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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2009, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, all. I purchased my 2000 S430 in March 2009. Obsidian Black exterior, Ash interior, stock seven hole wheels, optional telephone in the console and cd changer in trunk, everything else is stock. Build date was 07/99, but I have discovered this weekend that it has been updated to a "D" navi, instead of the "C" version (according to the threads I have read about the differences in navi units). I purchased this car based on the threads I read on this forum. I understood there were two major problems with the S430--the airmatic system and the speedometer/display. From what I learned from this forum, I was able to identify the front strut seals were changed and was able to give a thorough assessment of the car before purchase. Thanks to all who has contributed to the forums. I really like the car. I am coming from a Hummer H2 Fusion Orange Limited Edition (lease). I really liked the Hummer until the gas prices approached $5/gal. I can say without reservation the S430 is a MUCH better engineered and constructed car. I wanted something with class and tons of room for passengers. Accomplished.

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