2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 - 70k miles - $7000 - Cleveland, OH

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#1

What a nice car for $7000. It’s just a lowly low-spec C-Class, but it’s obviously been well cared for and looks sharp in Bordeaux Red factory paint. Though labeled a “240” it actually has the 2.6 liter M112 V6 engine, which is a solid and reliable powerplant, producing 168 hp and 177 ft-lbs of torque. Mated to the 722.6 5-speed automatic gearbox, it should offer decent and refined power, though not spectacular fuel economy (around 20 MPG combined).

If you want a refined and robust commuter with a bit more style and sophistication than your average Toyota or Honda, this would be an excellent choice, especially if you have a good independent Benz specialist in your neighborhood to help keep the running costs low.

Offered on the Peachparts forums HERE by a private seller in the Cleveland area.


#2

As it happens, I just drove one of these last week, a C240 wagon. I thought it had a four-cylinder based on the “240” designation, but then I accelerated and discovered the V6. Like many German engines, this one punches above its weight, and for what it’s worth, the specimen I experienced had 235k miles and felt buttery smooth. Great road presence, too, for a small car – typical heavy/robust Benz character. $7k seems a bit high to me, but on the other hand, that interior looks exceptional.


#3

That’s good to hear. This is one of those cars that you’d probably never seek out specifically, but when such a nice one pops up for a reasonable price it’s quite an attractive buy.

I agree on the price. I think $6000-6500 is probably more in line with the market. If you could get it for less than $6000, that would be a steal.