No Frills or Miles: 33k-mile 1994 S320

For all the low mileage Mercedes listed every day there are dozens more waiting to see the market, still being loved and cherished by their long-time owners. This 1994 S320 is a perfect example of one of these cars. It’s currently listed here on Craigslist out of New Rochelle, NY. Asking price is an easy $8,200 given the odometer displays only 33k miles. The seller notes only a few minor flaws but we’d recommend a good look at the photos and some history checks if you’re a serious buyer, this could turn out to be a great deal.

Although less desirable than the 8 and 12-cylinder counterparts, the M104 powered W140 is easy on the wallet and the gas pumps. Sure a little power is lost but once you’re sailing, this S-Class can’t be stopped. The seller doesn’t mention any maintenance history but other than the basics, this engine shouldn’t need much. We’d recommend asking for photos of each side of the engine along with an attempt to gather information about any wiring harness work. Unfortunately the ‘94 models could still be susceptible to the degrading harness which could render the car completely useless with a 5 digit bill.

The interior presents nicely with all original trim and accessories seemingly intact including the original floor mats, head unit, and lighter. Nothing looks terribly out of place and we wouldn’t expect much attention is needed here. Look closely and the next owner may even find a dollar or two under the driver's seat. Be sure to ask about HVAC operation along with blower noises and diverter valve noise.

The exterior is largely in the same boat with all panels appearing original and the only pieces needing attention are the bumpers due to a couple light scrapes. If the maintenance checks out and you don’t mind having an S Class without heated seats this should be a solid buy for anyone looking into a great daily or second car to maintain value or even appreciate a little.




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