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Whats my 02 S500 worth?

I just bought an 02 S500 AMG with 111k to resale. I am curious what the market price for such a car is right now. Mine is a 1 owner TN car, no paint work and everything appears to be perfect, except the message center says I have a low tire but I don't. Car is silver with grey inside. Thoughts and opinions are welcome.
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AMG?

you said its AMG. or did you mean sports pkg?
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It says AMG

All I know is on the right side of the trunk lid it says AMG. Is there something more I need to look for?
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All I know is on the right side of the trunk lid it says AMG. Is there something more I need to look for?
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If I were going to buy a Mercedes to resell, I would, um, find out a little more about it so I could list it for sale properly.

Like maybe call MBUSA with the VIN# to check on options, get it inspected so you know what you are selling, etc.

Good luck, it sounds like you'll need it.
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This is more a general comment, and not specific to his thread:
IMO, sellers should research price before posting here.
This is not the place for price / value fishing expeditions.
It might actually be a good idea to consider the removal of sales posts without price.
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I appreciate all the kind encouraging words

I do not know how to remove my thread but I will research and try to do it asap. In the meantime if anyone can, please do so. For what its worth I bought the car $6000 under retail for a plain S500 with no options so I figured since mine was mint with all the keys, sun shades, navigation and the AMG (whatever) I was safe in my investment.

My sincere appologies to my critics.
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I just bought an 02 S500 AMG with 111k to resale. I am curious what the market price for such a car is right now. Mine is a 1 owner TN car, no paint work and everything appears to be perfect, except the message center says I have a low tire but I don't. Car is silver with grey inside. Thoughts and opinions are welcome.
Here's a guess....either its an S55 AMG, or its an S500 that someone put an AMG badge on. I don't think MB sold an S500 AMG model, unless you could get a bodykit and slap the badge on (no performance gains). Also, FWIW, that class is known for suspension issues with the air suspension, and at that mileage, I'd want to know its in great condition, as it can cost 4-5 figures to fix/replace.

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I just bought an 02 S500 AMG with 111k to resale. I am curious what the market price for such a car is right now. Mine is a 1 owner TN car, no paint work and everything appears to be perfect, except the message center says I have a low tire but I don't. Car is silver with grey inside. Thoughts and opinions are welcome.
I guess by now you have learned a rather painful lesson about buying things that you don't know much about on speculation. Sorry for your pain. Good luck with this.

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I do not know how to remove my thread but I will research and try to do it asap. In the meantime if anyone can, please do so. For what its worth I bought the car $6000 under retail for a plain S500 with no options so I figured since mine was mint with all the keys, sun shades, navigation and the AMG (whatever) I was safe in my investment.

My sincere appologies to my critics.
No reason to delete your thread, as comments were made in general.
You'll find a pretty knowledgeable and tech savy group of people here, ready to help with issues you may have.

Please click 'User CP' on the top tool bar and complete your personal profile with the car mod and location, to make it easier for members to respond.
The basics of the W126 'Welcome to the Forum announcement / tutorial re searching the forum archive etc applies to other forae as well.
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