2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class User Reviews

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    2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500 4MATIC Review
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    75

    My Favorite Vehicle To Drive — I love this car! From the comfort of the seats to its ability to take on the snow and the open roads. It has dvd players for the kids and beautiful sounding speakers to rock out to. While on road trips, the car loves the highway. I had to check my speed often as this girl likes to go. The cruise control is a must for road trips. I was doing 100 mph and it didnt feel as such! The car handles nicely. I feel safe and secure driving the kids around. I would like to add a back up camera as its a little long but not too bad. Love that it automatically adjusts for steep incline/declines on its on. Amazing vehicle with the horse power to match. This is not a mini van at all!! Love my sports wagon.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great for Family, cargo and Long Road Trips!

    Cons: Air ride suspension goes out and need replacing every 1 to 2 years ($2500) panoramic sunroof fails and needs new motor ($3000)

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    2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4MATIC Review
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    Awesome Vehicle — Not much boot spare but enormous leg space for the back seats luxurious to drive in awesome sound system by harmon kardon make you feel as you are in concert hall. Acceleration is responsive everyone's dream to drive a mercedes than a BMW

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Responsive Engine Awesome legspace smooth and comfortable to drive in.

    Cons: Not much boot space when last row is up

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    2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500 4MATIC Review
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    Best Car I've Owned And Met My Crazy & Unique Needs On All Levels Of Function And Fun. — Love just about everything with this car. Has great storage capacity. Lots of flexible seating arrangements to comfortably fit 6 adults or 4 kids in car seats with easy access to the seats/buckles, lots of cargo room when back row (or only 1 seat) isn't needed, best looking station wagon in existence! All the Mercedes luxuries are always a plus, as well as knowing this car will run forever if well maintained. Handles really well in snow with 4-matic four wheel drive and can even raise the car 6" if in some really deep snow. Tons of power - have option to drive "sport" or "comfort" - luxury at its best. First look at the huge dual moon roofs and I was in love - even before I saw how all the seats could move around. Safety was also very important to us when we bought this car knowing we'd be driving precious cargo around (pregnant with first child when bought this) and Mercedes never disappoints!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very versatile care with lots of options for seating and storing.  I have 3 kids ages 3 and under and trying to access car seat buckles for each, while still getting a double wide jogging stroller in the back - pretty impressive.  Has a V8 engine with a kick.  Can also shift gears on the steering wheel (like in race cars) so my husband didn't have to feel like  he was driving a station wagon.

    Cons: the doors are really large so trying to squeeze a pregnant body and a toddler out of the car in a tight parking spot were never easy.  now I understand why mini vans have sliding doors.  If you move to a new area and don't know a good Mercedes mechanic, you have to pay dealer prices (over inflated) to have any work done

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    2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500 4MATIC Review
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    55

    Spacious, Luxurious, Reliable High End Family Car With Lots Of Room — Originally leased the R for 27 months - but loved it so much bought it at lease end and have owned it for over 7 years. Inside it is like any other high end Mercedes, but has extra space for passengers and cargo. Great all wheel drive, smooth ride.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: The 2006 was the only year with the smooth and powerful V-8.  The 2+2+2 seating makes this car a comfortable and spacious ride for 6 adults.  2nd row is very spacious.

    Cons: The exterior seems a little too much like a hearse - but as long as you skip the black exterior its not an issue!

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    2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500 4MATIC Review
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    Perfect Sports Car For The Family — love the handling and look and feel of this car. great for cruising around town, hauling kids and lacrosse gear and heading up to the mountains for snow skiing and snow boarding. very safe, great gas mileage and awesome sound system.

    Pros: Great handling and looks good too

    Cons: pretty long for parking in small spots

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    Stylish, Fast, Comfortable Sports Crossover — Liked seating, trim, options, speed, ride, quality of build and looks. Economy could be better but pretty good on a long run. Loves long distances and eats up the miles on my Seattle to Spokane runs. Tires are quiet, great grip and low noise, but I only use Michelin, which are almost $350 each, but still expensive.

    Pros: Comfortable, fast, quiet, high quality trim, tons of options, massive space and great vision and seating.

    Cons: Maintenance costly, less reliable than a Mercedes should be. V8 engine immense, but no longer available in the R Class.

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    2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4MATIC Review
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    Too Much Maintenance — Rides rough have been through 2 sets of ignition coils and has suspension airbag problems always something going bad on it. SWeems like as soon as I get one thing foixed another goes bad very expensive to fix and not comfportable on long trips over all car sucks.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 6 seats

    Cons: Rides rough have been through 2 sets of ignition coils and has suspension airbag problems always something going bad on it

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    2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4MATIC Review
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    Amazing Car You Would Expect From A Mercedes — This car is exactly what we were looking for a family of 5. The design and style is classic Mercedes. Each seat is comforable, handles like a dream, and the family travels comfortable, safe, and stylish. I would highly recommend this vehicle to family and friends.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great familiy car with a lot of room.  Allows our young family to grow.

    Cons: Turning radius is a problem for the wife.

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    2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4MATIC Review
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    L-o-v-e I-t! — I love my R-Class & the fact that it's not a station wagon or mommy van (yuck)! It's comfy, lot's of utility, not a monstrosity like those hunks of unrefined metal made by American & Asian automakers. My R-Class was purchased because we needed something that would comfortably fit our two sons & dog, all of which are quite large. We 've had it for almost 4 years now & although I'm due for an upgrade & not sure if I'll be heading to my MBZ dealer.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: great car, utility, appearance, safety, value

    Cons: can't think of one?

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    2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4MATIC Review
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    Great Commuter Hauler And For Long Trips — The 3.6 l V-6 is strong for a 6, braking is good and the uphill brake lock is fantastic to prevent downhill slide. The roominess is the best in class. i can sit in the back seat at 6'2" Milage is not great because of the engine to weight ration but still gets about 21 combined. DVD with wireless headphones keeps children quiet on long trips. 3 zone air. 6 adults to meeting commutes is great and aback two rows fold for transporting "stuff"

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: roominess

    Cons: large and not the AMG version

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    2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Reviews

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    2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Reviews

    A Very Useful Mercedes Product By cayman922

    This is a very beautiful family vehicle, a sensible alternative if you are too young for that mini van look or if really don't want that huge suv/truck thing going on. This is vehicle will give y... Read More

    Great Family Car. By Jdebbas

    We bought this used at a great price. It was much cheaper than mini vans with similar miles. So far, it has been very cheap to own. Only asks for service every 12,000 miles or so. Has car seat anchors... Read More

    2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Reviews

    Luxury Family Car, With The Space Of A Minivan And The Looks Of A Suv. By migration_csbryce

    Cargo space in tremendous, and the ability to fold down all the seats to a flat even surface makes hauling things incredibly easy. Rear lift gate with it's remote key fob access makes loading and unl... Read More

    Good Family Star By Srokencars

    Great family vehicle, I really enjoyed with long trips, the driver seat is so comfortable that made my trips ny-Chicago ny- Orlando quick and no feel of long ride. Car handle very good very good turn ... Read More

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