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Teutonic Genius
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By Bill
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This is my 5th MB and it has been a pleasant surprise. It is a superbly designed, extremely safe, highly functional multi-purpose vehicle. At 28 - 30 mpg on the freeways at 70+ mph, who could complain. Any comparison with the Pacifica is dillusional at best. Recommendation to mfr: make memory seating standard, especially at this price!


Favorite Features

Air suspension ride and superb sound proofing coupled with an awesome stereo sound system. Remarkable mileage on highways.


Suggested Improvements

At this price, memory seats should be standard as well as navigation system.


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What a nightmare
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By Rick Kueber
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500 4dr Wagon AWD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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In less than 6 months of ownership, my R500 is being towed back to the dealership for the same problems - SRS warning light. According to Mercedes this may cause the airbags to deploy randomly (nice) or not work at all. Also, the low coolant level light is on. For $70k, one would think you would get a much better car. This will definitely be my last Mercedes. Audi Q7, here I come.


Favorite Features

Engine performance is terrific for this glorified minivan.


Suggested Improvements

Build a reliable car. Get back to the basics of Mercedes quality. The most recent consumer satisfaction polls speak for themself. Mercedes is not the same Mercedes of old.


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Great car with such a size
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By great dane
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500 4dr Wagon AWD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Good mileage for such a heavy vehicle. Absolutely quiet and smooth in switching gears. Enough space for even a six-footer in the third row. Takes a while to get used to the brake assistant.


Favorite Features

Auto rain sensor. 7-G tronic. Good mileage.


Suggested Improvements

High beam on auto stage


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My over priced mini van
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By Peter E Gibson
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500 4dr Wagon AWD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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In twice for transmission, a total of ten days! Need four new tires at 15K. Has been back to dealer six times in nine months. not as reliable as former cars owned in that price range.


Favorite Features

seating, ride and driving, handling is good now that transmission works.


Suggested Improvements

get bugs out of the car! Needs great improvment on tire wear situation.


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The wife loves it!
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By IH82BL8
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This is our 3rd MB. The wife didn't want a minivan, and our ML was out growing our family. We got a great deal, $12000 off sticker! The R350 was the perfect choice for our family. It's large enough to fit 6 very comfortably and it's very luxurious. It's a large vehicle but it drives like a sedan. I've got a sports sedan and I even enjoy driving the R350. The NAVI is not as user friendly as the Japanese built cars but we are slowly getting used to it. We love the HK stereo and the panoramic roof. The wife appreciates the auto tailgate. The rear doors are a little too big at tight parking spaces. No regrets at all!


Favorite Features

HK stereo, panoramic roof, handling, and comfort/luxury.


Suggested Improvements

Standard parktronic since it's hard to see where the nose and the rear of the car is. Standard roof rack and smaller rear doors. Better gas mileage; yeah, it's a 7 speed and it's heavy for safety reasons, but MB engineers can do better.


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