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#1717 of 2088 Re: Mercedes corrosion S-class [stroudman]
May 01, 2005 (12:27 pm)
Yes, I am the second owner, with a purchase thru a private agent. While the "too bad" answer is acknowledged, I am more than a bit surprised at the 50K mileage warranty for corrosion. My family's committment to Mercedes is corroding too.
We've got 3 more (#2 1995 E-class with no corrosion, and a 1987 300-D with a bit of corrosion and 430K miles, so I'm pretty forgiving of that one).
Several mechanics have looked over this 2001 and all say they have never seen anything like this on a Mercedes. I purchased in November and it showed "perfectly" with 47K mikes. The mechanics looked all over for signs of being "sunk", but none exist. Oh well, I'm biting the bullet and moving on to another vehicle.
Thanks for the reply.... Leo
#1718 of 2088 2001 S430 MB INFO
May 10, 2005 (7:28 pm)
I am driving a Nissan Maxima 2000 with my last two payments. The car still a dream without fault of any kind with 47,000 miles. As I am 60 yrs old and never own a Mercedes Benz it was my goal to buy a second hand may be 2001 S430 MB with 38,500 miles for statue and prestige because i will take an early retirement and will not drive much. But after reading a few comments in this forum i am so confused. Please someone reply and tell me should I be happy continue driving my free and clear Maxima or look for a 2001 MB S430 around $34,000.00 and spend time in the service department? Thank you
#1719 of 2088 Re: Vibration problem at 60 to 80 mph [gleung]
May 10, 2005 (7:41 pm)
I will rotate my tire or change the front tires before put anything else in your mind.
#1720 of 2088 New discussion for European Flagships formed
May 13, 2005 (7:10 pm)
Hello, please be invited to make comments in a forum composed of European flagship sedan owners. Stop by to compare notes and share experiences!
High End European Luxury Cars
May 24, 2005 (4:43 pm)
I purchased a 2000 CPO S430 , 60,000 miles a month ago ( first benz 27 years old), since then a new command system has been installed, three days at the shop. Yesterday my STS light was going off and on, today the "brake liner see dealer" light is on. After reading your comments, I am now panic stricken. If I need new brakes and/or pads, shouldn't the dealer have fixed that BEFORE selling me this glam machine, with the big 150 point cpo inspection? I am wondering what they are going to tell me. Should I insist that they foot the bill, being that I have had the car for a month. I am afraid to ask you how much this will be to repair. I think I got a good deal, paid 28k (58,000 miles) CPO warranty one year, however, i am beginning to wonder if these problems are a glimpse of worse to come.
Please any advice would help me out, I love the car but I am certainly not familiar with the costs of repairs (those not covered under my cpo warranty).
#1722 of 2088 Re: 2000 S 430 [hilaryh]
May 24, 2005 (8:21 pm)
Well to be brutally honest a 2000 model year S-Class is troublesome car. It was the first year for a totally new and complex Mercedes. I'm not sure what to advise you. Get everything checked out and hope for the best or getout of it now while still under warranty, or sell it the minute the warranty expires.
Yes they should have fixed the brakes as part of the certification process. I'd insist that they pick up the tab.
If "Stroudman" is reading the board he can help you further on this.
#1723 of 2088 You know better Merc
May 25, 2005 (7:37 pm)
Every Mercedes 1st year model is troublesome and the 2nd,3rd,4th,5th, and maybe they'll get right like in the 6th model year of the ML.
May 26, 2005 (4:32 am)
Haven't herd Mercedes doing much to promote this new model....It's tempting...I always thought the S back seat was just a bit roomier than I'd ever need-my children are two. But all of the complaints here have turned me a bit cold...I'd love to read a few more posts of owners of the current S-Class who are in bliss over their cars-which is where a $70,000 car should be taking you...anyone?
#1726 of 2088 2001 S500 and 2006 S500 4-matic
May 26, 2005 (4:23 pm)
I purchased an '01 S500 in Sept. of 2000. I just traded that car for an '06 S500 4-matic. I had 72000 miles on the '01 before trading it. I had no major issues with the car. It was very reliable for me. I can not say the same thing for the 2000 ML320 I currently own. On the ML320, Mercedes replaced the motor under warranty at 37000 miles due to oil consumption. I have owned 5 different Mercedes cars in 10 years. The worst by far has been the ML since it started using just under a quart of oil every 1000 miles. But the '01 S class has been very reliable; however, many people have had electrical problems with the early years of the W220 body style (2000-2006 model year). I hope the 2006 S500 has all the bugs worked out of it since many people seem to have the same problems (Command system, air shock problems, electrical problems,etc.). I thought about waiting for the 2007 (new body style) S Class but with the first model year of any new Mercedes in the past 10 years, Mercedes record of reliability has been very bad. So, I bought the final year S Class hoping the bugs are worked out.