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WilliamKhoo
Posted on: 2013/7/28 13:12
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2013/7/23
From: Seri Kembangan
Posts: 38
Benz Model: Just sold
Message:
Thinking of getting a 300SE
Hi, guys.

My name is William Khoo. I am from Seri Kembangan and I'm thinking of getting a 300SE. Any advice?


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With best regards,

WILLIAM KHOO

owm
Posted on: 2013/7/28 16:55
Home away from home
Joined: 2012/5/4
From: Nusajaya
Posts: 1088
Benz Model: 1988 W126 300SE
Message:
Re: Thinking of getting a 300SE
Yes, get one! :D

What sort of advice are you looking for besides the obvious answer above? :P


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PyroManiac
Posted on: 2013/7/28 17:43
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2008/7/26
From: Kuching
Posts: 80
Benz Model: S124 300TE-24
Message:
Re: Thinking of getting a 300SE
When it comes to a W126, always get one! Easy to maintain, spare part availability is good and cheap and no other car has that "feel" when driving. Not even the new Benzes. You have lots of choice.
WilliamKhoo
Posted on: 2013/7/28 20:00
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2013/7/23
From: Seri Kembangan
Posts: 38
Benz Model: Just sold
Message:
Re: Thinking of getting a 300SE
Just want to know. I've not driven a W126 nor a W140. Are there any difference? Many told me me 300SE is more reliable. W140 S320 attracts my attention a lot. It's also cost more to own and to maintain. I am now trying to decide which car to buy. Both are great cars in my opinion.


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WILLIAM KHOO

owm
Posted on: 2013/7/28 21:21
Home away from home
Joined: 2012/5/4
From: Nusajaya
Posts: 1088
Benz Model: 1988 W126 300SE
Message:
Re: Thinking of getting a 300SE
Definitely got difference else it will be the same car

W126 had a 11 year cycle as a testament to its popularity and is more reliable as it is less complicated. The 300SE weighs only 1.6 tonnes for such a long car 5m and is a great highway cruiser. I like the timeless look and its simplicity making it easy and cheaper to maintain/own.

W140 is a technology tour-de-force with memory seats, vacuum suction doors, newer suspension geometry etc. The 320SEL comes in at a hefty 2.6 tonnes. It has tremendous road presence and is my favourite Sonderklasse after the W126 :D


Got to try both and make your own choice :)


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WilliamKhoo
Posted on: 2013/7/28 22:35
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2013/7/23
From: Seri Kembangan
Posts: 38
Benz Model: Just sold
Message:
Re: Thinking of getting a 300SE
Haha!!! Thanks. Got to find someone to let me test drive the cars.


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WILLIAM KHOO

Schenker
Posted on: 2013/7/28 22:51
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Joined: 2010/2/6
From: Johore Baru / Kulaifornia
Posts: 6220
Benz Model: W126 300SE C124
Message:
Re: Thinking of getting a 300SE
Yup
Agree with OWM
Before you make the plunge test drive as many 126 and 140 as you can


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Fo shizzle ma nizzle!
Schenk a.k.a Kunjisutra, President Of Kunjistan

WilliamKhoo
Posted on: 2013/7/28 22:57
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Joined: 2013/7/23
From: Seri Kembangan
Posts: 38
Benz Model: Just sold
Message:
Re: Thinking of getting a 300SE
Thanks for the advice.


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With best regards,

WILLIAM KHOO

owm
Posted on: 2013/7/28 23:03
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Joined: 2012/5/4
From: Nusajaya
Posts: 1088
Benz Model: 1988 W126 300SE
Message:
Re: Thinking of getting a 300SE
Should always test the actual car you are buying for an accurate feel of the unit in question. Test drive members cars to see how different owners prefer their setup :)

The W140 should be quieter, more comfortable and isolated in feel when on the move. Although the 3.2L M104 engine is way more powerful and torquer but the weight penalty makes it accelerate 0 to 100kmh slightly slower than the W126 300SE.

The W126 will be far more nimble, manoeuvrable and has that teutonic feel that has not been replicated by MBs after it If the W126 had a LSD and a manual gearbox, I can do donuts with it :P


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cantona
Posted on: 2013/7/28 23:04
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Joined: 2013/2/25
From: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 700
Benz Model: 1993 320CE
Message:
Re: Thinking of getting a 300SE
hi william,

my dad has a 1992 w126 300se and i get to drive it a fair bit. its a great car & beautifully engineered at the time when the car makers made cars to last. i can definitely recommend you on this model.

i just came back from a weekend kl/jb trip with a friend in is w140 320sel. i've driven a similar model a couple of times & it's another beautiful s-class. i was very impressed with the comfort & ride of the w140 & would similarly recommend one too.

so it's up to you. but it's important you test both models so that you know how each rides & drives. the w1140 will probably cost more to maintain, firstly from the rm3000 road tax vs the w126 rm2000, & from the greater electronics available on the w140.

finally, i suggest you try to look for a car owned previously by a car-lover, who is more likely to take good care of the car. a dato-owned or company-owned car doesn't necessarily mean it was well taken care of. get more views from the forum mercs on this site, and perhaps source the car from one of them as its likely its well taken care of.

hope that helps, good luck on your search & hope to see you enjoying your s-class soon.

cheers,
tom.
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