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2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Straight talk on heavy repair costs
18 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By reality_chek
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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The bargain price of today hides expensive repairs. It has design flaws: cup holders, knee hits seat warmer, ugly center console. It has known leak issues and electrical issues. It has air suspension issues. Auto door locks and trunk flaws. Don't forget the untreated metal that rusts from the inside. Watch for rust around tire wells all up and down sides. Rust quote was $2700. The gorgeous slick design holds water. The car is now 11 so expect collapsed engine mounts, catalytic converter rattles, drive shaft flex disk...So you can plan on buying it for $6-7K and putting 6-8K into it and you will get a beautiful smooth powerful ride that originally cost $80K+ and the engine will go to 200K mi.


Favorite Features

great looks, acceleration, handling


Suggested Improvements

Never buy the first two years of a new model. the 2005 and 2006 worked out many of these annoying problems. The rust however is a total corporate embarrassment. Shame on you Mercedes. (they refused to offer any kind of rust fix)


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Plan to drive for quite some time.....
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By pal
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl 5A)


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Since purchase it has been a blast to drive. Hopeful the balanced engine translates into long life as that is the only way I am every going to get my money out it! '03+ S55 probably faster due to supercharger, but I could not stand to even think what a supercharger would cost down the line. Really enjoy the machine, great ride/fast ride. I confide I still don't feel like I "fit in" an S55 but hopeful my ego will catch up with the wheels.


Favorite Features

No doubt the engine and torque. LOTS of buttons play with.


Suggested Improvements

Like everyone else, the Navigation, but Nav is still quite servicable.


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BEST CAR OF THE WORLD, PERIOD.
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By Omi
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl 5A)


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There is no car in the world that can beat Mercedes-Benz. That car is build for generation. These car goes over 500,000 miles with recommended maintenances. People who don't like Mercedes should look forward to themselves, instead of vehicle. If you are not satisfied with Mercedes-Benz of Stuttgart, Germany then you are not satisfied with your LIFE.


Favorite Features

Where should I start from ..... Everything is Perfect


Suggested Improvements

I think no one can find any mistakes in the world or "PERFECT".


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My S55
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By zeistgott
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl 5A)


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Fine Car, needs a better Nav system. other than that a very cool car


Favorite Features

Parktronic, Dist-tronic, Ventilated seats! and the navigation system


Suggested Improvements

Better Nav system!


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Hot rod sedan. Great for work or pleasure
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By Ric h Woods
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl 5A)


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Of all the luxury sedans I've owned, this one is the best. Overall, nothing can touch it. Performance, features, and even price (based on everything you get) is superb. This won't be my last S class AMG car.


Favorite Features

The engine.


Suggested Improvements

All wheel drive.


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