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Old 15th September 2008, 02:55   #1
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Default 2001 Mercedes S-320 for 23L, Is it Worth it ?

S-320 2001 is offered for 23 lakhs.
done 44000 kms.
interiors are in good condition.
drives well
IS IT WORTH?
or will there be issues of mechanical problems?
or anything else that i should watch out for?
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Old 15th September 2008, 10:44   #2
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Demand to see the service history.
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This sounds to be like the Ring Road car thats for sale.

Like pointed out by Gungir paji, please do get the service history of the car. this would be to check if any accidents have taken place, the work done on the car and when was it last serviced. this would assertain if there is any mechanical trouble in the car. These cars do not give any trouble and the parts and service costs are on the higher side compared to other cars. I would suggest if you take the car to Mercedes service center to have it checked. it would be worth the extra cost.
We have an S500 from new in the family and never had any trouble with it. it has been with us for 7 or 8 years now. These cars need their regular service and would last a very long time.
20 or 21 lacs seems to be a good price for the car, you could negotiate for it.
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You'd need to be a brave man to buy this S320. The Y2000 - Y2003 S Class were amongst the most problematic. Not surprising as these were the initial production years of a highly complex car.

The additional 7 - 8 lakhs more for a 2003+ S350 will be money well spent. Get the facelift S350, it had a majority of the electrical / air suspension issues ironed out. 2004 - 2006 cars were the best and as reliable as an S-Class can be.
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Is this car at the Moti Bagh Fuel Station ?? It's been up for sale for a long long time. Either the price is incorrect or there is some mechanicals that need attention. Appearance wise it is fine.




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NO,its not the moti bagh car. this car is in silver colour.
i am also offered an S320 2003 for 29 lakhs (NOT SEEN THE CAR YET)
will update after seeing the car, and yes will surely demand for the service history.
THANKS GUYS.
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man.. i dont know about you but I will never pay 23l for a 7-8 yr old car.

2003 sounds a bit better. Try to bargain the price down to <26l.
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Never think of buying a luxury car that you cannot afford originally.
The problem for you will be the upkeep cost.Try to find out what mechanical failures the car you are planning to buy is plagued with or normally has.
Then find out the repair or spare cost.Buying a S might be cheap but keeping it running might run you in.So be careful and enjoy your ride .
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Everytime I see one of these, it's just so tempting. The W220 has unmatched style & class....heck of a set of alloy wheels on this S350L. @ Gogi : don't miss.

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Everytime I see one of these, it's just so tempting. The W220 has unmatched style & class....heck of a set of alloy wheels on this S350L. @ Gogi : don't miss.
Have to agree here the w220 is very tempting and carries alot of style and class with it. Recently i missed a spareingly used s350l 2003 model that went for 18 lakhs. The alloys look real good but i would prefer them on a darker coloured car. I guess i would have to wait my turn to get the w220 but for now i shall settle for the w140.
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Recently i missed a spareingly used s350l 2003 model that went for 18 lakhs.
If the condition was top notch, that was a heck of a deal.
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If the condition was top notch, that was a heck of a deal.
Yes it was flyingspur. The car was company owned company chairman used,low kms and full service history. The car was never driven rough and in factory condition.
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Everytime I see one of these, it's just so tempting. The W220 has unmatched style & class....heck of a set of alloy wheels on this S350L. @ Gogi : don't miss.
Ahhh yes those are great wheels. IF and when i do get wheels i would be partial to deep dish all blacks with a chrome lip.

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but for now i shall settle for the w140.
Something about the W140 i love, dont know what but i love the odd ball tank shape. The V-12 S600 owned by the textile company is for sale. Go get it. Its gor awesome chrome wheels too.
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Something about the W140 i love, dont know what but i love the odd ball tank shape. The V-12 S600 owned by the textile company is for sale. Go get it. Its gor awesome chrome wheels too.
Thats what i am doing bhai. Your source was informed about it and the others by me only. They are holding an absurd price in mind though. The car has Amg Flat dish wheels, car phone, most of the options you can think of and is one owner. The only thing externaly missing to complete the car is the tinted film for the glasses. I like to call the car "The Yakusa" for some reason. I am still awaiting their response regarding the prices of this and the other cars.

A correction from my end guys the W220 i spoke off got sold for 16.5 lakhs and not 18 lakhs.
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A correction from my end guys the W220 i spoke off got sold for 16.5 lakhs and not 18 lakhs.
That is surely the best deal on a W220 ever. I am shocked. Seriously shell shocked.
Was the condition immaculate?
I mean its already discussed that the car was in top notch shape, but is the news genuine?
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