Date registered: Nov 2010
Vehicle: 1994 S420
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New Benz Owner - Just Getting Started I Hope
I have previously owned two Volvo sedans as far back as 1971 and have gone the gauntlet of domestic and import sedans and suv's but nothing as high end as BMW or MB.
Stumbled across a 1994 S420 with 60,000 miles and couldn't pass it up for only $6,000.
It has the classic boxy look. Plenty of room on the inside. It is rock solid. Quiet ride. Has stupid features which are over the top (door close assist, powered headrests, and a wicked cassette player which everyone should have ten years or more ago).
As I told my wife, a few years ago, we bought a 2001 Nissan with 60,000 miles and paid $15,000....so even if I spend another $5000 in the next three years, I am still better off...I got a beast of a car !...if I spend another $5,000 after that, I am still OK.
As long as the car lives up to the durability reputation, I am willing to spend some money keeping it up. My goal is get me to 250,000 miles, or another 10 years or more.
It has low miles and qualifies for extended service plan. I could buy a $3000 power train service plan and get as much $12,000 in mechanical repairs paid for over the next five years, or 100,000 additional miles.
Wish me luck.
Three Year Owner - Green 94 S420 w/90k
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