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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E with 32k miles – REVISIT

The low mileage 300E we featured last month is back up for sale, its price lowered by $1,000.


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.

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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel with 70k miles

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.

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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate

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.

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Week In Review

Welcome to Week in Review, where we’ll take a look at some of the vehicles featured on GCFSB over the last couple of weeks:

The 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro did not meet its reserve with a final bid of $6,766.66: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

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Tax Write-Off Touring: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic


Lately, I have been struggling to figure out what sort of vehicle best suits my needs as I do a fair amount of hauling and the M3 coupe is not ideal for such tasks. On top of which, the ability to load things into an E36 two-door is constantly challenged by the low roofline, narrow trunk opening, and seats that always need to be folded down to swallow anything of substance. In between truck-related fantasies, I’ve thought about wagons like this W124 with its cavernous, CUV-like rear hatch while still being familiar enough to deliver a distinctly German driving experience. This late-production, pre-facelift W124 is in great shape with, in my opinion, one of the better color combos out there. I don’t think an older automatic wagon is quite where I’m at yet, but it is interesting food for thought.

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