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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.

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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.

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Welcome to BenzWorld slemmer! As asian suggested, peruse the W220 section, lots of info there.

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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.
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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.
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