Wagon Week: Low-Mileage 2004 BMW 325xi Touring

My neighbor Marc has an E46 Touring that has been consistently growing on me in the 1.5 years I’ve lived in my current place. I’ve always loved wagons, but I never really paused and contemplated the E46 wagon until his. It may be the fact that he has a black, low-mileage Porsche 993 Turbo under a cover in the garage. With that kind of firepower waiting for the right weekend, a BMW wagon becomes a very logical choice as a daily driver. In light of recent BMW designs, the E46 is a refreshingly simple shape that, while unassuming in base trim, can quickly become very aggressive. Today’s comes with the venerable M52 2.5l and all-wheel drive, a useful addition even if rear-wheel drive wagons make me tingle. I’d also prefer a manual, but those are pretty rare in longroofs. Having covered less than 60k miles in its 9-year, one-owner life, this 325 has a hell of a lot more groceries left to haul.

Year: 2004
Model: 325xi
Engine: M52 2.5 liter inline six
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 57,600
Price: $16,950

2004 BMW 325xi for sale on eBay Motors

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You are looking at a nice looking sporty and luxury wagon. The black exterior + black leather interior color combination gives the car a certain kind of unique classy sporty and aggressive appeal. From the way the car drives and looks and the year of the vehicle – most of the miles on the car are highway miles. There are no reported manufacturer’s defects on this vehicle. A never-smoked-in before beauty that looks great and smells clean.

The engine is very strong and provides the power you have come to expect from a BMW and runs extra smooth. The transmission has the BMW mark on it as well and the transmission is in great condition! The suspension that’s on the car feels very nimble and comfortable at the same time. The A/C works well and blows cold air! We had our mechanic check the car. All in all, the car really runs great!

As you can judge for yourself from the pictures – the interior is clean and looks great! All electrical components on the vehicle seem to be in working order. The check light of the diagnostic computer reads ok. The engine compartment looks clean, and free of any leaks. This BMW is equipped with a climate control system. The power locks, windows and roof all work and are in excellent condition. All the power controls and buttons work. The car also comes with VERY nice all season tires have plenty of tread life left. The tires have been rotated, balanced.

This is an exceptionally looking vehicle – Loaded with tons of extras!

Super versatile with subdued but great looks, this would be a great compromise for someone who likes the BMW driving experience but needs to haul more than a golf bag and enjoys a little inclement weather. I could definitely DD a 325xi, but not at $17k – that’s E92 wagon territory! Someone click the “make an offer” button at half that.

-NR

Wagon Week: 2004 Audi RS6 MTM Avant

I’m just going to get this out of the way now: this is my favorite wagon. Ever. This is the cream of the Euro-only crop that I have lusted after for years. Even the RS6 sedan gets my heart racing when I see the big lower intakes and wide fenders rolling down the road, very similar to an A6 3.0 but just beefy enough to hint at the craziness going on under the hood. And as if the not-for-US-consumption RS6 Avant weren’t badass enough, this one has been tuned by Motoren Technik Mayer, one of the premier German tuning firms. These loonies made a double-engined TT Bimoto that went 232 mph. Yeah, um, resume accepted.

This grey beauty looks fantastic on stock Euro RS6 19″ wheels and has a “mild” tune of 500hp, while in Clubsport form MTM can make an earth-displacing 580hp and 598 lb-ft. A 200mph wagon? That’s what Wagon Week is all about. It’s for sale in Germany, but with €17,750 exchanging for roughly $23k, this is the steal heard ’round the world. See you guys later, I’m moving to Europe.

Year: 2004
Model: RS6 MTM
Engine: Biturbo 4.2l V8
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 139,000 km (~ 86,000 miles)
Price: €17,750 (~ $23,000 USD)

2004 Audi RS6 MTM Avant for sale on eBay Germany

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Hello eBayers, I’m selling my super Audi RS6 Avant MTM. It has a power boost to 500 hp, but since that is not registered it can not be assigned, so I open it with the original 450 HP and top speed. The top speed is certainly there, as I have been briefly to 300 km/h. The Turbos run smoothly and the transmission shifts smoothly and cleanly. Thus it has more torque, but one should not make light kick downs. I always drive it when it’s warm and sunny out.

