2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class User Reviews

2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 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: 4.9 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

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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cadutch2301 writes:
2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 Review
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5

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The best car I ever owned. Looking forward to a new model in the next 2 years

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repairs tend to be to expensive. After market seems to be my only option

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Style And Handling — Love the designo interior. For sure will look for this in the new car I buy. Just love the style and handling. Fuel consumption very reasonable. Occasionally something electronic gives out and requires an expensive repair. Love this car (in a line of 240z, 300zx, 911, 740i, XJ8 and now s500)

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Marlon writes:
2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 Review
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This car is a cruiser that changes into Ferrari mode with just a press of the foot

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Only con is I didn't get the s55 amg

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Excellent Everyday Driver. Very Nimble For Its Size — I love the respect that other s class drivers give you when they pass by. The s430 is ok bit if you are going to choose an engine, it would be the everlasting v8. Torque and horsepower cannot be beat. So smooth and silky quiet. Its almost scary.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marlon writes:
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this cabin is expansive. You could fit a small sheep back there... Plus 1 to hold it. Cavernous. Responsive and flat out elegant against any class of any year doesn't match this S500

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I wish I had the AMG package but then that makes it look like a police attractor

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Flawless Esp If You Find A Well Maintained And Garaged One — There's everything to like and love. Luxury, power when needed. Extra power when tapped into. Comfortable and low coefficient of drag. .26. That means it glides through the air like a surgeon with a scalpel, which is what I feel like when I lower it completely down and have some open road. Wooo. Nothing like Wide Open Throttle

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Marlon writes:
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Perfect car for even everyday driving. Can really change into a sports sedan with just a press of the gas peddle

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I wish I had 2

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Perfect Used Buy!!! Run To Get One — I found that there are not a lot that goes wrong with these cars. The S Class stands for total and ultimate luxury. Variable air suspension and a very sporty mode which tightens the steering and shocks and turns it into one mean road eater.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG Review
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Styling, features, safety

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detachment from reality, waste of gas

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S55 Amg — This car is absolutely breathtaking. Acceleration is lightning fast, and almost too comfortable. The handling in sport mode feels just how a sports sedan should- nimble and tight. The brakes are probably the most impressive performance attribute, they stop quicker than you should ever have to. The car is built very solid; I was rear ended by a camry going 25 mph and the bumper was only bent. The car completely absorbed the shock of the crash. The sleek lines of the amg styling are gorgeous and get looks all over town. The cars two downfalls are gas milage (about 12 mpg, 10 for spirited drivers), and the smoothness. You may ask how could smoothness be a downfall? Well, during times of rapid acceleration, you gain too great a confidence from the ride and lose your sense of speed, which is kind of scary. Bottom line, this car is a hoot.

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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600 Turbo Review
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Very, Very Fast. Scary Fast.

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Not-so-good gas mileage

RosevilleAutoPlaza
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This Feels Like A Jet Plane About To Take Off When You Step On It... — The S600 is a very unique car. Twelve Cylinders with Two Turbos and a Fast Shifting Transmission is a killer combination. The leg room inside is perfect. Front and Back Seats are very comfortable. If you plan on buying one, make sure you set a budget aside each month for potential costly repair/maintenance schedules.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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docjkg writes:
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This is the Car that everybody wishes they had...

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The $100,000.00 Price

docjkg
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Awesome — This Car is Awesome....It's Sexy..It Flies...It Stops..It's Comfortable..It's easy to look at..It's as quiet at 80mph as your living room..But at over One Hundred Thousand Dollars, it better be...This is the car that every Lexus Owner wished they could afford..

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2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S600 Turbo Review
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FAST! Comfortable and Safe

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Not cheap to keep!

300SDLGUY
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W220 S600 Designo V12 Biturbo — Fast (check), Luxurious (check), Safe (check) High quality (check), Exclusive (check). It is hard to find any other sedan available in the US that can rival this car, in fact it hard to find ANY car in the US that rivals this car overall. I have the Coupe version as well and prefer the Sedan for its higher comfort factor over any marginal gains the lighter, shorter coupe version might provide. Unfortunately, this car wasn't cheap to purchase, and maintenance costs are not inexpensive if kept by the book as I do, but nobody should be surprised about this, at the end of the day its a trade-off I am willing to accept.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Gaugethis writes:
2004 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 Review
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The best ride you ever have

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You get speeding tickets

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Mercedes-benz 2004 S500 Sedan — One of the best rides and built cars I have ever owned. The ride is so smooth and comforatable that many times you do not know how fast you are going until you look at speedometer. There is a sport setting and comfort setting.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ride, comfort and emblem on the hood

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Gas milage, cost of ownership

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There Are Two Type Of Cars In The World...there's Mercedes And There's Everything Else — This bad boy sedan looks great, rides nice and performs extremely well considering its weight. This particular model has the AMG package, which features 18 inch wheels and sportier bumpers and side skirts. Headlights and taillights were upgraded in the '03 and up models. The motor is a 302 hp 5 liter V8 coupled to a 7-speed automatic (the first in the world at the time). Brakes are cross-drilled 4 piston calipers up front and stop on a dime. It features an airbag suspension which can be raised a few inches at the touch of a button. Also, there are 3 settings which can be chosen, Comfort and two stiffer ones. There are enogh features to keep everyone entertained. The Bose surround sound is simply amazing, it is extremely clear and the bass hits hard. There is a screen in the center which features a navigation system, 6 cd changer with mp3 capabilities, satellite radio and bluetooth. The doors and trunk have the soft close option, they fully shut themselves. Also, there is a sunshade in the back which can go up and down by the touch of a button. Dual climate control, sunroof, automatic folding mirrors and rain sensitive wipers are some other features found on this car. Gas mileage is great on the highway, I averaged 29.5 mpg on a recent 624 mile trip cruising at 74 mph with the occasional 130 mph leg stretch. In the city is a different story though...Brake pads wear out rather quickly and oil changes are costly ($120).

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