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You were very fortunate to get that price. I wouldn't spend a whole lot of money on a 2000 model and I did feel uffeli's offer of 6100 was a bit much. They just are prone to too many problems. Just speaking from someone who works on a lot of them


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The OP must not have been in marketing.

Here's one I found on a bike forum:

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The 2006 Honda XR650L was bad ass enough to begin with. The king of 650cc thumpers, this bike has 13 inches of ground clearance, so you can ride up a mountain of human skulls if necessary. The Pro-link Showa suspension and 11” of suspension travel front and back gives you the confidence to deorbit from the space station, and ride this bike through the mach 30 reentry plasma wake all the way to the ground.

But I wasn’t satisfied with “bad ass enough.” So I put a 4.7 gallon Clarke gas tank on the bike. Because when you’re carrying an Italian supermodel out of zombie-infested Prague, the last thing you want to have to say is “sorry baby, we’ve gone 50 miles- I need to find a gas station.” Which you don’t even know how to say in Italian. F that. No, you want to go like 100- no wait, maybe even 150- miles before needing more gas.

Then there’s the National Cycle Street Shield EX windscreen. Whether dodging volcanic tephra (look it up) or outrunning ninja assassins, your active lifestyle requires situational awareness. This windscreen gives you ten pounds of situational awareness in a five pound bag.

There are other amazing mods- including Pirelli MT90 tires, rejetted carb, and Cortech bags- but the Pièce de résistance (literally, “seizure-inducing coolness”) is the Cycleracks.com rack. This rack was designed for- no joke- elk hunting. Seriously, this baby can handle an entire quarter of an elk. “But Mr. Motorcycle guy,” you whine, “I’ve already killed all the elk within 200 miles of my home. With a pez dispenser.”

No matter. What this rack means to you is that you can carry HUNDREDS of pounds of gear- peanut butter, Krugerrands, .338 Laupa Magnum rounds, toast, owls, KY jelly, whatever. All the other racks out there are for CHUMPS. They mount only on the seat subframe, and if you can find the fine print, they say “if you load us with more than 10 or 20 pounds, we will cry.” How do you rebuild civilization with 20 pounds of stuff?!? Look at the pictures. Look how the rack mounts both high AND low at the pillion footpeg mount. That is called LEVERAGE, and it is your friend.

Because my mission in life is to spread joy and self-actualization across the face of the earth, I will sell you this bike for only $4300, or the best offer that you can make that doesn’t insult either of us. It has 9935 miles of adventure seeped into every weld and bolt, including a 3000 mile odyssey across the American west involving Seattle, banana slugs, San Francisco, cougars, Sonora Pass, casinos, Salt Lake City, Ducks, and soul-searing self-knowledge. Perhaps you heard about it? Yup, it’s that bike.

I am in Issaquah, WA- this is a plus for you, as it will allow you to take your victory ride in and amongst the greatest mountains in N. America, the Cascades. I'm not saying this bike will take you to the top of Mt. Rainier. But I'm NOT saying that it WON'T take you to the top of Mt. Rainier either (hint: Columbia Crest.)

What you have to ask yourself is not “can I afford this bike when the national economic recovery seems to be shallow and hesitant?” No, you have to ask yourself “can I afford not to become the person that I wanted to be when I was six years old, and jumping down from the garage onto the patio wearing a cape?” I think you’ll realize the answer to the second question is a resounding “I want to be that person!” and you will respond to this ad as fast as your nervous and expectant fingers can bang out a reply.

I can lead you to the fountain of possibility, but I can’t make you drink. No, only you can make that decision. Good luck.

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for the record i was rounding off ..and if i sound rude is selling a car is no joke..if some one is serous in buying they should reply..plus i don't know anyone here personally to be 100 percent honest..some people should just get a life..all i know if ..a real man know what he wants in life..i he wants it he gets it no matter the price..getting crap at half price is what you get. Crap!!...thats all you get..
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Interesting post huh?

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Got a chuckle out of his last post myself, his biggest post yet, perhaps a candidate for a Pulitzer Prize, and his philosophy about being manly are words to cherish. His command of the english language is unsurpassed.

All I know is that my $5K 300CE will be on the road long after that 2000 S class he "allegedly" sold has seen the crusher.

As he points out himseld, he doesn't beleive anyone is 100% honest, I don't agree with him, but his comment does speak to his own honesty...

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not shure what to say.

so from what Im getting out of some of your posts is that the s series line of benz are pos? man I hope not just bought my son a 1997 S500 v8 car for his grad from school. paid over 6k for it with 125k miles.
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so from what Im getting out of some of your posts is that the s series line of benz are pos? man I hope not just bought my son a 1997 S500 v8 car for his grad from school. paid over 6k for it with 125k miles.
Don't worry. At least according the the OP, any car under $5K is crap. So, if your son paid $6K, he should be good to go.

I guess my 97 C230 was a huge pile o' crap since I only paid $2100 for it. I guess it's good I sold it before I realized that. Now I guess I need to feel bad for the lady who bought it and seems to be enjoying it a lot.

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so from what Im getting out of some of your posts is that the s series line of benz are pos? man I hope not just bought my son a 1997 S500 v8 car for his grad from school. paid over 6k for it with 125k miles.
Scroll down to the list of sedan forums, now look at all the S Class forums near the bottom of the list. Look closer at each type and you will see the year range a certain type of S class was built.

A 97 S class is a W140 chassie type, this posting thread is all about a 2000 S class, which is a W220, an entirely different car, and built differently.with its own reputation for good or bad.

The negative comments you may be referring too are about this W220 car specifically, not all S classes. Each type has it's own positives and negatives, spend some time on W140 forum to get a flavor for what you have purchased, and don't know about... W140's have a huge following, but they are not without their own gremlins, like all MB's they need good consistant servicing...

A 97 W140 that has been serviced corrrectly and not abused is a very nice car.

More of an older persons car though, I would think a nice E class would be more suited for a single college grad... but thats what makes the world go round, we all have different tastes thank god...

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Scroll down to the list of sedan forums, now look at all the S Class forums near the bottom of the list. Look closer at each type and you will see the year range a certain type of S class was built.

A 97 S class is a W140 chassie type, this posting thread is all about a 2000 S class, which is a W220, an entirely different car, and built differently.with its own reputation for good or bad.

The negative comments you may be referring too are about this W220 car specifically, not all S classes. Each type has it's own positives and negatives, spend some time on W140 forum to get a flavor for what you have purchased, and don't know about... W140's have a huge following, but they are not without their own gremlins, like all MB's they need good consistant servicing...

A 97 W140 that has been serviced corrrectly and not abused is a very nice car.

More of an older persons car though, I would think a nice E class would be more suited for a single college grad... but thats what makes the world go round, we all have different tastes thank god...
ty for reply. I had no clue it was a w140 chassie . im new to the benz world. my son did real well in school and begged for few months for this car on a local carlot. so I bought it for him for . seems to be a pretty nice car. im learning lot here and I appreciate the response.
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