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Date registered: Aug 2008
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newbie here from Chicago dreaming of a 560 SEL!
hello to everyone out here in Benz World!
my name is Bob and im a college student in Chicago. i am a car nut, which is tough to be when youre a college student...because youre broke! ive grown up around big, classic, american cars...heck, i learned to drive on my Dad's 1976 Caddy Coupe DeVille, but i have always been fond of Mercedes-Benz as well. i dont know why i am so enamored with them as no one in my family has ever owned one, but i do come from a strong german bloodline(lol), and i have a deep respect for quality engineering, which is what Mercedes-Benz are all about.
so i come to this forum asking for your help. i am absolutely in love with the 560 SEL's and i plan on buying one once time and money allows. so i figured in the mean time i would join what seems to be an excellent online community and learn as much as i can about these particular Benz's. any information on this model Benz would be extremely helpful, such as:
is there a superior year to consider buying over the others?
what are the most common problems that come up with the 560 SEL's?
what should i look for when looking at buying one (problem areas, options, etc.)?
what are maintenance costs like? (when not experienced with MB's all you tend to hear from other people is that they are expensive to maintain.)
and of course, anything else that you experts think i should know/be made aware of with these cars, please feel free to share. im here to be enlightened!
thank you all so much for your time! i look forward to talking with you members and learning a lot!