Mercedes-Benz R-Class Reviews from North America

2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 3.5

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carKia Sportage

Faults:

Air pumps were replaced in the first week I got it under warranty.

Front left axle was replaced at the same time under warranty.

Wheel alignment at the same time for free.

Checked noises when making a turn and got no result.

Check engine light was on the third week because of air pumps, relay and fuse, fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

This car was a certified pre-owned and feels not like. Runs pretty well since all the above repairs were done.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th March, 2010

9th Jun 2014, 19:44

Hello, "certified" doesn't mean anything. It's a word car dealers use to make customers think the vehicle has something special, or is more trouble free than others. In fact, all used cars are the same, with ones that have been well maintained, while others not. Dealers call all their used vehicles 'certified'.

2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 350

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carMB ML320

Summary:

Poor Build?

Faults:

Brake pads, rotors, and tires have to be replaced at 50,000km. Is this normal? To be it seems like its way too early to replace, poor build or poor parts? Driving was mainly city, but to be replaced so soon seems out of place. Looking for other R-Class owners experiences. Did you guys have the same problem?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st April, 2008

6th Sep 2008, 16:55

I own a R-500. Can't wait to sell it! Unfortunately I would have to take a 10k hit to unload the car! The navigation system is rudimentary. I have had difficulty with warranty service especially on the poorly designed retractable drink holders. I have had issues with the much touted transmission as well, the transmission locked completely, the car had to be towed and took over a week to repair. I have been trying to sell the R-500 for three months with no success. Once I unload this vehicle, it will be the last Mercedes I own!

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews