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Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320 4d Auto (2001/X)

Mercedes-Benz S-Class S320 4d Auto (2001/X) - Owner Review

Size and comfort
4

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Review submitted by
James Lawler on

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (99-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Quite and Conservative. It blends in with my grey hair and pin stripe suits

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everybody loves it

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably yes, new model looks superb and will be excellent value once residuals soften

What are you likely to buy next?
Tempted by an LS 430 or LS 460. I have driven a LS 430 and it was fantastic, but I succumbed to the snobbery of it being a "big Toyota" (Sorry...). I also have a soft spot for Jags and loved a previous XJ Sport, but the damn thing let me down may times

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£12,000

When did you buy the car?
January 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Bought the car as a finance reposession and got a fantastic deal

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Had 5 BMW's in a row and wanted to try something different

What was the dealer like?
No experience of MB main dealers, but they do not come with a good reputation

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Nice and smooth. It is suprising light and nimble. It is relaxing to drive, but there is not much driver involvement like a 7 series BMW

What's it like to park?
Fine, but miss the PDC of my 7 series

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No. It has been very reliable and it suprising economical

What's most practical about your car?
Size and comfort

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Climate control is excellent

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