Mercedes Benz 500SE 5.0 V8 Review

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roryphare's review of Mercedes Benz 500SE 5.0 V8

★★★★★

“The last of the really great Mercedes saloon cars,...”

Written on: 22/12/2004 by roryphare (4 reviews written)

Good Points
Awesome comfort and performance....

Bad Points
Passes everything on the road except a petrol station........

General Comments
The last of the really great Mercedes saloon cars, built to uncompromising standards of luxury and quality. Powered by the almost unbreakable V8 engine with a vast automatic gearbox, the car easily powers to 155mph. Designed as an executive autobahn cruiser, these cars can be bought from upwards of an insane £500 for a tidy runner. Insurance is around the £150 mark for a 42 year old with no no claims bonus (including breakdown cover). Ideal for weekend cruising and going to shows, don't ever think of using it for the school run as I did when my van broke down: it laps fuel at an alarming rate! (15mpg). On a run however, the car can manage 32mpg at a steady 55mph so it is an acceptable cruiser.

In summary, if you want ultra reliability, luxury and acceleration on a par with an Aston martin DB7, for very little money: this could be the car for you!

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Placey's Response to roryphare's Review

Written on: 08/11/2005

I echo all the review. Top car in so many ways if you can stomach 20 mpg [on a goodish day!]

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Memopad's Response to roryphare's Review

Written on: 02/10/2009

I found this review helpful because.I am not getting that high of mileage 11 around town and 16 highway. Needless to say, I have some work to do. Just purchased the car..so still learning

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