1993 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 500 SEL 5.0 Litre from North America
Benchmark of automotive industry
The heater fan was blown when I got the car, it's a problem that almost most mercedes cars have. Rear shocks had issues, but other than that nothing else.
I love this car. I cannt believe how much they have dropped in price. I feel so bad for those people driving new Hondas and Toyotas that have no heart whatsoever. Here we all traded in our soul for a market share and political correctness? I am lucky I am not one of those people.
This car is everything you will ever need. 4700 lbs, 325 hp motor that will bury you in your seat when floored, very low levels of outside noise, great stereo system and an undeniable presence. Car is very safe and solid even at 100+mph blasts.
Buy a good well kept model and you will never look back again.
One downside is fuel economy, 12mpg is in the city, and 20 on highway. But when you are being treated like a king, who cares, one life, enjoy it!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th December, 2005
3rd Jun 2006, 07:42
Not many people who drive Japanese cars have to put up with vinyl seats and wind-up windows, unless you are talking about cars built in the sixties and seventies.
These cars are lovely, the high fuel consumption being a major downside.
Mechanical repair costs can be kept low by being vigilant on maintenance and using a specialist for repairs. Avoid main dealers.