2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
There are 13 user reviews for the S550 trim shown below
- Packed with easy to use techno;ogy. side radar protection, belies its weight with nimble handling.
- window swithches, night vision, options broke the bank.
After owning some of Germany's best; Audi A8, Bimmer 7 series and a previous S class, this car is fast, smooth, comfortable and safe. In AMG trim w/ 20 inch tires, side skirts and panoramic rear sunroof it's a poor man's Bentley. Distronic cruise makes clogged interstates tolerable while the interior with perforated leather and insulated glass is comfortable and quite. Sport suspention setting is my everyday ride. Active side seat bolsters hold you in place like velcrow. A must have option! Fairly flat in the twisties, smooth and controlled ride, sticks like glue with summer rubber. Makes my old S class feel 1,000 lbs. heavier. If you're into a chauffer, there's more room in the rear than my living room. However, I've owned it a year and still hit the wrong window controls and no, I'm not dislexic. Night vison fell off the windshield and now resides in the truck as it's a worthless $1,000 + option w/ poor placement and questionable performance. At least the Non-UV coated NV opening makes for a perfect radar detector position. Note to those that have trouble with transpondors not working - Benz engineered in 2 places on the windshield for such devices. Check your manual. Initial quality was excellent (surprise!) Since then night vision, side seat bolsters, and some minor electronic nit picks have been fixed 1st try. Shane on Benz for making me pay $20 large for all the options - but then, they're not looking to be bailed out. Nice chariot and kudos to the benz engineers!...read morehide
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- Good look
- Brake makes anoying noise. Dealer could not fix. Unhappy driver
After putting 30000 miles on the S550. Brake pedal starts make noise due the imperfect vaccuum system. Dealer could not fix it and stated that the anoying noise was a feature of S class. Ridiculous for a car costing over $100000. Very unhappy customer.
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- Great reliability, ride, fuel economy. Distronic cruise, Dynamic seats
If there is a perfect car this is it! Never get one without the distronic cruise control. It makes long distance driving painless, even in traffic.
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