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Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 4d Auto (99) (2000/V)

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S430 4d Auto (99) (2000/V) - Owner Review

SMOOTH EASY DRIVE COULD BE SHARPER.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class (99-05)

Value

2 out of 5

NEW GENERATION MERC BUILT ON BUDGET & SHOWS WITHIN 3YRS OWNERSHIP.

Costs

1 out of 5

CAR ALWAYS AT DEALER £££.

Driving

3 out of 5

SMOOTH EASY DRIVE COULD BE SHARPER.

Performance

3 out of 5

GOOD.

Reliability

1 out of 5

VERY UNRELIABLE FOR MEGA BUCK CAR

Image

3 out of 5

MERC LOST BENTLEY IMAGE EDGE

Comfort

4 out of 5

VERY GOOD SOME MINOR REFINING REQ.

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Insurance group: 45

Security

3 out of 5

COMPLICATED CAN EASILY LOCK ONESELF OUT.

Service

1 out of 5

MERC LOST THE PLOT WITH QUALITY SERVICE FOR S CLASS BUYERS

Problems

Bodywork
PREVIOUS S500 CARS OWNED LAST 15YRS NEVER RUSTED, NEW MODEL S430 HAS HAD AND STILL HAS MULTIPUL CORROSION PROBLEMS EVERYWHERE, NO PAINT THICKNESS & POOR ATT TO QUALITY = CORROSION AS EXPERIENCED!

Engine
ENGINE SOLID HOWEVER ELECTRONIC BRAINS TOO CLEVER TAKING AWAY SOME DRIVER PLEASURE & OFFCOURSE UNRELIABILITY.

Gearbox
OK STILL SMOOTH AS EVER.

Other
SADLY NEW S CLASS RANGE BUILT ON ACCOUNTANTS CONTROL & BUDGET, CARS THROWN OUT SHOW MERC LOST PLOT IN RACE TO MAKE MORE PROFITS.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes