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Old 06-12-2002, 04:14 PM
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hey yoshi,
i don't know if you're going for a sedan or coupe but what i have noticed about benzo coupe's is that they hold they're value way better than the sedans
and are destined to be collectors items...
woo hoo
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Old 06-12-2002, 08:03 PM
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I bet for the price of a 92-95 E320 you can find a 400E/E420.

You'll love it. Just get it without ASR and the costs to maintain is neglible (IMHO). Gasmileage about the same.

:-) neil
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Old 06-12-2002, 08:06 PM
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hey ke6dcj

wouldn't you say the E class is more comparable to the 5 series?

and the C class more comparable to the 3 Series?
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1984 300CD Turbo Diesel (soon to be "powered by VEGGIE") - dolphin silver

1999 e430 Sport blk/blk, my sexy ***** ;-)

(my other girls)
1992 300CE 24V 3.0L (w124) (R.I.P. "she was killed 7/12/03 by some ricer kids speeding in a honda accord")
1990 Acura Integra RS (w/94' engine)
1966 Cadillac Sedan de Ville (Hardtop)
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Old 06-12-2002, 08:42 PM
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Yep.

:-) neil
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Old 06-13-2002, 09:40 AM
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Originally posted by mushedroom
hey yoshi,

keep one very very important thing in mind about kbb...
if your car gets stolen
totaled
mangled
trashed, etc...

your insurance gauges the value of your settlement on the kbb value of your car...so if your market value is 5000 for a bmw but in kbb it is 2000, your insurance would give you something closer to the 2000 dollar mark...

you've got to keep all these factors in mind....
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i'll have that on my side....
Why would I pay over kbb trade or retail? Maybe one of my prior posts was messed up. I am gauging purchase price off dealer trade in and work up from there on any car I buy. In my area, as I am sure in other parts, kbb retail and dealer price is inflated. So , I would be ahead in either car anyway (ie: just making up numbers, let's say the MB 320E retail on kbb is $18K, but I paid $12K, and it gets stolen, then I should get paid the $18K if that is the price on the car (same on the BMW).

thanks
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Old 06-13-2002, 09:47 AM
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hey ke6dcj

wouldn't you say the E class is more comparable to the 5 series?

and the C class more comparable to the 3 Series?
What's the big deal, if those are not the cars I am looking at ? Its like if I was entertaining a mini van and an SUV; no, they aren't in the same class, both have positives / negatives and strengths/weaknesses when compared since they are made for different tasks. The 5 series isn't sporty enough, and much more expensive in my area (forget Kbb, pleeezzzzz).

The C class, just doesn't do it to me, I have entertained it, since I can get a newer one for the same price of an E class in my area. but it would have similar problems having the same engine as the 320E, I imagine. The C class , to me, kinda looks like a Honda Accord...look at it (my opinion). I do LOVE the interior and finish though, obviously very MB

On another note, my freind went to see the unit I have been looking at (95 320E 102K miles) and he was shocked how immaculate it was for the age/miles. On a sadder note , I gotta wait till next week for any deal to go through, as I will be out of town for the next few days )
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Old 06-13-2002, 06:39 PM
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hey yoshi
good luck with the bmw!!!

woo hoo
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1984 300CD Turbo Diesel (soon to be "powered by VEGGIE") - dolphin silver

1999 e430 Sport blk/blk, my sexy ***** ;-)

(my other girls)
1992 300CE 24V 3.0L (w124) (R.I.P. "she was killed 7/12/03 by some ricer kids speeding in a honda accord")
1990 Acura Integra RS (w/94' engine)
1966 Cadillac Sedan de Ville (Hardtop)
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