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#10 of 49 Re: is this a bad idea?? buying a 2001 S430 139,584miles [legendman]
Sep 13, 2005 (5:51 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 49 Re: Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [kirstie_h]
Oct 04, 2005 (4:57 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 49 Hunting for 2003 MB S430
Dec 17, 2005 (3:15 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 49 Brand New S350
Mar 07, 2006 (9:02 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 (7:25 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 49 advise on whell package?
Apr 15, 2006 (8:40 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 49 Re: Wifey's new wheels [detroitlions]
May 03, 2006 (5:32 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 49 MB S500 6-CD Changer 'No Magazine' error
May 03, 2006 (11:23 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.
#18 of 49 Re: MB S500 6-CD Changer 'No Magazine' error [lauren12]
by kyfdx HOST
May 03, 2006 (6:57 pm)
Since this is a pricing forum, you might have better luck getting an answer to your question in the general Mercedes-Benz S-Class discussion..
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#19 of 49 Looking for help ELMER 3
May 05, 2006 (8:38 am)
I live in the Pittsburgh, Pa area 9 months of the year and central Florida 3 months of the year. Does anyone have any good experiences with dealers (both price and service ) in either of these areas. Thanks