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06-28-2005, 12:56 AM
I know this is an E Class board but I thought I would ask here. I am going to have to move to Bangkok, Thailand in a month or so and will be there for at least 3 years. I am considering 2 Mercedes Benz models.

1) E220 CDI Classic based price at 3,700,000.00 Thai Bath (about $90,500 USD)

2) C230 KOMPRESSOR AVANTGARDE based price 3,290,000.00 (about $80,000USD)

The real different apart from their looks and engine are:

- E220 has Automatic climate control (THERMATIC) and C230 has Automatic climate control (THERMOTRONIC)
- E220 doesn't have Leather steering wheel and leather shift/selector lever but the C230 has
- C230 has Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors (driver's side) but the E220 will not have
- Bi-xenon headlamps with cleaning system the C230 will have while the E220 will just get the regular halogen
- PARKTRONIC will be missing on the E220 but the C230 will have it

I have a family of 3 including me and once we get there the company will provide us with a personal driver. My wife will be picking up something small for in town drive (Mini Cooper?)

If you have a choice between those 2 what would you get?

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