This E500 is not going anywhere, its early 2009, and we start doing reviews of new vehicles for this publication. The car is spending an inordinate amount of time parked, here, and there, its surely not driven on a daily basis.
While reviewing new vehicles, this older car still compares favorably, and at times very favorably to numerous new vehicles. It might be an older car (7 years old), but the sound system is strong, or it might be an older car, but the V8 is strong.
Yes we have a preference for V8's...with waftability ("Waftability means quiet perfection, bags of torque, accelerating quickly without fuss").
As usual the car is used for road trips, its always a cool highway cruiser.
Totally uneventful year, a few road trips, spends time parked here and there, runs well, with a lot of kilometers remaining prior to another service as per the display.
How boring is that...
Did we mention that its not a 4 Matic...we prefer non 4 Matic cars.
On the last few days of 2009 the display turns bright red, there is something wrong with the electric consumable, visit workshop. You have to love it when a car thinks for you, tries to tell you what to do, during the last few days of the year when workshop are closed.
Is it the battery? Does not seem to be the battery. Is it the alternator? Does not seem to be the alternator either, its probably the small battery under the hood (the main battery is in the trunk). Lets check out the car to ensure what it is...its the small battery (size of a motorcycle battery) that is acting up, and now it seems OK for the time being.
It never fails that if lights start blinking in a car, they will do so at inopportune times, to aggravate you momentarily...never fails.
Yes...2009 was uneventful...with approximately 90,000 kms on the car.