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Post 2nd Time Owner from Southern California.

Hello, I just took the plunge yesterday and bought a used 2000 S430, White with the gold trim package. Has about 90k miles, got her for 16k out the door. I am going to buy an extended service contract on her for 2 years or 20k miles just to make sure.

In the 90's I bought a 300SD Turbo Diesel and after a while starting having all types of problems from Air Conditioning always going out, to door locks, windows, transmission, etc.

I was actually going to buy a 05 Cadillac Deville today with only 57k miles with the built in GPS, but the guy at that lot told me I should go with the Mercedes when I called him to tell him I was trying to decide between the two.

I am paying cash so I will go in on Tuesday after the holiday and pay the remainder 14k for the car. The dealer is having everything serviced and they are fixing a couple of minor problems with the lights inside. They are also going to detail the car.

I am kind of concerned about some of the reliability issues I have read on here and other review sites. It appears that some have had great success with the car, others have had service nightmares. I hope that I got a good car. We will see.
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