Last post on Nov 26, 2007 at 5:29 PM
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Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Sedan
#1 of 2 Need help choosing between 2003 M45 and 2002 Mercedes E430
Nov 02, 2007 (7:55 am)
So I can't choose between these two beauties. I drove the E430 and loved it because it had a smooth ride, ala Lexus. They said they sold it and I moved on to the M45 and last night they called me and said the E430 was still available, so now I'm in a dilema. Here's the specs:
2002 E430 sport: 53,500 miles, black on black, has several small paint chips, but they can be taken care of easily. I like the square look of this model before the 2003 update.
Cost: $16,500 (probably $17,000 after paint chips are fixed).
2003 M45: 59,350 miles. Diamond Graphite on black. The stupid dealer put an after market spoiler on there and I don't like spoilers, especially on big cars, so it'll cost me a couple hundred or so later on if I wanna take it off and have it patched up...
I like the look of both these years, more than the newer rounder models.
The reason I first wanted a luxury car was because of a Lexus I drove and fell in love with the comfort and smooth ride. I'm not too sure if there's a smoother ride on the E430 or M45, probably E430. The M has more 65 more horses and looks more modern inside. They're very similar in price at NADA and KBB. Please help me decide.
#2 of 2 Re: Need help choosing between 2003 M45 and 2002 Mercedes E430 [mrglassjaw]
Nov 26, 2007 (5:29 pm)
why don't you look at the new M45, I'm not sure you can get any used M45 for $17k but it is a much better car than the 2003 M45. You can't compare them in terms of performance, I own both the 2006 M45 and the 2008 E350, M is a sports car and E is a comfort car, you gotta choose what you want.