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2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

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By Tom Thompson thompson
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S550 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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Very impressive vehicle all around. Good speed and torque while quite and smooth. Interior lighting is relaxing while cooled seats are comfortable in south Texas I also have an s63 that is basically the same but less comfortable and less smooth; however a lot faster


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Beautiful car, classic luxury, great performance
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By T Brown
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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Great automobile. However, in 2015/16, the lack of technology is apparent and disappointing.


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Remarkable Flagship!
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Antony Cooke
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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If you get a good one that has been driven with care—rather than the reckless abandon that the car's performance encourages—it with give years of low-maintenance supreme comfort and safety. I have had mine for two years, with nothing but routine servicing; the time has been virtually trouble-free. No complaints at all. A caveat one should realize that, like all modern cars, the actual quality of materials and construction is not what Mercedes of old is famous for. They look good, and last for their expected lifetimes, but the beauty is entirely superficial. All modern cars will be on the scrap heap long before they could ever become "classics'" in the truest sense of the term, my S-500 included.


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My 3rd S-Class, with Lexus as Backup Car
36 of 37 people found this review helpful
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By SFPizzaMan
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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I have owned three generations of the Mercedes S-Class and like the ads say, this car is like no other. I've driven its smaller Mercedes siblings as loaner cars, but would never consider buying them. There is no comparison. This is the epitome of a flagship sedan for the entire industry. The 'W221' chassis design with the prominent fender arches, in my opinion, is a work of art and the most masculine design Mercedes has ever put on the road. The power surges smooth as it takes you from 0-60 MPH in 5 seconds - that is Porsche territory, but this is a car with four doors! Technology was leading edge at the time it came out, but the navigation system has become outdated compared to today's smartphone apps. The speedometer is a computer generated image and can be swapped for other information. I appreciate the nice features such as ambient lighting along the dash and doors, massaging seats, and automatic door closers. Only minor complaint is that the Harman Kardon stereo sound in the S-Class is not as good as the Mark Levinson in a Lexus and radio reception is not great for a car this expensive. The car is deceptively large so you will need parking sensors and a rear camera to aid with maneuvering shopping mall lots. All that aside, when you own a $100K vehicle, the maintenance doesn't come cheap. The brakes will wear every 10-15K miles and set you back about $400-600 for front or rear sets. The A service oil changes at $150-$250 are every 10K miles, but I did mine every 5K-7K miles. B Service oil changes are more involved and expensive, but you can save some money by changing the cabin filter yourself. Transmission changes must be done every 40K miles at about $600-800 per service. Coolant and brake fluid services are reasonable at about $150 per event. The suspension will wear and begin squeaking or making noises like a bad mattress as it get close to 100K miles. The airmatic suspension will fail at some point and cost you $1000-$1500 per suspension to replace, depending on whether you go OEM or aftermarket. During the times I experienced these issues, I had a very dependable Lexus sedan as a backup. Make sure you have about $2000 a year budgeted for repair and maintenance. For the most part, my S550 ran well until I was told that the car had a blown head gasket and became a prime candidate for a trade in. That was a major disappointment for me considering I had maintained my vehicle like clockwork. Also, the 2007-2008 model S-Classes were also prone to problems with an engine balance shaft issue and many other engine or transmission glitches. In spite of the last engine failure, I feel I got lucky with a fairly trouble free ownership experience. If you are looking for a W221 S-Class, save yourself the hassle and purchase a model year 2009 onward. At this point, I am waiting to buy the new 2014-2015 W222 chassis body style as a certified pre-owned after there is enough reliability information available.


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2007 S 550 Special Order Delivered Nov 06
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By tedley
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan S550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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I ordered the Car in August of 06 and took delivery in November 06.
I currently have over 160000 miles and have done all of the suggested maintance at the dealer.
I have replaced items due to normal use but only had to repair one window that would not roll down and replace the Sirius portion of the radio.

This is my first 'S' class and I hope not my last.
It still drives better that ANY car I have ever owned.


Best Features

Distronic is the most important feature. I will not get another car without this option.


Worst Features

Read the previews for the 2014 S 550. It will do more that I could ever suggest! Mercedes seems to be one step ahead of everyone else.


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