Check the service records. If the trouble spots have been fixed or upgraded, the StarMark might not be necessary.zak - 1/31/2005 6:51 PM
Hello all, I have been a silent observer on this great forum for a while now as I amassed knowledge,learned the values/market and shopped for a used G.
I almost bought a 2000 G500 with 55k miles, but the current owner hadn't owned it very long, made vague references to the maintenance records which I never got to see and generally seemed too slippery. That was too bad because from what I read here the 2000 seems the best and most trouble free year.
I have a 2002 in my sights right now with about 44k miles from an MB dealer. To get a two year/100,000 mile starmark guarantee would add another $6,000. to the price.
This cheapskate would love to save the six grand, but am I being penny wise , but pound foolish, given all the stories about electronic parts failure, window guides breaking and handles coming off etc. ?
I could by a lot of door handles for six thousand $$$$.
If it hasn't already been done, compare the cost of a new (2003+) ECU and Instrument Cluster with the StarMark cost. Word has it that the new ECU and cluster fix a lot of problems. Several folks here have done this; and are very happy with the results.
Who was selling the 2000 G500?