DerW220
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3/16/20
8:24 PM
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Yeah, it was a different supplier I’m sure. The perforated Platinum leather was a bit softer and more pliable than the other leather (like the LS and therefore is less susceptible to the common tearing), but I’m sure if the car was driven enough and the leather not maintained it’s probably able to get terrible. If the

3/16/20
7:49 PM
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The Platinum series was the best S160 Aristo to me. The Platinum added more than trim. It gave you upgraded leather (much better than the standard leather) and very nice bird’s eye maple wood trim in addition to the black chrome. The wheels have the better ride quality of the base trim and have aged better. I have a

3/16/20
7:43 PM
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Platinum badges can still be ordered at the dealer. Not many were made so it's probably original inventory.

2/14/20
5:06 PM
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It likely is a combination of the tensioner pulley failing and an oil/coolant/power steering leak and the fluid being heated (if there was such smoke). First thing I would do is measure fluid capacities to catch a leak and listen with a stethoscope on each bearing. 

2/7/20
8:06 PM
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Gotta love the white knighting for Tesla by the Tesla cultists.

1/28/20
3:22 AM
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All of these engines will burn oil rather quick (at varying rates of quick): When it’s faster it’s because usually the PCV system or turbo drain line seals are neglected (or eventually turbo rebuild). I’m telling you most mechanics aren’t familiar with these cars and the specific design issues so, unless your mechanic Read more

1/26/20
8:52 PM
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Front sway bar links go the quickest on these. Consider replacing if they haven’t been. The power steering lines also love to leak. Inspect and monitor reservoir occasionally. And, of course, these engines do burn some oil so be prepared.

9/11/19
2:52 PM
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Whoever's bright idea it was to include this atrocious design trim (let alone the designer itself) should be fired and never hired again. That single trim piece ruins the 90 for me.

8/28/19
11:28 AM
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China has many requirements for foreign investment in the country, of which many you probably aren’t familiar with. Vietnam is cheaper and less unstable than China anyway. What company today would want to invest in China operations unless they were absolutely required to?

8/28/19
11:19 AM
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Bingo! The ignorant (blind Trump-haters) will glorify the CPC if it makes orang man look even slightly fiendish. Too bad for them that he is 100% correct in his approach in dealing with the CPC and tactics involved. CPC leaders are the worst people alive. It doesn’t take much effort to be literate in this subject.

7/23/19
7:18 PM
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Tencent Picture's involvement is enough for me to boycott it. Shameful CCP influence.

7/18/19
6:27 PM
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Ever heard of a surprise? Tired of all these people wanting attention and taking the storm away from reveals. 

7/9/19
3:22 PM
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If that’s the case then the leaked interior CAD images from a Model S/X (the story from Electrek) must have been from the next generation cars entirely (assuming the current-gen refresh wasn't cancelled). Even worse of a leak for them.

7/9/19
3:19 PM
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They're taking a play from Nissan it seems...

6/20/19
3:32 PM
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Yeah... You had an S600. With ABC. They did not have the M113. If you had the 7-speed it’s worse as well. If a facelift, the COMMAND-APS was also much less reliable. Read more

6/20/19
3:09 PM
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I’ve had mine for 8 years now and just disagree. You attached a picture of a facelift (I call them W220.2). The retrofit of projectors into a housing designed for reflector headlights is what makes those look bad. The pre-facelift (the one Bruno Sacco approved) is my favorite.

6/20/19
2:59 PM
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Late 220 more reliable? Still believing this myth? Not true at all. ABC (much more prominent on facelift cars) is awful and more expensive to work on compared to Airmatic. Even the COMAND 2.5 system proved more reliable than COMAND-APS.

6/20/19
2:49 PM
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The 220 facelift has not aged well for me. Original form is still more elegant than 221. 

6/20/19
2:43 PM
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The M113 was made for simplicity, cheaper production, etc., and focused on reliability. The 220 wasn’t a step backwards in any sense. It is still one of the most innovative cars in automotive history. More than 300 patents alone for the 220 and the crew tasked with designing just the management systems (even Read more