If you summer in The Hamptons, frequent Cape Cod or wander around an Ivy League campus, you’ll notice a curious thing if you are a car enthusiast. The monied folk often eschew the ubiquitous luxury SUV for the kind of car we see here, the luxury estate car. Many of them are available with all-wheel drive, like this 1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate for sale in Texas. If an SUV is a bit too over the top for you, but you still need the cargo capacity and all-wheel drive versatility, this low mileage W210 E class is a good compromise.
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The low mileage 300E we featured last month is back up for sale, its price lowered by $1,000.
THE BELOW POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON OUR SITE MARCH 28, 2014:
Hard to believe someone kept a workhorse like this W124 300E to under 50,000 miles, but I don’t suppose they all have to be living lives resembling third-world taxi cabs to qualify as desirable. Isn’t that funny? We’re so used to seeing these cars record impressive mileage while seemingly barely breaking a sweat that it’s highly unusual – almost suspect! – that someone didn’t drive theirs further. What could possibly be wrong – does it only go in reverse? Whatever the reason, this is pretty much as good as buying a new car except with greater reliability and certainly better style, not to mention hailing from a climate that doesn’t know what rust looks like. Hard to go wrong with this one.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E on eBay
A friend of mine emailed me a few days ago asking for my advice on hybrid vehicles, specifically the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. They may be good enough vehicles, but these are models I haven’t paid much attention to. Much like the ubiquitous SUV that towers over my Cooper S in traffic, I don’t have an opinion on these cars. I just don’t give them the time of day, as they do not suit my needs. But, if people would like to rephrase the question around fuel economy, I have one word: diesel.
There are a good amount of new generation, clean diesel models available to US consumers these days, from Volkswagen TDIs to Audi A8s to Chevrolet Cruzes. But if you don’t mind dabbling in the modern classics for a bit, the W124 Mercedes-Benz E class was a near constant in the market when it came to the diesel engine, when few manufacturers were employing the technology. This late model 1995 E300 for sale in Portland, Oregon has 70,000 miles, mere childs’ play when it comes to the longevity of Mercedes’ diesel engines.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel on eBay
Twenty years on, you still see plenty of W124 Mercedes-Benzes pounding the pavement. Christened the E class upon its introduction in 1986, this range had a monumental task of taking over from one of the most legendary Mercedes models of all time, the W123. But the W124 became a legend in its own right, with an expansive choice of models that included a sedan, coupe, four-seater cabriolet, the manic 500E/E500 and this car, the estate. This final year E320 Estate for sale in California is a one-family vehicle that has covered under 100,000 miles.