Buying an old S420 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Sep 2008
Vehicle: ML350, 2007. E320, 1999.
Location: Central Texas, USA
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Question Buying an old S420

Hello everyone.
I am a merc enthusiast and have owned a 190E (1991) and currently have a 300E (1992). I have decided to upgrade myself by buying a used merc S420. It is 176000 miles and has no major mechanical problems (I was told). The 'check engine' comes on and has been checked by merc mechanics. Everything is OK.
What things should I need to be aware, BEFORE I buy this merc? What are the well known problems with this car? It is an V8 engine.
One more question - will the tires of my 300E fit to this s420?
Thank you guys. Yo have been awesome in replying to my querries in the past, too.
God bless you all.
Shekhar
drpai is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 03:49 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Musikmann's Avatar
 
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
Posts: 17,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
I think that S420 is a W140 chassis. Why don't you try scrolling down from this general forum, look for the sedans section, find the W140 sub-forum, and ask your questions there? I think you will get quicker and more informed answers from some actual S420 owners.

p.s. I have to question the capabilities of any Mercedes mechanic who told you a check engine light is O.K.

Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Musikmann is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 04:41 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Kajtek1's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6.7l
Location: Vegas MAN, Vegas
Posts: 32,517
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Quoted: 1288 Post(s)
Ditto on having the car rechecked by more qualified mechanic. I was on the market for S class several times, but even they have superior bodies -they never come with good diesels down to USA.
Besides the W126 off-course, but that is slow car.
The 420 engine was also used in W210 E-class sou you can find info about it in that section. Over the years I bought several high mileage Mercedes, including 320,000 miles W124 diesel and never had a major issues with them.
Good luck on the purchase.
Kajtek1 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
buying a 1996 S420 echizon General Mercedes-Benz 7 11-21-2008 11:19 PM
Goodbye S420, Hello S600!! -- S420 for sale -- PICS ARE HERE!! tongzilla W140 S-Class 1 04-14-2008 12:19 PM
Buying a '97 S420 bobs W140 S-Class 5 01-16-2008 07:25 AM
May be buying a 96 S420 - advice wanted JohnR W140 S-Class 0 10-03-2003 07:39 AM
Buying a 1995 S420 Douglas Dees W140 S-Class 0 03-02-2003 02:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome