Should I buy a used E320 or a E420?.... Year 93/95 or 96?
I am a new member and was wondering if someone could direct me in the right direction with my choice of a used MB (thinking in spending $8,000 to $10,000).
Based on what I read on this very resourceful site, I think a model (with 124 chassis type) made in 94 of 95 is better than a 93 model or before, for the robustness (and repair costs staying as low as possible) while enjoying good performances at the same time; is this a good assumption?
Also, out of curiosity, I want to know more about a 1994 E420 someone in my neighborhood is trying to sell. However, I am afraid it would be more troublesome and costly to maintain than a E320, because they are rarer models (more difficult to find parts, V8 engine, etc...) Do my concerns make sense?
As a last questions, would it make more sense for me to put an additional $5,000/6,000 and get an earlier model of E320 (which has the oval headlights.... chassis 210 made betw 1996 and 2002) ? My goal is to have the most for my money in terms of robustness and performance, regardless which body type I end-up with (basically which year model should I be looking at between 1993 and 1996...?)
Thanks in advance for your time