When the 2004 SAAB 9-5 Arc was purchased from the dealership last week, I had to find a different vehicle to drive. My wife was disappointed here that the SAAB was gone, but was wondering what I would bring home this time. Something in me wanted to try a Mercedes-Benz. The manager had been describing them to me as the best you can buy. So, I thought that it might be a good time to drive one as my demo vehicle.
One of the first things I do when I get a new demo, is to check the vital fluids. That night, when I stopped to fill-up, I popped the hood for a look. Amazing! The engine is tucked away close to the firewall, but there seems to be about 12 inches of room between the belts and the radiator! Compared to the access provided by most front wheel drive cars, this was a mechanic’s dream come true. There’s actually room to spare!