2006 Mercedes Benz S Class
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Decent vehicle. I'm somewhat satisfied...

by from Ohio on May 21, 2011

Overall, I'm happy I purchased the car. Feel like I may have paid slightly too much. Had leaking gas tank issues and tire sensors are inoperative. Didn't know these things when I purchased the vehicle...
Overall, I'm happy I purchased the car. Feel like I may have paid slightly too much. Had leaking gas tank issues and tire sensors are inoperative. Didn't know these things when I purchased the vehicle but they are now my responsibility : ( Of course the extended warranty I purchased didn't cover these items! I've had the car for a year. No other complaints. Rides smooth and the AMG package looks nice. Unfortunately I scratched both rear rims parallel parking and hitting a curb. My next tire purchase will have rim protectors. My wife loves the car and drives it mostly : )
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Reliable

by from The Woodlands Texas on December 28, 2011

Drive the vehicle before reviewing it.............. The comfort is Unbelieveable & a Mercedes that must be driven to value it.
Drive the vehicle before reviewing it.............. The comfort is Unbelieveable & a Mercedes that must be driven to value it.
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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Very Nice Car

by from Virginia on April 13, 2016

Although a very nice car, these cars suffer from maladies that owners need to be prepared to correct if a warranty does not exist: sticky buttons - the "soft touch" finish on the steering wheel butt...
Although a very nice car, these cars suffer from maladies that owners need to be prepared to correct if a warranty does not exist: sticky buttons - the "soft touch" finish on the steering wheel buttons and headlight bezel becomes sticky, collects dust and debris and looks bad. Even new replacements eventually repeat the problem. Valve cover/breather cover gaskets can leak oil onto the coil packs and exhaust manifold and will need to be replaced/resealed. Transmission electronic shift plate causes error codes/shifting problems and will need to be replaced. Air shock/air compressor problems materialize sooner or later and will need replacement. The command control module or it's associated connections can develop issues. A very nice riding attractive car if you are willing to sooner or later deal with issues.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Mercedes C-Class

by from Tulsa, OK on January 2, 2015

I've had it for years and it is still the most comfortable car that I have ever driven. Quiet and smooth all day long. So nice to drive to work or on road trips. The Bose sound system and CD changer m...
I've had it for years and it is still the most comfortable car that I have ever driven. Quiet and smooth all day long. So nice to drive to work or on road trips. The Bose sound system and CD changer made long trips seem like short ones. I would find myself volunteering to go the the store or run errands just to drive it more. The back seat could fit three large adults or several children safely. The inside of the car is like a living room. Never had a service issue with 80K miles. Still looks great and fun. The 0-60 is impressive, but the 60-80 is even more impressive. The turnpike became the best part of the holidays when we traveled. Passing sports cars and semi trucks without even hearing the road noise. You can keep your other brands of cars in the right lane. The passing lane was made for this German steel.
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Worst Car I Ever Owned

by from Miami, Florida on May 22, 2017

This pretty, powerful, little V12 car was absolutely horrible in terms of reliability. I bought it 9 years old for $18,000. I sold it a year later for $5500. It cost between $1000 and $2500 a month to...
This pretty, powerful, little V12 car was absolutely horrible in terms of reliability. I bought it 9 years old for $18,000. I sold it a year later for $5500. It cost between $1000 and $2500 a month to keep it running - Every month! (for about 6 months. Then I stopped driving it.) The best it ever did while I was using it, was about 3 weeks without a major repair. All the repairs on this car are major repairs. It has a hydraulic suspension system that is the devil's own. Changing a hose can require pulling the motor! The hydraulic pump for the system costs $1800 plus the labor to change it, and the $50 a quart hydraulic fluid that it takes to fill the system. It has every option known to man, from massage seats to an automatic rear windshield sun screen. Every one of these gadgets is subject to failure. I would recommend this car to Kim Jong-un.
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Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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Fits like a glove

