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After owning several C class and E class cars I purchased my firs S430 today! Its a 2003 4 matic with 100K. I will be reading post for a few weeks to get caught up. I look forward to talking :)
 

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After owning several C class and E class cars I purchased my firs S430 today! Its a 2003 4 matic with 100K. I will be reading post for a few weeks to get caught up. I look forward to talking :)
Congrats! How much did you pay for it?

I was looking at a 2003 S500 4Matic myself with 99k miles on it , but ended up with the non-4Matic version
 

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We still miss you, my friend, in the W210 forum. Come say hi sometime if you feel like slummin'. :D :D

(Oh, and congrats on the new toy, too.)
 

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Congrats! How much did you pay for it?

I was looking at a 2003 S500 4Matic myself with 99k miles on it , but ended up with the non-4Matic version
I have been looking for 3 months for a S430 with the Sport Pkg. I love the look. But this car grabbed me, and i wont spend as much for new tires. I paid $15,500
 

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WB acarter53,

I have wondered why you dropped out of sight (so to speak). I'd like to say "ditto" to Greg's comment and to also congratulate you on the new S-Class. Please stop by and say "hi".

p.s. Don't forget to add the S430 to the MB stable in your profile :)
 

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WB acarter53,

I have wondered why you dropped out of sight (so to speak). I'd like to say "ditto" to Greg's comment and to also congratulate you on the new S-Class. Please stop by and say "hi".

p.s. Don't forget to add the S430 to the MB stable in your profile :)
MM! Good to see you also. After i crashed the W210, I drove a W124 for the last year. I had to get back to what i know best, that 4.3 V8
 

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Nice. Welcome back and congrats. I bought my 2000 s430L for 8000 with 50k miles. But it was a purchase from a family member so i guess it doesnt count. But nice car.
 

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Congratulations.

You graduated to Korporate Klasse.
 

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welcome to the roller coaster ride hehe
 

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Ok I have my firs issue and i have been reading. I have the Airmatic error on the dash. I gave checked all of the fuses and my best guess is that the compressor is bad. Is there anything else before I order one?
 

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Ok I have my firs issue and i have been reading. I have the Airmatic error on the dash. I gave checked all of the fuses and my best guess is that the compressor is bad. Is there anything else before I order one?
Have you checked the relay before you condemn the the compressor?

Unplug the power plug to the compressor and test the voltage while the car is running.
 

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Another one

I took the car back to the dealer because of the airtmatic warning. Long story short, I left with a 2003 S430 4matic (same car) in Desert Silver with 76K for $400 more once we went around and around a few times:D And I got Xenon lights and the auto closing trunk this time.
 

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I took the car back to the dealer because of the airtmatic warning. Long story short, I left with a 2003 S430 4matic (same car) in Desert Silver with 76K for $400 more once we went around and around a few times:D And I got Xenon lights and the auto closing trunk this time.
What did you have to break on the other one to get this deal? :D:D
 

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What did you have to break on the other one to get this deal? :D:D
I think the air pump went out. I checked everything else. I played dump and told him that it could be thousands of dollars to fix and i did not feel safe in that car because i dont undersstand these cars etc;)
 

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Nice deal, You make the original owners feel bad. I am back from China trip and say hi to you guys. I see so many non tagged, not license plated, new Panamera Porsche in southern China, make me feel we are really too poor here. In Hong Kong, people are line up to spend money in the stores with purchases of over US$150-200 like no tomorrow.
 
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