2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Consumer Review: First and last MBZ

2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan - Consumer Review

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


This car has been a huge
disappointment. The car has had
problems since day one. It continues to
have problems on a regular basis.
Command Center failures for the first
18 months, radio, phone, airmatic
pump,faulty warning indicators,
steering three times, battery discharge
(4 visits to fix correctly), both front
windows quit working,numerous trim and
molding problems, numerous electrical
problems. This is not what I expected
from MBZ. This is clearly the most
expensive car and the worst performing
car I have ever owned. Dealer also
struggles to get repairs right the
first time. Seems too sophisticated for
their mechanics.

Best Features

Nice looking car. Nice ride when it is not in the shop.

Worst Features

Too numerous to list. See my review for all the improvements necessary. MBZ should be totally imbarrassed selling a car of this poor quality. Mine is not the only one. Every time we go to the dealer, there is a line of S430's with similar problems
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