In our market there seems to be an unusual number of S430's for sale right now. An S-Class, especially a late-model one, is a rare thing in these parts as it is, and seeing a half dozen for sale at once is kinda freaky.
As a result, prices are down quite a bit. I saw a 2001 S430LWB for sale for about $60K. Keep in mind that that's a $105,000 car here. 55% of list at two years? Yikes!
If you have the same thing, you might get a steal on an S430...
1998 C230 "Black Betty"