If you buy one, join some of the many enthusiast websites for common problems and fixes. If you can find a Mercedes that has been properly taken care of - you have found a treasure that you will enjoy for years to come. Bought it new, drove it for twelve years. Otherwise, you may regret buying this baby. So far, the only thing that has gone wrong is the mass air flow sensor - a common problem.
. Far and away the strongest, most powerful, quietest and most comfortable car we ever had. I honestly feel quite safe and will drive it knowing that my chances of surviving an accident are pretty good. It was the best car we ever had. At 125000 miles it still ran like new, but then it gave up it's life to take care of us. Somewhat expensive to repair if you're not handy. None can compare to a Mercedes Benz.
One of our sadder memories is seeing it on the flatbed, being taken away. And if you're not handy, knowledge gained from these websites will help you when you take it to a trusted mechanic. We took good care of it and it took good care of us. The seats didn't break, the doors still opened, but it would've cost far more to repair than it was worth. The amount of engineering and design that went into these vehicles is unparallel to anything on the road then and now. In particular the W126 and more so W140. The air is so clear, you easily can see the mountains in nearby Slovenia.
It is big, solid, quiet and has adequate power. I purchased the part from an online parts place for less than half that and installed it in less than 5 minutes. It gets good gas mileage for a car this size. I can say that I'm glad I bought it. Our Take on the 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Here in the wine country of Styria, it's late September and the weather is balmy, the sky free of clouds and brilliant blue. We were hit from behind in a collision that totaled the Mercedes and knocked us into another car, but my wife who had severe spinal problems and I sustained only minor injuries. You can stop at a roadside shack and buy hot chestnuts, fresh roasted pumpkin seeds and the first pressings of young wine from the local vineyards on Wein Strasse Wine Street.
I can think of few more picturesque places to drive the redesigned Mercedes-Benz S class, the flagship of the German automaker's line. We can no longer afford such a great car, but I can't say enough good things about it. . . .
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