Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Reviews
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Reviews and Owner Comments
Hi. Gust got the e55 amg too ,so have a problem. when i am accelerate the car start shaking a little bit and then start driving normal.when i look at the dash i see that tachometer going a little up ,a little down till 3000. The mechanic said that its gust spurk plugs... i need replace it... If you can help with advice? please. Thank you. And if you know how much is to repcace spurk plugs on e55 amg. Thanks again.
I just purchased a 2005 E55 AMG with only 17,000 miles for $35,000! Easily one of the quickest cars ever produced, running with the likes of a new Z06 or ZR1 corvette or Ferrari F430's for a fraction of the price and gift w/ purchase is the unbeatable luxury, fit and finish just not found elsewhere. I can take the whole family for cruises and the exhaust not is much better than a new vette! This car is gonna be fun!
I JUST BOUGHT MY MERCEDES AMG AND I LOVE IT!
This is an amazing car. It is lightning fast and very and top of the line in every aspect. i will acknowledge that the M5 is notorious for being a better handling sport sedan. However I can never get past the rediculous interior. It is hard to believe that the worlds ugliest interior comes in an M5. I will take the E55 anyday. A much classier car. The only issue with this amazing car is the Airmatic suspension. One of my shocks went bad, but it was not the big deal I thought. With installing myself I repaired it for about 450 with shipping for the shock. Always check the forums if you are handy and do not want to spend an arm and a leg before doing a repair.
I've owned my 99 E55 for 2 years now, and have loved every second of it. Great cars, if you take car of them. Very fast, still gets looks...inclusing respect.
First the bad news: The Airmatic Suspension has failed once at 36,000 miles and when it does the fender sits on the tire, and you need a flat bed to get to the dealer. I don't trust the Airmatic Suspension. Also, while the lights are very good, they do not have the adaptive xenon lights as on my wife's Lexus RX330 for 1/2 the price, which also light around corners. Mercedes is not the leader here. Now the GOOD NEWS 1. The AMG seats are clearly the best in the world. Deep bolsters that can be activated for turn by turn bolstering, or heated, cooled, or set to massage. Incredible for long distance travel, and the best in any car I've ever driven. 2. The AMG engine, handbuilt in Altenbach, allows the car (if you can keep the rear wheels in line with traction control off) to get to 60 mph as fast as my former Vipers or Vettes, basically 4.5 seconds or so depending on how good you are at keeping the car lined up. Or if you're lazy like me, put it in sport suspension, sport gearing, traction on, and just mash the throttle whenever you want to leave someone behind or get around traffic. The power is unbelievable, particularly for a car that seats 5, 4 in great comfort. 3. When the suspension is working right, you can actually feel the difference between comfort, Sport 1 and Sport 2. My daily commute is over Highway 17 in Calfornia with some off camber, decreasing radius turns, and the car handles them flat and smooth. 4. Brakes. For a 4000 pound sedan, once you get used to the feel of electronic brakes they work very, very, well. Not as easy to modulate as I would like, but absolute stopping is excellent. This is a $90,000 car when new, and you can buy them now with 40K miles on them for $39,000 with excellent stereo, adequate Nav system, and all the bells and whistles you could ever want. This car was worth $90,000 when it was new. Now, comparing it to anything you can buy for under $100K, this is a steal, and a fabulous car.
This is one of the fastest cars ever. It may not be #1 in speed, but it has to be in the top 10 if not the top 5. The attention to detail in the whole car is second to none. On the negative side, the gas mileage is not the best, but what do you expect out of a supercharged, 500 HP V8 anyway? 15-17 MPG anyway you drive it and all you can handle and 19-21 with your foot out of it and driving the speed limit. I'm glad gas is still cheap. I highly recommend any Mercedes to own and drive, but if you want to be able to take another couple with you or four of your friends in a premium well built luxury car and be able to out perform and flat out "OUTRUN" 99.9% of any car on the road, then you might want to consider the E55 AMG. The sports car hidden in a four door sedan. It's o.k. if you don't take my word on it, just read the history of Mercedes-Benz, AMG or anyone who owns one. By the way, if you do get a E55 AMG, always drive the speed limit, get a great detector or attorney. It will make your life and your drive more enjoyable, I guarantee it. Forget the Bowflex.