After each ride, I will always run after the turbos, so nothing happens! I know how expensive things can be in the RS6, if something breaks, and that’s why I’m very good with my stuff. It is accident free, but a new rear bumper is seen in the Audi history. There was no collision damage. The previous owner had taken time PDC despite a low pillar.

The timing belt is stamped in the service book and the material certificates, etc. I have it all. It was not done by Audi. Things that necessarily don’t take away from the RS premium. When I did the oil change recently, I was shocked at what the stupid oil filter costs. It has the same as the normal V8 but only has a different part number. An RS6 it costs 25.00 euros and 10.00 euros in normal V8. What nonsense. I can understand if you don’t do everything at the authorized workshop! Front discs and pads are new 15,000 miles ago, as are the rear brake pads. The tires are Bridgestone Potenza Extra Load and have around 50% profile.

The DRC suspension has no problems. I had the car on the lift recently and looked at the tie rods and axles, so everything is OK. It was only noted that the back connecting rod (rubber mount) are no longer the best and that I can replace them. My buddy has a garage and can make one for me. Only had to pay material and a six pack of beer :o))

Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with the paint. Here and there a little track use, but no deep scratches, dents, etc. It really is in great condition. Get in and drive off without hesitation. There is a lot of other information than what I’ve offered here, but the fun factor is indescribable. Downshifted at 180, hit the gas pedal, or by F1 paddle (makes it more fun and direct with the paddle) and you’re still pressed into the seat at 250 km/h without flinching. From then on, you must have both hands on the wheel, before that everything is easy :o)

New vehicle owners were Audi, then a doctor, and before me was a self-employed roofer, a car salesman and then me. I count myself as the third owner. I also have a garage where it is kept warm and dry :o))

Here are the amenities: deluxe automatic air conditioning, leather interior with Recaro sport seats, front and rear heated seats front and rear seats, front electric. Adjustable Bi-Xenon Plus headlamps with headlight cleaning system, electric glass sunroof, Bose sound system, tire pressure monitoring system, front and rear parking sensor, ten airbags, exterior and interior mirrors automatic. dimming, folding electric mirrors, alarm system with interior monitoring, ski bag, adaptive damper system, sports suspension with variable damping, board computer, Alcantara roof liner in black, multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles, lumbar support Electr., light package, radio-CD with CD changer, cruise control, electric immobilizer, 19″ alloy wheels, ESP, four-wheel drive, 3rd owner (1st owner was for two months), full service history, following repairs were made:

Gear oil change at 125,000 km
New Alternator
New front left boot
Changed rear stabilizers
Front wishbones, both sides
Castrol oil change at 121,000 km
Air service this year
Private sale without warranty or return

Truly the only thing that could make this more my dream is a manual transmission. Style, speed, mods, everything – I love it. I really can’t believe the price, and if it were in the US I would be seriously considering selling my truck and M5 for this RS6. Why have two cars when one can do it all better and faster?

-NR

2004 BMW 330i ZHP

The M5 we featured on Thursday was certainly nice, but for those scared off by that beast’s running costs, there is a milder solution. The E46 3 series with the ZHP package. Offering performance that straddled the line between the normal 330i and the M3, the ZHP package increased horsepower to 235 with a shorter final drive ratio. Also included was the M-Tech II bodykit, 18″ staggered size wheels, anthracite window trim and a mix of leather and alcantara on interior surfaces.

This ZHP for sale in Washington State is in an uncommon shade of Orient Blue and was a second hand CPO car.

