This vehicle has been terrific to own and drive. It is comfortable and extremely reliable. I have only had one major repair, when the condenser went bad after 8 years. Beyond that, virtually all that has been needed is routine maintainence. The vehicle is roomy inside, and has a very large trunk. I have put on 186K miles and have never had a problem with either the engine or transmission.
I have owned over 20 Mercedes and this
is the finest I have had to date. From
the E430, SL500 to an S500. This S320
has phenominal power and excellent gas
mileage. At a current $250 a gallon at
the pump, this is a dream especially
considering it's weight. Has 145,000
and not a problem yet. Rock solid as
always. The S Class is the finest
motorcar money can buy. It blows my
Rolls into the weeds.
I have owned a mercedes for 25 years to
include various classes. The S-class
was the ultimate car. You feel very
much in control of the car. Long
highway drives are effortless. However,
purchase a good extended warranty.
Power windows mechanism have gone out
on two windows in my S-class, gasket
and seals have been replace twice, the
illumination of dashboard components
have gone out twice and maintence and
repairs are expensive. I recently moved
to a Lexus 430 and admittedly I miss my
Mercedes drive but the Mercedes pails
in comparison to the luxury features of
my Lexus and the reliability of the
That German ride and drive feeling of a
Reliability of electronic components
needs to greatly improve.