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1997-1999 CL500 or S500

Thinking about buying one of these with 75k miles. Are the maintenance/problems significant? Any advice? I assume to stay away from the 600 V12's right?
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I've got a 97 CL500. Runs great, easy (so far) to repair. Lots of good DIY info on the W140's. Do check to see if the A/C evaporator has been changed. They do go out and cost about $3000 to fix.
The 600's cost more to keep!


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Body panels on the coupes are significantly more costly and becoming rarer by the year. Unlike the sedan that was produced in vast numbers, the coupes were produced in low numbers and they shared no body parts and very few interior pieces with any other cars in the lineup.


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