2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 Reviews
2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 Reviews and Owner Comments
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I bought my 2000 S500 used about 2 years ago. It had on the clock then 115000 miles, now 160k. So far in cost, $35.00 dollars for a crank sensor. I know at least 15 to 20 other folks that have these and they report not a problem out the norm. One person has over 190k an still going strong. Yes I do agree, to have bought one of these brand new, I would not spend that kind of money. Here's a suggestion(s) if someone out there is looking to get one of these vehicles. Make SURE to get the CARFAX on it. If the vehicle has been checked regularly, recalls taken care of, you should be fine. DON'T go buy a extended warranty. First fine 2 to 3 RELIABLE foreign mechanics that know these vehicles inside out. I have 4 just in case. Oil changes every 5000 Mobil 1. You can push it to 7500, but try to stick to 5000. And lastly. If you do have issues with your car, buy the parts ONLINE!!! DO NOT GO TO MERCEDES!! There mark up is ungodly. If you take care of any car, it will last forever. If you don't stay on top of ANY luxury car and don't have money to fix it when things go wrong, it's not the car, it's you.
It's hard to believe how difficult this car has been to deal with -- Mercedes should be embarrassed. Even my mechanic has empathy for me as this car has been a lemon from day one. On the upside, it is absolutely gorgeous. It is in the shop every month for the past two years. Luckily, I have an aftermarket warranty. Most problematic areas: 1) ABS/suspension 2) center console cup holder (design flaw -- i've gone through 4) trunk motor 5) seat systems, etc.