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Best Riding Car I have ever owned
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By brian h.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 7A)


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Just recently purchased this vehicle and it has an incredible feel on the road with above average acceleration.I have previously owned an E-Class and this far exceeds it.There is little to dislike about the performance. The mileage is better than expected.


Best Features

Overall appearance of the vehicle and the performance. Bose Sound System is the best I have had.


Worst Features

The Navigation and Audio System Controls are not as simple as Lexus and if the navigation map is running you have to press the audio button to change radio settings. The Handle on the Jack in the Trunk does not fit properly in the space provided and causes the trunk floor to be uneven.


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By mojojojojo
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 7A)


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i just got my S430 a couple days ago and i love it. the interior is amazing. it feels as if you were in first class in an air plain. the engin is very quiet and the handeling is great. the acceleration on this car is also great. for a over 3000 lb car the acceleration is very quick(6.9 sec). the nav. screen is also very big and legable. i also love the dashboard. it is big bright and clear. the tire preasure monitor is also a good thing to own. but my overall favorite thing is the driver and passenger seats. i would use them in my livingroom if i had a chance. they are like floting on a clowd.


Best Features

nav system. seat. interion design and exterior design. fuel eco.


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if you got it spend it
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By dr. orlins
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 7A)


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i have owned 2 lexus and a jaruar but if you die without owning a mercedes you've missed something. there are faster cars, cheaper cars,and even more reliable cars. however, this S model does everything so nicely,with so much snob appeal that if you can afford it, i would tell you to go for it. remember, when you die your kids will go through your money like water through a goose. spend some on yourself while you can. the 500S, amg, and 600S are overkill,totally unnecessary but if having a car that will hold 200mph turns you on. they are available.


Best Features

everything. ride, handling,finish, crowd appeal, and plain old comfort.


Worst Features

some of the colors offered are horrible.


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Exceeds Expectations
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By HoustonDriver
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 7A)


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Driving a 98 S500 for a number of years was a lot of fun, but nothing compared to the 2004 S430. More power than the old S500, better handling and a load of features make my new Benz an absolute pleasure to drive.


Best Features

Control systems including surround sound stereo, DVD navigation system, climate control and upgraded & heated seats are all fantastic. Thought the power trunk closer was a stretch, but appreciate it as well. Handling and acceleration terrific.


Worst Features

None


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What a car!
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By Zachmbenzfvr
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 7A)


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I originally had a 2000 S430, and this 2004 is leaps and bounds an improvement over that car. The Seven speed tranny is smooth, and responsive. Love the exterior and the interior. The quality improvements inside are amazing. The exterior is Black Opal, with Grey interior. The combination is beautiful.


Best Features

The Navigation system. The DVD update is a huge improvement over the old version. A nice larger screen as well.


Worst Features

The seats are a bit firm, but I am used to that.


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