"I like to say an old Mercedes is better than most new cars. It's a big, beautiful, car. It still turns heads wherever I go, and as I look around, there are not many S500'S out there...not in good shape anyway.
The reason for that is, they can be expensive to maintain, especially if you buy one with deferred maintenance. Mine is a 9, which is why I bought it. Beautiful interior, excellent exterior. Not many like this. AMG appearance package really helps.
These cars sold for about $95k in 2002, just to give you an idea what this car offers. It's a 5 liter V8 with 2 plugs per cylinder. She moves when you want her to. Quite impressive too, I might add.
She is a big heavy car, so there is a little push on mountain roads, but easily managed. For a German luxury sedan, it's tough to beat. "