2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 5.0 V8 from Australia and New Zealand
Angel on wheels
I was really impressed with this car when I first saw it.
It's absolutely beautiful to look at, and the interior has a real awesome presence, you feel like a million bucks when you're driving this car.
I love the way the doors close for you when they are slightly ajar.
The seats are comfortable, but insist on getting the higher quality leather, not the standard stuff.
It's real peaceful driving it plus the suspension is awesome, it literally glides on air.
What was disappointing was the quality of the paint work - I felt that it was un-Mercedes like to be covered in small paint pits from stones or whatever after only having the vehicle for a very small period of time.
This is something that Mercedes has to sort out.
Apart from that I think it's one of the most beautiful cars to own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd August, 2001
23rd Nov 2001, 06:09
Regarding the paint chipping.
It's a common problem with all Mercedes these days since the adoption of the new non-toxic paint. It's weak and does not withstand any form of punishment.
Porsche would be one of the very best vehicles paint & finish wise, 10 out of 10. Then BMW and VW. Mercedes has got to come in fairly low in the paint quality.