2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 3.5


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


Poor Build?


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!

7th Aug 2015, 22:05

Brake pads at 50000 km is normal. Tires is a bit early, but some dealers will say they are worn so they make you buy new tires from them. As for the brake discs, without a doubt the dealer will lie and say they should be replaced along with the brake pads. The brake discs last much longer than the brake pads, and need not be replaced when new brake pads are installed. But it's a big money maker for the garages.