Pros: "Still enjoyable to drive. Still a nice body style."
Cons: "Service cost on some items."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Maintenance is high, but I use only Mercedes parts
not aftermarket and once a part is replaced its not a issue a second time. One strut failure at 66k that I understand is unusual.
Hard to get a dealership service spot the next day if required. Audi always takes my car right away if a failure occurs. Mercedes should re think this also for customer loyalty. Lexus is pushing hard against the S Class and Mercedes is no longer the only high end player in the market"
"This is the fifth Mercedes-Benz I've purchased, and one of the main reasons I keep on buying them is their safety record. Not to mention the fact that they are extremely comfortable, heavy and quiet while keeping my family and me safe on the road."
"This car will get up and go! Only 40480 miles because it is just one of three vehicles that I drive. Selling cause it breaks my heart to see it sitting there when its begging to be driven. Like new in appearance and performance."
"Bought this S550 2007 second hand with 14K miles, impeccable condition.Rode it up to 61K miles in 4 years. Amazing ride, responsiveness, comfort, silent ride, looks, safety feeling, a dream car. Had to replace one of the computers' motherboard (would stuck in one gear without shifting), problems with the fuel system, the inflatable lumbar support, intermittent suspension noise at the front (still the MB local dealer does not know the cause). Expensive to keep, yes sir. Depreciates in value too fast, probably due to the cost to own it."
"I love this car. It does everything asked of it, quietly and powerfully. It gets 24-28 MPG, everything wears like iron, and it is extremely comfortable. I have a bad back and cannot take long trips in most cars. I never have a problem in this car, even for 6 or more hours at a time."
Cons: "Shifter on wheel, Complicated electronics."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned 8 MB. This is my third S class. It is by far, the best MB that I have owned. Quality,comfort,electronics, and ride are near perfect. MB service is excellent. I am looking foward to my 3rd S class in 3 or 4 years when the new model(2014)is sorted out."