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Old 01-23-2003, 10:54 AM
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Just to match my wife, I would like to get a 126. Hers is a 85 500sel and I would like to get the last of the 126 series in a 560 sel. Any thoughts on this subject- should I look for a newer series of the S.

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Old 01-23-2003, 12:02 PM
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Get the newest model that you can find in excellent condition. Make sure you have documented service records. These cars last forever if they are properly serviced. Pay a few dollars more for a creampuff and you will not regret it. You not only will have a better looking and running car but you will save many dollars in the long run.
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Old 01-23-2003, 01:02 PM
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If you're in the US, that'll be a 91 560SEL. If you want a newer car, be ready to spend 2-3x the cost of a good 91 560SEL for a good and hopefully Starmarked 95-96 S500. Even better would be a 97-99 S500 at 3-5x the cost of a 91. The 97-99 gives you more safety features among other things. You can get a 92 500SEL for the price of a good 91 560SEL but think about what you'll be getting if you get what you pay for.

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