2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class photo
  1. Original MSRP$76,020 - $125,470
  2. Price Range$3,900 - $10,495
  3. Average Selling Price$7,528
  4. Fuel Economy (MPG)15/21 City/Hwy
  5. Body StylesSedan

User Reviews for 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

4.5
2 Reviews
5 Star

50%

4 Star

50%

3 Star

0%

2 Star

0%

1 Star

0%

Interior

4.5

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

Family

4.5

Cost

3.5

by Zak on July 20, 2019

Fantastic Car, Horrible Suspension
"I love this car. I’ve owned it for a few years, originally I was just going to sell it for a newer car, but I fell in love with it and kept it. The only thing I hate about it is it’s Airmatic suspension. It’s so very comfortable, when it works. When it doesn’t work, it’s a constant battle to try and get it working again or spending a ton of money at the dealer. Thankfully you can switch over to just regular coil overs, but I’m a glutton for punishment at this point so I’ll keep it up. Other than the suspension, everything about it is fantastic!"
Interior

5.0

For a 2005, it’s interior is very modern and luxurious. It’s tech holds up pretty well. It’s very practical too, which I love about it. It’s not super over the top like the new S’s are, just good quality old German luxury.
Exterior

5.0

I love it’s low key look, not super in your face, again just old German luxury.
Performance

5.0

I have the S500 4MATIC. That engine is great and powerful enough to be super quick, but demure enough to not be outrageous
Family

4.0

At the time, it was one of the safest cars in the world with its plethora of airbags and PRE-SAFE system. Now, it’s been surpassed, but even by modern standards it’s still VERY good. The lack of tech might bore some kids, but there’s plenty of space in the back for them to do whatever.
Cost

2.0

These are $100k cars that you can get for under $10k. That’s a lot of car for your money, but repairs and maintenance are still up there. A lot of the parts for these cars are surprisingly cheap, and working on them is also surprisingly VERY easy. But the suspension system is one of the major expenses when it inevitably breaks again and again. Not to mention the terrible mpg (around 16 for me) and the $100+ oil changes.

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by jim on February 1, 2019

S-500
"Turned into a great purchase car is just like brand new very happy just needed a reliable car and I got so much more very comfortable to drive"
Interior

4.0

very clean
Exterior

5.0

no damage
Performance

5.0

runs and drives like new
Family

5.0

Cost

5.0

car cost 93k in 2005 I paid 5900 great deal

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CARFAX Info for 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

CARFAX offers millions of used cars for sale nationwide. Every listing includes the vehicle history. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
Great Value
(3)
Good Value
(5)
Fair Value
(1)
No Badge
(7)
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports

75%

CARFAX 1-Owner

6%

Personal Use

75%

Service History

100%

2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new. The price range for the 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is $3,900 - $10,495. The average selling price is $7,528. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX. Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.

Original MSRP
$76,020 - $125,470
Price Range
This is the price range for the 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$3,900 - $10,495
Average Selling Price
$7,528
CARFAX Value
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$4,270 - $11,720
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing By Trim
  1. TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
  2. S 430$2,999 - $7,499$5,711$3,310 - $7,620
  3. S 500$3,995 - $8,450$6,889$5,130 - $8,610
  4. AMG S 55$10,495 - $11,500$10,997$11,120 - $11,720

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