1991 w126 420SEL, 1986 w126 Euro 560SEC (option 822), 2000 E55, 2003 E55, 2003 SL55
Not sure which your looking for, but in general look for replaced engine wire harness on 93-95, (if not replaced, you'll need to do it), make sure A/c works, bad evaps are expensive to replace.I have been looking into another car for fun and was thinking DD. Any input on what to look for and issues that are known. I assume because of the era these prove to be solid machines as well.
Nice article's. Very helpful and trying something besides a w126 now feels more comfortable. They look like they can be good machinesDo a search for some buyers guides, I know there's one hiding around in the search feature here.
If you can't find that here's one: W124-Zone.com – A Mercedes W124 Resource Site - The Buyers Guide and there's one here: W124 Buyers Guide - Club 124
If you need an excel spreadsheet to use as a checklist when you're going to look at a car, I made one not to long ago and can upload that here for you to use. It's basically a comprehensive checklist of nearly all the major checkpoints on a W124 which could prove to keep you down to earth when you find that "Just gotta have it" car.
and welcome to the relatively drama free W124 section!
I used to have an '89 420 SEL, and while there are times I miss that car, what I don't miss is having to be ultra-gentle with accelerator inputs to have a fighting chance at either high-teens MPG, or, gasp, a two-digit number starting with a 2!Nice article's. Very helpful and trying something besides a w126 now feels more comfortable. They look like they can be good machines