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hey guys,
i've been a member on the 126 forum for some time, and i think i'll be upgrading to a 140 coupe soon. i'm 19, and please no flames. i found one in belgum the other day , a silver 1993 s500 coupe and grey interior, the car has about 60k miles and has ALL the records and is extremely clean.

i have had bad experiences with the 140. we have a 1995 S600 coupe that has given us a lot of problems, the transsmission suddenly losing the gear ( like a worn clutch) speedo stops working, and some small other things, but then the dealership accuses us of being responsible for these things, mainly because the car has 19k miles on it since 1995. what do you think? would that be a reason.

and would a 1993 s500 coupe with 60k miles on it be worth 13 grand? of course after adding the 5000 for the legalization, it'll be 18. is that a good price? thanks.

here's my baby for the moment.

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euro model

Saw you info at mbworld.org.

We are just now importing our 600SEL euro model, which is at an importer in Florida. Our car has a EPA metal sticker in engine compartment, passenger side, but importer having issue with recognizing it as he is processing forms with EPA and DOT.

Did you have similar problems with your euro model. We are frustrated here.

Thanks
Bill&Monika Mercer
Falls Church, VA
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we have pic’s and profile also at benzworld.org
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As well as a W140 forum posting on this subject
 

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hello,
i'm sorry to tell you that i don't have the car, but the question was how much ...


hello,
i'm sorry to tell you that i don't have the car, but the question was how much this process would cost and if it would be trouble free. and from your qestion, i think not.
 

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importing a euromodel benz 600SEL

we have found out that importers in U.S. for euro cars like this are really not that friendly, want your money up front, question everything, rude, etc.
it cost $1100, to get our 600SEL here from germany. four weeks through florida customs in Nov/Dec02. now a rude importer referred by the germany seller, needs another two months, and we have provided him now $5000 in customs fees, conversions of lights, etc, and still having problems with EPA/DOT. hopefully it works out. bill&monika
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http://64.4.16.250/cgi-bin/linkrd?_lang=EN&lah=da6246c462c18ad9e8deb5108c97cd94&lat=1041...

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try this compay mentioned, and ask if they know anyone good in the fl area.

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my account is working

go to the 126 forum and search for "euro cost" and you'll see ...


my account is working

go to the 126 forum and search for "euro cost" and you'll see my post at the end results. hope that works/helps.
 

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I think thats pretty pathetic for a 1995 MB to have transmission and speedometer problems at a mere 19k miles. I do know that the V12 engines do require a little more care, but it still dosen't add up. But still maintenance is everything, did you maintain this car as good as possible since you owned it? As for the 1993 S500 coupe w/60k for $18,000, I must admit that is a great price because A: Its not even close to 100k miles yet, B: The coupe is always worth much more than the sedan. I saw a black w140 S500 coupe yesterday in mint condition and absolutely fell in love with it, I know how addicting this car can be! And the former S-Class Coupe body is ten times better than the current S-Class Coupe which almost looks like a Lexus wannabe with the circular lights.





hey guys,
i've been a member on the 126 forum for some time, and i think i'll be upgrading to a 140 coupe soon. i'm 19, and please no flames. i found one in belgum the other day , a silver 1993 s500 coupe and grey interior, the car has about 60k miles and has ALL the records and is extremely clean.

i have had bad experiences with the 140. we have a 1995 S600 coupe that has given us a lot of problems, the transsmission suddenly losing the gear ( like a worn clutch) speedo stops working, and some small other things, but then the dealership accuses us of being responsible for these things, mainly because the car has 19k miles on it since 1995. what do you think? would that be a reason.

and would a 1993 s500 coupe with 60k miles on it be worth 13 grand? of course after adding the 5000 for the legalization, it'll be 18. is that a good price? thanks.

here's my baby for the moment.
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well, the car has had the warranty till january of this year. and whats funny about it i...

well, the car has had the warranty till january of this year. and whats funny about it is that we didn't have any problems after the warranty ended. and it has been serviced regularly. if it doesn't go the milage, we take it in every 1.5 to 2 years for the works. engine oil changed regularly, driven at least one a week. it's pretty funny how people log on 90k plus miles on them and still have money left.

i just discovered that the drivers headrest stopped working and is loose going up and down. plus the rear headrests don't move with the front sitch, but only reacts to the rear individual switches. i'm checking the fuses today and see what's going on.

btw, the car has been driven by my father ONLY since 1996 and i only started driving it two years ago, to charge the bttery and wash it. nothing else. altough we took a 300 mile trip to dallas last month, we do it every once and a while to give it a workout.

we are very knowledgeable in cars and my grandfather has been a mechanic for about 54 years now and he still does it till this day, and he's a mercedes mechanic. so i'd day it's pretty well maintained.

P.S he stills swears by thw w126 model. and that it was the pinnacle of merecedes sedans.
 

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That sucks about the warranty. It sounds like you know your stuff, so I guess its just a ...

That sucks about the warranty. It sounds like you know your stuff, so I guess its just a matter of bad luck on the 600. The w126s are in a whole other realm of pure quality.
 
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