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2000 Mercedez Benz S430 Dilemma!! Decision making buy or not

Getting one more deal:

-Awsome looking S430 with following VIN History:

March 2000: Sold and registered for personal use in New York State
Serviced at dealership (All six years at Mercedes Dealer in NY)
Sep 2006: NY Police was reported with Vandalism type act on this car
April 2007: Sold at Auction in Pennsylvannia
May 2007: Sold and registered for personal use in Virginia
July 2008: Involved in an accident and hit another car from behind, reported to Virginia Police
March 2011: Sold for personal use in Delaware

Now this Delaware owner is asking for 6.5 K and here are facts of car:

Miles: 207,000 Miles
Runs; great
Oil and other fluids: Loaded while next oil change is due in Sep 2011
Transmission: very smooth infact runs like new
Noise in Engine: no
Color of Engine Oil: Okay but oil change is due in sep 2011
Navigation: works
Alignment: good
Suspension: Good
Overall owners: 3

What to do with this deal?? I mean mileage is kind of high but if this owner sell it for 5000, will that be a fantastic deal??
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I heard the special shock absorbers was $1000 each on that car model.
3 previous owners, car was raped IMO.
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$5000 would be a good deal if the car had a better history (no accidents) and fewer miles. The S-Class is arguably the most expensive Mercedes to maintain and the 2000 entry year, and a couple after, were the most problematic for the W220. I would spend a little more and buy a better example.

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