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Your opinion - used s500 or CLK 320/430
Hey everyone, new to the forum here. Seems like you guys have a lot of knowledge on Mercedes. Well I'm getting rid of my truck and planning on getting either a used s500 or clk 320/430.
A little about myself, which may help when answering my questions. I am pretty fresh out of college, and am getting a job I will be commuting to (about 80 miles there and back) pretty much every day. I am single with no kids so am not much worried about the size of the back seat.
As the s500 is a more expensive car, I am wondering a few things.
- First, would you recommend getting an older s500 than a newer CLK 320/430? I'm sure there are a lot of things to take into consideration - such as mileage and options? But would appreciate if those who know about these classes can shed some light on the two cars.
-Secondly, Are there any years I should avoid on the two models? And if maintained well, how long do these two models engines/transmissions last before needing to be rebuilt etc. I'm wondering this because I may be looking at some with 100k or more miles. If this is a horrible idea, please feel free to tell me =)
Thanks for everyone who helps, I'll be checking the forum often. Hope to hear from you all.