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Buying a 600 SEL, 1992...

(I accidentally posted this in the 'general forum'...) <br> <br> I have an opportunity to buy a beautifully maintained, navy, 1992 600 SEL, have not asked about mileage yet, from my brother, for what will be around $20,000. Since I live in another state and I've never owned a Mercedes, I'm concerned about the maintainence on this car. Does anyone have any experience with it? He has told me that the only thing that does not work properly is the heater blower on the drivers' side - but since he lives in the South - it's not a problem. It will be for me since I'm in Denver... Any advice (should I run for or away from this deal?)directions, or suggestions on mechanic shops are appreciated.<br> <br> Kathy<br> <br>
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Re: Buying a 600 SEL, 1992...

Hi Kathy: <br>
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While I can't give you advice about the car you are contemplating buying, I can give you another site to post your question.<br>
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If you are interested, just let me know.<br>
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June<br>
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PS I had concerns about a new car and I posted here without any responses. However, on the other board, I got tons of advice from a Mercedes mechanic. He was right on the money with the problem with the car I had asked questions about.
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Re: Buying a 600 SEL, 1992...

June,<br> I would be most interested in knowing what the other site is... Thank you.<br> Kathy
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Re: Buying a 600 SEL, 1992...

Check out my post a little ways below this one-S500 vs.S600:NO CONTEST? I think you can get most of your questions answered there. Just remember, the V12 600s are rare, desireable cars, esspecially one from 1992. [ first year released ]<br> Don't let the opportunity pass you by. Good luck.
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Re: Buying a 600 SEL, 1992...

Thank you for the direction. It seems to be a car of passion - either for or against it...
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I'M BUYING THE '92 600 SEL!!!!!!!!!

Please wish me luck on this!! I just can't pass it up... but I know I need to find Stu Ritter here in Denver... Someone said he's the best, but someone else said he isn't in the business anymore... Does anyone know how I can reach him?<br> <br> Thank you again!!<br> <br> Kathy
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Re: Buying a 600 SEL, 1992...

Hi Kathy!<br> <br> I am so happy that you decided to purchase the car. <br> <br> The other site is on Yahoo. I am not sure if you have to be a member or not to post, but I posted and got an immediate response about repairs on an S 420, 1999 model with engine problems.<br> <br> If you go to 'Yahoo', then go to 'autos', then to 'make and models', click on 'Mercedes Benz' and post a question to 'Ask Stretch,' you will get a response.<br> <br> The car that I had questions about needed a new steering gear box. The Benz dealer and repair shop, where I first purchased the car, took the engine apart twice to fix it. This was not a good thing, so I ended up returning it. I knew what was wrong with the car before the mechanics at the dealer did because my question was answered by a professional MB mechanic on line.<br> <br> Good luck to you and I hope repairing the heating system in the car isn't going to be a huge investment! <br> <br> Keep us posted! And I am jealous of your find!<br> <br> Hugs,<br> <br> June
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Good luck on your purchase -- replacing an evaporator in a 140 is not for the faint of heart:<br> <br> http://people.ne.mediaone.net/fmulone/140/W140.html<br> <br> That said, everyone ought to own a V-12 once in their life (I has a '95 Jaguar XJ12 sedan -- great car) -- it teaches the kids to be good lookouts for cheap premium!
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Re: I'M BUYING THE '92 600 SEL!!!!!!!!!

Hi Kathy my name is Ty and it is so funny on how our situations are th same. I just bought my V-12 and it is a 92. This is a car before its time. I am in total love with my veh. and she runs great. The engine is super and I love how it performs. Do you notice when you go from a complete stop and you don't feel the car shift but you see the speed just keep going up and up. It seems like it has only one gear because you don't hear or feel it shifting. My veh. is black and is totally loaded. I also has a kit on it that suites the car just right. It looks totally different from a stock 600 and turns the car into a beautiful beast. I still am not use to people turning their heads when I ride past them.....makes you feel good. I hope you are enjoying your veh. and let the heads turn. Enjoy the V-Twezee......Ty
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Hi, I have a 94 S600 and I can say that I like it more than the new S-class. However you must remember that this is a $120,000 car and even if now costs $20,000 you mantain the 120,000 car not the 20,000 car. The best car in the world though.
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