Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Sedans > S-Class (W220)
2007 S430 vs 2002 S430 >

2007 S430 vs 2002 S430

Notices
S-Class (W220) 1999-2006: S 320 CDI, S 320, S430, S 500, S 600

2007 S430 vs 2002 S430

 
Old 08-11-2016, 11:54 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Washington State
Posts: 26
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2002 Mercedes S 430
2007 S430 vs 2002 S430

I am looking at a 2007 S430 and thinking about selling my 2002 S 430. How much better is the 07 compared to the 02? I know the 07 had an updated Nav system and HID headlights but is there any improvement in the Airmatic system? Any improvement in reliability?
Thanks
bud1326 is offline  
Old 08-12-2016, 12:09 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Jack_88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: California
Posts: 506
Received 22 Likes on 22 Posts
2018 C300
Do you mean 2006? 2007 was a new car entirely, and the S430 disappeared from the lineup.
Jack_88 is offline  
Old 08-12-2016, 03:21 AM
  #3  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Washington State
Posts: 26
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2002 Mercedes S 430
He said 2007, I assumed it was a 430, must be a S550.
bud1326 is offline  
Old 08-12-2016, 10:50 AM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Jack_88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: California
Posts: 506
Received 22 Likes on 22 Posts
2018 C300
Originally Posted by bud1326 View Post
He said 2007, I assumed it was a 430, must be a S550.
I'd ask the W221 forum, they will have more information on the model, with a number of them having been former W220 owners.
Jack_88 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
bud1326 (08-13-2016)
Old 08-14-2016, 03:39 PM
  #5  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,066
Likes: 0
Received 179 Likes on 174 Posts
Mercedes
The 2007 is the newer design w221 car and does not come as s430
Only s550 in the USA in 2007
2006 was the final year of the s430 , they are good cars

The early 2007 s550 had an engine problem that was subject of a class action

https://eclaim.kccllc.net/caclaimforms/mse/faqs.aspx#q5
and later models were improved , only some 2007 models were affected but verify any purchase before buying to see if that car is affected
tusabes is offline  
The following users liked this post:
bud1326 (08-14-2016)
Old 08-23-2016, 12:51 PM
  #6  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
w220 s320 CDI Facelift 2003 - Customised
Dear sir,

I dont know u, but from what i read u seem to buy pre-facelifted version.

If u upgrade try to get the w221 facelifted. Tons of upgrades. Otherwise stick to ur mighty w220. I think it ages better, especially the facelifted ones ! If u want reliablity in an S classe, convert to coil suspension. Thats the most close to reliable.
YounesBenz is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 08:44 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Jack_88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: California
Posts: 506
Received 22 Likes on 22 Posts
2018 C300
No point in converting preemptively, of course.
Jack_88 is offline  
Old 08-24-2016, 06:48 AM
  #8  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
w220 s320 CDI Facelift 2003 - Customised
Originally Posted by Jack_88 View Post
No point in converting preemptively, of course.

And thats the milion dollar question in my view. A good working airmatic system is superb, iv driven mine for 8 months before the compressor faded out followed by 2 struts and valveblock...

If u travel a lot, its just a matter of time and it will fail. And the sad thing is, we dont decide WERE it failes ! A nice momentum is on friday night, standing before ur house after a hard week of work...

But it can also fail if u just departed on a 2400 km trip wich i undertake every year from the Netherlands, driving to Morocco on Holiday.

Greetsz
YounesBenz is offline  
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: 2007 S430 vs 2002 S430


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: