I didn't mention Mercedes infinitely-dumb bio-degradable wiring harness b/c, by now, you'd think that it was replaced . . since the wires would be toast by now. But you should indeed check to be sure . . .Thank you for putting me more at ease
Just hear lots of internet horror stories
What about wiring harness problems?
Trying to be objective is really hard when emotions are running high!!
I may need to pick your brain a bit more in next few days
I got lemon report today but wire harness of course was not inspected
I dont think it has been replaced yet!
Thanks for all the help !!!!
Don’t walk... RUN!!! For $15K, you could buy 3-5 w124 coupes or a really really nice C140. I guess that’s the difference. Lolll.
I’m a W140/C140 fanboy and fanatic. I’ve had five in total, including a 93’ and still have a 97’ w140 in the fleet. No OBD2 is a deal breaker for me, period, full stop.
$15k for a 9 hahahahaha that was very funny.
You should be able to find a beautiful late model low mile coupe for that much. With proper maintenance, That car runs for ever (252k on the 97’ and still purring). Keep searching and good luck.
Just as any given man doesn't like the same woman you like, it's the same with MB coupes! '95 and on have switchable traction control so your car MUST be smog-tested on the treadmill, not so with '94 and '93. Makes a big difference for passing CA smog tests.
'96 started the digital transmission which has been known to give problems. Also the "NOT-READY" flag has prevented many from passing smog testing and the fix, entails removing the heads for a passage cleaning.
Personally, the '94's OBD1 system is not a problem but OBD2 code readers are much easier to obtain.
Engine Wiring Harness: An easy place to check is where the wires feed into the B10/8 sensor . . it's easy to see those wires to determine if the wiring is 'good'. The sensor is shown in MENU#18 on my page . . . about halfway down the page.
For $15K, I agree that you look for a better buy.
Certainly not $15K . . . try using Kelly Blue Book ["www.kbb.com"] to get you a 'ballpark' price.How much is 1993 really worth good condition??
If I was a dealer I would start at around 15000 tooCertainly not $15K . . . try using Kelly Blue Book ["www.kbb.com"] to get you a 'ballpark' price.
For a '93 500SEC with 55K miles, KBB states the price is apx $6K in "Excellent Condition" But so is a '96 CL500 . . You will pay abit more from a dealer that offers it a certified if one can be found.
There's one [black on black] for sale in Marina Del Ray w/ 95K miles for for $4K.