Date registered: Mar 2003
Vehicle: 93 600SEL 91 420SEL
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
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RE: Impressions on the W140
Style: I believe it has a presence that will live through generations.
Quality: Beyond reproach. The 600 series were hand built. About 1,000 were built in 1993.
Reliability: How a 140 has been cared for and preventatively maintained is critical to its reliability. Superb care will result in superb ownership enjoyment. The innate glitches in this chassis in my experience has been: rear suspension accumulators (100k + miles), dash console with regard to odometer function (100k + miles) and wiring harness (60k miles). If you read others' experiences you will consistently hear of a bad A/C evaporator---to date (118k miles), my W-140 hasn't had this problem.
Ownership Experience: [:)][8D]
Note: This is not a car for the faint of pocketbook. At the same time, service and repairs, if handled with common sense via competent and honest technicians, will not severely hurt your hip pocket.