2004 BMW 330i ZHP on BMWCCA Classifieds

2004 ZHP sedan with 6-speed manual. Orient blue metallic with natural brown leather. Moonroof. Low miles, 52.2K. Second owner since 2007, car bought as CPO with 13K miles. Stock except for DICE iPod interface and hard-wired Valentine 1 connection (both can be removed if not wanted). Excellent condition in and out, no door dings, paint in very good condition. Regularly detailed. Old-school maintenance. Brand new F/R brakes, new front calipers, fresh Pilot Super Sports. Leather steering wheel. Taillight recall done. FCABs done at 33K, new HIDs/igniters at 45K. Adult/enthusiast owned. Selling to make room for my new ’12 E91. More pictures: http://www.pbase.com/rselby/zhp

The asking price is not too out of the park, but somewhere around $1,500 or so less would probably make this car move faster. Still, after checking out the new 3 series, I think I’d be just as content with this ZHP, as the styling is less fussy and the driving experience is just a bit more simple, without any interactive gimmickry. I always wonder why BMW held off on producing an E46 M3 sedan, but I guess the ZHP was their way of offering a bone to more hard core BMW enthusiasts.

-Paul

2004 BMW 330i ZHP Supercharged

I’m a Benz guy through and through, but in one bay of my garage sits an E90 330 and even I have to admit that where Mercedes got away from some of their timeless designs in the late 1990s and early 2000s on their most popular models, BMW’s baseline 3er continued to be a design that will age well.

This E46 330i has a design over a decade old and it still hits the right notes.

Year: 2004
Model: 330i ZHP Supercharged
Engine: 3.0 inline 6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 46,500 miles
Price:  No reserve auction opening price: $21,000, Buy-It-Now: $24,900

2004 BMW 330i ZHP Supercharged on eBay

2004 BMW 330i ZHP Supercharged

This car has seen some very tasteful modifications to set it out from the crowd.

The photos here don’t completely do this car justice as the Orient Blue paint is coming across as black in the shadow and this really is a nice shade of deep blue. There are plenty of other photos of this car on the net if you search around.

The ESS Tuning TS2 Supercharger is the gem of this piece and with some of the other mods should up the horsepower to north of the 350 ponies range. That also is about a $7,000 kit just for the parts if you were to buy it new from ESS.

Unlike some tuned cars out there this one has the complete package with uprated suspension bushings, strut and sway bars to help the car really perform in more than a straight line. A shorter 3.46 rear diff makes sure this car jumps off line. The 3.46 upgraded is a common one as it is a stock part from automatic BMWs, the manuals got taller gearing. So while this will cut a few MPH off the top end you are getting about 15% shorter ratio with the swap.

The car is setup to shift as well with a BMW Performance short shift kit with double shear selector rod and an extended clutch pedal bump stop.

A Magnaflow exhaust bolted to headers ensure the car sounds right and surely frees up more power as does the BMW Performance intake.

The full list of upgrades from the seller includes:

Details:
ESS TS2 Supercharger
VMR V710 19″ staggered wheels
KW Coilovers
3.46 differential
BMW Performance Big Brake Kit
BMW Performance Strut Brace
BMW Performance Intake
AEM Boost Guage
HID Driving Lights
Stainless Steel Braid Brake Lines
OEM M3 Mirrors
OEM M3 RTAB w/ Vorshlag Limiters
Meyle HD FCAB
Rogue Engineering Rear Shock Mount
EMP Stewart waterpump
Turner Motorsport Sway Bars w/ adj. links
BMW Performance Short Shift Kit/DSSR
BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Splitters
Swain Tech Coated Magnaflow Headers
Magnaflow exhaust

A lot of work has gone into this car and it looks to have been done right. If you don’t like thrill of making the mods yourself here is an opportunity to get a turnkey package and save some dollars from what it would cost to do this from scratch. At $21,000 you are looking at twice what a decent daily driver 330i will run you. Despite the mods and the nice look I suspect this won’t sell at this price as folks looking to spend that kind of money are moving to the E90 or high mileage E46 M3 market. If the price could get down under $20k it would look a bit more appealing for someone to actually make the commitment. We’ll see if it gets any bids, nice car that will be a blast to drive regardless.

