by Marquis on May 25, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan
When I bought the vehicle used, the previous owner did not take care of all the maintenance that was supposed to be taken care of. Despite that, I put money into all the maintenance that was supposed to be done, and it drives like a dream. The drive before the maintenance was nice, however now, it really drives like I expected.
by Steve at California on Sep 23, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan
The above title stated clearly: this is
the best car I ever ride on highway. A
perfect balance between performance and
luxury. With the 5.0 litter V-8, the S-
500 is, (may I say), sporty at highway
speed. Plenty of passing power/touque,
and the car achieves the speed in such
a quiet and effortless manner. The gas
mileage is not too bad, since most of
the time I do not need to rev the
engine high to extract performance.
No cosmetic improvements to the S-Class this year; everything new is under the skin. ESP is standard on the S600 and optional on V8 models. ESP is a stability control system designed to help the driver keep the S-Class under control at all times. V8 and V12 versions get a new five-speed automatic, and all models get a standard power glass sunroof and smog-sensing climate control system. The S350 Turbodiesel is history.