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Old 02-23-2002, 08:00 PM
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new old mb

Dear Friends,
I just purchased my second Mercedes. This one is a 1987 300E with 135K. It looks good with a little rust at the rear jacking point.
Just what does one look for to keep this machine running well. It is for my 17 year old daughter. Tell me, was this a good car to get for her?.

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Old 02-23-2002, 08:53 PM
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Will you adopte me and let me drive your 500? J/K
I go to school with a girl that has a 88 300e she hates it the little gremlines here and there but it is a good car she just doesnt understand it. In my opion they would be good for kids our age good on gas sporty and safe.
my 2 cents
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Old 02-23-2002, 10:24 PM
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I'm looking at an '86 300E with 90K for my 16 yr old daughter. I'm hoping to buy a safe car that last her through college. Hopefully, whatever I buy doesn't come with too many "gremlins".


'88 300SE 200K - running and looking great!
'85 190E - sold with 190K
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Old 02-23-2002, 11:47 PM
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300e School Car

I bought a 89 300E three years ago for my daughter to use for school. I figured if she got hit or hit someone ,she would be surrounded by 4000lbs of Tuetonic steel and hopefully have a better survival change than those little Civics .It cost $4500 with 185K miles on it. Changed all the fluids, put new injectors and brakes and it. She has put 25K on it in three years with just minimual maintanence cost until the Christmas. I did a head job and all the related items for about $600. Redoing the steering linkage this week for another $200 but It will be good for another daughter next year. I found out the more you baby it and keep the fluids clean it will be good for you. A/C problems are a little gremlins on these older 300's.

P.S. The other thing is you 'll upset the apple cart at school when your kids drive a Mercedes. The other parents will give you grief because their kids say " Well Sally has a Mercedes!"

Good Luck.
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Old 02-24-2002, 07:43 AM
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Dont forget the electrical
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