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S500 2004
8 of 48 people found this review helpful
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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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The Best Car In The World
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By merc4ever88
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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This car has a class of its own no other car can come close to this car. Every other cars tries to be like this car but none can. The style is beautiful, performance is brilliant, interior quality is splendid. What more can you ask for.


Best Features

Style Interior Sound System In-Car Entertainment I can make a book if i have to tell every favourite features in this car


Worst Features

Nothing


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MB quality is poor
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By David Hiers
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Within an hour of bringing this brand new car home the passenger side xenon headlights burned out. The car has a vibration at 55 mph and above. The car has been back to the dealership for 5 days out of the 8 I have had it and they still cannot fix the vibration. They put brand new michelin tires on it yesterday and it still vibrates. They are calling in a MB technician next week to see what is wrong. It vibrates so bad that the passenger seat and headrest shake. The cupholders are really bad. The dealership has been very professional but have been unable to fix the problem. Wish I had purchased the LS430.


Best Features

I like the NAV and Bose surround sound and the engine is incredible.


Worst Features

MB quality is poor. Needs better cupholders.


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