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Hi everyone, this is my first post here, although I`ve been a member of Satish` SEC site for quite a while, anyway as per the message header, I`ve just had another halfwit drive into the back of my car ( `91 supercharged 560 SEC ), this follows getting side-swiped in my 500 SL in May 2007 and driving my 420 SEC into a tree back in 2001 (that one was my fault :-) so having satisfied myself as to the build quality and crash-worthiness of 126 & 129 M-Bs I thought I might try a W140 two door for a change. I`ve done a little research and will be looking for a post `96 420 or 500CL, I don`t fancy the V12 as I once had a V12 Jag that nearly ate me out of house and home and all reports point at the 96-99 cars being a better bet. What I`d really like to know is : does the 420 feel underpowered compared to the 500 ?, as someone who dislikes airconditioning, the certain failure of the AC evaporator would`nt bother me at all so long as it won`t have any effect on the heating system ?, are there any CL specific checks to make ? (e.g. when checking a 126 SEC the panel below the rear screen rots).
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