Posts Tagged ‘Mercedes-Benz’

The 7 Best Used Luxury Cars for Less than $25,000

A great used luxury car for less than $25,000 may sound like a fantasy, but they’re as real as rain. You just need to know what cars to shop.

Luxury cars are notorious for shedding value, which makes them great used car buys, and there are millions of nearly new, fun-to-drive, leather-lined sedans and coupes out there from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, and other luxury brands just waiting for their next owners.

Cheap Cars with Great Engines: 10 Picks For As Little As $5000

While there are some excellent battery-powered vehicles like the new Chevrolet Bolt trickling into our garages, the good, old fashioned, oil pumping, octane swilling, internal combustion engine is still at the heart of the automotive experience. It has been ever since, some 130 years ago, Karl Benz bolted a one banger of his own design onto the back of a three-wheeled cart.

And it’s been a glorious run. Sure, there were low points, like the anemic power plants that wheezed through the 1970s while automakers struggled to cope with strict new emissions and fuel economy regulations. Anyone remember the 1975 Ford Granada? Its 4.1 liter inline six had a California variant that puttered out just 71 horsepower. Folks, that’s less than 20 horsepower per liter.

1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL with 52k Miles

For October 4, 2020, our used car find is this well-preserved 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL with just 52k miles and two Pacific Northwest owners from new. It’s listed for sale on Autotrader by a private seller in the Seattle area for $7500.

Here’s what makes this one special.

Scam Alert: Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel with Odometer Rollback

Today’s find is actually a warning and not a recommendation. In our daily hunt for used car gems, we came across this clean looking W124 generation E Class diesel, which is listed for sale on craigslist in the Sacramento area. With a claimed 57k miles and a clean vehicle history report, it was looking like a pretty strong buy at the asking price of $9500.

However, a little digging revealed that this was not such a great buy at all. In fact, it is quite clearly a scam.

Small Car, Big Engine: 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

For October 1, 2020, our used car find is this nicely-kept 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG roadster with 93k miles and a potent 355 hp V8 engine under the hood. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Tampa area for $14,500.

Here’s what makes this one special.

190E 2.6 Sportline with 5 Speed Manual

For September 2, 2020, our used car find is this 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 with 60k miles and not only the rare Sportline package but also an almost unheard of 5-speed manual gearbox. This unicorn is listed for sale on eBay in Traverse City, Michigan, for $17,900.

Here’s what makes this one special.

Buying a Used Electric Car? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Shoppers often miss great bargains when they overlook the occasional used electric vehicle that pops up during their searches.

Electric cars — whether battery-electric EVs with no gas engine at all, or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) that combine electric drive and internal combustion engines — are still a mystery to most Americans.