Mercedes-Benz Actros Review

2005 Mercedes-Benz Actros 480 480 hp diesel from Germany

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 480 hp diesel Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres
Previous carDaf x 480


Lack of power when fully loaded


Blown turbo hose 2x.

New transmission.

General Comments:

Roomy cabin with good interior design is the place to be. Better cabin than on my previous trucks.

My only complaint is bloody transmission (too slow shifting, hard clutch), and serious lack of power when fully loaded. My previous DAF with the same amount of horse powers did much better. When uphill I need to change gear into 5th, 8th gear is not powerful enough.

My associate drives a Scania with the 480hp, and the truck has a lot more power than my Actros, especially when going uphill.

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

Review Date: 18th October, 2007

20th Oct 2007, 18:07

You must love driving - 180000km p.a. (about 113000 miles per year).

21st Oct 2007, 02:24

Yeah Right. I'm sick of it, but it is my job.

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review