Date registered: Dec 2017
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Lexus LS430 owner thinking hard about 2013 S550
All, good morning. I guess I am a loyal Lexus fan. I am on my second LS. I currently have an 2004 LS430 with 244,000 miles on the clock. It is time for a new car even though the LS430 is still running fine. I was pretty much considering a 2013 LS460, but have been a little hesitant because the body styling of the LS460 is boring and uninspiring. On the other hand I have lusted after a MB S class. I love the styling with the flared / muscular rear side panels. Anyway I noticed that I can buy 2013 S550 for roughly the same price as a LS460, which surprised me. I have previously shied away from pre-owned MB because of purchase cost and the "horror" stories regarding maintenance. However with a 2013 S550 in the same price range (as ls460) with 50K miles, I wonder if now is the time. I have taken good care of my LS430, most of it's service has been with the dealers. If I get a 2013 S550, with an extended warranty plan can I expect to put 10 years 150,000 plus miles on it and remain financially solvent? I'd appreciate thoughts of S class owner that have had their car for quite a while and put lots of miles on the beast. I have read the thread regarding high mileage owners, which does not seem to be many, which gives me some pause for concern. Thoughts?