maybe a S430 in my life - Mercedes-Benz Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
maybe a S430 in my life

Greetings everyone - first post; hopefully many more! Currently driving a 2000 BMW 740iA (Sport) and feel like a change. My Left shoulder says go with a 2003 745i; the other shoulder says "cross the road" and consider a 2003 MB S430.

Could anyone shed some light with respect to what to look for when buying a used S430, e.g. Problems, expected problems, sensors, etc.? Haven't made up my mind yet whether to go 4Matic or just RWD, as well as regular vs. long wheel base. The two brands drive totally differently to each other.

Thanks for your help!

Stephen.
slemmer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 06:31 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
asianml's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2005
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 11,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Check out the W220 section for your questions. The things to look out for may not be spelled out for you, but a search might come up with some answers. Don't let the posts deter you though. Remember the forum represents a fraction of the total number of owners out there, and we usually come here for questions and answers to problems.

I'm curious as to where you live, because you said SWB vs. LWB S430. That's interesting as I've never seen a swb S430.

2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 (sold)
2011 Chrysler Town & Country
2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2003 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5

asianml is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 06:39 PM
Administratoris Emeritus
 
GeeS's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 44,915
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 591 Post(s)
Welcome to BenzWorld slemmer! As asian suggested, peruse the W220 section, lots of info there.

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
GeeS is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
greetings asianml - I'm from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I refer to SWB as the "regular" wheelbase, and LWB for the extended version.

GermanStar and Asianml - I'll go over to the W220 section and do some checking.
slemmer is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 09:34 PM
Always Remembered RIP
 
cascade's Avatar
 
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
Posts: 10,146
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to cascade
The 2000 740ia Sport was without doubt the sexiest looking, most perfect proportioned big luxury sport sedan I've ever seen. They ride beautifully handle very well and have very comfortable seats. You are really lucky to own one of these, in my opinion I'd keep it if I were you. That engine and the Sport setup makes the bes set up for that car.
cascade is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    New Life !!!! Capt. Jon W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 21 07-28-2006 11:23 PM
    Real Life vs. Internet Life Nutz 4 Benz Off-Topic 5 07-25-2006 12:48 AM
    Life snips Off-Topic 5 11-23-2005 11:27 PM
    has anyone seen something like this in real life? Fizz Unimog 4 07-29-2005 07:23 AM
    Life of YOur ML? BOY-6 W163 M-Class 24 01-11-2003 12:50 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome