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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Appreciating Depreciation
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By Gary Brown
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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When I purchased this Southern California car it was a one owner eleven year old $95K S Class MB with 63K miles. I paid 13% of the original price. As far as I'm concerned it is just broken in good. The price that I paid (lol) wasn't much more than the tax paid on the original purchase so I am appreciating depreciation.
Sometimes its good to be second. This is a great automobile, solid, quiet, powerful, looks great and has a long life ahead of it. When you buy a used car of this caliber you are getting a first class top tier motor car for less money than the cheapest new base vehicle that will be rattling in a year. You give up the latest in technology but who needs it; yesterdays technology, for the difference in money, is pretty good.


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Biggest mistake ever
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By Vinnie
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Bought a 2004 Mercedes Benz. Changed the front struts, Ac blower , Airmatic Pump, now the back struts. This car is a mess. Don't even try to buy it. You will go broke


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S500 2004
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By Will
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I've had this car almost 2 years. No issues. S500 engine with 7 speed transmission is like silk with rocket take-offs when passing on highways. 20-24mpg on hwy / 18-20 avg combined. Mercedes has addressed quality issues which were apparent during the 1990's. I've had a 2000 E320 and the 2004 S500. Both cars have been issue - free and low maintenance while a pleasure to drive. Nice curb appeal was well for business.


Best Features

Ride, elegance, power, quiet, killer sound system.


Worst Features

Newest SClass has already upgraded the interior, thus no issues to recommend.


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Radio problem
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By thesetter
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Driving the S500 is fun, however I have been having problems with the radio. It sometimes freezes at a particular station and when yor press the preset buttons, nothing happens. I have taken this car in to MB 5 times and finally they will replace the head unit (as recomommended by an MB factory tech). I'm hoping that this will solve the problem and not cause other problems in the car. Other than the radio, the car is fine.


Best Features

I like the styling of the car. It drives very well on the highway


Worst Features

MB needs a better navigation system. This one is difficult to use compared to other makes/models.


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'04 S500 - 8 months, no issues
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By carnut100
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I read about quality issues with Mercedes and I cannot relate. I have had 2 recent S classes and 2 SL classes. All with no problems. The S500 does 0-60 in sub 6 seconds and is quite a surprise. Must be the 7 speed transmission. I wish the engine sounded a little more throaty. It's too quiet. The S500 is more economical than my 2003 S430?? Don't know why, but a whole mile per gallon better in town.


Best Features

Ride control, DVD based GPS, pickup


Worst Features

Better stereo sound - Lexus Mark Levinson is better and Infinity is even better than that!


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