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Old 05-17-2012, 03:21 PM
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Hey guys,

I have an opportunity to get a 95 S500.. It is in immaculate condition 165k miles.. Ther only thing that is wrong with it is the a/c compressor is shot, and the passenger side headlight wiper is stuck.. The asking price is $3,900... What are some of the issues that might present themselves or that I should look out for before purchase?
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:22 PM
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it is white.. And doesn't have the rear parking assist antennae..
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:13 PM
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Hey guys,

I have an opportunity to get a white 95 S500.. It is in immaculate conditioninside and out and has 165k miles.. Ther only thing that is wrong with it is the a/c compressor is shot, and the passenger side headlight wiper is stuck.. The asking price is $3,900... What are some of the issues that might present themselves or that I should look out for before purchase? What is a good price that you feel wouldbe acceptable? are there many failures that happen with this model?

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PS it doesn't have the reverse indicators I LOVE those!!
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:00 AM
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I guess the owner told you the compressor is shot, the compressor is not a bad job, if it is the evaporator it is a minimum of $5000 and the entire dash comes out, It is an issue for all 140s except the late 90s My dealer designates this job to a employee or two at least 8hrs.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:44 AM
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W140 are very nice rides - but sooooo expensive to maintain.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:21 PM
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......What are some of the issues that might present themselves or that I should look out for before purchase?
Thanks guys!
Hmmm.......here goes. A/C evaporator, engine wiring harness, assorted front end parts, leaky steering boxes and pumps, catalytic converters, pneumatic locking/closing assist pumps, window motors and regulators, climate control blower motor and regulator, throttle actuators and traction system stuff........

If you own a W140 long enough, you're quite likely to have issues with these systems at some point. Proceed with caution.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:46 PM
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engine wirring goes bad do to original bad wire from factory,at least get a 96.Other than that good car minor stuff,like,ac,window reulators are maint. stuff

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