"Well built car with amazing comfort. I love driving this car but it is expensive to service. Brakes and tires, -kaa'ching. As with all Mercs, use only super unleaded fuel. Nearly 500 HP is intoxicating, did I mention the brakes and tires. This car is an engineering marvel."
"25 mpg on road trips; extremely quiet; style is timeless; minor quirky electronics (steering column; vacuum door feature and door locks; funky tape player) extremely dependable.
Best car I have ever owned. Have had it for 13 years. I use a very good indepentant MB mechanic for all services."
"Had This Car Since New Never Had Any Problems Still Rides Great Dont Burn Oil Just Normal Repairs Tires Brakes Oil Changes Drive Cross Country A lot Get 29 MPG Not Bad For A Big Car You Get What You Pay For"
Pros: "Can be purchased at present for $10K - $15K."
Cons: "Repairs (if you ever need any) can be a bit pricey"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I just sold my 2006 S500 and purchased a much newer S63 AMG Mercedes. After driving the new S63 for about a week, I already miss my 2006 S-Class. Not that there is anything wrong with or disappointing about my new ride, but clearly, my 2006 S-Class was more of a "driver's car" than the new S-63 is. I am a former professional race car driver, (formula cars), and my 2006 S-500 gave me far better feel of the road than the newer car does. Yes, the S-63 is way quieter, smoother riding and has better overall fit and finish, but it lacks the connection with the road that my 2006 S-Class, (with AMG Sport Package), seemed to have.
My 2006 S-Class was the best all around road car that I had ever owned and I now truly miss the wonderful "feel" of the road that it had, as opposed to the greatly dampened and subdued ride of the newer S-63. If you are considering the purchase of a used Mercedes S-Class, please consider a 2003 thru 2006 S-Class, (an S-55 if possible), as they presently are an absolute GREAT VALUE for the prices that they are going for presently. I would gladly spend $10,000.00 to $15,000.00 for a used 2003 thru 2006 S-Class, as opposed to paying at least twice that for a new mid-sized sedan or even late model used BMW 7 Series. A gently used 2003 - 2006 Mercedes S-Class is by far the most bang for the buck on the road today."