Fun to drive factor is a 10+.
Unbelievable torque. Handling and
braking are excellent for a sedan this
big and heavy. Styling is understated.
Comfort and inside room are excellent.
Keyless go feature is excellent,
however it has failed 4 times in the
first year. Highway mileage is 18-19
mpg, city about 12mpg. Built in phone
is OK with vocal commands useful. Get
parktronic - it's needed.
Automatic trunk opener/closer is a
favorite - used frequently. Auto Tire
pressure reading is useful, but
a pain to deal with. I've driven MBZ E
Series, Audi A8, Jaguar VandenPlas,
Jaguar XJR, MBZ CL500. This car is by
far the best sedan! Bought easily over
an S55. Great car!
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
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.
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.
2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)
I had to get the S500 asap. The
reason? I previously owned a S500 on
a 2 year lease. When the lease was up
my wife urged me to get a Lexus & I
did (for 2 years) Yes, A lexus is
great. BUT a S500 is like no other
car. NOW I am soooooo happy!
Quality=The Best & Fun to drive &
Safety. If You have the cash, GET