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Old 08-29-2000, 05:12 PM
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Widen your search to include Cleveland and Dayton. I was in Cleveland about 2 months ago and there were a lot of 300 and 420's on every street corner! I almost wish I had some money.... there was one 420 that I would love to have driven home.

Good Luck on your search.... maybe someone in those areas can direct you to a good one.

76 240D (W115) - 550K miles
78 300D (W123) - 200K+ miles
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Old 08-29-2000, 05:33 PM
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I agree that if the repairs are done correctly it shouldn't matter. As indicated above, however, you are never quite sure if they are done correctly, so it is probably not a good idea to get a previously injured car. If nothing else, the ability of the car to withstand another accident is at question.

Re expense of repairs, a friend of mine was in his 944 and was hit by a bicycle rider who put a slight dent in the right front fender and a scratch on the bumper/hood. The cost to repair this was $4,500.00. Don't know what the damage was to the bike. Anyway, $9K worth of repairs is not necessarily indicative of significant damage.

In your case, since there was stated frame & suspension repair don't do it!

If you shop around you can probably find a variety of 300E's or maybe even 400E in your price range. I saw someplace that the trade in value of an early '90s 400E was around $11K to $13K with 120K on odometer. Also it's a real good idea to be patient when looking for a used car. Some time ago I was looking for a car and looked at about 25 of them before I was happy with the one I found. Had that car for 9 years

Happy hunting!


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Old 08-30-2000, 07:55 AM
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Sorry to hear of your bad news regarding the crash damage to your car as well as the crash damage to your mouth.

The wearing on the inside edge of your front tires is almost certainly a toe adjustment. It is currently toed out and needs to be adjusted to zero. Probably has nothing to do with the crash damage. For tire wear, toe is easily the most critical adjustment. Set the toe and your tire wear problem will go away.

Good luck with the toe AND the tooth,

Larry Bible
'84 Euro 240D, 523K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
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