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Hi all, a new member and poster, I've just bought my silver W210 E55, NZ new 1998. All the gadgets and two-tone leather seats, and dark wood dash inserts.

205km, a few scratches, sunroof stuck, parktronic not working, a few other things but I hope to fix all with the resources here! All the important bits are well serviced and working well.

I owned a 1997 W210 E280 in the past and loved it and thought the E55 would give me a thrill and recreate the serenity but it is quite different to drive. Much faster than my GT subaru legacy, rides quite firmly compared to my old E280, and has more road noise unsurprisingly. But, I love it! It is a beast with character. Wheelspinning at 100km/h on a wet road is a giggle and I love the sound. 5.5L of German power in a relatively uncomplicated package with lots of interior room and 5 sash belts is a reasonable family vehicle and I managed a truthful 9.7km/L on the 400km of moderately restrained driving bringing it home. Mind you, that will change with repetitive urging from traffic lights and carparks at every opportunity.
Happy driving to all BenzWorld members.
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