2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Consumer Review: No quality control at Mercedes
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class - Consumer Review

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S55 AMG Sedan (5.4L V8 Supercharger 5-speed Automatic)

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No quality control at Mercedes!
By Slackdaddy on

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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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