guys i am here to share the experience of me growing up with big dreams of owning a S class w140.as a kid i did not know what is a w140 nor did i know what is an S class all i knew is i needed a mercedes benz with vacum doors & headlamp wipers.i remember as a kid i was not naughty with cars.my neighbour had an W140 which he rarely used.i iused to wander around it but never played with the wipers on the headlamp or poked the rear park assist.all i did is to stare the car.as i started using internet from my school days i started reading hreads on the S class & that is how i got to know the name of my love,W140.
i read a few bad experiences & a few exceptionaly good ownership reviews.
i am 25 now & i goodly wanted my W140.
to my shock & knowledge, in India we can count the number of w140s.
hardly a few 100s in the entire country.these cars came in the country in 94's upto 99.with no mercedes service centre upto 1996.i wonder how did the owners maintain the car without an authorised service station??
when i started to look for a w140 seriously i wanted a v8 or an v12,but with alot of expertise reviews & shortage of spares in my country i made my search for an inline 6 S320.
took me a year & i did not come across even 1 car for sale.1 day my friend called me & told me theres was an 280 S for sale.he did not know the difference between a w126 & a w140.when i went & saw the car it was a 280S but a w126 shape.the car was in a shape were it needed alot of attention.by knowing cars for a decade now i can proudly call myself an enthusiast
did not want to leave the car in a bad state,so i finalised the deal & got the w126 home.lived with it & did all the necessary things to bring it back to life.
the 140 bug did not spare me though.
came across a w140 this pat weekend,saw the car & i could not resist.took a decision in 1hour.
the car was 150 kms away from my home,so got to drive the car back for 150 kms.let me tell you this it was not the same me anymore.
the car had clocked 90k kms & was pampered like a baby by the previous owner.looked for all the niggles in the car which are listed here by our experts.there are a few but as someone rightly said here we need to learn to live with it.i will take expertise opinion on the niggles but for now enjoy the pics of my w126 & w140.want to write so much more..