Used 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG

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Pros

  • Elegantly appointed and spacious cabin, feels nimble for its size, state-of-the-art safety features, strong resale value.

Cons

  • Complicated COMAND system, not as athletic as some of its competitors, a few low-grade interior materials.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

After a minor refresh last year, the S-Class is once again a top choice when it comes to a no-compromise luxury sedan.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

A Great Car
Mr. Marques, 8/18/2008
This is my first ever own Benz the 2004 Black on Black AMG. It is my retirement gift and it is everything that I could ever ask for in a sedan. The only bad thing I can say is the gas mileage but hey when you can go that fast what the heck. It's a beast and when I'm in heavy traffic on the Interstate I can hit the pedal and go yeah. So if you dare get one you won't be dissapointed. It's true to its form.
Mercedes- nothing but the worst.
Philip, 8/23/2017
You better do your long, hard, and unbiased researched on this vehicle because if you do not, you will be presented with a host of surprises that can and will financially burry and emotionally burden you. This vehicle is not worth owning outside of warranty and if you are thinking about buying one for a few thousand dollars because it is cheap, you better know how to work on it or have a mechanic who has no bills. Regardless, you will pay...a lot. This vehicle is an absolute money pit. It is extremely unreliable. The abc pump, accumulators, struts, body control system are flawed and can and will drain your savings account. The transmission is one of the worst Mercedes has ever put out. It is extremely unreliable. It will either need to be replaced or overhauled. The conductor plate goes bad. The speed sensor goes bad. The crankshaft position sensor goes bad which will cause the car to not start or stall while driving. The ac blower motor and resistor go bad which results in no ac. The rain sensor goes bad. The interior temperature sensor goes bad which is located near the rear view mirror and will cause the climate control system to not work. The radio controls may exhibit delayed input. The transmission and motor mounts go bad very quickly even with moderate driving. Radiator longevity is low. Passenger sensors in seats fail and cause the srs light to come in which causes the 'pre safe unavailable' message to appear in the dash. Gear shifter selector bushings go bad. Soft-close doors fail. This car is just an absolute disaster.
Horrible Mercedes
irving mangel, 12/12/2004
My 2005 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG is in the shop more than I drive it. Mercedes has been horrible at taking care of the problem. My next car will never be a Mercedes-Benz and I have owned a number of Mercedes. This will be my last one. Next time I will hire a lawyer to use the lemon law.
Serious Speed in a Sedan
D Coz, 6/12/2005
This is a first class car. It is quick off the line and even quicker when you accelerate from 70 up. The transition of power is real smooth and with the sport package wheels it's flashy with a minimum of chrome. I love the car and all my friends envy me now. Best car I've ever had. Buy one if you can afford it. It's slick!
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Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
493 hp @ 6100 rpm
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