Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon 1999 - 2006 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Advice for buyers

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon (99 - 06)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon (99 - 06)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon (99 - 06)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mercedes S-Class saloon?

The What Car? Reliability Index paints a poor picture of the S-Class and puts average repair costs at a whacking £600. However, that figure also encompasses the previous model, and we would expect this model to be much better.

There's no doubt it's a tough car, and the engines and transmissions last indefinitely if cared for, although the electrics can go haywire.