1995 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320 3.2L I6 from North America
Solid, safe, reliable, and a joy to drive
Nothing but normal wear and tear. I serviced or replaced the following:
Tires, went from Les Schwab to Michelins; what a difference. With wheel alignment and nitrogen fill $564.
Brakes: rotors and pads about $600. Master brake cylinder, $164.
New wipers $85, ouch! But the main wiper is not your standard wiper arm.
Right front turn signal (driving along one day and the lens cover just flies off, that was weird).
When I got the car it shifted VERY hard so I had the transmission oil changed along with the filter and what a difference! Shifts like new.
In the future I want to replace the Bilstein shocks and new coil springs, and get custom fit sheep skin seat covers for the front.
I inherited the car from my father-in-law who was the second owner. When I got it, I wished it had more power like the V8 models, but what I've noticed as time goes by all the V8 models are in the salvage yards and the straight sixes just keep going; they're easy to service and this car has become our daily driver and I don't hesitate to drive it across the state. Also with the weight, 4600lbs empty and the traction control, it blew me away at how well it does in snow. It's a joy to drive, plus there is the added benefit of safety; this is a big, heavy and very safe car to put my family in.
In fact I've become so accustomed that I doubt I'll go back to a lesser car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th August, 2017