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Great comfortable car-expect high cost to operate

by from Des Moines, IA on August 11, 2013

I bought this 550s 4matic used 3 1/2 years and 50,000miles ago with 52,000 miles on it. This is the Designo model with a new cost of $111,000 purchased 4/2010 Mercedes Certified for $51,000 plus $4,00...
I bought this 550s 4matic used 3 1/2 years and 50,000miles ago with 52,000 miles on it. This is the Designo model with a new cost of $111,000 purchased 4/2010 Mercedes Certified for $51,000 plus $4,000 to get 2 additional years added to the 1 year/ 100.000 mile Certified Warranty. Comfort of seats and ride is incomparable. Dynamic and Massage seats make it even better. Cooling seat function makes the hottest day comfortable in a suit. Handling is predictable but this is not sports car though it accelerates like one. The combination of 4-matic and the air suspension which raises the car means it goes in any snow though I put on snow tires in the winter for braking and steering safety. Night Vision is cool but I can't drive comfortably watching a Video screen. Sound system is great and plays music recorded on DVD so you can put your whole ITUNES library on a disk. The computer controlled system is intuitive, fast, flawless and easy to operate. Highway mileage is 26-27 mpg at 65-72mph. City mileage is 16mpg. I drove the car on a 2000 mile trip with trunk packed to the brim and 4 adults averaging 26.2 mpg. The massage front seats and reclining rear seats made the trip easy on the body with 4 hour stints between stops. Car now has 103,000 miles. I had the following covered under warranty: leak of coolant into cylinder (killed gas mileage till fixed); faulty brake caliper (rare repair); failure of heated driver seat cushion; failure of abs disabling car; failure of motor mounts causing vibration. intermittent failure of massage seats bladder(NOT COVERED). Since the massage seat is a common failure, that omission is inexcusable in a warranty this expensive. Car runs better than the day i bought it. Maintenance is expensive. New front brakes/rotors every 30,000 miles ($700); rear brakes/rotors every 40,000 ($550); Continental tires last 30,000 miles ($650); Oil & filter 10,000 miles ($150); brake fluid flush; Spark plugs at 100,000 miles. Looking back I guess maintenance wasn't so expensive in total given the level of comfort and quality it delivered. But I am glad I bought the extended warranty as I am pretty sure the repairs would have been real expensive.
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the most elegant, and advanced car to date.

by from san jose, california on April 4, 2008

This car is effortless in so many ways. It rises the bar for what automotive safety should be. It has breathtaking technology, and overwhelming performance for its weight and size. This car cannot be ...
This car is effortless in so many ways. It rises the bar for what automotive safety should be. It has breathtaking technology, and overwhelming performance for its weight and size. This car cannot be compared to anything else, cars are compared too it. The s class has been nown to showcase mercedes-benz's latest and most advanced sytems and computers. Distronic plus and the second generation pre-safe is what catchs my attention. The way mercedes thought about all of this and rethought it all again, was extrodinary. So much effort, time , and engineering went into the overall car. The engine is more fuel efficient than previous models. And the way mercedes uses organic and recycable materials for the seats. This car is the greatest car in the world, and there's possibly more models to come.
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I AM STILL A S CLASS FAN......

by from NEWARK,NEW JERSEY on March 9, 2011

IT IS MY VIEW THE S CLASS IS JUST ONE FINE AUTOMOBILE. I HAVE HAD A FEW MERCEDES S CLASS CARS OVER THE YEARS AND THIS ONE IS JUST A GREAT CAR,ALTHOUGH THEIR ARE SEVERAL DESIGN ASPECT I LIKE IN THE PRE...
IT IS MY VIEW THE S CLASS IS JUST ONE FINE AUTOMOBILE. I HAVE HAD A FEW MERCEDES S CLASS CARS OVER THE YEARS AND THIS ONE IS JUST A GREAT CAR,ALTHOUGH THEIR ARE SEVERAL DESIGN ASPECT I LIKE IN THE PREVIOUS S CLASS BETTER AND THE GAS MILEAGE OF THIS CAR DOES NOT SEEM TO BE AS GOOD AS THE OTHER MODEL,OVERALL THOUGH THIS IS A GREAT CAR IT IS FULL OF POWER, SMOOTH RIDE AND AT THE MOMENT NOT ONE SINGLE ISSUE.. IN MY BOOK MERCEDES IS STILL ONE OF THE BEST BUYS ON THE MARKET. MR.RAHIM....
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A step above the rest ... and the previous

by from Philadelphia area on October 22, 2007

I have now owned my 2007 S550 for 1 1/2 years and have put 18000 miles on it. I cannot tell you about reliability because I have no issues. The car has been perfect. It is fast, a driver's car, tomorr...
I have now owned my 2007 S550 for 1 1/2 years and have put 18000 miles on it. I cannot tell you about reliability because I have no issues. The car has been perfect. It is fast, a driver's car, tomorrow's electronics, and amazingly enough, very economical. I average almost 19 miles per gallon overall and over 24 on the highway. Having had the Lexus LS before, there are three major differences. 1) The S class allows you to work the GPS and map while you are driving. On the road, in traffic this is a must. I may have my wife do it while I am driving if complicated, but a must. The Lexus locked me out. 2) It is not boring to drive. It is a driver's car. It has picked up a lot from the older BMW 7 series in that you feel enough of the road to manage it, enjoy it and own it. 3) the interior just feels and looks richer ... leathers, wood, stainless steel buttons, etc. The negative is that the sound though the microphones for the blue tooth phone is bad for others to listen to.
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2007 S550 AMG Sport Package

