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Old 02-02-2002, 10:49 PM
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Good Day Folks,

I decided to buy this 93 400E with 110K miles on it. The car drives great and has all the records. It has a PS fluid leak but the dealer said he will fix it and got it for $11K. Pretty much all the Mercedes I've owned in the last 12 yrs have been 5 or 6 cylinders. I fell for the awesome power (275HP) and handling ability of this car. It handles like a typical vintage Mercedes with that hard steering feel on the highway. I pretty much did all the maintenance on the 92 190E 2.6 I had earlier. This car has a ton of room to work with when compared to the 190E.

Randy, Thanks for the lead, I got this from LAMotorcars in Richardson, TX. The owner was real nice and seemed very honest. The car looks great both inside & out. I can't believe how silent & smooth this engine is. I am not sure if I can get back to driving a 6 cylinder again. Thanks to all the folks for your advise & suggestions.

93 400E 110K
86 BMW 325E 146K
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Old 02-03-2002, 12:04 AM
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Good choice !!! and best of luck with new V8
'94 E420 ///AMG
AMG Body Kit
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Old 02-03-2002, 01:22 AM
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420 vs 320 or similar threads

Oops didn't noticed you had already bought,

Owned a nice 400E, recently sold it.
Bought a 97 320 to replace it, didn't even think of a 420/430.

Carman said it best. The 6 feels a whole lot better balanced.

I'd suggest driving both before deciding.

In addition, parts cost and availablilty are a lot better on the 6. Check the price on the caps and rotors on that 119. Yikes!!!

The V8 cars are intoxicating though.
On a 94 most of the V8 power cars had the nagging issues resolved. (Powers steering, brakes, idler pulleys, etc.)

You really can't go wrong with either, by my opinion.

Besides I really want a E55, but have to wait til I get the kids through college 1st.

Mike Mullins
03 911 Targa 35K
07 MB C350 Sport (Mileage Sacrifice)
17 Sienna (Grandkids mobile movie Theatre)
17 Toyota Tacoma DBL Cab (YardBoy)
95 E420 (Chariot of Fire) 143K
11 ML350 (Recently Traded)
00 SL500 (Recently Sold)
08 E350 Sport 4Matic (great all round automobile)
90 944/S2 Cabriolet (Loved It)
02 986S (Road Scalpel)
97 E320 Great chassis
92 E420 Red Rider Whip
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