2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Consumer Review: S55 Awesome fun, but not a Lex

2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG - Consumer Review

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S55 Awesome fun, but not a Lexus
By islandsonly on


2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


You got to love the driving experience this ride provides its fortunate owner. You also have to appreciate the awesome exterior design and the resulting looks and conversation that breaks out every other time you take it out. But like every large purchase and decision there are drawbacks. I have driven Lexus LS 400's & 430 Ultra Luxuries for years and believe I know quality and great engineering and the Germans just cant compete with Japanese. If only the Japanese could build a heart pumping, hold on for dear-life sport sedan like the S55, I would be with them for life. My wife drives an '05 BMW 745LI or an X5 and the 745 is in the shop every other month. The trade off is worth it!

Best Features

Awesome power & phenomenal good looks. Love the push button start and keyless go.

Worst Features

Cup holders-gotta be kidding! parktronics - should be on NAV. NAV system-checkout Lexus' or Nissan's. Bose audio system - weak sub and poor mid range, my 14 year old could have designed a better system. No place designed to hold spare change or sun glasses. Goofy cell phone space that cant be modified
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