1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class User Reviews

1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"power" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Graham writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S320 LWB Sedan Review
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Climate Control, full leather interior, all electric, excellent power, effortless drive, infinitely adjustable memory electric seats.

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Fuel consumption when putting your foot down hard, can be a bit unpredictable in icy conditions.

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Luxury Vehicle For Peanuts! — When these cars came out they were the flagship Mercedes vehicle. Can't fault anything about the car, it has everything you want, and you can get these for silly money these days. They are really eye catching and have a kind of gangster-chic look. I guess they are not particular frugal cars to own these days, but who cares? It's a fantastic car to drive, and the miles fly by! It's one of those cars you just like to take out for no reason at all but to put a smile on your face. Just don't look at the MPG counter too much! It's a proper bird-pulling vehicle.

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ivansbenz writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S320 LWB Sedan Review
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Perfect for long trips. Smooth, stable ride, super quiet, has most features installed in the tody's expensive cars (dimming mirrors, two-side air conditioner, seat/wheel adjustments, etc.). Vacuum door closing assistance is something I love and you can't find in many other expensive cars. Ever lasting exterior and interior design. It will always look pretty, massive, luxurious. 13-speaker Bose audio makes you feel like in a concert hall. Large headlights convert the night into a day infront of you, even without xenon bulbs.

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Body is quite heavy for the engine, which affects some how the gas consumption in the city. Mine doesn't have the ASR, which I wished to have.

ivansbenz
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Comfortable, Elegant, Reliable, Safe And Stable Yacht On The Road — I own this beautiful Mercedes for more than two years and I love it. I bought it used, 74K miles in October 2010. The previous (and only) owner has kept it in their garage under a cover. The car looked literally "brand new". Everything worked and still works fine. For 14 years it had 74K milesonly. I made another 20K for the 2 years I have it. It was not driven in the winter. With all-season tires you can't move this car on a snow road. Well, after I installed premium winter tires on it, it runs like a tank on the snow. The traction control helps a lot if you drive responsibly of course. I've been dreaming for a Mercedes car for years and now I am happier then ever. Once I touched that S-class, I wouldn't go to anything less than that. Trust me, when you drive that car you wouldn't like to get out of it. I installed a Garmin GPS integrated into the ash tray door, which fits like an original. A Sony CD player with bluetooth and usb port brings the car to a new level of the modern electronics world, without spending thousands $$ for packages, etc. Simply, if you offer me a brand new C-class MB, I would rather keep my 17-year old S320, really.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Noel writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S600 Sedan Review
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Everything!

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Don't drive it if you can't afford to maintain it.

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The Best! — A georgeous well built 6600lb automobile with a V12 motor. Drives like you are riding in a living room. Gas mileage isn't a big issue to me, I like the saftey of this Mercedes. You have to drive it to appriciate it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josef writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S500 Sedan Review
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crazy fast, stable, quality quality quality

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heavy, no cub holders.

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My Mercedes — very heavy, but its a luxtury car so its expcted. engine is a bomb, once u accelerate, it never stops. very solid, great build, high quality interior and exterior. spare parts reasonable, labor is insanely expensive if u do at the dealer or "stealer".

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alienmoose writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S500 Sedan Review
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BIG A$$ car that still holds its beauty and presence.

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Expensive to keep if you make less than 100K per year.

alienmoose
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Great Car But... Some What Expensive To Keep! — I can't believe how big this car is. I think this car is big as my GMC Yukon XL. With powerful engine, I can pretty much feel safe anywhere on the road. It still looks majastic and everytime I open the door "Hail to the Chief" should be playing in the background. I got it 8 years ago for my dad who always wanted to drive MD but he had hard time keeping up with the cost and the stiff premium gas price. He gave it to me and now I drive it once in awhile on weekends with my wife and kids. I try to fix everything that I can on it but the parts can be some what expensive.

Owner for 8 years, 11 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

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Waiel222 writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S500 Sedan Review
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need snow tires for winter snow

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wish it was 4Matic as four wheel drive save you from changing tires summer and winter

Waiel222
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Nice German Made Car — it looks and handles great good boss stereo and on board or steering wheel control good reliable car with costly maintenance as expected from Mercedes never take it to a mechanic shop except Mercedes taken the older Mercedes to mechanic shops and ask me for bad experiences one stals your spare from trunk other might sell your parts at craigs list when it is parked for service other will damage what is working or pay hefty service fee at dealer but you relax from repairing it again

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Bledar writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S320 LWB Sedan Review
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5

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# 1 Luxury car in the world.

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Consumes a lot of gas.

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My Preferred Car To Ride On. — Build like a tank. This is a PIMPs car. Great looks. All government ministers and prime-minsters all over the world ride on this car, queens, kings, presidents etc. Everything is great, stability, comfortably, ride quality, you don't feel nothing from the outside world, all electronic, memory seats, mirrors, etc. The only problem is that this 2.6 Ton car with 100 liters tank needs a lot of gasoline to move and is only good for USA. In other countries unless you are a statesman, businessman, or mafiozo it will cost either half or the whole paycheck in gas to ride this car. The Mercedes S class is the best value for the buck in Luxury class. This car has more status than any other luxury car. And you get more looks than any other car. A word from a gangsta in USA that told me : With this car you don't only get the girls you also get the boys.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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alwinla932 writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S320 LWB Sedan Review
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EVERYTHING

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No Cup holders

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Great By All Means — My first BIG Mercedes. I loved it. All of the grand features of the 430 and 500 but with a little better gas consumption. I had my car for 13 years and was recently rear-ended and the car was a total loss. I pray that I will find another for purchase with a good history. Bless those who have these WONDERFUL cars!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ajay writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S320 SWB Sedan Review
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enjoy it...

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I Like It — like my cars look ..... accelaration.....mileage... the interior is superbb.... the performance for this car is awesome and great..... the smoothness is outstanding.... its needed some repairs.... handling cant telll yaar its hmmmmm.... u tell me... the car is superb to drive and its like a aeroplane..!!!!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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aldoriggio writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4 Dr S320 LWB Sedan Review
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Braking, handling appearence, style, class, built.

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Little gas hungry when pushed, but well, little price to pay for the thrill.

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The Best Ever. — The best car to drive. Impressive handling at all speeds. Amazing acceleration for a 6 Cyl. car. I've drive quite a few performance cars none like my 96 S320 period. I'll purchase another one this year for mi wife. She is not touching mine.

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