes E350 4Matic Sport - 131k
2014 Jeep Wranger Unlimited Sahara - 62k
2003 Gray Mercedes ML350 - 122k
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-09-2011, 01:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 175
Found out it has the 2.6L engine, tires have half tread, exterior is great shape with no rust.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-09-2011, 02:01 PM
ps2cho's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 3,523
Quote:
Originally Posted by 240diowa View Post
Found out it has the 2.6L engine, tires have half tread, exterior is great shape with no rust.
I think you can find better for that price. I'd recommend the 3.0L over the 2.6L. Same gas mileage, more power.
__________________
2016 Monsoon Gray Audi Allroad - 21k
2008 Black Mercedes E350 4Matic Sport - 131k
2014 Jeep Wranger Unlimited Sahara - 62k
2003 Gray Mercedes ML350 - 122k
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-09-2011, 06:51 PM
Rebe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Did you question the no records on it? Like did he do all the wrenching on it, or is he marketing it for someone else?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-09-2011, 08:29 PM
Hit Man X's Avatar
I LOVE BRUNETTES
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: FUNKYTOWN
Posts: 9,085
Thumbs up

Eh, depends how clean the interior and paint really are to me for a total dismissal.

Stuff like that here in Texas generally has horrible paint. Rust is pretty much non existent here, so if you live in the rust belt you may want to grab it.

I still would not pay $3k for it, $1200-1800 is more realistic due to lack of records.
__________________
I'm not a doctor, but I'll have a look.

'85 300SD 245k
'87 300SDL 251k
'90 300SEL 326k

Six others from BMW, GM, and Ford.

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty.
[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-09-2011, 08:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 394
300E are being given away these days. around $1k is normal for a running car with small issues. $3K would be a mint car with records. they are way way undervalued, but the asking on that car sounds way high compared to the market.
__________________
________________

punkinfair
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-09-2011, 10:48 PM
Hit Man X's Avatar
I LOVE BRUNETTES
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: FUNKYTOWN
Posts: 9,085
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by punkinfair View Post
300E are being given away these days. around $1k is normal for a running car with small issues. $3K would be a mint car with records. they are way way undervalued, but the asking on that car sounds way high compared to the market.


I was given one late last year by someone in my neighborhood... husband died, she did not want to deal with the sale, etc.
__________________
I'm not a doctor, but I'll have a look.

'85 300SD 245k
'87 300SDL 251k
'90 300SEL 326k

Six others from BMW, GM, and Ford.

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty.
[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-10-2011, 03:41 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 175
seller has not had the car long. Bought it from a grandson who inherited it from his grandfather who passed away and was the original owner. Told the seller he was approx twice the market price. Response was that the car was so pretty it would sell for the $2900. Asked him if he knew if the head hasket, timing chain or transmission work had been done but he doesn't know. seller thinks that everything that should have been done has been done since the car is in such great shape. I think I will keep looking.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-10-2011, 03:47 PM
tbomachines's Avatar
ಠ_ಠ
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,854
$2900 is far too high. That is what I paid for my excellent condition 300E with 81k, and that was even high.
__________________
TC
Current stable:
- 2004 Mazda RALLYWANKEL
- 2007 Saturn sky redline
- 2004 Explorer...under surgery.

Past: 135i, GTI, 300E, 300SD, 300SD, Stealth
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-10-2011, 05:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 2,527
$2900 is at least double market price for that car. Forget about it.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-10-2011, 10:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Baton Rouge La
Posts: 2,630
folks.....you are all crazy...

i just got my son a 1992 190e with the 2.6 .......71k miles $2,000.

service records from new.....over-maintained....

i could give you other examples.... keep looking....
__________________
1989 300ce 129k
( facelifted front,updated tail lights, lowered suspension,bilstein sports, lorinser front spoiler, MOMO steering wheel, remus exhaust,stainless steel brake lines). (Gone)

1997 s320 154k (what a ride). Sold with 179k miles. Replaced with Hyundai Equus

1994 e320 Cabriolet 108k



1972 280se 4.5 153k Owned for 12 yrs, sorry I sold it


[/SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-11-2011, 03:59 AM
JamesDean's Avatar
Electrical Engineer
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 5,034
local markets also dictate prices unless OP is willing to travel and get one from someplace where the market is mercedes heavy.

I'd have a trusty mb mech check it out, 1200-1500 tops.

__________________
Cruise Control not working? Send me PM or email (jamesdean59@gmail.com). I might be able to help out.
Check here for compatibility, diagnostics, and availability!

82 300SD 145k
82 300SD 265k
87 420SEL 230k
89 420SEL 210k
89 560SEL 118k
90 300SE 262k RIP 5/25/2010
90 560SEL 154k
91 300D 2.5 Turbo. 241k
93 190E 3.0 235k
93 300E 195k
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page