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The Smart Shopper’s Guide to Buying Used Mercedes-Benz Vehicles in San Diego

Mercedes-Benz is all about luxury driving and has a sharp focus on producing some of the best-engineered cars and SUVs in the world. And with so many models available, it’s easy to find one that fits your lifestyle whether you’re interested in a supercar or an off-road icon. It’s also worth pointing out that the gateway vehicles to the brand, like the A-Class sedan and GLA SUV, can be fairly affordable despite their prestigious roots. This is one of the few places you can still find a station wagon, too, with the incomparable Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup. But you’ve really got to visit our showroom, online or in person, to see all the Mercedes-Benz models we have in stock.

Why Buy a Used Mercedes-Benz?

Just because you can afford a luxury vehicle like a Mercedes-Benz doesn’t mean you like wasting money, and pre-owned models offer impressively smart deals. Right off the bat, there’s the sticker price. It’s usually a lot lower for used cars and SUVs than for their brand-new counterparts due to depreciation. Even with the most premium brands, it’s the first owner who takes the biggest hit here because new vehicles tend to lose the most value in their first year on the road. Next, a lower purchase price usually translates into lower insurance costs for more substantial savings. The result is that you’re actually getting more bang for your buck with a used Mercedes-Benz because you enjoy the same great features that a new-car owner is paying for, but it costs you less money to get them.

And even though you have to take into account a pre-owned vehicle’s past life, that’s pretty easy to do now that used-vehicle history reports have become so simple to come by. Need even more peace of mind? You can also consider our Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Mercedes-Benz models that undergo a comprehensive inspection process and carry extra warranty coverage.

Mercedes-Benz Technology Highlights

This is one old-school brand that has fully embraced modern motoring, and the results are amazing. Pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles can supply advanced technology and comfort features that newer models from other brands still can’t, and the list below is only the starting point. (Note: Exact features vary by model.)

  • Comprehensive connectivity solutions with WiFi compatibility, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth
  • Stunning widescreen dashboards with a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel right next to a 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Advanced driver-assistance measures such as automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, cross-wind assistance, and blind-spot monitoring
  • High-tech visibility enhancements that include head-up displays and thermal-based night-vision systems
  • Richly crafted cabins with quilted leather heated/ventilated seats that are capable of providing a hot-stone-style massage
  • Ultra-lux accoutrements like handcrafted champagne flutes with refrigerator boxes to keep your refreshments chilled
  • Audiophile-level sound systems from Burmester that boast 26 speakers and 1,180 watts of power
  • A growing number of high-tech, high-performance powertrains led by electrified EQ Boost engines and plug-in hybrid setups

Purchasing a Used Mercedes-Benz

The impressive Mercedes-Benz vehicle range can currently meet your needs with coupes, sedans, sports cars, roadsters, wagons, and some of the most luxurious SUVs to ever hit the road — or the trail. The toughest part is narrowing down your choices, so here’s a quick rundown of recent models to help:

  • The Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and GLA SUV are the starting points for the brand’s car and SUV lineups, and both showcase scintillating designs and advanced technology.
  • Next, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, and S-Class offer increasingly high levels of luxury, performance, and size that reaches a peak in the remarkable Mercedes-Maybach flagship sedan.
  • Sleek four-door coupes like the CLA and CLS add stunning style cues that immediately set you apart from the crowd.
  • To experience open-air thrills, check out the Cabriolet models of the C-, E-, and S-Class or opt for more athleticism with the SLC and SL Roadsters.
  • AMG vehicles are available across the lineup for the ultimate in Mercedes-Benz performance, with supercars such as the Mercedes-AMG GT setting the pace.
  • Mercedes-Benz SUVs are just as well-equipped and sophisticated as its cars, but choices like the GLE, GLS, and G-Class also deliver serious off-road and towing capabilities.

A Brief History of Mercedes-Benz

Although the Mercedes-Benz brand wasn’t launched until 1926, it grew out of a company that produced what’s often called the world’s very first car: the Benz Patent Motorwagen that earned that patent in Germany back in 1886. The first Mercedes — named for Mercedes Jellinek, the daughter of an Austrian auto pioneer — debuted in 1901 as the first purpose-built car (not based on a horse carriage).

By the 1950s, Mercedes-Benz was really coming into its own as an international player with classics like the incredible 300 SL “gullwing” coupe with roof-hinged doors. Customers included royalty from across the globe along with several popes, and in 1979, the brand began making its mark off road with the Gelandewagen SUV that eventually evolved into the modern G-Class. The 21st century lineup is backed by all that experience and more!