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February 14, 2022

Why buying a used Mercedes-Benz can be a good idea

By Bruce Powers

Mercedes-Benz has always been a trailblazer in the automotive world. In fact, company founder Carl Benz was considered to have patented the first automobile with a gas-powered engine way back in 1886. This three-wheeled, one-cylinder marvel changed the automotive world forever. Today, the brand continues its storied history of luxury, performance, and style.

Another reason enthusiasts love their Mercedes-Benz cars is because these are survivors. Even though there are now generations of newer, more feature-rich vehicles, a lot of aficionados still stick with their 15-, 20-, even 30-year-old Mercedes-Benz.

If you’re on the fence about getting a used Mercedes-Benz today, this article will help ease your mind into a decision.


For a significantly more affordable price tag, you can enjoy all the luxury the Mercedes-Benz offers. Granted that not all older Benzes may have the creature comforts that modern cars have, like an infotainment touchscreen, but they more than make up for it with indulgent features like heated steering wheels and luscious leather everything.

Motor Biscuit named the Mercedes-Benz S-Class as one of the most comfortable cars. Apart from all its luxurious features, the line boasts massive amounts of space. All that room helps passengers feel at ease as road bumps and ruts simply disappear.


No one buys a luxury car so they can intentionally mistreat them. In fact, it’s most likely the other way around for many buyers. They choose expensive luxury vehicles because they know they have the time, resources, and inclination to take good care of them. This is good news for those hunting deals in the used market.

The story is not much different for Mercedes-Benz. According to Motor Ask, with just normal care and maintenance, these cars can make it up to 250,000 miles before major repairs are needed. The average life of a Benz is around 17 years.

That said, it’s always a good idea to have professionals check the car first before you commit. At Autowerkes, we have a team of ASE-certified and factory-trained master technicians who specialize in Mercedes-Benz repairs. We can easily let you know whether the car you’re looking at is a no-go.


Mercedes-Benz has made some of the most notable vehicles in the history of the industry. According to Hot Cars, the 80s and 90s have been exceptional eras for the brand. During this time, they produced the W124 500E or ‘the most preferred sedan in the world,’ the S-Class W140 which has been called the best luxury car ever, and the 190E Cosworth or ‘the world’s best handling sedan.’

Benzes made during the 80s and 90s were also known for their sturdy frames. The brand was a pioneer when it comes to the so-called crumple zones that help cushion impact. These qualities translate to very safe vehicles, even by today’s standards.

All this history, quality, and prestige can be yours for a fraction of their original price.


There is a reason Mercedes-Benz cars are well-loved, especially when luxury cars are concerned. In addition to their gorgeous looks, exceptional performance, and colorful history, these cars are known for their reliability. This makes them good purchases even in the used market.

With a Mercedes-Benz, you can feel the luxury, you know they have been cared for, and you admire their track record (pun intended) of industry icons. Just don’t forget to have them thoroughly checked before making your purchase.

If you need Mercedes-Benz repairs of any kind, the Autowerkes team is always ready to help. Just call us at the number on our contact page to set an appointment.