take a breath,kid
now,first congratulations on your purchase.it sounds like you never had a mb inspec prior to purchase but that doesn't matter now.alot of your questions can be answered through our/your search engine on this site.if your going to be in florida soon i would do a search on mech's in your area first.that is assumming your car will make it down there.i might be inclined to take it to a mb dealer,tell them i'm going on a long trip and ask them to go over it and do a fluid change~200$-remember you need to get down there,right.this place probably has answers to every question you can think of-it'll just take a little work to find it all.have a nice trip!
'95 s500 (bought for wife but can't bear to share!!!) 125kms
'92 legend 180kms
'88 tbirdturbo(fantastic car-only regular maint.)120kms
'87 mustang gt(gone)
'85 mustang gt(gone-but not forgotten)