BOSE???? Why?

Asked by Jun 26, 2014 at 04:02 PM about the 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 320 SWB

Question type: General

Can anyone tell me why such a highly rated drivers car settle for one of the lowest rated
audio products as their OEM sound system? the paper cones and amplifier that craps out
etc are enough for me to stick with my Avalon with a wonderful JBL in it. And WHY have
the CD changer in the trunk and not in dash? These are signs of a much lower end car.
i.e. - I can't find tweeters in this thing.

2 Answers

246,725

Most people don't buy a vehicle based on the audio system. Are you comparing the 1999 MB to a 1999 Avalon? Technology/quality on audio system changes rapidly.

Yes - I have had 1999 - and now a 2000 Avalon with a JBL 7 speaker with in-dash 0 not in Glove compartment - CD changer. Also had a 95 - when they had Harmao Kardon and so the old sucked new is better is not the case. Auto headlights, compass, distance to empty, ave, MPG, instant MPG - I just happen to be a bit of an audiophile and cannot understand MB's thinking - cutting all of these corners. Most people don't buy flagship cars - I have owned 2 Lexus LS400's a GS400 - dipping toe into the German market and trying to understand the priorities, They could have installesd JBL, INFINITY or Harmon Kardon all 2X the sound quality for the same $ is all. Just asking. . I guess i will go drive one - there is a nice looking white S320 in the neighborhood.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mercedes-Benz S-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 750
#2 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 550
#3 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
433 Great Deals out of 19,554 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 7 Series
160 Great Deals out of 6,148 listings starting at $1,990
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
606 Great Deals out of 24,921 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
48 Great Deals out of 2,725 listings starting at $2,995
Used Audi A8
59 Great Deals out of 2,107 listings starting at $3,500
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
23 Great Deals out of 555 listings starting at $3,300
Used Land Rover Range Rover
114 Great Deals out of 4,821 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 5 Series
490 Great Deals out of 16,551 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class
17 Great Deals out of 1,284 listings starting at $19,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class For Sale
1,569 listings starting at $97,525
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 157 listings starting at $69,995
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 883 listings starting at $42,980
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 440 listings starting at $42,980
2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 261 listings starting at $21,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.