There is a reason this is one of the best cars sold on the planet. Incredible luxury combined with decent economy. It just eats up the road. Just had it serviced at the dealership $220 in total. Not bad for 10,000 intervals.
Great car, bought used with 30k miles; strong engine, truly quiet, smooth, amazing ride. But, MB, masters of engineering, why oh why? The black temp adjust clip on rear passenger ventilation is missing. Can't replace $40 clip. You must replace $700 unit (before labor)! That's engineering excellence? Think you forgot who you're engineering for. I fear for the next minor flaw. Also, cupholder is a bust and console space is nill. Love the car overall, but I marvel that a car originally selling for six figures forgets some basics.
I love driving this car. I got the
almandine black matallic with java
interior. The car turns heads. Love
the keyless go and voice command.
It's comfortable, quiet and smooth.
SAT became available after I ordered
the car. I set up an install but
stopped the installation when dealer
called to tell me they would have to
mount antenna on truck and needed to
drill a hole in the lid. Almost 7k
miles on the car without any problems.
Oh, hit some road debris and tore a
hole in a tire side wall. Called
roadside assistance via the wrench
button. I was back on the road in
less than 45 minutes. Great service
Keyless go and voice command system
are teriffic. Parktronics has
improved my parking ability.
Ventilated seats are cool. The ambient
lighting looks awsome at night.
SAT should be plug and play. Need
better street level detail on the
GPS. The map only shows main streets,
highways and interstates in my area.
excessive wind noise at 60mph, tyre noise
at 70mph. Dealer & MBUSA says the car
comes like that. probably design fault.
Dealer says all S500 sound like that.
Recommend test drive Audi A8L and BMW
b4 purchasing MB S500. cannot compare to
Audi A8L which is silent at any speed. cruise
control stalk gets in the way. steering
buttons annoying. soft front seats with poor
view from cockpit, hydraulic doors, AWD,
re-design interior and improve sound
deading material. better seats