2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Consumer Review: BEAUTIFUL DRAMA QUEEN

2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class - Consumer Review

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S500 Sedan (5.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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By mylexgs300 on


2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan


I purchased this car used in January of 2012 with 480k miles. Now, before you think I'm crazy, my reasoning was that after I test driving the car, it appeared to be mechanically sound in every way. The engine was as quiet as if it had 60k miles and the transmission shifted to perfection. Being a long time lover of Lexus, I can now appreciate the maintenance-free GS300. Since purchasing the car, I've replaced the water pump and the pulley, along with the brakes and rotors all around. So far my air suspension has been fine, although I suspect the ball joints will need replacing soon. Despite that, I'm very happy with the car. It's a joy to drive and gets a lot of attention.

Best Features

Powerful 5.0L V8 engine. Very smooth and agile for its size. The timeless look of this vehicle can fool most people as to it's actual age. Also, the many MB forums on the web are great and full of very helpful information that any MB could ever need.

Worst Features

Putting air suspension into this vehicle was a horrible idea. Mercedes could also have done a better job with the electronics in this car. I didn't pay MSRP for this car, but I couldn't imagine buying this car brand new and dealing with the issues that I've read about so far.
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By kolyan2k
on 06/11/12 08:15 AM (PDT)

I find it very hard to believe that S-class can do 480k miles. Probably every single part in this car has been replaced once or twice already.

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