Date registered: Jun 2010
Location: Cypress, TX
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Considering first Benz, appreciate advice
Am new to this forum, so hopefully this post can be helpful to me and others.
I am considering purchasing my first Mercedes and have numerous questions and concerns.
Looking at used 2007-2008 E350, or maybe 05-06 S500. All in the 30k-60k mileage. Hope to keep it for about 10 years if pleased.
My biggest concerns are maintenance and repair costs. Am pretty mechanical so have always done routine oil changes on my vehicles, and most other mechanical work. Don't really trust anyone to work on my vehicles!
In my little research into service schedules looks like oil, filter, inspection, and other routine stuff I can do myself.
Just don't know about major problems, especially electronic. Have to see shop for that type of work.
Own 96 Lexus ES300 now, and had since 98, and NEVER been in a shop. Just done routine maintenance. Only has about 85K miles, but just aged. Drive very few miles, less than 6000 miles per year as work from home.
Just would like to know if I will be ok doing my own services, and other maintenance without a problem.
And, if the listed models above are good options considering the past poor reliability ratings.
Any other issues I should look at or recommendations.
Thanks VERY much, any, and all feedback appreciated.