Date registered: Mar 2008
Vehicle: 2003 S500
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I do have to admit the car looks sharp!
A few observations:
-No xenon headlights, but the upgrade was already discussed.
-i see it has the proximity sensors in the front bumper, that's a nice upgrade.
-Wood steering wheel,looks good but i personally don't find it practical, because of lack of grip and too cold in the winter.
-After-market wheels;that could be a good or bad thing. Good if they went to all the trouble to upgrade the wheels,maybe they fixed the struts at the same time.Bad, if they only put on the fancy wheels for looks, and neglected to address the obvious problems or contributed to making them worse.
Overall, good, nice , clean looking car, if you like the color combination.
Good luck with whatever you decide and make sure you turn on and off every button twice, check it at an independent and meticulous mechanic that's familiar with Mercedes and triple check the paperwork for maintenance, repairs and recalls.
Airmatic compressor and Hela relay ~$600 . Instrument cluster(quoted $1200)-$0 Dealer recall
Rear differential seals & fluid ~$850 . 2 Michelin's MXV4 ~$500 . Alignment & Service A~$300. Windshield OEM(quoted $1200)-$0 Insurance
Fuel filter $150 . Brake fluid $90 . Steering wheel $200 . LR airstrut(quoted $700)-$450 Arnott . Engine air filter(quoted $90)-$60 installed myself