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Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320L CDI SE 4d Auto (2005/05)

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320L CDI SE 4d Auto (2005/05) - Owner Review


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Review submitted by
James Lawler on

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (99-05)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I am an idiot to stay loyal to German marques....they are OVER RATED.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
NEVER - I am really pi..ed off with MB. I really want to buy a 06- 320 CDi, but don't know if I can trust MB build quality again.

What are you likely to buy next?
XJ6 TDVi - and I am not going to be swayed If only Lexus made a big diesel.........they would wipe the floor with all the German pretenders.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
June 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Good Deal - Car was lying up for a while.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Size, Comfort.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Good to drive, very economical, but reliabity is TERRIBLE - I am angry I didn't buy an XJ6 TDVi - If i had bought the Jag and got half the problems, then everyone would said "told you so".

What's it like to park?
Ok, but can be difficult in some multi storey's where space is tight.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Loads.....Gearbox £3K, Dash £800, Heater Matrix now...£? Very Poor build quality - expect more from MB.

What's most practical about your car?

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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