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The German tank
By THE VIKING on
1997 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan
The most overengineered MBZ ever built. Love the Black leather, don't get the beige or gray. Even has a parking assist in 1997 ! I love this car. Best driving car I have ever driven. Parts are very $$$ if you buy this used. You can get one for 7K, but make sure it has been taken care of. Mileage is meaningless on this car. Maintenance is most important, and a good mechanic. These cars can go to 1,000,000 miles actually. I think it's in the world record book. The car drives like a sports car. The car is very heavy, so get the S500, not the weaker S430 or S300, there too weak to pull this much weight. And get black interior.
Burlwood dash, keyless entry, vacuum doors/trunk, solid heavy duty feel, sports car like drive in V8 (S500 only), parking assist, electric rear sun visor. Double pane glass.
It's perfection. Maybe make replaceable parts more affordable, but then it wouldn't be a BENZ!