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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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S430
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By RPF96
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 7A)


Review

I purchased this car in September 2004. I had C230
Kompressor Coupe 2002, which was a great car
without any problems. After owning my first Benz I
knew it would be the only vehicle I would purchase
in the future. The car has a fantastic ride, great
pick up and some really terrific features. If you are
look for a classy car with superior workmanship,
then this is the car for you. We had also owned a
large sport utility but decided the larger Mercedes
would be a better fit for us for ride as well as
safety.

I think the car is superior. Hands down one of the
best rides on the road!


Best Features

I like the heating and cooling system in the seats and all the positions available. Really I enjoy all the features in the cabin of the car.


Worst Features

The only improvements would be a little more fuel efficient and if the rear lid on the trunk would open a bit higher on it's own.


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SHIFTING IS ROUGH
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By JIM S55
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

I HAD THIS CAR FOR 6 MONTHS BEFORE
TURNING IT IN FOR AN S600. THE S55 WAS
A BLAST TO DRIVE, BUT IT WAS A BIT TO
SPORTY FOR SUCH A LARGE SEDAN. IF YOU
HIT THE GAS FROM A STOP, A LOT OF TIMES
IT WOULD BUCK, AND THE SHIFTING WAS NOT
NEARLY AS SMOOTH AS I FELT IT SHOULD
HAVE BEEN. JUST A PERSONAL OPINION.
THE S600 IS AMAZING! IT APPEARS TO
HAVE MORE POWER,( 2 TURBOS) SMOOTHER
SHIFTING, AND EVERY TOY THAT MB MAKES.
SUEDE HEADLINER, PHONE, 4 SEAT
HEAT/AC/POWER, WOODPKG, KEYLESS GO,
VOICE COMMAND...ALL STANDARD. IF YOU
CAN SPEND THE EXTRA $20K, GO FOR THE
600.


Best Features

STERRING WHEEL SHIFT BUTTONS.


Worst Features

WORK ON THE SHIFTING. IT IS TO ROUGH FOR A LUXURY SEDAN. IT COULD ALSO BE A BIT BETTER INSULATED.


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Amazing Vehicle
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By Manohar
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.5L 12cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I have traveled in the citty numerous
times. It is also my every day
driver. I have even used this car on
long road trips, from Chicago to Lake
Geneva, Wisconsin and from Chicago to
Niagra Falls. It is extremely
comfortable for all occasions and I
enjoy it to the fullest extent. It is
the best car I have owned in my life.


Best Features

Navigation system, hands free cell phone, Parktronic, Air Suspension, Heated/Cooled Seats (front and rear), rear power seats, rear vanity mirrors, folding sideview mirrors, wooden steering wheel/shift knob, KEYLESS GO is amazing/awesome


Worst Features

Take off the limiter on the speedometer and make it go faster, take off the limiter on the twin-turbo horsepower/torque output


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the 2002 S class
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By orlins
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 7A)


Review

The Mercedes S is expensive. the lexus
is a fine car, i have owned 3. the BMW
is a different car, simply too much
trouble to drive. harsh, not worth my
effort. the Mercedes S is not perfect
but not far from it. if you have the
free bucks. I really love the big
Mercedes for what it is, there are
faster, better values, larger and
smaller cars. However,if you can afford
the ticket on the S and want the
general best, buy the S. it does
everything well you can find better on
any one point, but the total is less
then you get in the Mercedes S. the sum
is unbeatable and in one move you can
get all your neighbors to hate you.
think of that.







Best Features

everything.


Worst Features

make xenon lights standard.if you do not want a sun roof, why should you get it?


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No quality control at Mercedes!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Slackdaddy
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

This car zooms. Very responsive
handling and comfortable. I wish I
drove it as much as the service manager
at the shop I bought it from! This car
has been in the shop 5 times since I
bought it. Each time it was for a
system failure. The pump that inflates
the bladders in the dynamic drive seats
failed. The active suspention failed,
The throttle regulator failed and the
multi-disc CD player had to be
replaced. Although the service
department was very helpful, I am
disturbed that so many things have gone
wrong with such an EXPENSIVE car. The
Mercedes people tell me to expect such
breakdowns as this is a very
sophisticated car that has many complex
systems. I should have got the Audi A8


Best Features

Dynamic drive seats, Performance, leg room,


Worst Features

The manufacturer has to get it together and put a finished product on the street. You cannot expect people to be loyal to your product if you put out a damaged good and make excuses for why it is damaged. I will not buy another Mercedes Benz until that time.


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