1986 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review from Australia and New Zealand

1986 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 420 SEL W126 4.2 V8

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.2 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired188000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore


The car I always wanted to own and drive


Sun roof jams on closing.

General Comments:

The 420 SEL is luxurious and quiet with lots of power from the V8 engine, excellent ride and road handling.

I love the shape and finish of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2003

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review