2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Consumer Review: Not reliable

2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class - Consumer Review

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By Tomas Hay on


2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


The interior set up with 6 separate captain's seats fit our family perfectly, so we almost had to get this car. Unfortunately we've been underwhelmed by the performance of this car. The gears downshift suddenly with a "clunk" when coasting downhill. The steering is "gummy". We've had this car in the dealership shop average every other month for mysterious problems like a chirping noise from the engine when idling, a recurring rubbing sensation from the bottom of the car when driving <40mph, a somewhat loud vibrating noise when coasting >50mph on fwy. The auto back hatch is slow. The nav toggle is hard to use. If the economy wasn't so bad we'd get rid of this car in a heartbeat!

Best Features

sound system, seating, sunroof

Worst Features

fix everything noted above
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