Should you end up lucky with no major repairs, then you will enjoy miles and miles of amazing luxury with stupefying acceleration. Most importantly, when you climb into a 600, insert the key and twist the ignition to start it, you hear that beautiful: burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Hydralic suspension cost of thousands to. This was a red flag, but I reasoned that at 170K miles, he had taken care of most of the major issues that would arise anytime soon. Thats why I bought another one, and will always provide these cars to the people I love.
The car is not all that quick given it has a V12 with all the extra weight. If well maintained can run great forever. Most magazines in Europe praise the V8 500 over the V12 600 mentioning that the power and torque advantages gained by the V12 is highly offset by the heavier weight of the engine, making the car extremely nose heavy and less manageable than the V8 500. . If you can afford it and want to learn how to fix a benz, go ahead. These cars defined the ultimate in luxury and performance and they hold together very well. Make sure to check out my other websites as well.
Our Take on the 1995 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Since being redesigned in 1991, Mercedes' flagship sedan, the S500, has been improved every year it has been on the market. I'm fairly proficient in auto repairs, so I was able to handle the oil change, tune-up, valve cover gasket service, brakes, upper radiator hose, wiper motor, and sunroof repair myself. All 3 of us walked away without a scratch. Even if you have 50% rebate on parts, do you want to get strangled when you're out of town?. I noticed that during his three-year ownership, he had poured a lot of money into maintenance and repair. Heated of course, seat back reclines, rear climate control! It coddles its occupants in supreme comfort, offers them all the room and luxury features they could possibly need, and conveys them to their destination in as safe a package as one can reasonably hope for in an automobile. Quote: Originally posted by stummala Actually, that is incorrect.
The V12 was created for people who is the least concern about repair bills in the four to five figure digits range. The v-8 in the S500 is really enjoyable, smooth, powerful, good low end torque, high revving and powerful, yet relatively lightly loaded and long lasting. If it were me personally, it would have to be the V12. These cars no matter what motor you have get remarkably good gas mileage for a big Sedan. That is the difference my friend.
The last few that I have seen were only from the back. But is it good enough? It has just enough power to push you back into the seat, and that exhaust note. I have had the car for 7,000 miles now 95,000 total. And it is spacious inside! There is no reason to go with a W220 when the W140 is cheaper, more reliable, more everything. But there is something about this big Benz that makes it feel out of touch and out of sync with today's world. Following on from the extremely handsome W126 was always going to be difficult, and Mercedes-Benz did itself no favours by trying to hard to make the W140 impressive, with little effort made into making it attractive.
Is it worth it considering the discount on repairs? You'd have a right to be angry -- to hire a lawyer and file suit against the Pearly Gates Board of Admissions. The M120 V12 is an absolute beauty of an engine. Engine has a lot of power, transmission is one of the best. These cars defined the ultimate in luxury and performance and they hold together very well. It is not a fluffy land-yacht, and the handling automatically varies from freeway soft to backroad taut with an actively controlled suspension. It was also big - considerably bigger than the W126, and all of its rivals.
The downside is gas mileage: 10 around town; best is about 19 all highway. But it wasn't without faults. I'd have to agree with A Rosich. The cost of repairs are simply breathtaking and you will be spending thousands and thousands of dollars for seemingly mundane things. From Motors being anything from a V12 to a Fuel Efficient V6. However, I do a lot of highway driving and after using my other cars a 1998 Accord and a 1998 Malibu V-6 , I have found that I can't go back to them and so I'm going to put the miles on and enjoy the travel rather than get beat up by it.
For the money it is a great value only if really well maintained. As far as daily driven cars go, its one of the best grand tourers ever. Buying one is simply a roll of a dice. If you have ever owned an S600, S500, S420, or S320 you will know what I'm talking about. I have driven the car for 10 weeks now, and not a single problem.
With that being said, the previous generation, the W140, is world, world ahead. The car drives like a dream, and gives me on road confidence that I have never felt. And more money if you have it done. Hi, I'm would like to get myself an W220 S Class. But say you can find a good 2004 model, S430, for really cheap. I have owned many of these cars over the years as you can see on here.