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Editorial: The Cost Of Insuring And Maintaining A Mercedes-Benz

Muamer Hodzic January 21, 2010

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If you buy a Mercedes Benz, you know you are getting a luxury car. If you are considering purchasing a Mercedes Benz in the first year you should expect to pay much more than the MSRP. You have to consider such costs as depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, maintenance, and state registration fees. It is important to be aware of the extra costs associated with each model. A Mercedes-Benz warranty is only as good as the owner’s proper care of it. Mercedes-Benz has the option of denying a warranty claim, if they conclude that the cause of the problem is the owner’s negligence. It is important to have you vehicle serviced regularly.

There is a maintenance schedule outlined in the owner’s manual that tells owners how to maintain the vehicle. As well, when it comes to insurance it is important to comparison shop for the cheapest car insurance policy.

The cost of ownership for a Mercedes-Benz by model for the first year of ownership:

1. 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Depreciation: $13, 888, Financing: $4767, Insurance: $2437, State Fees: $183, Fuel: $2640
Maintenance: $222

2. 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Depreciation: $5,071, Financing: $1884, Insurance: $1689, State Fees: $112, Fuel: $2412
Maintenance: $187

3. 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Depreciation: $4,868, Financing: $2431, Insurance: $1606, State Fees: $127, Fuel: $2618
Maintenance: $201

4. 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Depreciation: $21,608, Financing: $5608, Insurance: $2437, State Fees: $203, Fuel: $2640
Maintenance: $179

5. 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Depreciation: $8,109, Financing: $2529, Insurance: $1773, State Fees: $129, Fuel: $2691
Maintenance: $224

6. 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Depreciation: $9,772, Financing: $2562, Insurance: $1855, State Fees: $128, Fuel: $2196
Maintenance: $184

7. 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Depreciation: $12,141, Financing: $3798, Insurance: $2187, State Fees: $158, Fuel: $2640
Maintenance: $181

8. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Depreciation: $13,694, Financing: $5092, Insurance: $2437, State Fees: $190, Fuel: $2742
Maintenance: $351

9. 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Depreciation: $9971, Financing: $2741, Insurance: $1689, State Fees: $133, Fuel: $2242
Maintenance: $169

10. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Depreciation: $5811, Financing: $2372, Insurance: $1689, State Fees: $122, Fuel: $2153
Maintenance: $236

11. 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Depreciation: $19238, Financing: $5326, Insurance: $2437, State Fees: $197, Fuel: $3052
Maintenance: $174

12. 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Financing: $11605, Financing: $3165, Insurance: $1855, State Fees: $143, Fuel: $2515
Maintenance: $233

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