"I am a first time Benz owner. I LOVE the looks of the R Class and the features are nice and the comfort is great. I have had a few of the mostly electronic problems, but they have all been covered under warranty. I am bummed that it has been in the shop a few times- sorry to say probably since this model is built in the US, plus mine is a 2006 which was the first year out. I love it when it works right, but today it is in the shop once again."
"for long family trips,unbeatable.long executive trips unbeatable.Only flaw ,standard rims/wheels, it needs at least 22 inch rims and it changes the look of the car to awesome.
totally underated by motoring press!"
"I love my car. It has style and is a great family vehicle. My kids love the rear bucket seating and the DVD player. It's roomy and I have room for additional passengers in the 3rd room when necessary. The only thing I think should be a mandatory accessory is the bluetooth/phone which is an expensive upgrade."
"I love this car! i've had the R500 (V8) for a year and a half now. It drives incredibly well and is so easy for my 3 small children. I fold one of the 2nd row seats and lock in place. the 2 big kids can get in back by themselves, and if one has trouble, i can get in the back and sit on the folded chair and close the door and help.( great when parallel parking on a busy street!!)
It's a little tricky when backing up in a tight space, the sight around the car isn't as good as some, I'd recommend the reverse camera.
over all, I love it!"
"I love this car! And I insist on "car". Those who refer to it as "mini-van" are just jealous. Will beat any van, SUV, and many BMW on 0-60, if you know where the gas pedal is. Awesome stereo!
Feels like a tank safety wise, drives like light BMW. If you want investment into safety and quality-get it now, before they run all out!"