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Should I buy a used R class?
I found this wonderful forum while doing some research. My wife and I are looking for a minivan/ crossover/ SUV type of a vehicle to purchase in the next 2-3 months. Other vehicles we have looked at are the Murano, Toyota Sienna, and a few others. To consider all options we expanded our search to more high-end vehicles, and we surprisingly found that a used R class falls into a similar price range as those 2 vehicles.
Does any one know why that is? This type of depreciation seems quite large. Is there any reason for this beyond high gas prices?
Can one gauge the reliability of such a new model? We usually drive our cars to about 120,000 miles. Is this reasonable to assume that the R-class will last this long without breaking the pocket book? Consumer Reports seems to slam all Mercedes vehicles in the last 8-10 years, showing severe electrical and breaking issues, among many other potential problems. I am curious how much there is Consumer Reports negative take on all Mercedes cars, or if Mercedes has addressed some of the more serious issues.
Do you guys recommend a warranty to hedge these potential risks, or are the warranties useless?
Is the 2007 R-class much better than 2006?
What are some of the issues you have had – both major and minor? What do you guys love or hate about this car? The R-class us absolutely gorgeous – inside and outside, and emotionally I want it. However, it has had very lackluster sales. When I think rationally about purchasing it, I have the questions above. Any insights and thoughts are greatly appreciated!
Thank you very much,