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Fun when it works
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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Great when it works. Fun to drive, quiet, responsive, nice style, but reliability is awful. Electronics are terrible. What a shame. Second Mercedes in a row that was a lemon. It also depreciated from $96,5000 new to under $50,000 in just a little under two years. Stay away! Look at Lexus LS instead.


Best Features

Ride, handling, style.


Worst Features

Reliability. Subcontract the car out ot the Japanese to design, engineer, and build.


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Great luxury and safety
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By 2005 Mercedes-Benz s
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I have owned two S500 sedans and I can't imagine driving anything else. I have the sport package and love the interior. The ride is so smooth,nothing compares. The front and rear seat areas are roomy. Seats are comfortable and easily adjustable to drivers and passengers of all sizes. Very open feel and no blind spots. Keyless go and automatic door and trunk closing is great. Sound system is awesome. Hands free phone system is a must have. I had a major side impact accident and the car held up to its reputation for safety. The head curtain airbags saved my life, and side door airbags prevented serious injury. Walked away without a scratch.


Best Features

Keyless go eliminates digging keys out of the bottom of my bag. Automatic door and trunk closure are a big convenience. Hands free phone is a must have. Smooth ride and luxurious interior were the first priority. Head curtain airbags are the favorite safety feature.


Worst Features

Airconditioner could be stronger. Drink holder design could be better. Navigation system is complicated.


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S-500 Solid, Reliable, Fun to Drive
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By Brent Johnson
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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This is the 6th S body I have owned in the last 3 years. Great car!


Best Features

AWD


Worst Features

Need to redo the look as I think they will be doing in 2007.


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The Best of European Luxury
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By Cleighman
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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My 13th Mercedes and the best. Amazingly smooth ride coupled with the SIRIUS satellite radio/stereo make driving a pleasurable experience.


Best Features

My favorite features are the SIRIUS satellite radio, the convenient keyless go and the convenience of the COMMAND system. Driving with the smooth shifting transmission and power is the ultimate.


Worst Features

While you can digitally display the speedometer reading, the analog speedometer is hard to read at some steering wheel settings.


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