I can identify with this. While I like my S430, it’s completely soulless compared to earlier models. Other than the hood star there is nothing, and I mean nothing, that makes it stand out among other cars.
As for crap I can’t say, as I haven’t had any issues with mine so far (knock on Zebrano or whatever it is they have in them now.) Mine was pretty well gone over by the previous owner and any issues addressed, so it’s in good working order with the exception of the parking brake, who’s release cable is screwed up somehow. I’ve been under the drive’s side dash twice to investigate, but for the life of me I can’t get close to the darned thing, there’s so much crap in the way. I’m just living with it, as much as it pains me. The car does run well and gets god gas mileage considering the size and weight. I pretty much get 20+ MPG a tank with about 50-50 mixed city/highway driving. It’s comfortable and has all the appurtenances you would expect in an S-class. It’s just not unique in any sense of the word. It might as well be a Ford Taurus in some respects. Dan > On Jul 26, 2015, at 10:15 PM, clay via Mercedes <email@example.com> wrote: > > My $0.02 is the E300 you already own. > > The newer Benz are crap. I am ashamed to say that I was heading to my S430 > in a parking lot and tried to get into a Kia sedan. The look and everything > just screams cheap korean car. The W210 is junk, and the W211 is not going > to be less plastic and kruft than the W220. I was getting 36mpg highway in > the W124. I doubt the newer diesels get anywhere near that distance > > > > clay > > 2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately & well tailored chap > 1974 450sl - Frosch - Two tone green > 1976 300D - Blei Vanst - it looks silvery > 1972 220D - Gump - She was green, simple and ran > 1995 E300D - Gave her life to save me against a Dame in a SUV > POS 1987 SDL - Beware Nigerian Scammers > > > > > > > > > On Jul 26, 2015, at 2:39 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: > >> If I were looking for a used MB diesel sedan, that is the most recent year / >> model I would buy. Terrifically low fuel consumption, powerful, quiet, >> reliable. >> >> I don't think they are quite as reliable as a 123, which is a relatively >> simple car, but for a modern car you can't do much better. >> -- >> Max Dillon >> Charleston SC >> '87 300TD >> '95 E300 >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com >> > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com