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Beautiful, awesome stable. That's almost 50 spark plugs. You must buy them by the case lol.
 

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Looks like the engine bay of the 1999 S600 could use a bit of elbow grease, eh?
 

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Holy Cow man !! How can you pick a favorite ???? I do see alot of waxing though!!!


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Thanks, guys!

Very observant about the elbow grease needed on engine bay for the 1999. I concur! I've driven it all summer and just cleaned the outside/inside, not the detail part of the engine bay!

My favorite depends on the type of day and the drive. I really enjoy them all, and as unlikely as that may be, they each have a purpose unique to them.

They're all fun and that's what they're there for.

When running right, there are no better cars on the road.

My wife teases me about doing the MB Christmas commercial, the one where Santa hooks his SL to 8 other MB's, doing the 'HO-HO-HO' routine along the way. Not quite there, but that may be happening at some point!
 

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wow!!! That's almost 50 coils, 8 ETA's, 8 ECM/ME, 106 gal. of premium fuel, 10 gal. of mobil 1 0w-40 fully synthetic oil, SDS diagnostic machine, 8 ADS hydraulic struts/sensors. WOW!!! Nice!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::bowdown:
 

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The Unshaven Chauffeur is correct, there is one missing, but it's not ready for prime time just yet. It's a work-in-progress.

And ISS is good at the math, although the SL has a slightly smaller fuel capacity (only 80-liters).
 

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I happen to think these cars are the epitomy of the modern automotive class, with the engineering, the function, the quality, the appearance of the best there is. These cars were built with no compromise, no quibbling, no 'tribute to the bean counters'.

They were built to be the best cars there were, and in my estimation, repeated ad-infinitum on this Forum, they succeeded magnificently.
 

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wow!!! That's almost 50 coils, 8 ETA's, 8 ECM/ME, 106 gal. of premium fuel, 10 gal. of mobil 1 0w-40 fully synthetic oil, SDS diagnostic machine, 8 ADS hydraulic struts/sensors. WOW!!! Nice!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::bowdown:
The '92 and '95 don't use coils. Also there's 16 ADS struts since all 4 vehicles have ADS.

Stryker, you got another pre facelift Sedan? I remember you mentioning it for sale if anyone's interested, I didn't realize you took it for keeps!
 

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Masterful,

Most dictators would be jealous.

Now I really think you should get the W140
Pullman. I will volunteer to chauffeur it :)

MBCL
 

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The 1992's are a bit quirky, although they seem to be the best put together.

But no trunk release from inside the cabin? Quirky.

No 'off' switch for the traction control? Quirky.

A switch for when you are driving the car with chains? Quirky.

And then it turns off when you go over 40-mph? Really quirky.

The coupe drives the best, it's tight, nimble, gets out of its way in a hurry. Or so it seems.

The early sound systems are AMAZING. Not that the later sound systems are slacking, but there's a richness to the stock radios that sound custom. Bass levels are thumping, they have a real speed-sensitive volume control, 10-cds in the changer that doesn't (as easily) skip over rough terrain.

The SL is a blast to drive, but only under certain conditions. Too hot and you can't take the top down. Not a lot of room. Very low to the ground, getting in and out is not nearly as easy as in the w140's.

All have excellent a/c units, and the power, likened by many here, is very much like a locomotive: building speed that seems limitless.

And all have a phenomenal presence on the road, a way about them that is hard to describe, but I am sure all of you know what I'm talking about.
 
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