by from San Antonio, Texas on May 29, 2013

The S550 Mercedes Benz S550 is loaded with advanced technology equal to a commercial air line jet. fast with the best suspention of any car on the planet. Requires high maintenance. Mercedes Benz deal...
The S550 Mercedes Benz S550 is loaded with advanced technology equal to a commercial air line jet. fast with the best suspention of any car on the planet. Requires high maintenance. Mercedes Benz dealers overcharged customer for services. This will eventually destroy customer loyalty and trust in the product. finally this is a well engineered car with safety and build quality second to none.
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2007 s600

by from Glenville on December 20, 2016

I genuinely don't care if I ever drive another car. Purchased with 54000 miles, so far so good on issues. The temperature control is amazing, and this car is as safe and rock solid as they come. Good ...
I genuinely don't care if I ever drive another car. Purchased with 54000 miles, so far so good on issues. The temperature control is amazing, and this car is as safe and rock solid as they come. Good in ice and snow due to shear weight. Sucks in slush. The twin turbos will knock your socks into the backseat. The ride, comfort, heat/air and genuine safety will spoil you forever. Seriously, heaven on wheels.
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Excellent!

by from S.F. bay area on July 4, 2015

Back in 2006, I sat in one of these at the S.F. car show. The seats were so comfortable I said to myself "one day I'm going the own this car." Fast forward 7 years, I find a 2007 with only 52K miles o...
Back in 2006, I sat in one of these at the S.F. car show. The seats were so comfortable I said to myself "one day I'm going the own this car." Fast forward 7 years, I find a 2007 with only 52K miles on it. Drove like a dream, everything looked good. So I went for it. Best. Decision. Ever. My Dad and I were dyed in the wool Lexus owners. I got a 2007 GS450H. I loved my Previous 1998 GS430, so how different could it be? Very. Not a bad car but not a great car. On to the S550. My dad has an LS460, so I have a good line of comparison. The powertrain in the Benz destroys the LS. acceleration is more pronounced, but the engines are equally smooth. Steering feels better in the Benz, but they are both electric, so there are small shortcomings there. Back seat room in unbelievable, even bigger than the LS with a much bigger trunk. My dad's LS doesn't have the Levinson stereo, so I can't compare it, but I did have a custom stereo in my GS430, and the Mercedes, while good, doesn't quite do as well as my custom MB Quart w/ 10" JL sub / Alpine amp did. But it's close. Dealer experience is much better than at the local Lexus dealer (which never really got high marks.) Have now driven the S550 13K miles and it's still a dream. My best friend is a salesman at a Honda dealer and he said he loves my car a LOT better than anything he has for sale. He said people would be stupid to pay for a new car when you can get a low-mileage S550 for the same price, However, it is (comparatively speaking) a gas hog, so some people will certainly shy away from it. I can tell you, it is well worth the cost in every respect. Electronics are a bit archaic being circa 2006 (no MP3 discs,) but you can plug in a 32gb SD to PCMCIA MP3 adapter and you are all set. Overall the best car I have ever driven.
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BMW What?

by from Chicago on June 19, 2006

I think even most avid BMW lovers will admit that Mercedes has left their German competitor in the dust. The new S600 currently has no competition in its class. The car performs amazingly and has al...
I think even most avid BMW lovers will admit that Mercedes has left their German competitor in the dust. The new S600 currently has no competition in its class. The car performs amazingly and has all of the plush comfort anyone could ever need. The new Mercedes has altered the standards for high-end cars for many years to come.
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The best car in the World!!! :))))

by from Perris, CA on August 15, 2014

Love luxury cars with big engines... Had many of them in the past. But S class Mercedes is definitely the Best Car In The World!!! You will fell in love ones you will even will touch it. :)))) Buy the...
Love luxury cars with big engines... Had many of them in the past. But S class Mercedes is definitely the Best Car In The World!!! You will fell in love ones you will even will touch it. :)))) Buy the best! You deserve it!
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CAN"T TOUCH THIS

by from Memphis,Tenn on January 23, 2015

I got this car 2 years ago. I've been a fan of this brand for a while. I've driven the 500 models for while. This car has live up to the legendary 500 model. The drive is something that everyone shoul...
I got this car 2 years ago. I've been a fan of this brand for a while. I've driven the 500 models for while. This car has live up to the legendary 500 model. The drive is something that everyone should experience. There is nothing like it. Mine you it was a used model with 45000 on it had a rear lifter to leak that cost 350.00 to fix I though it would be more. Drove to Cinnci on one tank of gas 500 mile from Memphis at 75 miles an hour. Great gas mileage in this car. I've only put 4000 miles own the car in two years will last for sometime. Great car when you buy one remember that all used cars will need some type maintance on them
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