For a long time I'm looking car for long, more than 500 miles, trips.
Of course Mercedes.
I am considering to purchasing S-Class - W220 series.
And here is my question.
Why this car (still prestigious) is as cheap as the smaller C-Class (W203) or the E-Class (W211)?
C Class (W203) & E Class (W211) are smaller (especially compared to the longer version of the W220), less equipped and very often have huge runs (probably the taxis).
On the other hand S Class W220 has a lot of space, great equipment, visually almost always much less use of the interior.
In short - they seem to be better.
An additional advantage is S Class engines. Yes, with a larger capacity, but they are relatively simple and more reliable.
Most importantly, they are super comfortable.
Only Airmatic® suspension can be problematic and transmission for the S400 CDI version can cause trouble.
I'm interested in diesel engines (S320 CDI S400 CDI), but if I find a good car with a petrol engine that will be in better condition will consider the purchase - but only if the installation of LPG will be possible.