Mercedes-Benz S320 - Any Good or Money Pits?!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 300CE, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. 300CE

    300CE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,475
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Location:
    Sidcup, Kent
    Car:
    1990 300CE
    I quite like the look of these and they seem to be getting cheaper and cheaper. Are they any good or should they be avoided at all cost?!

    Many Thanks in advance chaps.

    Just found this from flicking through the eBay ad's:

    2001/Y Mercedes-Benz S320 auto 4dr Silver **MASSIVE SPEC** | eBay
     
  2. s500colin

    s500colin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,338
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Location:
    Southampton
    Car:
    S 500L / Toyota Landcruiser Amazon 50th Anniversary Ltd Edition
    Might be very cheap but no mention of any service history and what massive spec looks like std S class SWB
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Benzowner

    Benzowner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,603
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Location:
    Bristol
    Car:
    Qashqai Acenta Premium 1.6Diesel
    I used to own an S320 petrol, averaged around 21mpg, 33+ on a run. Bought mine from a main dealer with very low mileage, 8 nyears old with less than 36k on the clock with one previous owner. I knew things would probably go wrong with such low mileage so made sure of a good main dealer warranty. The lis is as follows, the main pully broke down and smashed through the sump (£1500 worth of damage) covered by warranty and a known issue that should have been fixed before I bought the car. I guess the car you are looking at, the pully would have been replaced. The cats on the exhaust packed up, probably because of the low mileage, and again because of the low mileage, the front disc callipers were replaced as was the non functioning comand, All this happened under warranty, after that, I had three years very pleasurable motoring. The only other thing, they do rust, not as bad as the E Class, mine had rusty arches and door bottoms which cost me around £700 to have put right. Woukd I buy one again, yes
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. brigadier

    brigadier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    715
    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    500E
    Only thing that scares me about them is AIRMATIC. :dk:
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. OP
    OP
    300CE

    300CE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,475
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Location:
    Sidcup, Kent
    Car:
    1990 300CE
    Many Thanks for the info chaps! It's the replacement costs of parts for newer cars that worries me nowadays, although my best mate would do the work for me so the labour element would be removed.

    I'd have to have a long think about whether it would be cost effective to move over from an older motor that is simple to work on and so far, pretty bullet proof.....hmmm!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.