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Old 03-21-2000, 08:19 PM
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Hello Listers,
Just wanted to get your expert opinion on the W109 chassis. I'm trying to find a decent 280 SEL (1968-73) and i'd like to know if there are any areas that I have to look out for? Do these models have a lot of problems? Which year is the best? Should I just get a 300 SEL instead? Thanks in advance for your help.
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The only one of these that I ever liked was the 6.3 because of the obvious. These cars were known to be maintenance hounds, beware.

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Old 03-22-2000, 09:47 PM
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The 280SEL is a 108 chassis and the 300SEL is 109. The 109 chassis is air suspension and is a definitly a maintenance burden.

I always liked the 280SEL 4.5. It was powerful and the least maintenance avialable in that chassis.

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