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#8 of 50 need info on service of 1999 S320
Jul 23, 2005 (1:30 pm)
My car was totalled from the flood and my banker has offerred me a 1999 Mercedes S320 with 152K miles for $13K. It runs smoothly, but there are 3 lights on - one ARB which supposedly has to do with the "lifts" and which the dealer that is cleaning it up for the bank, said should self correct with driving, but it hasn't; one for the air bags and one with a light symbol to the left of the stearing column. The glove compartment won't unlock and they don't have the "auto" remote, so I can't look at the book. The right side mirror is unstable and the cup holder won't collapse.
The bank says they will service it and fix the obvious. Could someone please tell me what service I should be asking for - I used to have a mb and the timing chain alone was 3K when I had to replace it. They tell me this car will go 500K miles...is this true if properly serviced? Any information would help and can someone tell me if there is any way to get a remote for this vehicle without paying $700 for it through mb? I'd like to have it if I could get a feel for the service issues.
#9 of 50 Re: need info on service of 1999 S320 [lealaw]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 23, 2005 (3:46 pm)
Since this is the pricing discussion, you'll have better luck in our regular Mercedes-Benz S-Class discussion, where you'll find other owners of this vehicle.
Host, Future Vehicles & Smart Shopper discussions
#10 of 50 Re: is this a bad idea?? buying a 2001 S430 139,584miles [legendman]
Sep 13, 2005 (4:51 pm)
"If you are willing to buy a car with such high mileage, consider a Lexus LS430 instead. Even if the car were to need major repairs (doubtful) they would be far less costly. You would still be getting a luxury car."
Hmmmm, not sure about that either. You'll have airbags fail on a Lexus, $1500 per wheel. The display on the radio and climate will fail, hundreds more, the power steering will leak on the alternator, taking out the alternator - there are issues on an old Lexus too. Not saying they're not good, just not perfect as is sometimes implied. At high mileage, anything is gonna cost ya.
If you have $23,000 to spend, you could get an 04 Lincoln LS, an 02 Jaguar S-Type, or about an 02 C-230 frankly, that would give you quite a bit of life. I do agree - that S-430 is for someone who has money for repairs.
#11 of 50 Re: Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [kirstie_h]
Oct 04, 2005 (3:57 pm)
Onthe subject of price....overall cost I mean.
If am considering a 2001 s430 with 45k miles for $22k. Surface research indicates that is a fair price, but are there glaring issues with this year/model I should factor in?
#12 of 50 Hunting for 2003 MB S430
Dec 17, 2005 (2:15 pm)
I am looking for a 2003 MB S430 with intention to buy early next year. I have found one with the following specs. on line and will appreciate any suggestions about the asking price of $45999.
This vehicle is white with front and rear heated seats, ventilated front and rear seats, keyless go distronic and parktronic automatic transmission, trunk closer, sport package, xenon lights, dynamic seating, rear air climate control, side and rear sunshades, 4matic, 4place seating, moonroof, 18 inch alloy MB wheels, Leather, Wood and chrome trim, Hands-free communication, cd changer, navigation system, and Bose audio sound system.
Any suggestions that you will be really appreciated.
#13 of 50 Brand New S350
Mar 07, 2006 (8:02 pm)
I just bought a new S350 with Keyless Go, Elec Trunk Opener, and CD changer for $53,500. What is anyone else's experience?
Apr 11, 2006 (6:25 pm)
Just bought my wife a 2003 s430 for 41000 grand its seems clean in and out we are really stoked it just feels like the rug is gonna be yanked from under us .. we never owned a mercedes and we hear everything is double price when something goes wrong,, weve taken out extended warranties aside from the existing one from the manufacturer. any unforseen problem possiblities or irregular consistantcys that members may have heard of please advise thnx guys!!
#15 of 50 advise on whell package?
Apr 15, 2006 (7:40 am)
hi guys looking for chrome rims for my s430 2003? any ideas something maybe in 17" or 18" chrome. but dont like the 'star' look my wife will be driving it to work so i dont really want to get into low profile but yet we want the big wheel look maybe 19"..please help.
#16 of 50 Re: Wifey's new wheels [detroitlions]
May 03, 2006 (4:32 am)
We had a 2003 s430 and it hooked us Mercedes. We traded in an 01 Lexus LS430.
The only problem we had while we owned the S430, was the auto leveling had to be fixed once ... under warrantee. Not other issues whatsoever. Great car! Good luck.
#17 of 50 MB S500 6-CD Changer 'No Magazine' error
May 03, 2006 (10:23 am)
I received this message display 'No magazine' when I tried to activate the cd in my 2002 S500. The cd magazine is in the changer located in the trunk, but if I try to eject it, it will not eject as well. Does anyone experience this problem with their cd magazine and could advice me on this? I took it to the MB dealership for an estimate to fix it and they say it'll probably be $1200k to change the whole unit. Any advice would really appreciated.