If I ever! Knew how awesome these mercedes are I wouldn't have waited half a lifetime getting one. Never joined or posted anywhere but now. Went through a life changing event last year. I blew out my esophagus, not a tire my fn esophogus. Long story short they made one from my stomach and relocated my stomach up by my heart. Crazy stuff. I realized I needed something to satisfy my lack of desire for anything and wanted something fast comfortable and affordable. So now I get it guys and gals. Amazing cars! I researched many cars, all mercedes by the way and finally ended up with a 05 s600. I've had many fast cars in the past, but never one that propels you so quietly and quickly! I am a fan. 140k new and only 6k now, its was worth taking a look. A look was all it took, even though I was warned about how expensive these are to maintain, i knew i would be performing all my own work on the car. My nephew just bought a new mountain bike for more than i paid for this car, making me feel even better about my purchase. I've been researching as much as possible on the vehicle and thought I would get to know others who know more about these than myself. It's a complicated car and look forward to sharing my knowledge as well as being educated. Congrats to you all on owning some of the nicest cars ever produced (Imho) just bought online service manual, nearly 8000 pages and no index. Just a bit irritated about that one lol.