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Old 11-07-2000, 07:59 AM
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I DECIDED TO BUY OR LEASE AN S CLASS MB, BUT WHICH ONE IS REALLY BETTER ? 91-99 S CLASS OR 2000-UP ?
I REALLY THINK THAT W140 LOOKS AWSOME, BUT I NEED TO HEAR SOMETHING FROM THE PROS.
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Old 11-08-2000, 01:18 AM
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peter210,
I'm not a pro (???) but I can tell you from my past experience of owning a 92 S for seven years that a worse car, Mercedes never built. It was put to market before proven and ready and has been nothing but continous trouble and expense beyond belief. There even was a class action suit against it, which won. In short, stay away from 92-93 S
class sedans and roadsters. Haven't heard enough of the new 2000 model and its problems yet.
Good luck...
Tobias MB
C280Sport, 300CE, 400E, 190/5.0
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Old 11-08-2000, 10:15 AM
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Like you, I think the W140 is an awesome car, with much presence. I have heard that most of the little niggling problems of the earlier years really were never solved. However, the early 2000 W220's also have MORE than their share of problems. I think in the long-run, both cars are going to be expensive to repair and maintain, but I think the fact that the W140 is more mechanical in nature than all the computer electronics of the W220, it will be easier to maintain. Not necessarily cheaper, but easier. Just MHO.

I DO like the W220 S600 with full leather interior though. It really dresses up the joint. :-)
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