Q: I am thinking of buying a 2010 S550 with about 57,000 miles. What's your advice prior to buying?

asked by on

I am thinking of buying a Mercedes and I would like to know your advice as to which would be a good choice between these 3 choices...

First choice a 2012 Mercedes S550 with 43,000 miles Vin# WDDNG7DBXCA427812.

The second one is a 2007 S65 AMG with 57,000 miles, Vin# WDDNG79X57A066239

And the third choice is a 2010 S63 AMG with 76,000 miles, Vin# WDDNG7HB0AA332165.

Can you help me with this? Edit

You have three very nice choices in front of you and I am sure you know of the amazing reputation Mercedes has with respect to these particular models. The AMG model comes with slightly more horsepower and a bit more styling in terms of body features, however the majority of the car is very similar to the S550 model. As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Often times when a car has had internal damage or even slight cosmetic damage, it may be difficult to tell without looking closely or performing an in depth inspection. As with any vehicle, proper maintenance schedules are a key factor to prolonging the longevity of the vehicle and avoiding unnecessary costly repair bills due to neglecting proper maintenance intervals. I would suggest having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your location to perform a thorough pre-purchase inspection prior to making your purchase.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I am thinking of buying a 2010 S550 with about 57,000 miles. What's your advice prior to buying?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How can I be sure i am having a Throttle Position Sensor issue?

Typically a throttle position sensor (TPS) is tested using a multimeter. The specs to compare against are published in the Factory Service Manual. As long as the TPS tests within the range of published values, and does not display intermittent...

Q: How much is steering wheel airbag? 2007 Mercedes S550

Hello - unfortunately, that is not a service YourMechanic can offer at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!

Q: I want to know if i should buy this car for $700 or just wait it out.

If the vehicle only needs a new axle (CV driveshaft) and a new radiator, the price is only "average". However, if there are any other defects at all, particularly significant corrosion on the brake and fuel lines, at $700 you...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.