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Old 06-24-1999, 09:45 PM
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Fantastic site . I am intrested in getting an s-class sedan . I am looking at a W126 560SEL from 1990 with 140k , highway miles mostly . Beautiful car , what are some pros-cons , things to be werey of ? Second I have always loved the W140 , a V-8 especialy . I was wondering if you could shed light on the"steering shimmy in the earlier cars . How long was it present ,was it all the models , hoew severe , is there a fix , ect. ?. Would a 500SEL (From 92 or 93 ) be a better choice ? thanks alot .
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Old 06-24-1999, 10:33 PM
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The steering shimmey is fixable if the tech knows how to do the repair. The 140's have updated the stiffness of the lower control arm bushings and the ball joints. After the repair the vibration is gone.
I like the 500. It seems to be a good car. Always go with the year after the introduction of the car (92). Also be sure that the evaporator is OK.

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Old 06-26-1999, 10:34 AM
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Early W140 cars had many shortcommings, stay away from 92 & 93(early) cars unless you have $$$ to burn, or the previous owners have spent the $$$ already. The best cars are the newest cars! Just like the 90-91 W126 cars. They were the best of there era.
I like the 95+ W140 cars, as they have a fresher look.

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