1988 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 560 SEL 5.6 from North America
The W126 may be the best car ever built by any manufacturer
Gas tank seam leak.
Minor coolant leak (cheap repair).
Heated seat relay. $25 for a used part on eBay that works perfectly.
Rear windshield delamination caused the rear defroster to not work on the top half. New windshield replaced for about $200.
Chrome insert from front bumper rusted; replaced with NOS.
Rear power window motor replaced with a used part.
Hood insulation replaced.
Fuel pump relay, $110 total parts and labor.
Fuel pressure regulator replaced due to a small gas leak. New OEM part was $280 parts and labor.
Front and rear suspension repairs, totaling under $1000.
The best car I have ever owned; I love it.
Cruises down the highway at 85 like a locomotive; great car for a long road trip.
Repairs have been very reasonable using an independent Mercedes mechanic.
Transmission, engine, braking, and steering are all flawless; hard to believe it's a 25 year old car with 150,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th September, 2013