: I am considering a 95 s500 coupe with 70k clicks on the odometer. I might add, one of the most stunning car I have ever laid eyes on. I didn't consider one until one of my buddy bought a 97 s500 black on black. What a beauty!! He installed 18 inch chrome wheels and it looks like a million dollars! My concern is obviously the ownership experience, and cost of ownership. Let me be reasonably fair here, I know that stepping into this plate is going to cost more then owning a toyota or honda. My concern is that will it really break the bank as far as service intervals, tune-ups, etc... is concern. One would one wonder a car that retails over $100k brand new should be built well enough to withstand the test of time. Any owners out there with comments (good or bad) would like to share in their experience on the car would be greatly appreciated.<p>Thanks a million,<br>Sonny <p>I own/love one of these cars too. I think you're wise to consider the complications! By my count, there are about 96 controls which can be reached from the driver's seat.<p>To an engineer (very conservative thinking), that means that something is going to go wrong and it will take somebody smart to figure it out. Maybe I've been lucky, in that I've had no problems with my car other than the motor mounts. They were'nt cheap, but what the hey? Driving this car makes me feel like the king of somewhere, so it has been worth it. Sum of costs for the two engine mounts, plus one transmission mount was around $900. Not too bad for a 5 year old car.<p>Other than that, one set of tires.<p>Color me happy.