2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Consumer Review: Wake up, Mercedes

2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class - Consumer Review

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S500 Sedan (5.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Wake up, Mercedes
By Paul on


2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan


This is my 7th Mercedes.The previous six were outstanding but this one is terrible. I had 3 Jaguars ('97, '00 and '03) after my 6th and I am going back. This car has 95,000 miles and in the last 2 years, radio broke-(chip-$500), air suspension-($800), lower control arms and bushings-($1,000), and right now, the AC, the passenger side window , the parking sensor mechanism, the seat memory, the seat messagers, the CD changer, the seat memories all don't work, and rust is developing at the bottom of all 4 doors and behind the rear license plate even though is is meticulously maintained. I now have 3 friends with the S series who have sworn off them and never coming back.

Best Features

Rides great and has a lot of room

Worst Features

Quality, quality, and quality, right across the board. A $97,000 car should have a 100,000 guarantee, not a 50,000 mile. I don't know where to start on suggested improvements.
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