Most people will never get the opportunity to drive this car. It is best off being admired from a distance. This vehicle has spent considerable time being fixed under warranty. The 62 is designed as a chauffeured vehicle but lacks the care and consideration that should be paid to such a vehicle. It is a very nice car but not worth the money. Resale on it is horrible so if you buy one get ready to lose a lot of money. And look out for when the vehicle comes out of warranty. Those computers will wreak havoc on your checking account! Fuel economy stinks.
Still handles well for a long, heavy vehicle.
More attention to the details. The rear passengers should be able to control all functions on the entertainment center. Switches should be better located.
I've never contributed to one of these pages, but after reading the reviews posted here by supposed Maybach owners, I had to take the time to do this. My 62 is an '05, and it is the second one I've had. The first one, an '04, was plagued by so many problems that Maybach bought it back from me after finally admitting they could not fix the numerous problems (too many to list here, but think of something a car has and it broke -- multiple times). I made the mistake of purchasing another, hoping for a different experience. Let's just say when I called the dealer to trade this car on something else, it was worth $120k less than I had paid 4 months earlier.
Back three weeks later, they took another $50k off the trade-in value. Now, read the other reviews of this car below and tell me how many of these can really be satisfied owners whose car drops in value from $400k to $230k in 5 months.
Understand WHY the value is plummeting? The limited demand has shrunk to nothing in light of the serious problems these cars have. Word gets around. My advice: buy anything, but a Maybach. Yes, they're pretty and comfortable, but so are other cars for much less, and you won't lose your shirt!
My Maybach is okay. I've got too many cars anyway. It's not the "Crown Jewel" I thought it would be. Unfortunately, I still prefer my convertable Mondial (1992) to this car. I probably will keep it though - I do like rolling up to places in it, though the only people impressed are the people who know what it is (and they are usually guys, not girls). Maybach gets the nod, but I probable will not get another one. My S600 is equal in ride and speed. My SL55 is also just as nice a ride for a third of the cost. Still a "Mac Ride" though.
The interior luxury is second to none.
I wish it were more stylin' on the outside. Beefy car.
With this vehicle, the designers
thought of every imaginable luxury
possible and than some. The exterior
design is very modest and somewhat down
plays to what's hidden inside and under
the hood. The makers of this vehicle
(a joint venture between Daimler Benz -
Chrysler) created new auto-technology,
leading the way in vehicle innovation
from pre-crash technology to
translucent material that illuminates
by running a weak electrical current
through it. The seating is spacious
and the control of the rear environment
is unsurpassed by any other luxury
vehicle offered. You will NOT find
another vehicle that offers what the
Maybach offers. This vehicle renders
all others, OBSOLETE... Derek :)
I love my Maybach but, this is my
business car, I used to own a Mercedes
Benz 500 sel and to me they feel like
almost the same car. Although the
maybach is better it does burn a lot of
gas compared to my other cars. It is not
really that much fun to drive. It
feels safe inside and handles like a
limo. This a very good car, but not for
someone who like the real driving