Top W220 Issues - Page 4 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

View Poll Results: So far with my W220, I have...
Had expensive Airmatic issues 13 35.14%
Had expensive V8 engine issues 0 0%
Had expensive V12 engine issues 2 5.41%
Had expensive electrical / COMAND issues 8 21.62%
Had nothing out of the ordinary for a car this age 20 54.05%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:03 PM
BenzWorld Member
Date registered: Aug 2012
Vehicle: 2002 S430 AMG wannabe
Location: SoCal
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree with you Warren on most of what you say. True, older MBZs did not relay on the electronics nearly as much as this one does. However,.....there used to be the time when 'S" class was just that "S" class (as in "special"), "entry level/base model S class"! "S" was "S" and that's it,....everything else was PALE by comparison (and not labeled "S").

It's also true that from 2004 W220 is a MUCH better automobile,.....but why? Why our (and I say "our" because I am German) famed engineers didn't do their R&D PRIOR to releasing the model? I say,....on purpose. "Let the public (and up to that point trusting customer base!!) do our R&D, we'll save a ton of money, screw the customers, and tweak the model as we go!" "Bright" idea, huh? Why not spend the money on R&D, release a "bullet proof" model (like "S" class used to be!!), charge a little more, and sell WAY more units to trusting and satisfied clients!?

The new generation on the helm of the company is a TYPICAL product of the times this generation is coming from,.....times of "I want it now, screw the future", and INSTANT GRATIFICATION ("let's load up our credit cards, and we'll think about how to pay it back later" ...or "I can't be out of money,....I still have checks in my checkbook!")! "Lets dump underdeveloped model on the market, get the money right away, and tweak later if we have to." I still say this was (IS) a flawed marketing strategy, and it WILL (I think already IS!!) bite the MBZ in the ass.

When I saw the "Airmatic compressor" up close and personal for the first time, I could not believe that this was concieved in Germany! Shame.

Over and out!
danielsand is offline  
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Sedan Forums > W220 S-Class

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome