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Maintenance History on 2005 S430

Ive been leasing MB E-Class every 2 years since 2003 but the most miles I've driven any of them was 25K with never more than a very minor issue. Now due to this crazy doubling of the car tax in California, I've had it, and Ive decided to buy a 2005 S430 with 70K miles. My dilema now is I want to get Maintenance service contract but not sure if I should get no warranty, minimum or maximum, which is a hefty cost.

Ive searched the web but it seems that 2005 up has been very reliable but I they never mention about the mileage. can anyone give me some idea of what maintenance issues you've had or heard about to help me decide.

I have to close my contract in the next week so a quick reply would be appreciated.

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Try the W220 forum (scroll down it's under sedans). That's where the actual owners hang out and you'll get more and quicker answers than here (General Mercedes-Benz).

In the mean time, I would look for a CPO (certified pre-owned) S-Class. Unless the guidelines have changed, one with 70,000 miles qualifies unless there are some serious issues that the dealer cannot or will not fix. That mileage is pushing it a bit though. I think the ideal CPO is one right out of new car warranty (4 years in service, 50,000 miles).

Good luck.

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