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


Review

This is our first MB and we love this vehicle. It is very roomy, comfortable, and large enough for 6' men to drive and ride. The cargo space is more than adequate with the third row seats folded down. Folding and unfolding the third row is quicky and very easy. The V6 is enough for this heavy vehicle which handles surprising sporty. The nav system is very hard to get used to but once mastered is a must have. Also, must have Parktronic to park as it is very, very long. Have had dash rattle issues that were quickly resolved by the dealership. No mechanical issues whatsoever. A pleasure to own.


Favorite Features

Parktronic, Harmon stereo, panoramic sunroof, size of seats.


Suggested Improvements

MB needs to upgrade the nav system to touch screen. Suggest returning the shifter to the center console. Also, MB does not allow for "after factory" installation of the integrated phone or satellite radio. So if you are buying this car used without these options, you have been warned.


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Great Carruck!!
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon R350 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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The R-Class is the perfect family vehicle! Great highway car, great features, great ride, great size, great for hauling to our lake house, great for going out with friends, six adults will fit in the car in formal attire! Enjoy the ride!!


Favorite Features

Panoramic sunroof, audio system, ride, parktronic is fantastic, size.


Suggested Improvements

Need to put hood ornament back on car!


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Good enough
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By al
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon R350 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


Review

If you want a sports car you do not want to look somewhere else. However, for a family vehicle it meets all the needs: safety, comfort and interior capacity. It is a pain to park, but what large family vehicle is not. The space between the second row of seats and the front is generous and can accomodate the space needs of growing children. It is a solid crossover vehicle.


Favorite Features

Harmon Kardon stereo system. Panoramic sunroof. 4-Matic


Suggested Improvements

Second row bench instead of two seats.


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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon R500 4dr Wagon AWD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Review

Great car to drive. Ride is smooth without feeling floaty. Our car has the airmatic suspension. Sport mode is pretty harsh but the other two modes provide a very nice ride. Interior quality is superb. Forward visibility is excellent. Rearward visisbility is not the best, a backup camera should be standard, but it is not even available. Overall I really like it. It looks different from most other cars on the road. It is a very versitile design. In 2007 mercedes benz offered the 550 motor in some of their line ups. This car with that 550 motor would be awesome. I know the AMG version is out there, but at almost 90 grand it too much bread.


Favorite Features

Very comfortable seats, the Bi-zenon headlights are the brightest I've ever seen. It's no sports car, but I think it is still fun to drive. It handles well even for a car that is supposedly longer than an Escalade. The interior is first class, some controls take some getting used to, but I likey!


Suggested Improvements

As mentioned before a backup camera would be useful. Put the new 550 motor in it. And some how get better gas mileage out of it. Then it's just world peace,feed the hungry, and develope hydrogen power for everyone.


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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)


Review

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.


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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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