buying used if you find the one you like that has been taken care of makes a lot of sense. Mine was 2 years old, 23,900 miles and looks and drives showroom new, but i only paid $36,900 for a car that was over $55,000 when it first sold. A year later and this car just gets better and better. Best overall Mercedes we have ever owned.
We bought our certified-pre owned ML a year and a half ago, We also purchased an extra year of warranty and 3 extra services. My wife raves over this car each time she drives it. It is the most comfortable car we have ever owned. She loves the commanding view, the ride, and the comfort of the seats. We got the model with the Harmon Kardon sound system. It is the best sound system we have ever owned in a car!
I have loved this car from the minute I got it. Love the handling, safety and sense of protection that I have driving this vehicle. My only, only problem is lack of a remote starter in the cold winter months. I would love to enter a nice, warm cozy car. Perhaps this is an option but since I leased I didn't want to have one installed and fiddle with the electric components of the car.
We decided to let go of our 2003 S500. I have been researching for the past 3 months. I had previously owned a 2007 RDX that I put 200k on. I found a 2014 ML350 with 15k at Naples Mercedes Benz. It had almost every option, including the 20" wheels. I found the ride, comfort, styling and safety features to be everything I was looking for. The absolute plus was my wife loving the ride and the way it gives her a commanding view. (she is taking the ML 350 and I know have to drive our CLS 550) Oh well... maybe the weekends for me. We haves now traded our CLS550 for an identical ML350.