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The Whole Nine Yards! by The Mountain King on 03/15/2003. Trim: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG, Owned 2 years.
Pros: *For such a large car it's quick and nimble. *Excellent power and torque all the way through the power band. In fact there is so much power its hard to imagine that Mercedes has good reason to put a super charger on the '03 engine. *I drive with the ABC stability management on all the time; its a great system! The ride and quality are really impressive.
Cons: *The price of entry is high and the first year depreciation is harsh. *It seems like Mercedes sits down with its engineers at the beginning of THIS model year, to plan what improvements they will have for NEXT model year, so that they can determine what they will withhold from THIS year for maximum impact NEXT year. In short, you buy this car only if your are prepared to drive it for atleast three years to mitigate the depreciation and planned obsolesence.
Overall review: An outstanding big car that combines power, safety, performance and handling into one limo like package. The fit and finish are great. It comes standard with many amenities and points of comfort, and actually gets really good combined gas mileage. I have had a little trouble with the power window motor on the passenger side and finally had the whole unit replaced including switches on both doors. I would say overall that once you get past the sticker shock up front, dealing with Mercedes Benz Credit Corporation and their early lease payoff penalty, as well as that big depreciation hit the first year, there are very few cars on the planet that will do what this one will with the WHOLE NINE YARDS of what you look for in a car like this.
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Starmark certified cars by Zoom form California on 01/17/2011. Trim: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Power, Style, Performance
Cons: Mechanical problems
Overall review: I really like this car alot, it was pre-owned when I bought it from a dealer and it was a Starmark certified vehicle so I figured no major repairs will crop up right? But to the contrary the car had to get a new pump for the air suspension, replaced the shifter assembly, $3000 within 2 years of purchase. not what I expected from a Starmark car. So now I know Starmark certified is all BS and even though I am loyal to MB I will only purchase a car that is under warranty.
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MBZ S 430 by Beach Car Laguna Beach on 10/23/2002. Trim: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The size.....and the size of the back seat leg room...Handling is great....
Cons: boring inside... Also upgrade the tires and rims to at least 19" also why spend the money for the S500 when you only get a few extra Horsepower
Overall review: Buy the new Q45 or Acura 2004 4.2 V8 comming soon...
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Not bad for a $115,000 car by myvette on 09/03/2002. Trim: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600, Owned less than 1 year.
Cons: May be to much for some
Overall review: Best S ever
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we all know that by A CarPoint Consumer on 06/12/2002. Trim: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: BMWS SUCK
Cons: LEXUS SUCKS
Overall review: BENZ is the best
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