What makes a luxury vehicle like the ones in the Mercedes S class so spectacular is their amazing handling, outstanding safety features, and of course the luxuries you feel with you drive one. All those things are important, but they are also a large reason why this model of vehicle can be a bit pricey, especially in these harsh economic times.  Make no mistake about it, the Mercedes s500 is a great car and one that will last you for years and years. That is why it may suit you to buy an older model because of the money you can save, and because of how durable the vehicle is. Even a car that is three or four years old can cost $10,000 less or more, and that is where the real savings comes in.

An important thing to remember is that even though the older models require more money each month in maintenance and repairs that does not mean they are inferior. In fact if you are smart about it, you can save a lot of money on repairs. Let’s say you have some basic or simple pieces fall off your car like; rear view mirror, side view mirror, door latches, trunk latches, or anything else. Well these are not expensive, but they are simple car parts that can replaced easily. However, what if you were to be in need of something more expensive like a bumper, there could be a problem. A bumper can cost hundreds of dollars, not to mention installation costs, when purchased new. However, if you were to look for salvage parts at a junk yard, you can find nearly the same quality for a fraction of the price. The savings can be hundreds of dollars or even more, depending on what you need to have replaced.

Older models of the s500 are very durable and reliable, but that does not mean they will not need some parts replaced. You do not have to pay a lot however, if you know the best places to find them, and that is at your junk yard or online.