2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class photo
  1. Original MSRP$71,445 - $114,645
  2. Price Range$3,750 - $7,995
  3. Average Selling Price$5,497
  4. Fuel Economy (MPG)16/23 City/Hwy
  5. Body StylesSedan

User Reviews for 2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

4.5
2 Reviews
5 Star

50%

4 Star

50%

3 Star

0%

2 Star

0%

1 Star

0%

Interior

5.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

Family

5.0

Cost

3.0

by chef dave on June 16, 2019

Good Luck and Bad Luck
"Let me start out by saying that like all cars and trucks there are good ones and bad ones. On this car I got a really good one. Thanks to CARFAX I was able to find out that this was a corporate car that changed hands every year but was also very well maintained. Like any 18 year old car is did have a couple flaws 1) low oil light in (easy fix just changed the sensor during oil change and no more problem) 2) front seats showed wear to leather ( also easy fix found a company online that makes original LEATHER replacement seats. $368 later new seats) and the only other thing that the car DID NOT NEED but I wanted since there were a couple of SMALL clear coat problems was to factory repaint to original. Costly but I use a good shop (Dealer cost $5500 my shop cost $3600 and that was stripped to bare metal and done just like Mercedes does at the factory) The other thing and I would recommend to anyone considering this series of cars be it the S-430, S-500, or even the S-600 would to wait and look for one that has the AMG kit on it. The AMG kit is on my S-430 and includes special rocker panels, lighting both inside and out, better head lighting and rear lights, special seat options with extra memories. The 1 and only downside to this car is the sound and navigation system. The sound system is great BUT you CAN NOT upgrade it to an off the shelf replacement because up to 2002 they used filament wiring and the only way is to rewire the entire sound system to hard wire. The navigation system is also dated because it uses 4 different U.S. disks and since 2005 they are NO LONGER made. And finally, the phone system is out of date. They used a Motorola phone in the car that no longer works in today's world, but again a simple fix just add a hands-free adapter. I chose to use a clip on JABA that is as good as my NEW 2019 truck. Overall take your time looking and be sure to check the car history the early S models of Mercedes were susceptible to electrical and computer issues. If you have a good set of metric tools and are handy look on YOUTUBE 99.9% of the repairs and parts are there and explained. Enjoy your new top of the line Mercedes, I sure do "
Interior

5.0

All seats FRONT and REAR adjust and recline!
Exterior

5.0

Standard Mercedes precision all body lines were perfect
Performance

5.0

Because this S-430 has the AMG kit factory installed it's lines and over performance and handling are superior to other high end cars (this car sold for $89,000 NEW so that is my high end comparison)
Family

5.0

The safety items built in such as front seat, door AND roof airbags makes this a wonderful car
Cost

3.0

This is difficult to answer - if you are a hands on kind of person and have some car knowledge as well as internet access for instruction you can easily make almost any repair you might need to with an older car. BUT if not and need to go to the dealer be prepared to reach deep into your pocket. The oil sensor I needed from the dealer was $275 and $400 to install. I bought a nos (new old stock) on line for $113 (including shipping) and installed it with the oil change at home in about 20 minutes.

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by Phil on October 16, 2017

Prize
"A great deal on a well kept 2001 with 64,000 miles. Clean, neat, road worthy and in great shape. Quiet and very roomy and not crowded with 5 adults. "
Interior

5.0

looks in great shape and does not show wear and tear
Exterior

5.0

Well kept in garage
Performance

5.0

smooth and quiet, what you would expect from this level car
Family

5.0

Quiet and roomy
Cost

3.0

It costs to have a Mercedes Benz

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CARFAX Info for 2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

CARFAX offers millions of used cars for sale nationwide. Every listing includes the vehicle history. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
Great Value
(1)
Good Value
(2)
Fair Value
(1)
No Badge
(8)
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports

58%

CARFAX 1-Owner

8%

Personal Use

75%

Service History

100%

2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new. The price range for the 2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is $3,750 - $7,995. The average selling price is $5,497. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX. Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.

Original MSRP
$71,445 - $114,645
Price Range
This is the price range for the 2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$3,750 - $7,995
Average Selling Price
$5,497
CARFAX Value
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$500 - $7,940
Want to check your car's history-based value?
2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing By Trim
  1. TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
  2. S 500$3,650 - $4,590$3,996$1,220 - $2,900
  3. S 430$3,999 - $7,500$5,449$1,730 - $7,880

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