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I'm seriously thinking of trading in my S420 for a<br>smaller BMW. I think the Benz with it's size is just<br>too much of a car. For weekends it's really nice but<br>for daily driving, forget it...Any thoughts, drawback<br>with BMW?...thanks...<p>94 S420 <br>Carlsson wheels design 1/5
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BMW is a solid car. I guess it depends on what your after. What model do you plan on replacing it wi

: I'm seriously thinking of trading in my S420 for a<br>smaller BMW. I think the Benz with it's size is just<br>too much of a car. For weekends it's really nice but<br>for daily driving, forget it...Any thoughts, drawback<br>with BMW?...thanks...<p>94 S420 <br>Carlsson wheels design 1/5<p>
 

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I'm looking at this 95 525i

A smaller car with a little feel luxury and sportiness<br>that can be pretty much a commuter car. I know it's<br>a bit of a downgrade but I just don't want to be<br>staring at my S420 and driving a beat-up truck<br>to work. It's really driving me crazy though trying<br>to decide. This is my second Benz and I had 2 BMW<br>before...Help...<p>
 

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Re: I'm looking at this 95 525i

That is a big jump. Although the 5 series BMW would definitely be easier to bring around. <br>It is however slower but before you get it, make sure to check any recalls for this vehicle and to inform your BMW dealer that you now own the car so that any past/future recalls can be remidied free of charge.<p>Frank<p>: A smaller car with a little feel luxury and sportiness<br>that can be pretty much a commuter car. I know it's<br>a bit of a downgrade but I just don't want to be<br>staring at my S420 and driving a beat-up truck<br>to work. It's really driving me crazy though trying<br>to decide. This is my second Benz and I had 2 BMW<br>before...Help...<p><p>
 

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Forget the BMW

: : I'm seriously thinking of trading in my S420 for a<br>smaller BMW. I think the Benz with it's size is just<br>too much of a car. For weekends it's really nice but<br>for daily driving, forget it...Any thoughts, drawback<br>with BMW?...thanks...<p>94 S420 <br>Carlsson wheels design 1/5<p><p>The E34 5 series isn't the most solid automobile in the world. The ZF 4HP22 automatic transmission is prone to failure around 100-125K miles, and electricals can also be a source of headaches. If you want a solid automobile, look at a 93-95 300E, 400E, E320, or E420 Mercedes. A much more "together" automobile in my opinion. Or, you could always look at a Volvo 850 GLT with the LPT (light-pressure turbo) engine, from 1996-97. These cars will do 0-60 in 6.8 seconds and will shame any 525i.<br>-Sam Parsons<br>85 380SE<br>87 Volvo 740 Turbo
 

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Re: Forget the BMW

: : : I'm seriously thinking of trading in my S420 for a<br>smaller BMW. I think the Benz with it's size is just<br>too much of a car. For weekends it's really nice but<br>for daily driving, forget it...Any thoughts, drawback<br>with BMW?...thanks...<p>94 S420 <br>Carlsson wheels design 1/5<p><p>The E34 5 series isn't the most solid automobile in the world. The ZF 4HP22 automatic transmission is prone to failure around 100-125K miles, and electricals can also be a source of headaches. If you want a solid automobile, look at a 93-95 300E, 400E, E320, or E420 Mercedes. A much more "together" automobile in my opinion. Or, you could always look at a Volvo 850 GLT with the LPT (light-pressure turbo) engine, from 1996-97. These cars will do 0-60 in 6.8 seconds and will shame any 525i.<br>-Sam Parsons<br>85 380SE<br>87 Volvo 740 Turbo<p>WHY WOULD YOU WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A BMW ,,THOSE JUNK DONT EVEN HOLD UP .IF YOU ARE GONNA PAY THE HIGH PRICE FOR A CHEAP BUILT CAR,,YOU'RE REALLY GONNA PAY FOR IT IN THE FUTURE.
 

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Re: DON'T DO IT!!!!

I traded in my 99 S420 and really miss that car. I kept my 98 740i, and really enjoy the driving aspect of the 740, but miss that luxury feeling and solidity of the big W140.<p><br>: I'm seriously thinking of trading in my S420 for a<br>smaller BMW. I think the Benz with it's size is just<br>too much of a car. For weekends it's really nice but<br>for daily driving, forget it...Any thoughts, drawback<br>with BMW?...thanks...<p>94 S420 <br>Carlsson wheels design 1/5<p>
 
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