by Joe Huflin on Sep 6, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)
This car has all you would expect for it's money, and then the roof rattles some, the tire pressure monitors keep tripping and failing, the battery is flat after a 2 week business trip. Should not happen for this kind of money. No space for a cell phone, cupholders are a joke, and you forget all that when you hit the throttle and slide over the freeways, but then it all comes back at a traffice light. Great ride, classy car, but I am cured for life trying to put money on the table to buy such a set of wheels new, ever. I am soar but still OK, will enjoy it a few months more, but never buy this car new. What a shame for a handmade Mercedes, I lost a lot of faith in MB.
by islandsonly on Mar 11, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)
You got to love the driving experience this ride provides its fortunate owner. You also have to appreciate the awesome exterior design and the resulting looks and conversation that breaks out every other time you take it out. But like every large purchase and decision there are drawbacks. I have driven Lexus LS 400's & 430 Ultra Luxuries for years and believe I know quality and great engineering and the Germans just cant compete with Japanese. If only the Japanese could build a heart pumping, hold on for dear-life sport sedan like the S55, I would be with them for life. My wife drives an '05 BMW 745LI or an X5 and the 745 is in the shop every other month. The trade off is worth it!
by JIM S55 on Oct 12, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)
I HAD THIS CAR FOR 6 MONTHS BEFORE
TURNING IT IN FOR AN S600. THE S55 WAS
A BLAST TO DRIVE, BUT IT WAS A BIT TO
SPORTY FOR SUCH A LARGE SEDAN. IF YOU
HIT THE GAS FROM A STOP, A LOT OF TIMES
IT WOULD BUCK, AND THE SHIFTING WAS NOT
NEARLY AS SMOOTH AS I FELT IT SHOULD
HAVE BEEN. JUST A PERSONAL OPINION.
THE S600 IS AMAZING! IT APPEARS TO
HAVE MORE POWER,( 2 TURBOS) SMOOTHER
SHIFTING, AND EVERY TOY THAT MB MAKES.
SUEDE HEADLINER, PHONE, 4 SEAT
HEAT/AC/POWER, WOODPKG, KEYLESS GO,
VOICE COMMAND...ALL STANDARD. IF YOU
CAN SPEND THE EXTRA $20K, GO FOR THE
An industry-first seven-speed automatic transmission is now standard. The navigation system is now DVD-based, and the Keyless Go system is now built into the SmartKey. Newly styled 18-inch wheels are optional.
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