What's the difference between the 2000 and 2001 model of the Mercedes S430?

Thinking of buying an older Mercedes and was wondering if anyone knew what the differnce was between the 2000 and 2001 model of the S430. They both look alike don't they?

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  • Fred
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    The changes for 2001 were as follows:

    The heated front seats were no longer standard, as they had been in 2000; they were only available as an option, so if this is important to you, make sure that the '01 you look at had the option added.

    Additional options new for '01:

    tire pressure monitor

    sunshades for the rear side windows

    radar-guided cruise control

    power trunk closer

    Other than that, no real changes for '01; the appearance didn't change until '03. Reliability is sub-par for the entire '00-'06 generation, but the earlier models were the least reliable.

  • 1 decade ago

    there shouldn't be much, maybe small color and options changes. 01 and 02 have more reliability problems that 03-up. plus, with an 03-up, you get the updated headlights (projectors) and taillights, as well as other features and options. of course, the s500 has better leather (option for s430), power and creature comforts.

    and if you're seriously considering an s class - get a starmark warranty or something similar, the airmatic suspension WILL go out on you, and repair costs are between $1500 to $7500.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    hi - I observed your posting with reference to the transformations interior the C & E type Mercedes-Benz and theory i might supply you some extra information. The C type is the get entry to point vehicle from Mercedes. it extremely is accessible in 3 variations, with a sort of ideas. The C230 recreation is accessible in basic terms with a 2.5 liter 201 hp V6 accessible in a 7-speed computerized or 6-speed instruction manual transmission. It comes extensive-unfold with 17" ok styled aluminum alloy wheels, twin chrome tipped AMG inspired exhausts, front end AMG inspired mesh air dam, recreation styled physique moldings, blue-tinted abode windows. the interior consists of black maple wood end which replaces the aluminum trim of 2006 and till now fashions. The C is likewise accessible interior the C280 4-matic (all wheel force). This type comes extensive-unfold with some greater ideas than the C230, yet is in basic terms accessible interior the posh visual attraction kit. there is likewise a severe end C350, which shares the comparable 268 hp V6 with the E350. The C350 is the main loaded C type accessible and is presented in the two the sport kit (see C230) and the posh kit. you will get the C350 in the two 4-matic all wheel force or the extensive-unfold rear force. The E type is a lots larger, and a few might say, lots greater luxury vehicle than the C type. The E is accessible as an E350 and E550. The E350 comes with a 268 hp V6 and is presented in the two luxury and recreation trims. the sport line of the E type comes extensive-unfold with 18" multi-spoke wheels, a matte-chrome finished tool cluster, twin chrome tipped exhausts, greater aggressive front physique styling, blue-tinted glass. The vehicle additionally comes with the extensive-unfold COMMAND gadget, which has an in-sprint lcd show accessible with Sirius satellite tv for pc radio, DVD navigation, etc. The E is presented with rear-force and four-matic (all wheel force). The E550 is the V8 382 hp version of the vehicle. The E550 comes extensive-unfold with many good factors that are optional on the E350. various the optional kit is the air-matic coil/air based suspension with a million convenience putting and 2 recreation mode settings. you additionally can get ventillated seats, quad-zone climate administration, etc. in case you have extra questions related to any Mercedes-Benz fashions, etc. be happy to e mail me.

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