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Old 04-16-2004, 07:10 PM
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Now '94 E420. What next?

So, I have a 94 E420 which I LOVE LOVE LOVE! Unfortunately, I know it won't last forever... although I plan to keep it until it dies.

This has been a great car. Given that, what other Mercedes model would you recommend for me to consider in the future. Reliability, of course, would be my #1 concern.

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Old 04-17-2004, 12:15 AM
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The W202 is a well-built car. How about a C36?
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Old 04-17-2004, 01:15 AM
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If you want to stick with the 4 door sedan I would recommend a W210.
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I guess planning ahead is a good thing, but if you are going to keep the 420 till it dies you're asking the question waaaaaay too early.
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Old 04-19-2004, 01:24 AM
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I know I know. Just want to be prepared.

I think the w210 is probably a good choice, but with the problems being reported regarding Crankshaft Balancer Failure, I'm a bit scared.

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The W202 is a well-built car. How about a C36?
bad bad advice.
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:33 AM
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I drive a 1995 E420 and often times I feel like getting a newer car or even an older (more charming) mercedes.

The later model w210s catch my eye. Particularly the E430 V8s or E55s :-D or the E300 diesels. (Yes... diesels of V8s for me)

and supposedly those E430s are really reliable.

If you wanna keep it in the same 'class' I could only think of that car or the newest W211.

The W208 CLK is also a nice car. It's got a beefy stance and with a V8 it also sounds great. The interior doesn't look that nice though.

oh... What about a BMW E39? That is a nice looking car for sure. Not sure how reliable they are though. A late model 6-speed 540i with the Sport Package looks great inside and out

In fact, I'd take an E39 over a W210.

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Old 04-19-2004, 02:34 PM
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In fact, I'd take an E39 over a W210.
I agree, I've driven several of both those models and feel that the BMW is a more solid, better built car. The perfect model would be the 528i 5-speed with the sport package. The V8, I've heard doesn't have the same reliability.
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:29 PM
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Another thing about the V8 is the recirculating ball steering? If I'm not wrong, the 528i actually has rack and pinion... weird stuff..
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Holson, if you ever feel like its time to sell the E420, please let me know. Just this past Jan I let one nearly as nice as yours go because I wasn't fast enough.

I see by the plate surround yours is a Hatch-sourced beauty, nice. Was window shopping there on Sunday; I live in Acton.

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