~Evan

Theme Week: 2004 Maybach 62

2004 Maybach 62 on eBay

Perhaps this is a bargain the world of one percenter cars, mere pocket change for those used to spending this much just doing regular servicing on their Gulfstream V.

There are plenty of Maybachs on the market in both the short wheel base 57 and extended 62 configurations. Prices new ranged from the $350,000 base model to the absurd $1.4 million Landaulet model.

The car featured here is a mere $122,800, which is on the low end of the used Maybach market. the car has served its purpose, covering 66,350.

I picked this particular specimen out as, while you are getting the benefit of some depreciation and perhaps having your neighbors turn up their nose at your frugality when buying a used Maybach, this one is finished in the rarer Cote d’azur Dark Blue with Silver paint scheme. The colors give this Maybach a particularly striking presence.

These were never pretty cars. Outside their soft, rolling, lines make them seem whale like, much less aggressive than say a BMW Alpina B7. Inside the Maybach has it all over the 7 and trumps the top of the line Mercedes S class models as well. Luxurious seats with personal entertainment lend to the first class plane atmosphere. A separate set of roof mounted gauges in the back allows you to keep tabs on your driver. This car has the very cool electro-translucent solar paneled roof option. This added $14,000 to the cost of the car, but provided a large sunroof that could be dimmed to let in more or less light from above. This technology was pretty innovative when they first added it into the roof of these cars and is quite fun to watch in action. Google it if you haven’t seen it before. The solar panels provide power to help keep the car cool on hot days.

Engine wise this car has the 5.5 liter V12, later cars received a 6 liter engine. Power is still a stout 550 and these cars despite their gigantic weight could hustle to sub 4.5 second 0-60 times, perfect for leaving the plebeians in your dust if you decide to move your chauffeur over to the passenger seat.

Mercedes is shuttering Maybach production next year so exclusivity will stay high. Just over 1000 of these have been sold in the U.S. for all models and all years.

Perhaps for me thought the coolest thing about the Maybach was that they did have a model/option package named the Zeppelin in honor of the brand’s heritage as an engine supplier to the giant airships. Though this car isn’t one, I am including a picture of a hood ornament from one, just because I think it would be super awesome to drive a car with that on the hood.

2004 Maybach 62 on eBay

~Evan

Ferrari Sound for Boxster Money: 2004 Porsche Boxster S

Hello all, it has been awhile and I have missed the banter.  I have not been able to keep up my regular contributions as my budding little European auto business is taking up more and more of my time, and sanity.  That does not mean that I don’t run into the occasional gem every now and again.

Case in point, during my daughter’s soccer practice her coach pulled into the parking lot in what sounded like something very Italian.  Imagine my surprise when the culprit turned out to be a ’04 Porsche Boxster S.  I complimented him on his choice of transport and he responded with, “thanks, know anyone that wants it?”  Turns out, like many of us, he has gotten to the point where a two seat vehicle and a growing family are not a good match.

One Owner 2004 Porsche Boxster S:

Some more details on the car –

“One owner 2004 Porsche Boxster S finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over black leather interior.  51k cared for miles with a clean title and CARFAX, all maintenance is current.

Equipped with AM/FM CD Bose Sound, power windows and locks, keyless entry, heated seats, cruise control, Litronic lighting, and more.  Performance highlights include a six speed manual transmission, four wheel disc brakes on drilled rotors, and the fantastic 3.2 six cylinder motor that delivers a great deal of performance throughout the entire power band.

This Boxster also has several performance modifications.  This includes double spoke NHR wheels with spacers on all four corners.  The car has a lower stance and even better ride than stock with it’s K Sport lowering kit.  This Boxster also has NHP headers, high flow 20″ catalytic converters from Jeggs, a Borla exhaust, and a Evoms intake to help everything breathe better.

