It's great fun to drive.The ease of
operation of the convertible top
encourages use. The many added features
of convenience make driving much more
pleasurable. The car is beatiful inside
and out. It is a much superior car to
my 1999 model.
This is the latest in my car habit.
Before this I had an 02 Carrerra, an 02
M3 convertible, an 01 Vette Coupe, a 99
430E, and a 97 540i. This is by far the
best car that I have owned. The
interior is great, and the command
system is quite useful. The exterior is
simply marvelous. I have the smell
problem as mentioned in other reviews.
MB of Annapolis sold it to me knowing
it, then promised to fix it (had the
car three weeks after I only had it a
week), and it needs to go back in. They
refused to give me my money back. MB of
Annapolis has seen its last dollar from
me, and I would recommend anybody else
staying away from them too.
Nice Top feature, and you can talk with
the top down. Some sunroofs are noisier.
More front seat room for those of us
that are tall.
I've owned 4 MB's, a Porsche, and numerous other European vehicles. I've driven them all for pleasure. None for day to day. I've never had a MB that dissappointed me..including my SL500. My Porsche 996 was in the shop every other week..literally, for "check engine lights. It never was resolved. Save your money and buy this car. I'm over 6'6", and wide, and am comfortable. Interior design is remarkable. The car is in the shop for scheduled maintenance only. Come to think of it, I don't know that I've ever had a major problem with any MB. It's fast, sleek, handles on a rail, looks fabulous, runs magnificently. I don't know what else I could ask for. I'm just glad that I bought this car.
The power convertible top. The Bose sound system. The interior lighting at night. The engine power. It's a MB. That's all I need to know.
The trunk is way small. As others say, there is no dipstick. The only oil indicator is an idiot light. build the engine to be owner serviceable. It isn't now. Some have ragged this car because of the MB/Chrysler union. The car was built in Stuttgart. If it can be improved upon, I don't know it.
This is the most beautiful car I have owned...really turns heads. Interior would score equally high but for the use of too much hard, cheap plastic. Handling and power are just okay, hampered by the excessive weight of the car. Problem is, such a striking exterior design and the high price raise expectations of super performance and quality materials. Not the case. Leather is cracking and discoloring. Paint seems thin; chips easily Also, lots of noise coming from under the car, like gears whining, bearings grinding, yet everything is okay. Noise level is unacceptable in car of this rank. Dealer service has been great, but parts are ridiculously expensive. Not a great drive.
Exterior design. Exceptional "Stare factor". Retractable hard top. Standard wheels. Car handles well in Michigan snow when fitted with Dunlop winter tires. Electric spare tire pump. Interior ambient lighting.
Less road, tire and drivetrain noise. Better interior materials. More power. Better paint. Better sounding stereo w 6 disc IN DASH. Improve poor leather & wood trim quality. Navigation system is awful. Get real about cost of replacement parts; e.g. rear center brake lens-$300! More features.
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