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You are in the Mercedes-Benz R-Class
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Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Car Buying, Wagon
#1 of 68 New R-Class Owners - Give Us Your Report
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Aug 28, 2006 (5:14 am)
Congratulations on your new vehicle. This is the place to post your initial impressions.
#2 of 68 Hurray!!!! We've got ours!!!
Sep 23, 2005 (4:47 am)
We just took delivery of our R500 yesterday. It is great! We have been more than impressed. We purchased one pretty much fully loaded. Very smooth, powerful, luxurious So Far So Great Plenty of Space and I do mean Plenty
#3 of 68 Re: Hurray!!!! We've got ours!!! [markc5]
Sep 26, 2005 (6:02 am)
Be sure and keep us posted on your driving pleasure. Sounds like a wonderful vehicle. I think I will wait for the diesel version nest year.
#4 of 68 Re: Hurray!!!! We've got ours!!! [markc5]
Sep 26, 2005 (11:47 pm)
Also, did your dealer indicate how the response was to the R-Class so far, or how many they've sold/pre-sold so far?
Nov 22, 2005 (10:15 am)
I just traded my 98e320s in on a Silver/black R350. I love it! The air suspension is awesome btw. I just hope I get to use the extra clearance option and all time 4wd this winter. Pray for snow. We don't get much in the south but with the ice that we do get the ESP ASR function will come in handy. This is my wife's vehicle. I just can't part with my 82 300TD. With only 70k I just can't let it go. I am heading to Gatlinburg, TN on Wednesday. I suspect this will be even better than the E. The low noise level, lots of room, stereo (single CD up front)w/ changer in glove box, side windows that roll into the doors (all the way down :p Yukon), BIG rear doors mean no stepping up over a fender well into a vehicle with no foot well room, cup holders in the console with room for a big Gulp (no more flip-flop-and-fold MB cupholder), make this vehicle a big YES. I could go on. I still reach for the shifter in the console when I get in and my wife laughs when I use the steering wheel shifters. My kids love the panorama roof. Every day she comes home and tells me about all the positive comments from friends and co-workers. We asked for a bigger ML and the answer is the R. If you are hung up on a "truck" get the new G-wagon replacement (suburban size). For my family (wife, 13 and 11 yr old)this is perfect.
#6 of 68 Well, I did it. Just pick up the R350
Dec 26, 2005 (2:35 pm)
Panarmaic sunroon, Trim package, 18 inch wheels, wood steering wheel, Entertainment package, rear DVD, air matic suspension. I walked in with all my numbers a ended up getting it for 800 under invoice. Good deal I think. I will give you my feed back as we go.
#7 of 68 Re: Well, I did it. Just pick up the R350 [5total]
Dec 28, 2005 (8:22 am)
What are the colors?
#8 of 68 Re: Well, I did it. Just pick up the R350 [albell]
Dec 30, 2005 (5:30 pm)
Sorry it took so long to reply. Took a drive down to the Bay Area for a couple days. The R is a Black on Black. I wanted silver but the car is for my wife and ultimately it was her call.
It was a great drive. I found it took a little getting use to. The view out the front windshield does not include the front end. As I look out my E320, I see the hood of the car and the Mercedes hood orniment. With the R-Class you see nothing. It is a very different feeling. It took about an hour to get use to it. But then again, I have been known to be a slow learner.
I will keep you up to date as to my (our) opinion. So far I think I got a great deal on a great car.
#9 of 68 Re: Well, I did it. Just pick up the R350 [5total]
Jan 12, 2006 (8:54 am)
We picked out a silver R350 with no options. After thinking about it, we didn't need the navi, our kids are grown up so they don't go with us thus eliminating the rear DVD package. My wife can't be exposed to the sun for long periods so scratch the sunroof. No 18" wheels because we wanted comfort not performance (we'll drive the AMG for that).
I wish they had kept the hood ornament because it also served the purpose of knowing how close your front bumper was to the wall.
#10 of 68 Re: Well, I did it. Just pick up the R350 [amgster]
Jan 12, 2006 (9:16 am)
Great! I hope you get as much enjoyment out of yours as we do ours. 4500mi. and very happy.
MB design in reference to the sloping hood is...it should dissapear and give a "better" view ahead. If it dissapears under the hood you are close enough. It takes some getting use to certainly. We shall see if this stands true for the GL (square hood).