2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class - worth buying?

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#1

looking at a used GL 450. Just over 199k miles. Looks good, with no accident history. Just a lot of miles. Any issues??


#2

Besides it being a Mercedes with a lot of miles


#3

The biggest issue is the size of your bank account. This Merc is pretty much all used up. It will require a lot of repair as the parts fail. Even if it is cheap now, it is a false economy because this will eat you alive in repair costs.


#4

Friends don’t let friends buy high mileage European luxury vehicles .


#5

no way

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#6

Do you know how to make a small fortune?
Start with a large fortune and buy a used Mercedes.


#7

If you think that $2k a year in random repairs addition to regular maintenance is not something that you’d be wiling to do, then you probably won’t enjoy the out-of-warranty Mercedes ownership experience. This also applies to BMW, Volvo, Jaguar, and Audi.


#8

Based on [unfortunate] experience of one friend of mine, $2K will cover not much on MB or other Europeans.
His average bill for one repair was closer to $4K and over year he spent above $15K on his GL-something.
His idea was that clean-record car with ~80K miles is sill relatively new to require any expensive repairs, but it was proved to be not the case.


#9

I’d say for most car owners it’s worth selling or giving away, but not worth buying.