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I currently own a Porsche 928, looking for the non typical places to look for MB, look all the time ebay, cars.com, carsoline, autotrader ads.one, etc

Is there a few more?

Have been looking for awhile for MB either 500 or 400 class.

Been looking for problems with the ASR if I wanted that option or not, any info on pros or cons?

Is there any options that are highly sought after?

I have the vin decodersite from here. THX

Belong to rennlist.com for the Porsche, they do not have a vin decoder site.

Sorry for the questions.
Can anybody can help him?
 

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He should try looking in his local newspapers/used car listings for MB's. There are often some very good deals there.
 

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TIA

Have been looking in the local papers, ebay etc...

Went to look at a few with many disappointments. Have a few to look at this weekend. Just not rushing into buying an MB that needs more maint to do, then the cost.

Since we had a few Porsche 928's in the stable, and currently have a 928 under construction for a Turbo additon.

Now since the family is growing, we need a family vehicle.

Understanding upkeep of a nice vehicle is a valuable key to owning one. Thus buying one in good condition is easier on the pocket book. Pay a little more now, than alot later.
 

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In regards to ASR. I had it on my 1995 S500, and have it on my 1996 S500. It is very good. Easy and fast resonses, and great traction. I believe the 92-94's did not have ASR.

Starting in 1996, another form of traction control was made by Mercedes-Benz. It was called ESP. I had it on my 1997 S600, but never really got to spend much time with it, but supposedly, it is supposed to be better.

So I guess, if you are going to get a 96-99, try to get one with ESP.
 

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Cruz90265 said:
1993 600's had the ASR as standard.....
I think it was an option in teh earlier cars. Both mine and photoman's are 1993 and we do not have it. Considering that the 600s had ALL the options :) that would make sense.
 

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Dozman, where do you live?
 

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AsianML, where do you live?

We live in Wayne. Were do you live at?

Found a few '93's we are considering with ASR.

Also is lumbar offered on both front seats?

Secondly, how expensive are hitches for the 560 SEL? Are they offered from regular hitch sellers, etc... Or should we go somewhere else? if so where?
 

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Wayne, sounds familiar. All I can tell you is we live two counties away from Lake Michigan.

I remember a dealer somewhere selling a few W140s. I'll have to go look. If I find it, I'll PM you the info.
 

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That would be great if you do send the dealer info.

Found 2 1993 560 SEL's $7500 each.

1. Has service records showing rear suspension work done, and timing chain work.

2. No answer yet.

Does $7500 sound reasonable? Yes I know to each buyer is the price that sounds reasonable. But, what seems to be the average price for a 93 with service records?

TIA
 

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Check out kbb.com and just enter in all the information possible, you'll find what it should normally go for.
 

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Thanks for all the Tips, Links, pm's, and emails on advice on my MB purchase.

I will post Weds. or Thurs. Pics of my addition to the family stables.
'96 500 SEL.:D
 

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^^^

Click on this button. It may say that you're pictures are too large. In that case, you can e-mail me, and I can re-size them for you if you like, and then you can post them. :)
 

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random question...is it possible to turn the ASR off via some sort of button?
is it even on my mercedes? how would i know...
 

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All 500's and 600's had it as standard in all years. The 300 series had a different system in the earlier years and ASR was an option. Not sure about the later ones.
 

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Few Interior

Just need the GF to buy new front carpet matts for my birthday. Yes, she wears heels and heels leaves thoose little black marks. HMMM yeah she knows, and she will buy them... If she knows it or not. :monkes:

But the high heels look mighty nice though. But I can't complain. :D
 

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