Found used vehicle for sale. on 2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4MATIC

I am thinking of buying a used 04 s430 for my wife. I usually perform my own vehicle maintenance. Am I going to be able to do this with a MB. I do not want a vehicle maintenance nightmare here. I was hoping for a little fun.

by in Morris, IL on January 22, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on January 22, 2011
It all depends on your experience and ability. If you mean oil changes and brake jobs, that's probably not much different than simpler cars, but myself, being a retired mechanic with 35 years experience, I'd want to be sure about any type of maintenance involving the 4matic or differentials, etc before I touched anything I wasn't familiar with. German cars, and especially 4matic types are complex and not like cars built in "the old days." Get a good manual on the car and get to know a MBZ specialist on a friendly basis so you can get information about things you (or I) would not expect. Here's a directory link for you:
COMMENT by on January 22, 2011
Thanks Superbob. Brakes, oil changes, belts, tire rotation anti-freeze and the sort. Transmition, differentials, not my cup of tea. What about the air ride suspension. Is this a big problem for reliability? justlooking
ANSWER by on February 02, 2011
you can buy my for 16000 t has a 3 year

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