2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 430 V8 from North America


I won't buy another one


The tires wore out at 25000 miles.

The trunk lid shock holder broke.

General Comments:

The good:

This car is extremely comfortable.

The fuel mileage is great for the size of the vehicle.

The 4-matic transmission is excellent for traction in all mud or snow conditions.

The bad:

The headlights do give adequate light to drive over 30 mph with the dims and 55 mph with the brights.

The original tires only lasted 25,000 miles. One would hope that when you pay $85,000.00 for car that the manufacturer would have installed a tire that would last 50,000 to 60,000 miles.

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

Review Date: 26th January, 2006

8th Apr 2006, 03:18

The tire complaint is the single most asinine thing I've read in quite some time. They're performance tires, they wear out faster because they have better grip than the cheap 60k tires you buy at Wal-Mart. Furthermore, driving style has a great deal to do with how fast tires wear out. Regardless, if you can't afford the tires...

2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 600 V12 from North America


German Perfection


Nothing so far.

General Comments:

This is the best car ever made!!! The best engine, The best Design and the best everything else. Not even comparable to Lexus or BMW. (1000000000 better) Highly recommend to buy this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2004

6th Nov 2007, 17:48

What an atrocious review! Absolute waste of time.

3rd Mar 2016, 11:01

Can you give an updated review of your car please?

2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 5.0 liter V8 from North America


The S500 is a freeway luxurious king



General Comments:

Since I own a 2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 and the 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500, it is the best S-Class Mercedes I have ever driven. The Mercedes-Benz S500 is not only comfortable, luxurious, and convenient, but it is quick on the freeway because of the spurring 5.0 liter 302 horsepower V-8 engine. One of the thing that is unique on the Mercedes-Benz S500 is, it has the projected Bi-Xenon headlamps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2003

18th Aug 2004, 11:26

The engine is 306 HP. And the bi-xenon headlights can be ordered FOR ALL Mercedes models, not only the S500.

13th Sep 2004, 05:59

Actually 302hp S500 is produced for American market. Here, in Europe we enjoy 306hp though, acceleration is higher on American models. Having my first month of owning it can say that the car is exciting.