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Money making creativity needed!!! by Florida Voyager on 08/13/2008. Trim: 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Style, comfort, ride, audio sound.
Cons: - Frequent brake downs (ac sensors, tire pressure sensors, transmission). Have to say, problems started at 65-70K - Costly parts and service (oil change or "A"-"B" service - $260-340, set of tires every 20K - $1100, brake sets $300-500/rear-front, wipers - $65/pair, license frame - $100, cup holder - $100, labor - $100/hr
Overall review: Excellent stylish car for low or moderate usage. - For cars more than 50K would highly recommend extended warranty. - Get rid of it at 100K (no one gives extension for warranty after this point)
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Goodbye Lincoln, hello MB S500 by Taloncav on 01/07/2005. Trim: 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I like the roominess and comfort of the rear seats, the outstanding Bose sound system, the quietness of the cabin without wind noise, and the superb ride. The interior cabin is so quiet you can barely here the engine running. The tire pressure guage monitor is great as well as the ability to fold in the side view mirrors when parking in tight spots. Navigation system is a definite plus.
Cons: For the price of this vehicle, the rear park assist should be standard. The power lumbar should be a small simple button rather than a huge lumbering object behind your calves. Front cup holders seem cheap prone to breaking. The wood and leather steering wheel and wooden gear shifter should also be standard rather than an option. Transmission seems a bit sluggish at times.
Overall review: Overall, this car is excellent. For the last 18 years I have owned Lincolns and decided to switch to an S500 after falling in love with its sleek styling. I have owned my S500 for a little over a month now and must say that I am impressed. I never thought I would sway from Lincoln; it looks like that day has come...
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My Three Pointed Star by Joseph and Michelle on 05/24/2004. Trim: 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I do a lot of driving and my S500 is the most comfortable car I have ever been in. The big responsive V8 has a lusty exhaust note and provides an overly generous amount of power and torque. Seven speed automatic is quick to shift and accurate. When in sport mode, the already good handling and response is even more pronounced. Perhaps the thing I covet most about my S500 is that it is undoubtedly the safest car for family to be riding in, and I wouldn’t settle for anything less in that respect.
Cons: No problems or regrets after 38k miles of rigorous stop-and-go Los Angeles traffic and high speed sprints on the open highway. The sticker price is a bit on the high side, but hey when you are spending anything over 65k for a new car, a few grand here or there is just nit picking.
Overall review: The S500 is truly a gem. Not only is it fast, sleek, safe and luxurious, it's a treat for the eyes. This car is so perfect that I can't imagine how the new S, which is due out as an '06 model, could be any better!
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The best luxury sedan - if you don't need to lock the trunk by grandma's husband on 02/08/2006. Trim: 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Best all around luxury performance sedan. IMHO nothing comes close even at twice the price.
Cons: You cannot lock the trunk, Mecedes claims it is to prevent someone from being locked in the trunk but there has to be other alternatives. If you valet the car the trunk is always open to the valet. The valet key only operates the glove compartment, so what do you do when you go shopping or on vacation with luggage? I have been told you can modify but that factory authorized dealers will not do so and the cost exceeds $2,000.
Overall review: Great car if you don't need to lock the trunk. This is not unique to the S55, it also applies to all the S models. Hopefully the 2007 will fix the problem.
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my lovely car by sona from Riyadh on 08/14/2005. Trim: 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG, Owned 1 year.
Pros: its 2 in 1 what i mean its a luxury car in the same time its sport car.
Overall review: believe me if you have not try it then you have to go now.
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