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R500 vs. R350
My wife is finishing her residency and we are trading in our trusted Honda Element for something safer and with more room for two carseats and travel. I've fallen in love with the R series and have seen some posts on benzworld comparing the R350 to the R500. I have just a few questions I'm hoping someone can help with. At first I was just open to getting the R500. Is the 500 that much more powerful than the 350? I've only driven the 350 and coming from the Element obviously the V6 was much more powerful.
But...if the 500 offered that much more power and torque...permagrin would follow. I do live in the mountains and whitewater kayak and will be taking this vehicle on several twisty "roads less traveled" by in search of rain swollen creeks in the hills.
Has the 500 been more reliable than the 350?
And last...when asking about some of the used R series models are there any questions or features to look for?
Thanks a ton. We're looking in the mid $20's for this first Mercedes and I'm really excited about the safety, style, features, and power I've been longing for. I just want to get the most reliable performance for our purchase. Any advice on the two models or the R series in general would be appreciated. Cheers...