Check to see if a used Mercedes Benz is worth purchasing by checking the average retail and private sale price as listed in Kelly Blue Book. Research prices for similar vehicles in your area through sites such as AutoTrader.com and Cars.com. Find out the accident and maintenance history of the vehicle by searching Carfax vehicle history reports using the Mercedes Benz vehicle identification number, as indicated on Carfax.com.
Search the Kelly Blue Book database for the retail and private seller value for the specific Mercedes Benz you are considering through KBB.com. Enter the make, model, trim and other features of the vehicle for accurate comparison prices, according to the Kelly Blue Book site.
Search listings of other available Mercedes Benz vehicles in your area through AutoTrader.com or Cars.com. Both sites allow you to narrow your search by location. Further narrow the results of your search by choosing the specific model and trim of the vehicle, as well as the year and mileage, as recommended by Cars.com.
Determine the collision history of the vehicle by using the VIN to search the Carfax history. Carfax maintains a database of vehicle accident reports and maintenance history. Dealerships are often able to provide the Carfax report upon request, according to the site. Consider the accident history of the vehicle in determining the appropriateness of the asking price.