Dr Nik Greene has written many feature articles and regular copy for classic car and club magazines in the UK and France; this is his first car book. When not working as a criminologist he prefers to spend his time in the Limousin area of France where he has a property with ample barn and workshop space for his cars. Apart from the Mercedes 560SE and the Mercedes G-Wagen, his stable also includes several classic Citroens and Renaults.. The Mercedes 126 S-Class of 1979-91 remains the most successful premium class saloon in the company's history and is considered by many to be one of the best cars in the world. More than quarter of a century after the last one left the factory, close to a quarter of all 126s remain registered throughout the world. This book will enable you to avoid the most common pitfalls and faults that otherwise can ruin the ownership of a 'Sonderklasse'. Packed with the sort of advice only normally obtainable from years of experience, it will act as your own personal marque expert. Specifications and valuations are included along with a detailed guide to buying the best car at the right price, and finally, how to keep your 126 fresh and reliable.
Not just a load of pretty pictures I received this today. I haven't read it all. It's packed with useful information. What I have read is clear, informative and written in an easily accesible style. Great for me as I have long owned W 126 S Classes. Hopefully for those other marque owners Nik Greene wil produce a book for you too! Update: Having read further there are a couple of issues. SEC 5060m long p31 4935mm long p213 (Seems pedantic but I have a very tight garage, and detracts from the authoritative nature of the book.) Plus a few more typos. Not sure who proof read this book. BUT there is even more useful info than I first thought - the author clearly knows his 126's inside out - literally.
Every owner of a W126 or C126 should own at least one copy of this book What can I say except "WOW". I bought this book not really knowing what to expect but as soon as I started leafing through the pages I knew I'd got probably the most valuable resource for my newly acquired Mercedes C126! This book has all the issues that these cars experience documented in great detail with good photos and brilliant advice on how to fix things - who knew for example, the exact number of the paint I need to make the dashboard needles the correct colour again! I seriously can't recommend this book enough for anyone who owns or is thinking of buying a W126/C126! I may even order a second copy so I can have one in the car and one in the house!
Essential reading. This book is full of practical information for anyone who owns one of these cars. It will provide interest for the owner with no mechanical knowledge to a fully-trained mechanic (or should I say motor vehicle technician nowadays?) and everyone in between. I have had my 126 for less than a year and am still learning about it. This book is a valuable part of my toolkit. It contains information on the model's history, what to look for when buying, preventive and routine maintenance and repairs. There are clear explanations accompanied by colour photographs. It is printed on good quality paper and will look good on the coffee table in the lounge. I am currently half way through reading it. From what I have seen up to now I would recommend it to all 126 owners.
This is now the "go to" book for 126 Mercedes. Just received my copy and among all the buying guides that I have in my library, this one must be one of the most comprehensive, well written, generously illustrated. It certainly becomes the "go to" book for the topic (W126 S Class Mercedes) and for me, sets a high bar, a new standard, for anyone thinking of doing a specific model buying/maintenance guide. Very well done. Cannot wait for the next book.
Every W126 owner needs this book Had the book for over three weeks now, it's become an invaluable asset to assist maintain my 3 x W126's. Really appreciate the level of detail in "Routine Maintenance" section. Book has given me the impetus to take on jobs that really needed to be done. Quality of illustrations and pictures are impressive. Wish I had access to this book when I took on my first W126,
Best book of its type I’ve read I’d been nervous about buying a W126 Mercedes and so ordered this book in hope of some enlightenment. In short this book is excellent. Comprehensive with detailed spec information and useful selection of repair and maintenance jobs well described and illustrated with photos. Above all, and unlike other such books, it highlights risks but isn’t a pessimistic view - I feel more enthused than ever about buying a car but will take it with me to check all the risk areas. If in doubt just buy this book!
Must have reference for Mercedes owners. Well worth it if you own one of these cars or thinking of getting one. Some great detail and inspired me to get cracking with the little jobs. Attention to detail is excellent and high quality photos and diagrams help. Would love to see a second volume with some project focused guides, but this is a must have in my opinion.
A must for any W126 owner I have been obsessed by the W126 since it was launched in 1979 and thought I knew everything about it. This book has completely opened my eyes up to so much more information and detail that I simply didn’t know and is an absolute asset for any W126 owner.
A must have read. This book is a must have read for anyone interested in or lucky enough to be the owner of a 126 Mercedes, I worked as a tech at a Mercedes dealers in the 80s and can't recommend the book enough.
Must have for the SEC lover...... Excellent addition for the seasoned SEC owner be you a novice or pro, there's something here for all.
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