The prices for nice R230s are starting to get pretty attractive. Here’s an example that has a lot going for it, including low-ish miles, an accident-free history, a clean original appearance, plus a recent dealer service. Assuming no hidden issues, the ask of $12k seems quite reasonable for such a capable grand tourer.
The only question mark for me is the 7-speed automatic, which debuted the prior year and had some teething issues. Over time, Benz made the 'box pretty reliable, but I’m not sure how long it took to get sorted.
Offered on on Autotrader HERE by a private seller in Orange County.