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Old 08-15-2005, 07:58 PM
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93 300se, good car?

i'm looking at a 93 300se, 110k. looks to be in good shape. what are the known issues with this model?

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Old 08-15-2005, 08:21 PM
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that would be a 140

right? for me they are intimidatingly complex. the vacuum assisted doors and trunk for example, look like future trouble and what is the point?

that said, i am sure the basic mechanicals are robust. i drove a 300se not sure what year... it drove much smaller than they look.

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Old 08-15-2005, 08:38 PM
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The engine is good, but the wiring harness will need to be replaced.

The W140 chassis is really expensive to own, though, and shouldn't be purchased by the faint of heart.
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hey

the s always stand for "spensive". Speaking as a former owner
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i thought the wiring harness issues started in 95. is this one another biodegradeable wiring disaster?
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i thought the wiring harness issues started in 95. is this one another biodegradeable wiring disaster?
Actually 1995 was the last year of the biodegradeable wiring disaster.

All 1993-1995 wiring harnesses are bad, end even some 1992's.

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