Mercedes-Benz makes some of the world’s finest automobiles. Luckily for Mercedes enthusiasts on a budget (if less so for new car buyers) is that those cars depreciate like any luxury vehicle. As a result, if you really want a Mercedes, you’ll always be able to find one in your price range — although you still will have to pay Mercedes rates to get it repaired.
Here, for example, are five great Mercedes cars we found — each of which costs less than $10,000.
2008 Mercedes E350 Wagon – $9,995
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A Mercedes wagon may be the ultimate family car. While that 603-horsepower AMG E63 S may be out of your price range for the time being, you could still check out this 2008 E350 wagon. It still has some life left, with about 90,000 miles on the clock. It also offers seven-seat versatility, thanks to the fun fold-up seats in the trunk.
2003 Mercedes SL500 – $10,000
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This V8-powered 2003 SL500 has a retractable hardtop and only about 71,000 miles on the odometer. Plus, it’s a California car, it should be blessedly rust-free.
1981 Mercedes 380SL – $9,750
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Looking for a classic Merc that’s a bit more affordable than that hand-restored W113 280SL you’ve been eyeing? The Beverly Hills Car Club is selling this 1981 Mercedes 380SL convertible. It’s a California car with only 75,000 miles. It also wears fetching blue metallic paint.
2008 Mercedes C300 – $10,000
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How about a simple, solid low-mileage Mercedes? Here’s a 2008 C300 sedan with just under 47,000 miles. It won’t quite get the gas mileage of a modern sedan, at just 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway, but it does have a seven-speed automatic.
1999 Mercedes SLK230 – $7,500
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So, you want a Merc with a manual? Here’s a 1999 SLK 230 with a supercharged four-pot and equally supercharged red leather interior. It has the AMG Sport package, and it only has a little under 69,000 miles.
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