is 100,000 thousand miles to many on a 2002 S500


Asked by Jun 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM about the 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have a opportunity to buy a 2002 S500 with 100,000 miles on it from a second owner, it sounds and looks like she really took care of the car, I got her down to 7000. it needs two of the four catalytic converter. she said it is the lesser expensive ones. I 'm kind of worried about the 100,000 miles on it. I have been told that a 100,000 mile is nothing on this type of car if it's been keep up, so i guess that is my question to you is what type of life expectancy cant be expected on this type of car with keeping up with the required mantainence.

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At least another 15 to 20 years if not longer but beware the air ride might go out and also thats a great deal you can by it then take it to your nearest car dealership and trade it in.

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Mileage is really not an issue if the car is being maintained.The front suspension leveling system can create problems which are expensive to resolve,be sure that it works properly.

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Find out how much the catalytic converter first. Mercedes parts and labor is nor cheap....$7000 is just an average price if the car is in perfect condition, in this case the car needs repair, I would suggest not to buy it...unless you get it for around five thousand. The mileage is considered low mileage based in the national average.

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I ad a2003 s500 had an accident so I found a 2000 with 43000 k the only thing is the air shock I had almost all models this car is great not the best intirior the plastic but once you drive a Benz you don't want to go to another car I drove 1000 miles the comfort is a 10 and who ever says it breaks down its true all cars due I bought my son a2002 e class runs new 2 years later just brakes and oil change to me there are a lot of good cars but Mercedes is my choice and will always be

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