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Couple of questions regarding the R350

Any help is appreciated... I've never owned a Mercedes and currently drive a Volvo S60 but I've been researching and shopping for a '07 or '08 R350 as our new family ride (3rd kid just arrived). My questions are...

If the car has roughly 1 year of factory warranty left; is an extended warranty worth it? Been quoted roughly $2500 to $3500 depending on length and miles.

I may need to add a luggage rack on top for long trips. Can I do this if it has the panaromic roof or should I stay away from the roof in that case?

If I don't buy a certified pre-owned is there any benefit to buying a non-certified used on from a Mercedes dealer over just say a general luxury used car dealer?

Thanks in advance and looking forward to being a participant in this community...
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Honest John motor web pages in the UK have a running cost section, the R series came out very (painfully!) high on servicing. I would check the annual service costs at your local Merc dealer.

Panoramic roof - does it have roof rails? If yes then no problem.

There's been a lot of arguments in the UK about warrenty claims for electronic problems - I would ask a few tough questions of any dealer as the electrinocs can be very costly if they fail.
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