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Old 03-03-2001, 02:30 PM
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My local dealer have got a 500e -92 87k .
The rear seat is 2 seat version ,is there a way to
change to a standard seat from another 124 series ?
The 2 seat is very nice but sometimes i have 3 kids in the back so i really need a standard rear seat.
There were also some oil from the front of the engine.
Have anyone used a 500E in winter conditions.
I really love the 500E appearance and brutality.
Maybe I should get rid of this stupid idea and buy a bigger car like the s-class.
They are asking 14900$ for this car in sweden,but i can buy
one from Germany for 9000$.

Please Help!


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Old 03-03-2001, 03:17 PM
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500E is a great car. I wouldn't bother trying to replace the back seats, this is a high performance car, and not too practical for moving the family around. If you need a big back seat try a 560SEL, you won't be dissapointed with the performance either.
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Old 03-03-2001, 03:47 PM
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Not sure about the rear seat swap, from my understanding the transmission tunnel had to be widened a tad in order to accommodate the stronger driveline.

The seats are Recaro's for all 4 seats, so that is a bonus. I suppose a custom interior shop should be able to make something work? The car will fit the family role just fine if you can solve the seating issue?

The car is fine in winter driving as long as ASR is functioning, I think tires will have the most impact on driver impression in Winter conditions so a winter set of tires/wheels is the best option but overall the car is good.

This also depends on your driving style? From your post it appears that you are in Europe so I imagine that high speed driving will a normal daily event (lucky you), not so in the US.

Does the car have complete maintenance records? The oil by the front of the engine could be from the Power steering pump, have a competent Mercedes mechanic make a thorough buyers inspection.

You should use the search function in the upper right of this page and use terms like 500E and buying, you will get plenty of hits as this has been a popular subject lately.

Good Luck, and BTW, is that US Dollars?
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