Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: '00 E430 Sport, '01 SLK320
Location: S.E. Minnesota
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Based upon my experience owning a 2000 E430 Sport and a 2001 SLK320 both with less than 45Kmiles, I would jump at the chance to own your friend's Grandparents 2000 S500. What a car, check out the turning circle, the B pillar vents for the back seat, all the leg room, the big trunk, what a cruiser.
As with any used car it is all about condition, condition, condition. If you can find the service records it will go a long way in telling you how the car was maintained and serviced. Also check out the W220 forum, there will be lots of great info there.
I bought the E430 last May with 31Kmiles on it and have had no problem putting 11Kmiles on it. It is time for the A service. After reviewing the service records, I also plan to get a radiator, brake and transmission flush. I will also have the spark plugs pulled and serviced. My guess is you might be looking at similar service.
W210 - Black and Black '00 E430 Sport
R170 - Cream and Salsa '01 SLK320