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Getting it FINALY tommorrow 4/7/2006. Two major questions.
1. What breaks first?
2. What breaks often?
The balance I will figure out when I finaly get to drive the darn thing.[:D]
 

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wow. You are getting another w140? in your sig, it says 1994 S500. so you are gunna have a 1994 S500
AND a 1993 S500? cool.[:)]
 

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Well with my experience, everything breaks. For me, the tranny went first.... After a few thousand dollars in repairs (I think it's around $15,000 now) the car runs like it was brand new. Just make sure you get one that has had the evaporator replaced, the control arms, the idler arms, and working window regulators. Best of luck!
-Dante
 

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With these cars, when it all breaks and is repaired, will all of those things break again and when?
 

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Benzonline - 4/7/2006 8:09 AM

With these cars, when it all breaks and is repaired, will all of those things break again and when?
From my experience, I have had to replace nothing I've already fixed. Many parts in the 92 and 93 W140 are getting old and need to be updated. The evaporator specifially was a poor design but the newer ones you use to replace are of much higher quality. If you are really worried about repairs, I would either pay more for one that has records and the problematic areas addressed, or buy a newer W140.
 

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Thank you, we are 2nd owner and do have all the records from new including the Window Sticker.
This one is a keeper. The other GOOD THING was it is a 1994 according to the VIN and Window sticker. I am keeping this one and already sold the other one. That took about 1 hour to sell!
 

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What was your asking price and how many miles did it have?
 
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