excessive wind noise at 60mph, tyre noise
at 70mph. Dealer & MBUSA says the car
comes like that. probably design fault.
Dealer says all S500 sound like that.
Recommend test drive Audi A8L and BMW
b4 purchasing MB S500. cannot compare to
Audi A8L which is silent at any speed. cruise
control stalk gets in the way. steering
buttons annoying. soft front seats with poor
view from cockpit, hydraulic doors, AWD,
re-design interior and improve sound
deading material. better seats
2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)
This car replaced identical 2000 S
Class which had numerous electrical and
computer problems. New model is free
from these glitches. Never had
mechanical problem with Mercedes. Enjoy
the quality of the burl walnut and
interior appointments. New features
that I like are the power trunk,keyless
go start on the shift knob, voice
control on nearly everything,power
curtains, digital readout of tire
pressures and a much improved
navigational system on DVD. Car remains
very responsive with sharp turning
radius. I don't need AMG assist for my
driving.It appears to me M-B has given
us many innovations that are quickly
copied by other manufactures.
Lighted Mercedes Benz name on door
entry sill. No key entry and start
system. Power assist door closure.
Power assist brakes and other numerous
safety features leaving you with the
impression this is one safe car.
Time for a face lift. Would recommend a
slightly bigger body for the S Class
with improved trunk space. Needs one
single touch(not continous pressure as
now required) to adjust seat position.
Leather could still be softer. Front
drinking cup holders are still
Have owned Lex-Porch-Ferr- This autio superior to
all of those mentioned.The command center is
fairly complicated and the location of the window
controls is not conveniently located. The respnse to
throttle is breathtaking. Please don't floor pedal if
you are not ready .
I wrote a review 2 1/2weeks ago.Please
revise. When you accelerate from stop
you can hear a ping noise coming from
the transmission.Two months ago the
service dept. at Orland Mercedes
corrected the problem for 6 weeks. Then
the noise was audible again. When the
car was returned for the same ping
noise, I was informed that Mercedes
declared the noise will not harm
anything and it is acceptable. They
were aware of the ping noise that was
reported to them by others. I drove a
new 2004 And no noise.For these 2
reasons: a) the mechanic corrected the
noise for 6 weeks and b) the noise is
on "some" other S55's. There must be a
major defect somewhere.
Telephone--power that's frightening--
keyless touch and go and start feature
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