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Excellent
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By TeamWenz
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Driveline, the sound and power are unmatched


Worst Features

none, the car is perfect


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Engineering excellence?
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By tomel
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Seat comfort, firm quiet ride, engine power, rear seat package, AMG appearance package


Worst Features

Temp control clip--give me a break! Console space, drink holder, the phone looks like a Star Wars unit? Did that movie come out in 2004?


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Love My Car
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By S-Mazz 500
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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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 all around.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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83K disappointment
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By pradeep N
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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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 support.


Best Features

view from cockpit, hydraulic doors, AWD, engine power


Worst Features

re-design interior and improve sound deading material. better seats


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NOT TO SHABBY
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By WAHLER
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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NICE OVERALL PREFORMANCE,LIKING THE RIDE AND DRIVE. HORSEPOWER IS GOOD ,TORQUE IS EXCELLENT. LOTS OF ROOM. FEELS PRETTY SAFE.


Best Features

SILENCE TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD,FEELS LIKE YOUR FLAOTING ON AIR.


Worst Features

PRICE


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