1993 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 500s 5


It is referred to as the best car ever made. My experience supports that extreme view


A couple of rattles when I first got it. Brilliantly quiet since.

Problem suffered by others with engine running as though half cylinders are out. When just warmed up. Intermittent frustrating. A dozen visits to garages every Mercedes expert consulted. Here is the solution: Replace both distributor caps (2 came backbackABCBC'?). Fixed!!!

Computer managing wipers.

Indicators replaced (twice).

Normal maintenance.

By comparison with other cars, the 500s has been less costly on maintenance, for the best car I have ever owned or driven. I love that car.

General Comments:

It's a car made for royalty. That's how I feel when I am in it. It has to be experienced first hand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2010

1993 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S420L 4.2 V8


Bargain second hand buy


Seatbelt tensioners failed on both front seats.

Gel filled engine mounts collapsed.

Steering strut failed.

ABS delay had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Fantastic family car, smooth powerfull cruiser with excellent economy for the size and weight of the car.

Compared very well with the Volkswagen Vento VR6 I had previously for performance, handling and economy, but WAY BIGGER.

This car had to be used and did not like sitting around. Excellent safe long distance commuter.

Above faults are understandable for age of vehicle. Vehicle was $230,000 new now worth around $12,000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2005