I should also add that try to never use the parking button on the end of the gearstick,always put on the electric parking brake,if you do not use this for a period of time it will seize up and that is expensive to put right.
The memory seats was one of the options I really wanted in the car. Not so much for different drivers but I usually have two settings. I'll have setting 1 set with the seat a bit more upright with the steering wheel higher and further forward. Setting 2 I use for long motorway drives so once I'm settled into a long run, I'll have the seat slightly further back, wheel a bit closer and the seat leaning back a little.You got a great car,the memory seat package,many do not have it,now some will say well I am the only person who drives the car so why have say two different seat settings so at a push of a button the seat is set for you,but there is a another very cool thing that happens if you have memory when you are parking the car select reverse and the nearside door mirror will tilt down so you can see the rear nearside wheel very handy given the size of the car and the cost of refurbing wheels.as I said great cars very cheap they have to be the bargain in the mercedes range and they do not rot,if you put that car in sport and give it some right foot the car will eat the road up.
Out of habit I always pop the car into neutral when parked, handbrake on and then P. I assume it rests on the handbrake rather than the parking pawl. Same as my old E Class. Definitely use the handbrake since it's there.I should also add that try to never use the parking button on the end of the gearstick,always put on the electric parking brake,if you do not use this for a period of time it will seize up and that is expensive to put right.
To be fair the car was in really good condition when I got it, part the reason I went for it. Only took a handful of things to get it looking newer. The wheels and the seats have lifted the car right up. The styling of these I think has aged really well, I don't consider it looking dated despite being 12 years old.Car looks immaculate! Hard to believe it’s over a decade old
Amazing job on this car!The styling of these I think has aged really well, I don't consider it looking dated despite being 12 years old.
It's likely the E will probably give you less bills although the S models really do present a lot of value from that era. I bought mine based on the condition but still spent a few quid getting it as close to new as possible, £700 on the leather, £400 odd on the wheels etc. But it's an awful lot of car for what I paid for it and to have it really tidy, it's somewhat comparable to it's new price.Amazing job on this car!
I think these look better today than when new, as the straighter lines back then were a relatively new departure.
I'm happy with my recent E350 CDI acquisition, but this thread is making me wish I'd gone for one of these or an S500. There's an S350 ex-embassy car for sale currently on the trader. One owner and 60k, 2006, £7495. I would hope that the car would often have been in secure locations, and therefore fewer body work issues, but who knows.
It's basically got sticky backed plastic on the underside. I used the same type of thing for my E Class and it stayed put. Seems to be fine in the S too.Hi Alex,
How did you fit the foot rest? It doesn't sit well with my that in my E, I'm just resting shoes directly on the carpet; not even on the floor mat!