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Old 02-14-2018, 05:20 PM
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Picked up this 2015 as a CPO about a month ago. I had a 2013 S550 (221) I'm very happy I jumped into a 222.
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I am in the same boat. Looking for a low mileage 2015 and looking to sell my 2012. Yours looks fantastic. What was the delta in cost between the two?
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Looks great! Congrats.also recently jumped w221 to w222.
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Thatís a beautiful car, congratulations. May you enjoy tens of thousands of safe, enjoyable miles with it.
Thank You. I'm enjoying it.
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I am in the same boat. Looking for a low mileage 2015 and looking to sell my 2012. Yours looks fantastic. What was the delta in cost between the two?
I had the intention to trade the 2013 at the dealer. But they low balled the trade. Most likely because I really beat them up on the new car and didn't tell them about the trade till after a price was set on the new car.
I ended up selling the 2013 privately for 35K and bought the 2015 for 67K. The 2015 is fully loaded with Magic Carpet ride and then some.
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Looks great! Congrats.also recently jumped w221 to w222.
I actually read your thread and it pushed over the edge to find another one. Once I found the car in the color combo and options I wanted I put a deposit on it after getting the price on it I had in mind.
Then I jumped in a plane and flew 500 miles and drove her home.
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I actually read your thread and it pushed over the edge to find another one. Once I found the car in the color combo and options I wanted I put a deposit on it after getting the price on it I had in mind.
Then I jumped in a plane and flew 500 miles and drove her home.
What tools did you use to search for the right options? What sites did you find most helpful? Thanks.
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What tools did you use to search for the right options? What sites did you find most helpful? Thanks.
I used the Mercedes CPO site. I ended up using a bunch of their filters. Came down to mileage, color, year and looking at all the results. Then I would go to the dealers website for better / more pics. I also used Auto trader and searched under CPO cars.
Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by Bluemax View Post
I actually read your thread and it pushed over the edge to find another one. Once I found the car in the color combo and options I wanted I put a deposit on it after getting the price on it I had in mind.
Then I jumped in a plane and flew 500 miles and drove her home.
Glad it helped you! I didnt mention my trade till after i secured price either... I still traded it tho. Nice 500 mile trip must have been nice!

Btw is that your garage? Im jealous!

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Glad it helped you! I didnt mention my trade till after i secured price either... I still traded it tho. Nice 500 mile trip must have been nice!
The drive home was great. It's a great way to get familiarize with your new car !!
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Btw is that your garage? Im jealous!
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Btw is that your garage? Im jealous!
Unfortunately Not. It's my detailer's shop after the ppf and ceramic coating was applied.
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Nice S550, Bluemax. I know. I just traded in my MY2010 S550 for a MY2015 S550 of the same color as your new ride. I am very happy with the better get-up-and-go of the 449 HP engine, the addition of Distronic (still makes me smile when the car tracks along a smooth curve hands-free), the updated Comand screens and software and the Keyless-Go. And of course, the reason for making the move; the silk-beige interior that baths me in a sense of luxury.... at least until the floor mats get muddied...

Having said that, I will miss the understated elegance of the exterior of the 2010. On sale day, I parked the 2010 next to the 2015, both fresh in Paladium Grey. Strong feelings of the 2015 having a more masculine nature came through. Despite both having the same overall length, the 2015 stood taller, which may have lent to the masculine vibe, as does the wider chrome window trim. The 2015 is a mako shark while the 2010; a blue-tip.

What I will miss on the 2010 is minor, but not trivial: Less thrum from non-run-flat tires, a front grille not blemished with the square black-plastic radar screen, the flip-up pen/air gauge/pen-light tray on the each of the front doors, the glove-box that can hold more than just the MB documents portfolio and the bag-holder pull-down hook in the trunk. (And too early to tell, but the brake pad dust seems to appear sooner on the 2015's wheels).

What will make me forget the 2010 are the 2015's dynamic front seats, including massage feature and overall comfort, the acceleration of the 449 HP engine, and, may I mention it again, the silk-beige interior. (As an aside, the 2015's Comand manual (PDF version) explains its operation much better than the 2010 manuals, especially sections on navigation).

Enjoy driving the finest,

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Gorgeous! Please, more exterior and some interior pics? So you got ppf and ceramic coating... was there any pain mars before you did this? was there lots of stone chips in the front you touched up first? I didn't realize people got this on 3 year old cars, I thought it was only newish or new cars. Good to know.
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Nice S550, Bluemax. I know. I just traded in my MY2010 S550 for a MY2015 S550 of the same color as your new ride. I am very happy with the better get-up-and-go of the 449 HP engine, the addition of Distronic (still makes me smile when the car tracks along a smooth curve hands-free), the updated Comand screens and software and the Keyless-Go. And of course, the reason for making the move; the silk-beige interior that baths me in a sense of luxury.... at least until the floor mats get muddied...

Having said that, I will miss the understated elegance of the exterior of the 2010. On sale day, I parked the 2010 next to the 2015, both fresh in Paladium Grey. Strong feelings of the 2015 having a more masculine nature came through. Despite both having the same overall length, the 2015 stood taller, which may have lent to the masculine vibe, as does the wider chrome window trim. The 2015 is a mako shark while the 2010; a blue-tip.

What I will miss on the 2010 is minor, but not trivial: Less thrum from non-run-flat tires, a front grille not blemished with the square black-plastic radar screen, the flip-up pen/air gauge/pen-light tray on the each of the front doors, the glove-box that can hold more than just the MB documents portfolio and the bag-holder pull-down hook in the trunk. (And too early to tell, but the brake pad dust seems to appear sooner on the 2015's wheels).

What will make me forget the 2010 are the 2015's dynamic front seats, including massage feature and overall comfort, the acceleration of the 449 HP engine, and, may I mention it again, the silk-beige interior. (As an aside, the 2015's Comand manual (PDF version) explains its operation much better than the 2010 manuals, especially sections on navigation).

Enjoy driving the finest,

Dave

I'm enjoying it more everyday!
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Gorgeous! Please, more exterior and some interior pics? So you got ppf and ceramic coating... was there any pain mars before you did this? was there lots of stone chips in the front you touched up first? I didn't realize people got this on 3 year old cars, I thought it was only newish or new cars. Good to know.
The paint was almost perfect. Living in Phoenix the roads have rocks everywhere so it's almost a requirement. I picked up this car in California so the paint was really Good!!
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I am also looking at a 2015. How many miles were on it when you picked it up?
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I am also looking at a 2015. How many miles were on it when you picked it up?
20k
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