Which of 3 cars should I buy?

I need to buy a car with decent mpg that will last at least a year, $1500 or less. I am looking at 2 1998 Dodge Caravans each for $950 (one with 170K miles but some body damage that does not affect the performance; and one with 240K which looks better but is otherwise about the same. The 3rd car is a 2000... show more I need to buy a car with decent mpg that will last at least a year, $1500 or less. I am looking at 2 1998 Dodge Caravans each for $950 (one with 170K miles but some body damage that does not affect the performance; and one with 240K which looks better but is otherwise about the same. The 3rd car is a 2000 Mercedes Benz C280 with 186K for $1500. The Benz was missing when I drove it but otherwise handled well. The owner said he was going to see what was wrong and fix it. Which one?
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