Thread: E320 vs. S320
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Old 12-23-2003, 09:09 PM
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IIRC, the W140 is known for particular problems including front end shimmy and AC evaporator failure--the latter being one of MB's ridiculously expensive replacement jobs due to the need to dismantle a lot of car in the process. The E-class, both 124 and following, have fewer problems related to body and systems issues as I get the impression from the BBs. The engine situation of course is what it is for a given motor in either body. Having said that, the 140 seems to be one incredible automobile when it's properly sorted out. I'd do some significant site searching on both models.
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