GregF bid $5,750
@Koononyou If the Carfax is accurate, and no reason to think it’s not, then yes, Southern CA all it’s life. I’m going to guess that this is pretty clean underneath, but pictures showing axle boots and engine underside would be helpful in evaluating overall condition.
I have a 2000 E320 4matic wagon with a couple more options than this car, and with a whole lot more miles, 200,000!! The point is these cars are incredibly durable if well maintained, easy to work on and the interior leather wears like iron. I too have the Java leather and it looks to be in almost as nice of condition as this one. I picked mine up from the original owner who had all the records for less than the cost of a decent bicycle. I had to replace motor mounts, front axles due to torn boots, front struts, spark plugs, and a few other odds and ends. The car is now a pleasure to drive; smooth, tight and rattle free with good power. Everything works with the exception of one burned bulb in the instrument cluster. The AC is not blowing cold but that may just be a charge or ??? I'll investigate once the weather warms here. Who knows what the actual mileage of this car is, but if it has been maintained it probably doesn't matter at the point. I'm enjoying the driving dynamics and utility of my wagon more than I thought I would. Best of luck with the auction and congrats to whoever wins this one - I think they look amazing in black 👍🏼
@Autocrat I asked back on Feb 22. It's tough to be a bidder on the opposite coast without videos. I'm sure this is a nice car, but don't think I can stay in the bidding with vids.
How about a startup, running and short driving video?
Can anybody speak to the driving differences between a 4matic and regular 2wd? Other than the obvious all wheel drive of the 4matic, what are the pros and cons of each? Thank you all.
Will seller @Flarson be posting any cold start, running and driving videos of the car? I realize it may seem silly to note, but nowhere in the auction writeup does it say that the car actually runs and drives. Does it run and drive properly? Are there any issues with the car that need to be addressed? Has the issue with the AC system been addressed? It appears from the multiple AC recharges/services in a short timeframe that maybe it has a leak or other? Please clarify as I do not want to make any assumptions. For those of us on the west coast, an east coast car usually means a pretty crusty chassis. Can we get pics of the underside to assess the condition? The driver's seat looks to be pretty dry and just starting to show cracking. Have you done anything to treat the leather? As I am on the west coast I need to rely on the pics and videos to determine appropriate bidding. Thank you.
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