by peter on Nov 12, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320 LWB 4dr Sedan
I bought this car new in 1997 and had a few repairs over the years including transmission and a few other costly repairs took out insurance a few years ago and helped w repair costs. In short Mercedes can make a more durable car but w all that this I hesitate to trade in the car. It is so reliable and comfortable and fast. I have brought up 4 kids in the car and it still looks like a new car when waxed. It also is an innately beautiful car in terms of styling. Rec form me get one and hold on you will work out repairs and then it will be cost efficient for the years held. There is no other 6 cyl with 14 mpg that gets this performance going to an 8 is something I would never do
by Mark S on Oct 10, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320 LWB 4dr Sedan
The LWB S320 is my second Mercedes (replacing a 300E) and I hate to even consider trading it off. It is smooth, quiet although not a rocket off the line, it will hit highway speeds of 125 plus without issue. I hit and totaled a U-Haul truck that ran a red light several years ago and the Mercedes kept me safe and sound. The car was repaired and continues to be a great daily driver. I highly recommend buying and keeping a well maintained Big Body Benz. My wife enjoys driving the S320 as much as her Lexus especially on longer trips. I'm nearly 6'6" and I can tell you this is a great choice for a tall person wanting something besides an SUV or truck.
by joel1030 on Mar 17, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320 LWB 4dr Sedan
I leased this vehicle with low mileage
from my business partner who had it for
4 years. It has been reliable with few
problems. (However, the problems are
expensive to get fixed once they
occur.) I would highly recommend this
car if you want top quality and willing
to pay for the maintainance. Will be
getting my business partners 2002 Lexus
LS 430 nest year and will miss Mercedes
The uber-Mercedes are not changed much in anticipation of the cars' imminent replacement. BrakeAssist and BabySmart appear in the lineup, but the S320s don't receive the V6 engine that now powers the E320, instead, continuing with the inline six.
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