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Possible new benz owner i am looking at a 1994 500sel, it has 240k on the car but everything is clean on it. It was the mechanics wifes old car hes owned for 8 years. He listed things he has done to it since he has had it. I figured you guys know these cars so i would ask here. How long do they last without major work? the car is $3800 is that worth it? Anything i should check on prior to buying? known problems?
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The engine wiring harness in all of the 140's, starting with 91 and thru either 94/95/96 had insulation-disintegrating problems. That would be the 1st thing.

Check all the buttons to see if they all do something.

There's no button for this feature: the doors all auto-close the rest of the way if you close them only to the first click. The trunk will only manually close to the first click, and must auto-close to close it completely.

See if the A/C blows cold.

Have fun !
 

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thanks

Ac works great, doors do the auto close thing, where would i check for the wireing possible issue? and how many miles can you get out of them if they have been taken care of? rough guess?
 
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