"If you need to drive a 'hauler', this is the cat's meow!"4.5 starson by ohdaddyoh
Pros: Space, fun to drive, luxurious, field of view, passenger comfort
Cons: While it is not perfect, I would not consider 'cons' to be the right word
Summary: Cons? I may have some items that I want changed... but a 'con', in my opinion would be a reason to NOT buy the car.
ie, I wish the front seats gave you the choice to move back another inch or so, if I wanted/needed to.
I wish there was Bluetooth - instead of having to pay the gross amount I will need to pay if I added it once MB comes out with their kit.
I wish there were more standard options...
I wish it had the cool dashboard display of the E Class
I wish the profile could look a little more agressive/sexy/whatever... but right now it makes me cringe whenever I look at it.
Having started with the negatives, let me tell you this car is absolutely SATISFYING!
The ride height is a pleasure. The composure is reassuring. The brakes are great. The R350 is fine... just enough... yes, there are occasional long hills that make you floor it to get up quicker, but so what!? The 500 cost so much more that you would be paying 7000 more to take an occassional hill faster.
Passengers love it. They will fall asleep on you very quickly if the ride is long.
I did not get the DVD, but may opt for the single dvd option.... have to figure something out....
I am sure there will be plenty of aftermarket custom designs for this car. Will be fun to see.
Kids/young people love this car as well. Of course, they head straight for the very back seat.
My thoughts are scattered here.. but the bottom line is, this is a fun car to drive that you won't regret. The only decision is the options... and of course the V6 or V8. Save the money and get the V6.