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Old 07-08-2000, 12:35 PM
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i've got the bug,i want to something bigger than my 91 190 2.3, i saw a 1989 260e 2.6 for sale,69000 miles for around $10,000 is this good models? i thought this is a 300e with a v6 2.6 engine!
if any members can enlighten me on this would be helpful good or bad !
thanks in advance !
91 190e 2.3 81,000 miles
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Old 07-08-2000, 03:10 PM
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I own a 1986 260E. It's a same engine as 300E only with 2,6 L and 160 Hp not 3,0 L. Let the MB dealer check the car to stay away from unplesent surprises. I just paid 700$ for a air flow sensor and this is not an uncommon problem on these engines also check a rear diff and tranny.
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Old 07-09-2000, 09:57 AM
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The cars are nice drivers. I currently have one for sale (I'm a micro dealer) and it's very pleasant to drive. Doesn't have much down low, but once over 2500R has good power. I would watch for AC problems in 89's though; it seems I've put an evaporator on just about every 89 model 124 I've had. If it's anything close to not cold, you should count in about $1000 for an Evap and drier. Also take a look at the radiator and muffler. Both pretty common, as well as oil leak around the chain cover. Good luck, allen
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Old 07-09-2000, 02:26 PM
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Why not just find a good 300E? I'm in Atlanta and they are plentiful and all of the repair issues are virtually the same. The odds of finding a 300e with leather is higher, too. The extra power is well worth any extra money you might pay and it will pay you back on resale. While the 260E's are nice cars they were a stripper model relative to most 300e's. Just my opinion.
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