Powerful, luxurious, elegant and reliable, this is one of the best used cars you can buy
The driver's side front power window catch mechanism broke, but the window motor continued to function and could not raise or lower the window pane. It was a relatively inexpensive fix.
The suspension system was replaced for about $1,300 when it failed in 2001.
Minor electronic nuisances have developed, but I have not had them fixed. Mostly, these include steering wheel buttons that control the fan and temperature which have stopped working. I can still control these functions from the dashboard, however.
This is the finest used car I have ever owned or driven. Extremely comfortable, it handles well, has cost me little to maintain, and my friends enjoy all the extra room while being impressed with the good exterior condition in which I've maintained it. I plan to keep it forever, even if I eventually buy a new Mercedes, as I plan to do in the next 2 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th April, 2004