My W126 and W116 are looking better...
It only takes a couple threads like this to make one realize why older MB's seem to appeal more to people who really love cars than to the swarm of mindless little e-consumers the educational system is putting out, in droves...
I don't have an options list in front of me but what do you think it costs to just put a sunroof and a navigation system on a new E-Class (Over $40 large and which doesn't come with a sunroof as standard equipment)?
Back-up protection, active suspension, cruise with collision avoidance, I-DRIVE on a BMW, ON-STAR, etc. Stuff I DON'T WANT AND DON'T EVER WANT TO PAY TO REPAIR when it goes bad, which it probably will. THOUSAND DOLLAR KEYS!
'91 420 SEL @ 199K, '92 SVX @ 181K, '93 SC400 @ 86K, '93 Kaw ZX-11 @ 30K, '87 F250 @ 181K , 2001 Valkyrie Interstate @ 6K, Y2K Honda NightHawk 250 with 1.5K, '88 420SEL I.@ 179K & the 2nd latest, an '88 420SEL II.@ 210K runnin' parts car, '85 F150 300/NP435