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I currently own an S500. I am looking at used S500's (2001 - 2003). Any suggestion on a good year and max number of miles. Also any other tips while shopping around.
 

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I see that youre in Chicago. The best option here is bentley downers grove/luxury motors. I just bought my S500 here and they were a pleasure to deal with. They have like 40+ S Classes in stock so be sure to check this place out!

www.bentleydownersgrove.com
 

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There have been many discussions in the forums concerning reliability of the '00-'03 S500s. '00 was the first year of production - many, many problems. Reliability increases year by year. Also, the operation of many things is refined. Go for an '03. For more detailed info, just search the forum for S500 or W220 reliability.

You will also find that by sticking to the D2B fiber optic bus ('00-'03 in the S500), solutions to the frustrations with cell phones and iPod intregration can be simpler and less expensive than with the MOST bus used in later cars. If those are of concern to you, do a little searching on your own. There are MANY posts.
 
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