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Old 05-04-2008, 09:30 PM
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2005 S-430

So i'm going to be buying a 2005 S430 and was wondering what I need to know about this model... problems strenghs ect ect...

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Old 05-04-2008, 10:35 PM
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You need to know that I will live in undying envy and you should feel extremely guilty because of that.

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Old 05-10-2008, 10:28 AM
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You need to know that I will live in undying envy and you should feel extremely guilty because of that.

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haha sorry bout that

but really, is there anything inpeticular (spelling ???)

So basicly its a great car?
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:48 PM
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Yeah thats a good model and year, just have it inspected by your local dealer.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:20 PM
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The 4.3 liter motor is a good motor. Not great like the M119, but its a good motor, with most of its bugs worked out. Its got a fairly bulletproof trannie.



All of the Airmatic suspension issues were worked out by 2003, and in 2003, there was a styling update with the car. Interior and exterior were a bit more refined, and the Xenon headlights were added as options.



Are you buying this car from a dealer, or from private party? If you are buying from the dealer, make sure that if you have the factory navigation, that they include the latest navigation discs. The old ones didn't have my street on it, but the new ones include my street.
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dealer, i will make sure to get the updates. my friend can get it at an auction and he said he will sell it to me at whole sale price...whatever that means..lol less then what its worth.lol
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what do you guys think would be the best car for me, about $35k is my limit, nothing older then 2002...
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What happened to the S430? That could be had for under your price limit.

Hey, I thought you were a family Doc...

It's spelled anesthesiologist, not "anastegeologist"
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What happened to the S430? That could be had for under your price limit.

Hey, I thought you were a family Doc...

It's spelled anesthesiologist, not "anastegeologist"
Yes it said that, my brother setup this account for me. He putt that down not knowing

Sorry for the typo.

s430? nothing happened to it... oh yeah ive found multiple 05 S430's for under $35k...the local MB dealership has a 05 S430 40k miles silver with tan interior $29k.
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:51 PM
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get yourself nice beamer, M5 stickshift, benz are junky thesedays, they dont woth money, stop buying them, maybe it send message to daimler benz to improve quaility
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get yourself nice beamer, M5 stickshift, benz are junky thesedays, they dont woth money, stop buying them, maybe it send message to daimler benz to improve quaility

nahh, I either am getting a 2005 S430 or a 2006 bmw 740i...

Can't choose.
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nahh, I either am getting a 2005 S430 or a 2006 bmw 740i...

Can't choose.
The styling of the BMW doesn't flow to me.... Too busy, and too weird. I would take the S430 simply because of that....
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The new BMW 7's are fugly cars.
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what do you guys think would be the best car for me, about $35k is my limit, nothing older then 2002...
A CL500 would be nice.

If you bought that, then I would be envious of you.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:15 PM
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Or you can get a CL600 as well...maybe even a bi turbo one.

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