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9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Best car ever
By Ned on 05/24/10 07:49 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4dr Sedan

Review

This car is amazing. It rides smoothly, has the power when it is needed, and it still has the looks after 15 years.
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Riding deep for cheap
By benzkrazee on 11/04/08 19:22 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S600 4dr Sedan

Review

What a car and such a bargain! A one owner car purchased for $125,000 (no misprint) less than sticker. It runs great, fuel mileage is good for a 5,000lb. car, and so far it has been bullet-proof reliable. If you want a great car, this is the ultimate. Just beware that when it needs repair, make sure you use your AMEX card because you will exceed your credit limit with any other card (S600 parts are very expensive)
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
MB S600
By tareq on 10/08/08 14:37 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S600 4dr Sedan

Review

A fabulous car from 13 years the date I bought and still feels and looks new. It is a great car with great power of 12 cylinders. I love this car. I bought a new 2008 Lexus and I had to do some repairs after 6 months, but the Mercedes I had nothing to do but the checkups every year
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The last rock-solid S-Class
By SRS on 05/30/08 16:30 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S420 4dr Sedan

Review

This car replaced my '84 300SD which I lost in an accident. But having saved my life, I wanted another Mercedes S-Class and decided to try a W140 chassis. It is built like a bank vault and still has all of the hallmarks of a true Mercedes Benz (before the Chrysler merger). It has not been without problems (oil tappet pipe replaced, central locking pump, lower oil pan seal, control arm bushings, steering damper to name a few). But this is a 12 year old car w/ 144K miles. Any automobile that old and with that kind of mileage is going to need attention. So overall, I recommend this car to any Mercedes lover. With proper care and feeding (and a nice "rainy day" fund), you will enjoy it!
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Fun but Expensive to Maintain
By JeffreySharp on 04/19/08 14:21 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S420 4dr Sedan

Review

This is a beautiful car both interior and exterior and the perfect size for a family of 6-plus footers. It is powerful and drives wonderfully particularly on the highway. Be sure to get a warranty though because lots of things tend to go wrong and when they do they are expensive to fix. The engineering seems to be more complicated than necessary which makes any repairs expensive. Next car will probably be Japanese. Had an Acura before this and it went 9 years and besides regular maintenance it never went to the shop.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Marquis
By Marquis on 05/25/05 16:55 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Best Car at 60+ mph
By Steve at California on 09/23/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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ultimate motoring
By esq on 05/13/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S600 4dr Sedan

Review

Vehicle was purchased Starmarked from dealer -- in excellent shape with 27k miles. Has been an excellent driving experience, especially on the highway. Very easy to exceed speed limits because car is totally quiet, smooth and has unprecedented power reserve for accelerating, even at high speeds. Car has suffered very high depcreciation since purchase.
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
S320SWB
By GIUSEPPE on 03/29/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S320 SWB 4dr Sedan

Review

A FABULOUS USED CAR AT 25 GRAND AND FIVE YRS OLD AT TIME OF PURCHASE LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE NEW PERFECT SHAPE NO PROBLEMS HAD ORIGINAL TIRES WHEN BOUGHT AT 48 K MILES.COMPARES TO BEST OF LUXURY SEDANS EVEN WITH SIX CYL.HAS GOOD POWER AND QUIET BEYOND BELIEF RIDE
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