by from Boston on December 3, 2010

You have to have your expectations in the right place. If you buy a used car, Mercedes or otherwise, you'll likely have some issues creep up. Key to buying a used Mercedes is to know the owner so as t...
You have to have your expectations in the right place. If you buy a used car, Mercedes or otherwise, you'll likely have some issues creep up. Key to buying a used Mercedes is to know the owner so as to the know the car. Stereotypes hold true which is why they are stereotypes. AMGs are owned by a certain crowd so I walk into buying my car knowing (and expecting) a lot of issues. That said, it's the only large car that fits like a glove. You know the feeling you have when you put on your favorite pair of jeans/shoes/gloves or that power suit which always gets you the deal? Yes, that is this car. Other cars (except current BMW 7) are almost stand-off-ish by how far away all the panels are. With this car, the seat and dash wrap around you and no control is ever far away. Ride is exceptional and power is just plain stupid. Engineering? How about this: there are as many brake pistons on ONE front caliper on this car as ALL 4 in a police car. As near as makes no difference, 500 hp, 500 lb/ft, 185 mph top speed, 14.2" 8-pot brakes and every luxury conceivable. It's utterly stupid. Gripes: it is very costly to own. Budget $5k for suspension @ 70k, lots of electrical niggles, $2k to replace a failed COMAND (most likely in my case because of an aftermarket car-audio place mucked it up), $100 per oil change, coupes will eat the wires that go to the doors @ the hinge, fuses and heaven help you if you hit something. Bumpers are $1500 unpainted and AMG parts are double that. Driving it: God Himself wonders why this car exists, but while He's doing that, any owner will tell you, it's utterly intoxicating to drive. No one needs more than 300 hp, but while you have nigh-on double that, why not enjoy: highway passing is effortless and instantaneous, 0-60 is unimaginably fast and despite a severely nose-heavy understeer, late braking is met with a touch of power-on oversteer in severe corners. it's a true gentlemen's uberluxury super-sport sedan. And, it makes the twice-as-costly S65 irrelevant.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Wonderful car

by from Bay Area, California on April 26, 2009

What a gorgeous car. It's the best ride and it makes me feel like a million bucks. Very high expectations by non-Mercedes owners is the reason why you read bad Mercedes reviews. But it takes a real Me...
What a gorgeous car. It's the best ride and it makes me feel like a million bucks. Very high expectations by non-Mercedes owners is the reason why you read bad Mercedes reviews. But it takes a real Mercedes owner to appreciate a Mercedes. The engineering and designs are all with careful thought. Owners need to read their owner's manual and become familiar with the features and engineering intended for driving pleasure. Originally, my car was $89,000. You can get a 2006 (3-years-old) for S500 with wood steering wheel and other features for less than $29,000. What a great value for a wonderful car.
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Does recommend this car!!

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very nice

by from Ca on December 8, 2008

all you would expect from the top of the MB line. Classic good looks, no interior noise, smooth handling. A very good car for the money
all you would expect from the top of the MB line. Classic good looks, no interior noise, smooth handling. A very good car for the money
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Does recommend this car!!

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The best car I have owned

by from Petaluma, CA on October 6, 2010

These cars are above everything else and on the German Autobahn the S500 is still considered the "Boss". When it comes to quality these cars are the best in the business, period.
These cars are above everything else and on the German Autobahn the S500 is still considered the "Boss". When it comes to quality these cars are the best in the business, period.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Mercedes "S"

by from Exton, PA on May 11, 2011

Bought this car 3 months ago, and other than having to change my driving style to compensate for the bulk and weight of the car, it is working out great. Economy is not its best suit - Round town I ge...
Bought this car 3 months ago, and other than having to change my driving style to compensate for the bulk and weight of the car, it is working out great. Economy is not its best suit - Round town I get 16-18 mpg, but on highways (any run over 50 miles) I am getting 24+ mpg. I hope the 4Matic is as good as claimed to be, we will check it out next winter.
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Does recommend this car!!

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