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Old 09-20-1999, 03:34 PM
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In terms of reliabilty, speed, and luxury which one is better ?
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Old 09-21-1999, 01:29 AM
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The key is which year of S420 are you looking for?? Anyways, in general, W140 is alot heavier than W126. The same goes to luxury. However, late year W126 has almost all bugs taken out. So no problems there. But pre-1995 W140s have "steering vibration" problems, and front suspension components were updated when W140s got mild face-lift. As for reliability, it's the best bet that you get W126s that were build the last two years, and for W140, I would recommand 1996-1997 model if possible. Oh, ya, one more thing. Go for a 1996 S500 if possible. 1995-early 1997 has Nappa two-tone interior leather, other year S500 does not(The last updated W140s, late 1997-1999, S500 has Nappa leather in mono-tone ONLY)

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Old 09-21-1999, 10:39 PM
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I am starting a Mercedes-Benz S-ClASS club
Post back if you are interested and we can get in contact.

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Old 09-22-1999, 02:56 AM
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Cool, you are going to make it a internet based club?? Or will there be meetings and stuff??

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Old 09-22-1999, 04:56 PM
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It will be with both. What state do you live in ? I am in New YOrk.
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Old 09-22-1999, 10:30 PM
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Old 09-22-1999, 10:50 PM
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I think that the best 140 S-class to get would be a '99 S320. We've found them to be the best of the breed. Although, they're not easy to find nowadays since many folks don't care for the 2000 S-Class. Just my 2 cents.


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Old 09-22-1999, 11:48 PM
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Y2K S-Class?? Hm, I heard it before somewhere....J/K.

W220 has way too many troubles. Some have problems with the new Lexus-like dash, then some has problem with Command Center. And the worst(or funniest, in a way) is the new Airmatic. When the first time I heard about it, I just thought it's a joke 'til I see one in person the other day. What basically happened is that the air-valve(or whatever it is called) let go, and the suspension drops as if it's lowered "automatically", right in front of the owner-to-be. And guess what, MB made a deal with him to keep his mouth shut(discount, plus lots of free stuff, basically give him a every-option-put-on at base S500 price). Well, hope MB address those problems soon.

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Andy Kuo
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