2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 5 litre V8 from Australia and New Zealand
The best car I have ever owned
A false low pressure tyre indication, dealer rectified immediately, no questions asked.
The car's fit and finish is simply superb, everything you touch feels like quality. The seats are amazing, especially when travelling long distances. I drove this car from Melbourne to Learmonth in Western Australia, a distance of 4600km. The car was a dream to drive; first class comfort the entire way.
The refinement and smooth ride is simply unmatched by any other car; you can drive it all day, and jump ride back in and drive another 1000km.
Beyond any doubt, the last word in luxury travel, from the engine, to the amenities, to the sound system; it does everything just right and is so easy to use; they don't get an better than an S-Class.
The instrumentation is excellent, and the car just exudes bank vault like stiffness. It's outstanding on every front.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th August, 2013
9th Feb 2015, 20:37
Pretty powerful claim for only two years of ownership. Those Mercedes-Benzes always start out great, but after several years and more miles, they start having problems which will be very expensive to fix. This is more apparent in the newer models, which do not have the fit and finish of their predecessors.
15th Apr 2015, 01:35
We are talking a S class, here not a Honda Civic. You either can afford it or not. You usually trade it in for another one after 3-5 years, so what's the worry?
15th Apr 2015, 22:03
Most can't afford it if you go to the dealership. The best thing to do is find a good local mechanic who knows these cars; you'll really save money and probably even get better servicing. It's true about these cars falling apart after a while; that's one reason why some trade them after only a couple years. Good while they last, although personally I don't think they're worth their high MSRP, as they don't really offer anything major over other luxury cars out there any more.
18th Apr 2015, 03:29
I got used to $50 oil changes back in the mid 80s.
19th Apr 2015, 12:18
A dedicated driver indeed - averaging 260 km per day.
20th Apr 2015, 05:16
You think an oil change for one of these today at a dealership would be even close to the same?
9th May 2015, 16:14
The owner has stated very clearly the kilometres he has covered in this car. So I fail to understand why one should still insist on how many years he has to use it order to know the reliability of the car. Please check clearly how many kilometres indicated when the owner acquired this car and how many kilometres the car has covered. Use that to calculate reliability formula.
3rd Jul 2015, 20:37
Define reliability. I have no doubt that the engine, transmission, and other major mechanical parts will keep delivering in the long haul.
The weakness in these cars is usually the electronics, which is different and difficult to calculate reliability for in any sort of mathematical sense.