All stock parts come with this Porsche.  Overall this Boxster is a joy to drive and sounds even better than it looks.”

Is it just me or does this Boxster look a great deal like the Maisto replica of the Boxster concept car?  It’s really a neat car, well kept with the only flaw being a rip in the driver’s side bolster.  Something that I am fixing as we speak.  We are asking $26.9k, open to reasonable offers.

In the meantime you all take care, hope to chat you up soon.  I am off to save a ’95 540 that has been rotting in a friend’s carport for the past few years.

~Aaron.

 

2004 Volkswagen Phaeton

The Volkswagen Phaeton is a polarizing car. Some people see it as an overpriced Volkswagen. Others appreciate it for what it brings to the table in terms of engineering and exquisite detailing. Before he retired, Ferdinand Piëch, Chairman of the Volkswagen Group, wanted to develop an uncompromising luxury sedan to beat the likes of Mercedes-Benz at their own game. While he may have succeeded, the market dictated otherwise. By 2006, four years into production, a little over 25,000 examples of this luxury sedan had been produced. The domestic market is by far the strongest, but the US market was a different story. Under 1,500 Phaetons were sold here in 2004 and for 2005, a mere 820 cars found homes. The writing was on the wall and Volkswagen ceased US Phaeton sales the following year. This Phaeton in for sale in Massachusetts represents a lot of car for not much money.

2004 Volkswagen Phaeton on AutoTrader

Pristine Black/Beige V8 Phaeton with 54,500 mileage and covered by 2 year comprehensive Platinum RealDriver Warranty till 12/2013. Cold Weather Package Premium Audio Rear/Front Heated/Ventilated/Massaging Seats AWD with refinished wheels, small areas of curb rash. Immaculate exterior recently detailed and compounded, slight scuff behind rear passanger wheel. Pristine interior with small crack in passenger rear speak grill. Looks and drives like new, all service done at Wellesley VW, MA and can provide service records.

Has had air shocks replaced, new TPMS sensors, and recent front brakes/rotors. Includes over $5,000 in extras including. Two year Platinum tranferrable warranty ($3,000), front end clear film protection ($995), built in rear radar/laser detector K40 ($1,200), Smartphone holder with Aux in and Satellite hookup ($895), all-weather custom rubber mats including trunk, original mats pristine ($225) A/C ice cold. All scheduled maintenance, always garaged, excellent condition. Factory GPS system, fully loaded with all the goodies. Looks & drives great. Must see, no accidents, non-smoker, satellite radio, upgraded sound system, very clean interior, well maintained.

When it was new, the V8 Phaeton’s MSRP was almost $65,000. A scant eight years later, values have dropped into the mid teens. This particular Phaeton is attractive since the air shocks and brakes have been attended to, not to mention the warranty. It’s a lot of car for under $19,000, but it begs the question…”would you?” There’s plenty of other luxury sedans in the price bracket with more snob appeal, but if that’s what you are after, you’re missing the point of the Phaeton. Volkswagen set out to topple the German executive sedan establishment through engineering brilliance. Even though it only saw the light of day in the US for three model years, it left its mark on the automotive landscape and is a part of the larger story of Volkswagen and their efforts to boost brand image.

-Paul

2004 R32 Street Legal Race Car

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Cannonball Run on TV. I was about 10 years old and it was one of those moments in my life that solidified my enthusiasm for the automobile. Just the thought of being able to drive a car at its limits from coast to coast became the thing of dreams to me. Created by Brock Yates (of Car and Driver) in the ’70s, the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash as it was officially known was an underground, and for all intents and purposes, an outlaw race from coast to coast. The original intent of the race was to protest the traffic and speed laws being imposed by the US Government, but after a few years of the event, it became more known for the epic parties that came with it.

