Date registered: Mar 2012
Vehicle: Mercedes Benz S430 2001
Location: MontrĂ©al, Quebec, Canada
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New Benz owner - Montreal - W220
And yes, the Airmatic failed on my first roadtrip. 130KMs from home. I've read up on the Arnott solution, and feel that the life long guarantee is going to be needed. Well....the Titanic vibe I got from my first long haul was a bit ominous at least. But I plan on fixing it up nicely, and properly, to ensure a good driving experience for the coming years.
Very comfortable car. Nice ride on the horrible Quebeccan roads, and silky smooth transmission and engine (101.000Kms). The interior does seem a bit on the cheap side, considering Benz's heritage, but The chassis and ride is super comfortable and impressive.
Actually, it's my first car. And since my father has driven old Benzes for years it felt natural to get one. As such I have a romantic relationship with "elderly german luxury vehicles". I believe that if I am willing to spend on getting everything sorted, it's gonna be a nice auto relationship. And hey, if nothing else....bying a Benz in salty Canada beats the equally salty danish tax of 180Pct. (I'm originally Danish)