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Old 07-05-2003, 10:13 PM
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Hi, i'm thinking about purchasing a 1986 190 2.3-16 from a local dealer. It has power everything including the sunroof, but it has a manual transmission (that's ok....at least I know how to drive one). It has leather and same ole same ole. The best part is that it only has 51,000 original miles on the clock. They're asking $8950 for it. Do you think it is a fair price? KBB says it's only worth about $5325 from a dealer even in as good of condition it is in. Here are 4 pics of the car from the dealer website on traderonline!
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Let me know what you think?! Thank you!

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Old 07-06-2003, 09:09 AM
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It is the 16 Valve model of the 190E with true leather interior. It is suposed to have a manual transmission because it is a sports model meant for pure driving pleasure, where the driver is in control. With that low of miles, that is a good find. Never mind what KBB says. That is a collectors car...

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When the dealership opens on Monday I'll go see what I can do! Thanks again for your input!

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When the dealership opens, ask them if you can have the car inspected by a Mercedes mechanic, one that works principally on Mercedes, not Mr. Goodwrench. The Cosworth 16 valve has some unique bits, including the Gertag doglegged 5-Speed and the SLS hydraulic rear suspension. Have the compression checking all 4 cylinders, have the A/C system looked at, the condition of the exhaust system, fuel pumps (there are two pumps) and the cooling system. 16 valve parts are at a premium above normal W201 pieces, so you might as well find out if the car is truly a "cream puff" before you buy.
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MTI, thanks for the great information. You may have just saved me a lot of headaches and money! Anyway, my grandfather is going to the Credit Union tomorrow to get a certified cashier's check to buy me the car!!!! I'm very pleased now that I finally got a car. Now I just have to add a few of my added touches and pay for gas and insurance(which will be outrageously expensive). By the way we were able to get the salesman down from $8950 to $6500 cash plus tax! Thanks for everything and I'll post pics as soon as possible!


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$6500 sounds about right for that car! Good Job!
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