Five years after the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash was shut down, Yates came up with a legal and more speed limit friendly competition called the One Lap of America. This competition captured the traveling spirit of the original event, but now the excessive speeds are reserved for the track portions of the event. Still going strong the One Lap has gained huge popularity with enthusiasts, and racers alike.

This 2004 R32 for sale in Coopersburg, PA was built specifically for this event, and has been carefully engineered to walk the line of competitive track car, and reliable street car. With a 2nd place class finish in SSGT2 Small Bore in 2011, this car has proven to be no slouch on either front.

2004 R32 Street Legal Race Car on vwvortex.com

One Lap of America is over. Car build is over…Time to build a new car to promote the business and build for one lap next year. This car has completed its job for us and is now for sale. This R32T was a great car, fast, handles and great to drive! it will be missed but its time for a new project….so this one must go!
2004 R32 turbo full built. All new or super low miles. 36k miles on the car. Under 3000 on drive train. Street legal road track race car. Over $42k invested not including labor. We have SO much into this car. Someone will get a great deal on a pre built, low mile built car verus paying for all the parts and labor to build it!
Now the long list….. -C2motorsports tune, no SAI, no cat. 550 fuleing, 2nd inline pump, 4” intake and maf -IE rods and JE pistons Forge internals with arp everything. fully machined and all new block and head. valve job etc. ALL NEW gaskets, waterpump, chains, guides, tensioners etc -Mk5 baffles plated oil pan and new pump, -new Southbend clutch and flywheel. -Innovative Design & Fabrication Tubular control arms and modified ball joints. -H2sport Camber plates. -Rear adjustable arms. -14.5″ 2 piece rotors with 996 front bbk. -Rear ECS 13.1 2 piece bbk. -3″ turbo back no cat, passes emissions. heat wraped downpipe, wg tube, cables, firewall, intake manifold underside etc -Water cooler tial mvr wasteagate. -new Precision 6265 s-trim- 4” inlet and 2.5 out, 3” vband .82 ar exhaust. -Auto power race cage. -Yarrowsport rear strut bar. -Hockis hollow race adjustable swap bars. -CAE vwms shifter. -Momo wheel. -boost and AF Gauges.  -bigger Aluminum rad. Low temp fan and tstat. -Brass subframe bushings and shifter mounts. -Bilstien pss9. -Bildon wheel stubs and steel race lugs. -HPA awic intake manifold and a 2x12x24 core and rear water box. -Forge Super dv. 4″ intake and air box. -Brail 7lb battery. -Lightened 380lbs. Carbon hatch and hood. No rear seat. Still has AC and radio. -5 1552 Tarmac 18×8.5 wheels with 5 new dunlop tires and 4 65% used tires. -Carbotech 10 race pads and new street front pads. -No rubber anything in front end. -Lightened crank pulley. -SS brake lines. -Dual stage boost controller. -HPA comp haldex cotroller. -pull fire system in engine bay(needs a bottle) -real, not show tow hooks front and rear -BFI green stg3? motor mounts -5 point harness, -carbon hood and hatch. have factory hatch still -all new fluids -still has full front interior, ac, ps and radio- kept for one lap comforts -has a wrap on the sides, paint and body is very clean. no damage at all, no crashes, no repaint on any parts! stickers and wrap can come off with now issue. -has a velo driver seat. you will have to pay extra for the seat if you want it(not mine, borrowed for the year) i have a stock golf seat in the pass side because it is the lightest of all vw seats. i will include another stock golf seat for the drivers seat if you do not with to buy the velo. best race seat i’ve ever used though!  velo’s are amazing!  -may have forgot a few things! will add more when i think of them
car is 100% street legal and registered and inspected/emission tested in PA as of now. i drove it for a daily to break in things.
asking $28Kobo without the velo seat. includes everything above. will not part out. possible trades depending on what it is. mostly looking for cash, a lotus, mk1 plus cash, etc

As a VW fan I have always liked the MK4 R32, and this car takes everything to love about it to the next level. From the turbo power to the track ready suspension, this car is an ideal track day car. This thing even looks the part, with full race livery and carbon fiber throughout.

