E 320

The mercedes mechanic had a beautiful E320 in one of his bays. Told me the current owner wants to sell it. It's a 1995. Mint codition and it has 100,00
miles on it. My two questions are: is this a good reliable ($$$) car? Also, what would be worth?
TIA,
Bill
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You can check several on-line resources to get a ballpark based on the options, but probably around $8K US. More importantly you'll need to find out what repairs have been done to this car so far. IMHO, the mid-90's weren't the strongest for Mercedes (but the straight-6 is a pretty good engine) so you'll need to find out if the following has already been done:
- Head gasket (the engine will leak oil around 100k miles) - Wiring harness (environmentally-sensitive insulation breaks down and causes shorts) - Belt tensioner (should have been replaced when the head gasket was replaced; if not, it will eventually need to be replaced) - Air conditioning (evaporator and/or compressor; both eventually leak and are expensive to replace) - Air pump (part of the exhaust system; mine failed but it may not be a universal issue) - Water pump (probably one has been done by know) - Engine mounts (relatively cheap to replace)
If these have been done then it might warrant a premium price. If not, factor in the cost of these repairs over the next few years.
Josh

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'95 was the final year of its model type. Well liked, comfortable cars but not as technically advanced as the '96 model which carried over the same engine and transmission.
Check www.edmunds.com for its value.
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