2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 430L 4.3 V8 petrol from UK and Ireland
The best car ever made
I have only only my S Class 430L a short time so I will add any comments if problems arise, lets hope I don't have to!
Only problem so far is that the dashboard illumination on these fails, mine is booked into Mercedes for free replacement dashboard clocks, apparently there is a recent recall on these!
Some minor rust scabs on one front wing, Mercedes Uk claim a 30 year warranty on rust so will update on any developments!
Amazing car! I guess until you drive the Mercedes S Class you will never appreciate it!
As a used buy you can pick these up now for the price of a new, but nasty mid range Japanese saloon car!
Sweet V8 4.3 Litre engine, that in normal cruising cannot be heard, but with a ear friendly burble when pushed hard.
Economy is brilliant for its size, I got 30mpg on a long run! Does drop to well under 20mpg about town, but who cares, you will enjoy driving the s class so much!
My car has covered over 130,000 miles, but the engine is as sweet as new! Not surprising as in normal driving you barely need to exceed 2000rpm.
Its astounding the extras in these, still working everything out.
Double glazed, voice controlled sat nav, built in fridge, massage seats! I could go on!
A really pleasant car to drive, even when stuck in a traffic jam!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th January, 2007