2008 Mercedes-Benz E550 - 39k miles - $12,788 - Santa Clara, CA

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In 2008, buying this deluxe V8 variant of the E-class off the showroom floor would have set you back around seventy grand. But a few years later, here’s one with hardly any miles for an 80% discount from new.

As the second-to-last year of the W211 generation chassis, which debuted in 2003 (in the US), most of the bugs have been worked out here; plus, it comes with all of the styling and performance updates that were added through the years, including a stonking 382-hp naturally-aspirated engine that launches the car to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.

If you’re looking for a ride that’s smooth, stylish, and fast, you won’t find anything better for the money.

Offered on craigslist HERE by a private seller in the Bay Area for a hair under $13k, which is about right if it checks out. And do have it checked out by a specialist if you’re serious. There are some complicated bits, like adjustable air springs, that you’ll want to ensure are all in proper working order before you plunk down any cash.


VIN: WDBUF72X68B352145


Very tempting. These still look crisp and fresh on the road today. C/D notes in a period comparison test that the E550 out-accelerates the original E55 AMG (W210), clocking 4.8 seconds to 60: https://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2007-mercedes-benz-e550-page-3