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"
Pros: "Reliable, comfortable, good looking, high quality"
Cons: "Needs larger wheels"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love this car. We have a Maserati QP (4 door) of the same year and a Porsche 911, This S550 is the most comfortable and often what we choose to drive daily.
The car is very reliable and we have not had many problems over the 77,500 miles of ownership. I would buy another one without hesitation. They are great value in the used market."