2005 Mercedes Benz S Class
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GREATEST CAR EVER!!!!

by from New York, NY on October 9, 2010

I bought a used 2005 S55 AMG for 50 grand, and let me tell you!!!! This car is absolutley amazing. This car is considered a "super-sedan" Any one, and every one who knows something about cars knows th...
I bought a used 2005 S55 AMG for 50 grand, and let me tell you!!!! This car is absolutley amazing. This car is considered a "super-sedan" Any one, and every one who knows something about cars knows that greatness of this car!!!! Has incredably fast pick-up, and head-turning sound and looks. 500 horsepower is more than anyone will ever want....and its pretty fuel efficient too!!! It is also very reliable too! My friends has over 100,000 miles on it, and its only been in the shop for routine check-ups! NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS!!! And he drives it pretty insanely! The interior ergonomics are great, and the design is even better. The transmission's tiptronic mode is great, being able to switch gears via paddle-shifters, or the stick......but NO CLUTCH!!! I am pretty sure every single car I buy for now on will be this one!! NOW DO YOURSELF A HUGE FAVOR, AND GO AND BUY ONE!!!!(that is if you can even find one, considering how rare they are).
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great Value

by from Greater Chicago on February 13, 2013

I'm a long time Mercedes owner, and my old S320 (95) finally decided to ride off into the sunset. I found a replacement in a '05 S500 4Matic that is sensational. The all wheel drive works well in the ...
I'm a long time Mercedes owner, and my old S320 (95) finally decided to ride off into the sunset. I found a replacement in a '05 S500 4Matic that is sensational. The all wheel drive works well in the snow (albeit with a 1-2 mpg decrease in fuel efficiency). While the outside is slightly smaller, the interior room is exactly the same as my old '95, and the leather detail is extraordinary. Moving up to the 5L v8, the acceleration is sports-car like. For the price, this was a great deal.
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bang for the buck

by from boston on April 16, 2012

best car i have ever owned!!! I paid 75000.00 it was a bargain 126000 miles are on the car and it rides and performes like new
best car i have ever owned!!! I paid 75000.00 it was a bargain 126000 miles are on the car and it rides and performes like new
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Great Car.

by from Richmond, TX on February 27, 2013

Just a great car, well designed and performance is wonderfully. I will recommend this car to my.....
Just a great car, well designed and performance is wonderfully. I will recommend this car to my.....
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Great Experience

by from Portland Oregon on September 29, 2013

Found the car online contacted the owner and set it an appointment for a pre purchase inspection. The car passed with flying colors. We set a price and I purchased the car. Thanks to cars.com I found ...
Found the car online contacted the owner and set it an appointment for a pre purchase inspection. The car passed with flying colors. We set a price and I purchased the car. Thanks to cars.com I found the car I was looking for. Thank you!
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'05 MB S430

by from charlotte nc on January 29, 2010

Great car in many respects, but lots of problems with the electronics in the center console: CD, Nav, radio, etc etc. Fortunately, all covered in warranty up to this point, but the warrabty just expir...
Great car in many respects, but lots of problems with the electronics in the center console: CD, Nav, radio, etc etc. Fortunately, all covered in warranty up to this point, but the warrabty just expired, so it's time to sell.
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EXCELLENT Like new condition!

by from Palo Alto CA on August 14, 2010

This car looks like it just rolled off of the production line! No dust, no smust, no dings, nicks or scrapes. Only thing missing is the new car smell.
This car looks like it just rolled off of the production line! No dust, no smust, no dings, nicks or scrapes. Only thing missing is the new car smell.
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Best Car I've Purchased out of Many!

by from Long Island, NY on June 16, 2011

Simply the best highway ride you can have for the money. The torque is phenomenal and handling is superb!
Simply the best highway ride you can have for the money. The torque is phenomenal and handling is superb!
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Great value for money, but watch out

by from St. Louis MO on September 9, 2017

This car is by far one of the best cars I have ever own, and it should be for the price it was when it was new. It is so comfortable, it has the perfect mix of road feel and softness. The S500 has mor...
This car is by far one of the best cars I have ever own, and it should be for the price it was when it was new. It is so comfortable, it has the perfect mix of road feel and softness. The S500 has more than enough power, and it's power is delivered in such a gradual smooth way that you hardly notice you're going as fast as you are. The design of the car has aged much better than most cars from that era, and the interior materials are impeccable. Really for the price these things are going for now it's a steal. The most reliable things on these cars are their engines, the 5 speed transmission is reliable and smooth, but if you get the 7-speed be wary cause I have heard bad things. This all being said, there are some things that you need to know. These cars rust like an old Pinto. It's unbelievable. The Airmatic system is amazing, when it decides to work. You can and will spend thousands at the dealer just dealing with it, either go aftermarket or just replace it with coils. This is an old German car so expect old german car issues. That being said, take good care of it and drive it decent this car can and will last at least 300k miles.
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Great car for the money.

by from South Land USA on August 27, 2017

This car is so comfortable and a real pleasure to drive. The standard Mercedes-Benz Airmatic air suspension rides like on a cloud. Very spacious inside with plenty of room, even for the tall folks. ...
This car is so comfortable and a real pleasure to drive. The standard Mercedes-Benz Airmatic air suspension rides like on a cloud. Very spacious inside with plenty of room, even for the tall folks. Quiet cabin and the standard engine has plenty of available power, yet does well in fuel economy. Never had any regrets with this car.
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