Funny, too bad thats my signature pic. idk how to make it smaller. and that thing has a twin turbo on it.It hardly looks like a Mercedes at all.
Paint job courtesy of Baskin-Robbins.
Heading To Get My Pepto Bismol,
Salt Lake City, Utah USA
97 S320, Smoke Silver
Hi, Benznoob,Funny, too bad thats my signature pic. idk how to make it smaller. and that thing has a twin turbo on it.
It's priced like it has problems. never seen a 600sel that cheap with that mileage. i'd get a PPI to. there like $150. Definitely worth looking into. if it only has minor problems it's still a good deal.This is STRANGE. I just called the guy before I found this thread, and as you can see I really just lurk here sometimes, I never post. I used to own a 88 560 coupe but I wrecked it a couple weeks ago. He seems like a really nice guy to talk too, and btw I'm in cincinnati too. Getting my insurance check for $6000 by Friday I hope.
Says it has a couple paint chips the size of nickels but no rust, A/C and heat work great and most of the interior stuff works. I didn't ask about the rear view mirror or anything because I didn't know about it.
Rear shock leaks, $500 bucks right there, says the check engine light is on, took it to a dealer and they said needs a tuneup but who knows if thats true? I have no idea about the ASR crap either, I didn't even know about it until a couple mins ago. Tune up wires would be $500 from autozone even, and 100 bucks for spark plugs too I bet. I'm getting it would be a PAIN in the butt to change them too, this isnt a 4 banger honda.
I'm going to go see it here soon, btw he is really asking $3750 firm, his sister made the add and messed up or something? I'm not sure. BTW he did say even with the check engine light on the car will go upwards of 150MPH and drives well.
My question is, lets say I get it for 3750, give it some plugs and wires for 600, is there a way to jerry rig anything? How about throwing two base model S series shocks on it and capping off the system? The auto level system is a joke anyway.
I'm really interested in this car and may end up buying it. Think it's worth it? I'm just worried I'll get to a dealership and they will say it will need a ton of other stuff besides just plugs and wires. Anyway to check the engine codes without a scanner? If it was ODB2 I could just it to autozone......but I don't guess it is.
Anyway help me out here? I'm still getting a boner about this car but not sure if want.....
right now i want a g-wagon.there just so expensive. your going about the PPI the wrong way, you should only ask to have a PPI done in person once you know you want to buy it,after you've driven and inspected it. be ready to pay for the PPI too.Benznoob I have been following you around lurking. It is funny I think we are on similar quests. I saw you on many of the threads as I began exploring the W126's.
I too saw this car and one in boulder priced similarly. I have decided after being shut out on the E320 listed here recently that I am focusing on the 560 preferably the coupe.
That being said I have emailed over 40 owners with cars for sale and called several more. I always mention that I will need a pre purchase inspection and have had responses from less than 5.
I am grateful for all of the knowledge to be gained here. Listen to these guys. BigJoe I lurked on this site for the six months it took me to find my 107, I started only knowing I wanted a convertible and was steered to the right year etc by the forum members. Then lurked through first 4 years of ownership until I registered. I have owned it now for eleven years and have only had to do some of the repairs that I was warned were coming. Shopping right saved me the thousands I now want to throw into a new adventure. Best of Luck to all on their search.
250 dollars for a scan? I don't know what dealership you're going to but that price is yakked up higher than the Himalayans. Mine charges 70 and yes its a benz dealer.Here you go with the best advice possible:
Take the car to the dealership. Pay $250 for a diagnostic on the car, and you'll get that in writing.
Than, you'll know what you're dealing with. Provided by the people who would know.
Anything else and you're playing with yourself.
I just test drove it tonight. The car is pretty much 9/10 on exterior and interior. Very clean, maybe one blemish on the outside.
The biggest problem with the car is it seems to either have the ASR bullcrap or the Electronic Throttle Actuator, the shoddy wiring. SOMETHING is making it bog under wide open throttle. It will slowly get up to speed if you just 1/4 pedal it.
I just don't want to buy this car and end up having a $15,000 dealship bill to fix it. I donno what to do, I may end up buying it anyway.