My fathers 99 S500 GE is exactly like you said. But, my 93 300SE is NOTHING like that. The engine runs smoothly AFTER startup (although it does have a very raspy sound). The accelerator must be practilcly buried into the floor to get anysort of takeoff. Then the transmission takes its time to shift down into first gear. While its leisurly shifting, the engine revs an extra 2000RPMs, followed by an abrupt shift into the next gear. Thats why, if i want show off, i drive the Millenia!!!!!
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