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No quality control at Mercedes!
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By Slackdaddy
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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This car zooms. Very responsive handling and comfortable. I wish I drove it as much as the service manager at the shop I bought it from! This car has been in the shop 5 times since I bought it. Each time it was for a system failure. The pump that inflates the bladders in the dynamic drive seats failed. The active suspention failed, The throttle regulator failed and the multi-disc CD player had to be replaced. Although the service department was very helpful, I am disturbed that so many things have gone wrong with such an EXPENSIVE car. The Mercedes people tell me to expect such breakdowns as this is a very sophisticated car that has many complex systems. I should have got the Audi A8


Best Features

Dynamic drive seats, Performance, leg room,


Worst Features

The manufacturer has to get it together and put a finished product on the street. You cannot expect people to be loyal to your product if you put out a damaged good and make excuses for why it is damaged. I will not buy another Mercedes Benz until that time.


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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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s430
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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The Best Car In The World
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By merc4ever88
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 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 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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