2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Consumer Review: Never Again

2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class - Consumer Review

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S350 Sedan (3.7L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Never Again
By gadaria on


2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S350 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


The S Class is the supposed flag ship of the Mercedes lineup.
She is a beautiful car on the outside and on the inside. With great styling and decent performance for its weight. But the car is always needing repair. If it's not one thing then it's another.
-Transmission leak first week of leasing
-Airmatic suspension went out FOUR times; car was so low to the ground it had
to be towed.($2500 fix)
-ESP went out a couple of times ($1000 fix)
List goes on but i'll stop. Overall I'm disappointed with the amount of money thrown at this car after what I paid for it. At the time of this post that car had lost 92% of its value. I expected more from their S class.

Best Features

1.Slick exterior and interior 2.Ability to switch from MPH to KMH (Useful when traveling from US to Canada) 3.Cruise control is easy to adjust 4.Speedometer and Tachometer are easy on the eyes

Worst Features

1.) Dump airmatic suspension 2.) Stop using Chrysler engines. The engine did not fail on me, but it's still an American engine. They took the 3.2L from the E class and just shorten the walls to make the S350 a 3.5L; If I had added a turbo/supercharger (small excep to centrifugal) then those walls may have cracked 3.) Fix the electronic safety features permanently
Recommend (12) (5)

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