2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 4Matic

I tend to buy cars for two reasons: speed and looks. Then again, I’m a single man in my thirties. I don’t have many requirements to take into consideration when purchasing a vehicle. This would render the Mercedes-Benz R-Class as a vehicle completely off my radar. For some reason, however, I’m drawn a bit to this multi-purpose vehicle. They didn’t sell too well in the US market, perhaps due to the fact it wasn’t easily categorized. It wasn’t an SUV, wasn’t really an estate vehicle and didn’t function as a van, either. It was a bit of a hybrid of all three. AMG even breathed on a select few, making for one seriously fast hauler. This R500 4Matic for sale in Florida is one packing the familiar 5.0 liter V8 under the hood and has yet to break 50,000 miles. If you missed your chance at one of these new, you can get a serious discount on them today.

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Year: 2006
Model: R500 4Matic
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 44,908 mi
Price: $16,900 Buy It Now

2006 MERCEDES-BENZ R500 4MATIC!!
1 OWNER, CLEAN HISTORY!!
ALPINE RAIN BLUE OVER ASH LEATHER!!
EXCELLENT CONDITION!!
HEATED SEATS!!
THIRD ROW SEATING!!
COMFORT PACKAGE!!
FULL LEATHER PACKAGE!!
HARMON/KARDON SOUND SYSTEM!!
POWER LIFTGATE!!
POWER SUNROOF AND QUARTER WINDOWS!!
18″ WHEELS!!
ALL WHEEL DRIVE!!
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION!!
POWERFUL 5.0L 8-CYL MOTOR!!
FULL POWER EVERYTHING!!
OWNERS BOOKS INCLUDED!!
PLEASE CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!!
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM AN EXPERIENCED AUTO DEALER!!

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I haven’t seen an R63 AMG up for sale lately, but if you want a bit of V8 punch with your utility vehicle, this R500 is the next best thing. With all-wheel drive it will be useful during the winter months, as well. R-class production is sunsetting, with some models still being sold in China. As a result of their relative unpopularity in the states, used examples are good for bargain hunters. There’s a lot worse family cars you could get for around $16,000, let alone a Mercedes with eight cylinders and low mileage. If you don’t necessarily need or want an SUV, this is a solid choice for a growing clan.

-Paul

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9 Comments

  1. The R is all of the above. It’s a minivan that pretends it’s not, goes fast in a straight line (with the 302hp 5.0), reminds you of its 6000lb heft in dynamic maneuvers such as turns, and will swallow a whole washer/dryer combo.
    If you’ve ever thought, “hey, that Taurus X / Chrysler Pacifica / Caddy SRX sure is neat-o”, then this is the segment leader.

    This appears to be a fine example.

  2. The issue with this car is the air suspension components. Which will go bad before the car hits 90,000 miles. They are expensive to replace. There’s the air spring, and the air module. Both of which will go bad and make your car lean left or right depending on which one goes bad first.

    The power lift gate is another trouble area. I’ve had mine repaired multiple times and it still doesn’t close right from time to time.

    Other than these 2 issues the car does run quite good. It drives nice and you have so much room it’s basically a deluxe 7 people hauler that doubles as a moving truck.

    You only get about 16mpg with the 3.5 litre V6, I shudder to think about the mpg on the 5.0 V8.

    But on the plus side, the V8 will move the behemoth at a much quicker pace. The v6 does a decent job, but you feel like it’s slightly underpowered, all the time!

    Theo

  3. Sounds crazy, but if I were seriously looking for one of these non-minivan, non-SUV, non-car, non-tasteful hatches, it would have to be one of the supercharged Ford Flexs. In the right color combination, they’re substantially less bad looking than anything else (in said market segment).

  4. I would not have admitted it first, but I agree with Carter, the Flex is much more appealing to me. I think the Flex looks a little bit like a giant Mini when it has a light colored roof.

  5. An R350 was our family hauler some years back. Fantastic platform for the intended use, and we loved that aspect of it. What was not loved was its incredible lack of reliability. We had more component failures on that car than every other car I’ve owned combined. You name it.. power windows, tail lights, transmission valve body, front differential– and on and on with the repairs. After continuing to hope it was debugged, we finally dumped it at the conclusion of the factory warranty. While I understand any manufacturer can put out a lemon, this gave me substantial distrust with modern MB product. However, reading the message boards shows that most of the other one produced weren’t much better either. Oh well.

  6. Sounds like you got a pretty badly made R350. What was the model year?

  7. My neighbor has one. Windshield replacement was $2600. Ouch!

  8. what no one mentions the AMG version of this!!!…LOL
    I have pictures of one hustling around NJMP Thunderbolt at an HPDE I was instructing at…
    everyone chuckled when he showed up…..down the straight they stopped chuckling..

  9. Want the AMG version of this, boatlike handling be damned.

    Carter, good point about the Flex – I have not driven the EcoBooster but I can imagine it will move.

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