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S280 opinions and Owner's advice
Hey guys, I am new here and would firstly like to thank the people who have helped create this site. It is wonderful to have a forum where mercedes fans and owners alike can chit chat.
I live in New Zealand and am looking into buying an S280 (around a 1995). I would like to know a little more about the car before purchasing one. I am a final year uni student (a very poor one) so I am not after a car that will consume huge amounts of gas and/or trouble me with very expensive repairs.
So a few questions to anyone who has owned or dealt with these cars:
1. How much to fill the tank and how many kms would it do on a full tank? (people from nz can help me out here)
2. Are there any common faults I should be aware of in this model? (I read in another thread saying that the air con commonly leaks somwhere and pretty much the whole dashboard must be removed to fix this??)
3. Do they break down easily?
I know most of you will not advice me to buy a merc (specially an s280) considering I am a poor university student. However I fell in love with the car and I will be graduating end of this year so will hopefully have some money to spare for repairs etc. In saying that I do not want a car where I end up spending thousands on.
Your help will be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks a lot in advanced