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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon

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R350 is a great car.
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By Scott
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon R350 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This is our first MB and we are very happy with it. Excellent ride quality, beautiful interior, smooth drivetrain, and extremely comfortable seats. I had difficulty getting my wife interested in a wagon much less a MB. But, after taking her to the dealership she quickly reconized that this is a great family vehicle. The 6 cylinder is adequate and fun to drive but not fast.


Best Features

The two-screen entertainment system is fantastic. Power tailgate is great. The is a very spacious vehicle that can easily carry six adults in comfort.


Worst Features

It is a long vehicle and can take a little time to get used to parking it (the parktronic works great and is recommended). Watch out for the MB all-weather mats. They are magnets for shoe scuffs. The fabric mats handle use much better.


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The un-minivan
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By Matthew
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon R350 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Coming up on 13k on our R350. My wife and I love it, as do our two kids. We aspire to own only one car at a time, and this is the perfect choice -- great for hauling around the kids and their friends, but dignified enough for adult occasions. Plus it is remarkably fun to drive for such a massive vehicle. We've had it for more than a year now, and I still enjoy getting behind the wheel and going on long drives. Handling and acceleration are very good (considering the length and weight of the vehicle), brakes are excellent, and the ride is smooth. It's a mystery to me why MB hasn't made more of an effort to market this car. Yes, it's expensive, but for families like ours, it's perfect.


Best Features

Parktronic is essential. Do not buy this car without it. Nav interface is something only a German engineer could love, but you get used to it. Info display in driver's console is useful. Power liftgate seems frivolous at first, but turns out to be quite handy. HK sound system is excellent.


Worst Features

The fact that memory seats are optional on a car this expensive is outrageous. MB might want to consider a bench option for the second row, to fit three across. Nav interface needs to be updated to touchscreen. Driver's seat is a touch on the stiff side. Needs more Bluetooth integration options.


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My Problems with MB of N.A.
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By DNK
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon R350 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Better than expected ride and handling. Great for road trips. MPG are better than advertised. But lacks nice wheels/rims. I did an upgrade, makes all the difference in making the vehicle look much sportier.


Best Features

Bi-Xenon headlights.


Worst Features

Larger and nicer wheel styles. More interior color choices, ash is too light, black too dark. Too much windshield glare.


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Best car I ever had
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By caygirl
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon R500 4dr Wagon AWD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I have had the BMW X5, and 325Ci and the Porsche Cayenne, and this is the best car I have had by far. It is practical, comfortable, and well appointed. My husband has the Mercedes S class and is happy to get in and drive it with our two kids in the back and nanny or other passenger in the third row. Everyone is happy and comfy. I strongly recommend this car if you need seating for more than 4. Fast too. Caveat: Parktronic is a must!


Best Features

6 captain's chairs. Drives smooth and comfortable for all passengers.


Worst Features

Digital clock in the center console. Better nav. Bluetooth standard.


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Don't want to drive a van or SUV?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Chuck J.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon R500 4dr Wagon AWD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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If you want all-wheel drive, room for 6, and can't picture yourself driving a van or SUV, there's no other choice. The Pacifica fits the bill, but it's slow, underpowered and ugly. And, the rear seats on the Pacifica are not as easy to get into. Some reviewers are slamming the R500, because it's a Mercedes that doesn't register with their sense of what a practical car is. Who off-roads or uses all that van cargo space? The positives: V-8 power!, unique sculpted styling, 1st class ride and appointments, not driving the same SUV or van that everybody else is driving. Did I mention blowing the doors off of most vehicles? When the suspension lowers at 70MPH, you'll know sport touring!


Best Features

V-8 power. Beautiful and comfortable interior. Technology abounds. Mercedes ride. Panoramic sunroof. F1-style manual steering wheel shifters. Free roadside assistance for life with the push of a button.


Worst Features

Less harshness in sport suspension mode. Digital clock in the center console. Better material on the visors. Cylinder deactivation for better mileage. Satellite radio should display title and artist at all times. Better Nav system input methods. Teach the Nav system to speak in a German accent!


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