2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Estate

Death, taxes, and Mercedes-Benz wagons holding their value. Few things in life are guarantees, but those seems to be a couple of them. Why people gravitate towards the W123 and W124 Estates is pretty self explanatory, but what really surprises me every generation after than seems to be following this as well. The general rule I’ve always gone by is that all things being equal, the cost of the sedan + $10,000 = cost of a wagon. Seems crazy for some extra cargo space, but the results don’t lie. I thought maybe this wouldn’t hold true for newer examples as Mercedes-Benz now offers eight (!) different SUVs in its current line up and just one wagon, but nope, still a premium. Worth it? Maybe.

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Year: 2013
Model: E350 Estate
VIN: WDDHH8JB6DA680695
Engine: 3.5 liter V6
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 87,514 mi
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Price: $21,700 Buy It Now

You are viewing a Carfax Certified 2013 MERCEDES BENZ E350 4MATIC WAGON / 87514 MILES / PREMIUM PACKAGE / AMG 18 WHEELS / PANORAMIC ROOF / NAVIGATION / BLIND SPOT ASSIST HARMAN KARDON SOUND / HEATED SEATS / REARVIEW CAMERA / SPLIT FOLDING REAR SEAT / REAR SIDE WINDOW SHADES. The color combination on this vehicle is: Interior-Black. Exterior:-Steel Grey Metallic. With over 30 years in highline automobile sales and service you are assured integrity.As a licensed Virginia dealer, I will gladly provide the buyer with a set of temporary tags and registration. Located just outside of Washington D.C, I will be glad to provide transportation to any of our local airports. I also can provide door to door vehicle delivery services.Processing fee:$495 –

Lets be honest, the W212 is nothing to write home about. Its very “good enough” in every single way, but that is how you have the play the game. Compete on the same level at the A6 and 5-Series, and hope people like your styling better to buy yours over the other cars that offer basically the same thing. This 2013 up for sale in Virginia is admittedly a nice spec in Steel Grey Metallic, and in typical wagon form, has almost 88,000 miles on it. If this was a 2013 E350 sedan with those kind of miles, probably in the low-teens in terms of price. This wagon? $21,700. The formula checks out.

Mercedes-Benz isn’t dumb. If Americans didn’t keep buying the wagon, they wouldn’t keep bringing it here. This is drawn into sharper focus when you consider that they offer eight different SUVs. But year after year after year, customers head on down to dealers and trade in their last generation for the new one, while the real nuts lust over the AMG wagon that somehow Mercedes blesses us with every year as well. Will this go on much longer? Stealth wealth is getting old and the kids who are starting to have kids grew up in MLs, not 300TDs. I don’t think these are going to live on too much longer, especially not in America, but then again people are still paying a $10,000 premium year after year after year. Who knows?

– Andrew

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3 Comments

  1. Soon, I will convince my better half to trade in the massive Suburban/Expedition/Yukon-kid hauler mindset for a “staywag.”

    Until then…

  2. They know they can sell wagons because Audi refuses to. Bring us an RS6 wagon!

  3. @Jeff the RS6 Avant is now available for your purchase. It will be interesting to see how many actually sell. Internet claims of ‘will purchase’ seem to be in the millions!

    https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-rs6-avant

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