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Buying a Used Mercedes

Mercedes Benz is a renowned German vehicle manufacturer. Available in automobiles, buses, coaches and trucks, the Mercedes is a luxury vehicle that is popular globally. Purchasing a used Mercedes way is a great way to enjoy a luxury vehicle at an affordable price. When purchasing any used vehicle, there are always things to keep in mind.

Here are some tips to consider when purchasing your used Mercedes:

Research models:

Before beginning your used car search, determine which model of Mercedes you want. Mercedes models date back to the 1920’s, so decide which decade you want to purchase within to narrow your search. See a list of popular models below.

Price comparison:

Once you have selected the model that works for you, start researching how this vehicle is being priced across the market. This will help you define your budget and inform pricing discussions with dealers or individual sellers.

Vehicle inspection:

Once you are able to see the car in person, inspect it carefully for any damage. This may warrant a decrease in price or identify future areas of concern with the condition of the vehicle. Some things to look closely for are corrosion and rust, as well as the state of the engine. By lifting up the hood and taking a quick look at the engine, you will be able to tell how well the car and engine has been maintained.

History reports:

You can ask the dealership or seller directly to see a record of maintenance for the vehicle. This can give you a more accurate idea of the condition of the car and uncover any past accidents. You can also hire an insurance company to create a vehicle history report.

One of the most important things to do when purchasing a used vehicle is to ask questions. The best thing to do is prepare a list of things to ask the dealer before meeting with them. Some questions you may want to consider are:

  • Why are you selling this car?
  • How long have you had this car for?
  • What was the primary thing you used it for?
  • How often did you change the oil? Get it serviced?
  • Where and when did you purchase it?
  • Has it been in any accidents?

Do your research, and do not rush the process. Purchasing a used vehicle takes some homework, but when it is done right, it is worth it! The Mercedes has been known to run for years and also maintain its value in the reseller market.

Happy Mercedes hunting!

 

What Model Mercedes Benz Should I Buy:

 

Mercedes Benz B-class

  • Compact 4 door hatchback
  • Efficient luxury vehicle perfect for the city
  • Optional turbocharged engine

 

Mercedes Benz C-class

  • Mercedes Benz’s best selling model
  • Available as sedan, coupe and convertible
  • Optional 4Matic all wheel drive system
  • Optional 13 speaker Burmester premium surround sound system
  • Available AMG model with twin turbo V8 engine
  • Competitors: Lexus IS, Audi A4, BMW 3-series and Infiniti Q50

 

Mercedes Benz CLA-class

  • Stylish compact 4-door coupe
  • 5 star safety rating with numerous safety features
  • Optional 4Matic all wheel drive system
  • Available AMG model with 375 horsepower

 

Mercedes Benz CLS-class

  • Stylish 4-door coupe
  • Options: navigation, heated/cooled seats, Airmatic air suspension
  • Optional 4Matic all wheel drive system
  • Front, side, head and knee airbags
  • Available AMG model with twin turbo V8 engine

 

Mercedes Benz E-class

  • Available as sedan, coupe and convertible
  • Optional 4Matic all wheel drive system
  • Available with BlueTEC diesel engines
  • Available AMG model with twin turbo V8 engine
  • Competitors: BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Infiniti M and Lexus GS

 

Mercedes Benz S-class

  • Full size luxury sedan or coupe
  • Available as a long wheelbase version for ultimate luxury
  • Optional 4Matic all wheel drive system
  • Available AMG model with twin turbo V8 or V12 engine
  • Options include: heated and cooled massage seats, Self-cleaning bi-xenon HID headlamps, distronic radar-guided cruise control, Infrared night vision assist, Magic body control suspension
  • Competitors: Maserati Quattroporte, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8

 

Mercedes Benz SL-class

  • 2 seat luxury convertible
  • Retractable hardtop
  • Self-cleaning bi-xenon HID headlamps, distronic radar-guided cruise control, 11 speaker premium surround sound
  • Available AMG model with twin turbo V8 or V12 engine

 

Mercedes Benz SLC-class (Formerly SLK-class)

  • Small sporty convertible
  • Retractable hardtop
  • “Magic Sky Control” glass roof that can be tinted at the push of a button
  • Airscarf system that blows warm air around the occupant’s neck
  • Competitors: BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster, Audi TT

 

Mercedes Benz G-class

  • Luxury offroad SUV
  • Features 3 fully locking differentials for offroad performance
  • DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, PARKTRONIC backup camera
  • Optional Harman Kardon Logic7  12 speaker surround sound system
  • Available AMG model with twin turbo V8 or V12 engine

 

Mercedes Benz GLS-class  (Formerly GL-class)

  • Flagship luxury SUV
  • Plenty of interior space
  • Available with BlueTEC diesel engines
  • Standard self-leveling AIRMATIC air suspension
  • Equipped with a seven or nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Available AMG model with twin turbo V8 engine
  • Options include: Navigation, Backup camera, Active Parking Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Crosswind Assist

 

Mercedes Benz GLC-class (Formerly GLK-class)

  • Compact luxury SUV
  • 4MATIC all wheel drive
  • 9 speed automatic with paddle shifters
  • Available with BlueTEC diesel engines

 

Mercedes Benz GLA-class

  • luxury compact crossover
  • 7 speed automatic with paddle shifters
  • Available AMG model with 381 HP
  • Competitors: BMW X1, Audi Q3

 

Mercedes Benz GLE-class  (Formerly ML-class)

  • Luxury crossover SUV
  • Permanent 4Matic four-wheel drive
  • Adjustable-height air suspension (AirMatic)
  • Available AMG model with twin turbo V8 engine
  • Competitors: BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q5

 

Mercedes Benz R-class

  • Full size luxury crossover vehicle
  • Up to 7 seats
  • Available with 4MATIC all wheel drive and BlueTEC diesel engines
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