2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4.3L V8 7-speed Automatic Consumer Review - High Cost of Maintenance -
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class - Consumer Review

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S430 Sedan (4.3L V8 7-speed Automatic)

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High Cost of Maintenance - Great Car!
By Krista on

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 7A)

Review

This is my first Benz and I really like the car. My fiance bought a 2004 C Class the same day and has not had as good an experience as I. Great interior size, great performance, great styling. White Exterior, cream interior - just yummy looking! Stereo system sounds great, but the iPod connection is subpar, to say the least. Handles well in all weather and the brakes are second to none; I feel very safe in this vehicle. The only major issues are: electronics are touch and go on this vehicle, maintenance costs are expensive on all MB, storage is NON EXISTANT on this vehicle (interior or trunk - you are hard pressed to fit 10 bags of groceries). But the leg room in back is truly wonderful!

Favorite Features

Roomy interior. Exterior styling. Road handling. Sound system.

Suggested Improvements

Storage - trunk is like a large glove box. No storage in the interior - nowhere to put glasses, pens, phone charges, etc). Cup Holders - Worst design I have ever seen. Can only hold one cup in front seat and it often tips over with coffee flying everywhere. Electronics are iffy. WORST IPOD Interface
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