At $28,000 this car is priced well. A bone stock R32 should fetch in the $13,000 arena, but with the extensive list of modifications, the extra $15,000 for this car is a steal for the amateur racing enthusiast.

-Brian

2004 VW R32 for sale

My last R32 post has left them more present in my thoughts than they’ve been in years. The precipitous drop in price since I was last in tune with the market takes them to a new level of desirability. Though still rare, it seems like the the market is hovering around $12-15k. To me, that’s the perfect used-car price to get something worthwhile and fun while having enough left over to rationalize a ton of maintenance before hitting new-car prices. They’re showing up with around 100k miles, which is a nice time to hop in and give it some good love. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: 6-speed, AWD, and a burbly VR6 are incontrovertible greatnesses and will someday occupy a spot in my stable.

2004 VW R32 for sale on eBay


No real info from the dealership selling it, unfortunately. The dirty engine throws me off a bit, but the R32 has one of those butts that in real life is perfectly sized and round, but in a tasteful way, not in the way Sir Mix-a-lot likes ’em. This is how an pre-owned R32 should be: unmolested, all stock, and ready to rock. Starting at $11k places it right in the good-buy market. Anything less than $14k and this is a great car for good money.

-NR

2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 Estate

Much to my chagrin, Mercedes-Benz decided not to offer the estate variant of the current C class to the US market. Foiled by the SUV craze once again, then. Mercedes-Benz estates have always been known for their workhorse qualities, and the renowned W123 T models have subsequently seen a rise in values. You can still get W124 and later W210 E class estates for reasonable prices, but if you want a smaller five door with the Three Pointed Star on the hood, there’s only stateside option: the W203 C class. When the W203 first arrived on the scene, people derided it for its lower rent plastics and decrease in quality as compared to its predecessor, the W202 C class. Consequently, many high mileage W203 C classes exhibit more signs of aging and wear than you would expect from this brand. As time progressed, quality improved, but in 2005, Mercedes-Benz decided to pull the plug on the estate variant for the 2006 model year. It’s hard to find these with low mileage these days so this example for sale in New Jersey is quite a treat.

2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 Estate on eBay

For sale is a nice and clean 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 Wagon. This car is very clean and shows minimal normal wear. With only 2 owners this car still looks and feels like the day it was new. With 37,749 highway miles its runs flawlessly with no issues at all. It is well maintained so it feels solid and tight. This vehicles comes with NJ inspection through 11/2013. Clean, clear title with no liens, loans, stories.

This beautiful C240 Benz is in perfect mechanical condition, so no warning lights on. Exterior of the car is glossy and shiny. Paint looks deep and the only noticeable scratch is the lower part of the front bumper on the driver side (see pictures). Trunk of the car has a small chip marks and a small chip on the passenger side mirror. This car is in its original paint so this normal wear is acceptable. Wheels are in great shape and tires are around 90% left. The undercarriage of the car is clean, dry and shows no rust. Brakes are in great shape as well. This car has always been serviced by the Mercedes Benz Dealer; all service records are available.

The interior of the car is in excellent shape. Its clean and shows no signs of wear or abuse. It comes from a non-smoking owner so no unpleasant odors inside. All seats are in decent shape with no rips, stains. All carpeting is clean. All electronics is in good working order as well. Full set of books, 2 sets of keys and floor mats comes with the car. This car is in very great condition and its needs nothing but a new proud owner.

Having owned a W203 C class, I was provided a C240 estate once when I had my car in for service. The estate drives almost identical to the sedan, except for the fact that you have an extended greenhouse in your mirror. A lot of these estates were 4matic versions, so it is nice to see a regular rear-drive machine for a change. Since Mercedes-Benz isn’t bringing the current C class estate to the US market, here’s your chance to get a low mileage example at a reduced cost of entry.

-Paul