It is very likely that the W124, as exemplified from today Nice price or no nuts E320, is the last great mid-sized Mercedes. This looks especially nice, but it might the same goes for its price?
Back when I was working for an advertising agency, I came up with a great step for Ford’s Motorsport division that played on the company’s penchant for automotive model names starting with one particular letter of the alphabet. It went something like this: When it comes to performance, it’s time to drop an F-bomb. Did I mention I don’t work in advertising anymore?
My troubles aside, Ford has always been an automaker that has seen value in performance and in car names starting with “F.. “ This was clearly evident in the 2016 Ford Focus RS we looked yesterday. The RS model was Ford’s compact car most sharply focused by means of a 350 horsepower engine and capable all-wheel drive. Decent presentation and modest mileage completed our candidate complex appeal. Unfortunately for the seller, however, that appeal didn’t extend to the car’s $ 34,500 asking price that many of you criticized in comments and sentenced to a 73% No Dice loss.
Now, while yesterday’s Ford was deemed too expensive by the majority, few of us would deny its purpose and lust factor. With such a car, you probably know why you are buying it and what exactly you would do with it. I wonder if the same sense of the role and purpose can be claimed for today 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 sedan?
That’s not to say this isn’t a wonderful machine. These ’90s Benz is something of the latest of the German automaker’s old school products, built to rigorous standards instead of at a price. that sense from quality allowed cars like this Pastelweiss on light brown leather edition to appear again in WonderfullYes majestic shape despite its age, a the lives of three owners and the 145,000 miles it has accumulated in all of this. The question is, could he still be special enough to get past his advanced? age and relative lack of modern features? We’ll have to mull it over, but the car first.
For the photos in the ad, this Benz it’s almost completely standard down to the floor mats on the inside and the 15-inch phone wheels on the outside. Everything appears to be in great shape, although the seller notices a couple of scratches and dents on the bodywork, age-related war wounds and miles.
Surprisingly, the zebrawood and leather that adorn the cabin all look as good as new. This is unexpected as both can show time and use on these models. The vendor says everything in the cabin is in working order, except for the ambient air temperature display. Fortunately, the original Becker stereo head unit is still in the dashboard, completing the cabin’s time warp appeal.
There is more to mechanically like about this W124. The engine is Mercedes’ 3.2-liter M104 inline six. That mill benefits from double-headed cams and four valves per cylinder that help it produce 217 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. According to the seller, both the cylinder head gasket and the car wiring have been updated. Paperwork for the job and receipts are included in the sale, along with a ton of other papers, manuals, and assorted items paraphernalia.
The title is clean and the seller says the car offers “a very pleasant and comfortable driving experience” and that the “engine runs very smoothly and quietly”. In fact, I’ll say the Craigslist listing for this Benz is made with the same care as the car. This makes the E320 even more interesting, however, the question remains, could it this salon is special enough to deserve consideration?
What would you do with a car like this? Would you leverage its intended purpose and drive it every day until the sun goes out? Or would you keep it as a showpiece, pulling it out for special occasions and Cars & Coffee events? Herein lies the riddle.
Perhaps the price will help with this. The claim is $ 6,500 and that is Momma Bear, a middle ground in today’s market. It should be notedhas an amount will buy you any number of new cars, any of which will offer up-to-date safety and convenience features. Those newer cars however, it probably won’t offer the same The satisfying thunk this E320 does by closing a door, nor did the stately elegance this Benz era seem to exude.
What do you think, is there a place for an E320 like this in the world? And does that $ 6,500 ask for a fair price to find it?
H / T to Don R. for the link!
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