Saturday, February 11, 2017

12 Times The Pucker Factory: 2001 Mercedes-Benz S600

Mercedes-Benz's current global advertising blitz uses the tag line -- "the best or nothing."  I'm not going to go into the details of why Mercedes-Benz isn't the brand juggernaut it used to be, but I think that used Benzs should use the slogan "the best for nothing".  Find this 2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 offered for $4,500 near Houston, TX.  Tip from Jeff G.

 This 2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 left the factory with a base price of $114,000 ($155,000 in today's money) plus fees options etc. Seventeen years later it has a resale value of $4,500 -- lets put that into context of stocks.  If you had invested $114,000 in AIG (American International Group, the insurance carrier that took it on the chin for the great credit default subprime mortgage meltdown) back in January of 2000, you would now have $5700 in your portfolio. 

You won't have a single worry about your Haitian penny stock portfolio after you slide into the comfortably flat S-Class seats and fire up the refined V12 under the hood.  The 362 horsepower from the 5.8 liter V12 will propel the Buick Roadmaster rivaling 4400 lb beast to 60mph in about 5.8 seconds and all the way up to a 155mph electronically limited top speed. (read more about the S600 in this vintage Forbes article).

 See another investment that can only go up*?

*in flames.


  1. Cheesy LED DRLs installed on lower front bumper and chrome rims. Yuck. I always have loved this generation though. I'll have an S55 in silver with proper AMG five spokes please.

  2. When the car purchase price matches the annual maintenance budget, I have second thoughts on picking it up.

    1. To keep the annual maintenance costs on this puppy under $5K/year, BuickFan, I'm assuming you do all your own wrench work?

      -Stan (who happily gave away his last MBZ...)

    2. Good point and you are correct Stan. I bet you could get to $5k in parts alone pretty easily.


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