DMI+RY - 5/19/2004 6:04 PM
E V12 Nerd - 5/19/2004 7:26 PM
Come on, the 220 is a total lemon, I mean, the 140 had its problems, but the 220 is horrible. The 220 is tiny, they might as well put an S-class badge on the back of a 211.
Had to disagree here...
I happened to own '93 and '96 W140 ('93 500SEL was my company's car I happened to use as needed [:D]).
Regarding reliability - most of W140s I know (a number of friends of mine still riding those) - are much, much worse than MY01 and up W220... Considering that W140 in mid and late '90s were a far primitive (regarding electric/electronic components only, the engine and Powertrain was great - no doubt!), they still were at service shop at least twice as often as newer W220 (MY00 was not a good year - introduction [:)])
Regarding S-Class badge, you can also attach it to KIA and lawnmower if you wish... [:0]
W220 is much more stylish and sporty IMO
Regarding size W140 vs. W220:
Length: 2.1 in longer
Width: 1.2 in wider
Height: 2.0 in higher
Curb Weight: 697 lbs (!!!) heavier
And so forthÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
All of these resizing made W220 much sportier and agile to compare with W140.
Again I did like the look and feel W140 but excessive electrical problems, wider turning circle, terrible fuel economy did not work well for meÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Since W220 was introduced I fell in love with it (luckily, could not afford it then back in Ã¢â‚¬â„¢99-Ã¢â‚¬â„¢00)!
Many people did not like W220 since the beginning Ã¢â‚¬â€œ thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a fact (even many of my friends back then).
Both W140 and W220 are excellent cars and represent different and unique characters.
W220 is more advanced (of course) technologically and has flawless design style IMO that is more suited for people like meÃ¢â‚¬Â¦