There is a common misconception amongst regular folks that when a car gets to be over 10 years old, it just becomes an unreliable piece of junk. This just isn’t true. Or at least, it isn’t true anymore, because there was a time when daily driving a 10 year old car was unthinkable or at least uncommon, but that era ended in the 1950s when auto makers finally figured out how to put together good stuff. However, if you put aside your uninformed prejudices about old cars and get past the “its unsafe” nonsense (if you are older than 40, you probably spent most of your childhood riding around in the back of a car or pickup without a seat belt) then you will realize there is no reason to drive the over-digitized and hyper-plasticized garbage that comes from factories today. Your family might not agree with your lifestyle, but you’ll be happy that you don’t have a car payment. Find this 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 offered for $4,500 in Fountain Valley, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
I had a good friend who always said: If you are going to do something crazy — don’t go half way. Commit. Full send. No regrets. I don’t talk to that guy anymore because he was insane, but I think I might have found his next car, or at least a conversation with a kindred spirit. Because if you are going to have a car that is dedicated to the Joker, it better be purple…and the only thing I’d change is it needs some green rims. Find this 1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 offered for $7650 in Maspeth, NY via facecut marketbook. Tip from Cory.
The W124 generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class was engineered to a standard of excellence that is almost unmatched when compared to any other car platform from the late 80s/early 90s. These cars might not be the sexiest or the most desirable of cars from the era…but they introduced advanced features (like aerodynamic integration of lights/bumpers/mirrors and plastic undercarriage covering) in a mass market car that have been adopted by competitors. A few decades later and you can still drive one every day if you enjoy a stately driving experience mixed with the knowledge that you are better than everyone else. Find this 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E W124 offered for $9,500 in West Chester, PA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a friend of the seller submission from Cory who writes; Can you to write this one up? I helped my friend write up the listing for the car. I think it poses an interesting question regarding Merc vs BMW. All things being equal is it worth paying the E30 tax as opposed to something like this? Find this 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E Sportline offered for $10,000 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Bridgewater, CT via eBay.
The W124 was arguably last well built and reliable sedan to come from the mad scientists in Stuttgart with classy styling, interiors built to last, and simplicity in function that in future generations was replaced by a dizzying array of electronic gizmos that constantly fail. The styling of the W124 was aged much better that the googly eyed W210 that replaced it, and today’s example has a body kit that makes the car look lower and cooler. It might only have the lowly 2.6 liter M103 inline-6, but it is smoother and it’ll give you less grief to maintain that one of the V8 versions. Find this 1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E offered for $3,500 in Chattanooga, TN via faceplace marketbook. Tip from Chris.
If you’d like to get into a 500 factory horsepower hot rod without liquidating your 401k, there are a few options. You could get a high mile V10 BMW M5, but if you prefer something that is more grunt and two fewer cylinders, the choice is easy…E63 AMG. Find this 2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG offered for […]
The W124 generation Mercedes-Benz was released in 1984 as a replacement for the W123 model that was getting old. The W124 lasted until it was replaced by the googly-eyed W210 — but if you ask me, the square styling of the W124 has aged much better. Find this 1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 diesel offered for $4,100 near […]
What is it about new cars that make people spend crazy amounts of cash on them? They sure do smell nice, but do you really need the latest gadgets, styling and license plate number? Or can you drive a 14 year old version of a similar car with only a few miles on the odometer? […]
By Cory — You’ve been around the block a few times right? Seen a lot of fast cars in your day? Pretty knowledgeable of motor swaps? This Walter Mitty-esque Mercedes is bound to expand your horizons. Find it here on UK Ebay for an ask of about $14,000 USA greenbacks. The Mercedes OM606 3.0 turbo […]
Check out this 2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG here on eBay bidding for $8,100 with auction ending Friday at 4:25PM Pacific. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Year: 2002 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WDBJF74J32B469362 Mileage: 99,000 Number of Cylinders: 8 Make: Mercedes-Benz Transmission: Automatic Model: E-Class Body Type: Sedan Trim: E55 AMG Vehicle Title: Clear […]