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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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24 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon.
  • 320 4dr

    phil kean , hants . Date: 28/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    FOR : - Fantastic reliability. Great cabin with good seat comfort. Good boot space. Smooth 3.2 litre engine, but underpowered. Superb styling & nice finish. AGAINST : - Far too much bumping & banging from the over-hard dampers makes the ride, for me, un-relaxing, not an insulating luxury ride, ( Too much boy racer influenced suspension ). Cabin rattles, though this is mostly down to hard shaky ride. Gearbox, side to side Tiptronic has lack of controlled selectabilty, not as good & precise as BMW up & down shift. Auto-mode, not bad by dreadful modern standards, better than BMW, but not as good as Lexus. If Mercedes STOPPED trying to make luxury cars like the S320 drive like 'Hot Hatches' this car would be a winner. A car IS NOT a luxury vehicle if it doesn't provide a luxury ride. If I wanted a car with hard sports suspension there are plenty to choose from. If Luxury vehicles don't address this problem then they are bringing their own cars down to the same ride quality levels as much cheaper & lesser brands. So, what's the point of buying a luxury car?

  • 320 CDI Limousine 4dr

    Amish Dudhia , WS5 4NF . Date: 17/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Quintessentially, this is the most powerful model in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio.

    Precision steering, a smooth engine (as I own a CDi version), lavish extras (TV, satellite-navigation, a rear-centre TV) and the bonus of self-levelling suspension makes the drive in an S-Class even more executive.

  • 320 Limousine 4dr

    nilesh patel , berkshire . Date: 27/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    my w reg s320l has been a joke from new eventhough i had imported direct from germany,after problems with waterleaks into cabin,rust,cat converter being replaced,sat nav problems,amplifier problems.all having to be replaced at a hefty cost to myself.mercedes did not want to help in any way.finally during april,my dream car caught fire,i had travelled from wales to langley.i had parked the car on my drive way at 8.00pm, next morning at 5.00am,the car was on fire,it is a total right off,i contacted mercedes to find why a sclass after being parked for 9 hours could catch fire, their answer,contact germany.i did so but they just dont want to know. iask if any one else has had similar experience with mercedes.i will not be parting any more money to mercedes as i now know that their cars are rubbish along with their customer service.if u drive a sclass,be aware of a fire breaking out on your own driveway while u sleep,fire brigade told me that another merc in their area had the same sort of fire after being parked for a few hours

  • 320 4dr

    Steve Kaczmarek , Lincolnshire . Date: 22/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned many luxury cars and at first I simply hated this! Why?

    Well, to be honest, it's just too nice. If you want to feel like you are sat in a country house's library served by attentive butlers and sleep off a lazy sunny afternoon, it's great. If you want to feel like you are driving a car, forget it! It drives like a week in the Maldives, handles like a moody whale-size Porsche, and looks like you won the lottery, rap or deal drugs.

    That said, I would fight anyone to the death for the keys and plan to park it with an ocean view and retire in it (I'm 38).

    Mine is a 2001 S320 petrol. When nursing it, 35mpg is good. Service bills are ridiculous and you get nothing for it. Bodywork is showing rust already, which is bad.

    Would I own another? I will never buy anything else!

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