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Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Car Leasing, Sedan
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.
#1727 of 2088 Re: Response to Merc1 [ejerod]
May 28, 2005 (5:43 pm)
Have you ever heard of a caddy used to hold the hard top safely during summer months?
#1728 of 2088 Re: S350 vs E350 [rcf8000]
Jun 04, 2005 (11:43 am)
I have rcently procured a one owner, ( elderly fellow), 99 S420 with 57k miles. Previous owner bouhgt and serviced the car at the MB dealer from where I bought the car.
My question relates to an " extended warranty". Since the car is not new, MB will not provide a MB warranty; they will provide, ( sell) me a warranty thro' a third party. The cost for 36 months/36k miles is $4600.00
From my undersatnding, this is the same as buying a warranty from any number of companies that offer them. Assuming the issuing co is A++ rated as an insurer I think this is ok. The cost for 48 months/48k is $2400.00.
Any thoughts? It would seem to me that since MB are providing a policy via a third party then what is the difference?
Finally, can anyone recommend a company that sells extended warranties.
#1729 of 2088 Spy photo of new S Class
Jun 22, 2005 (4:59 pm)
This disguised photograph is said to show the soon to be released Mercedes Benz S-Class. The photo appears to be accurate except for the disguise applied around the fender/wheel area. I expect the real thing will be prettier.
#1730 of 2088 Re: Spy photo of new S Class [paldi]
Jun 22, 2005 (8:38 pm)