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Mercedes-Benz 500

Model Year Comparison

Worst Model Year
1985
Worst Complaint
doesn't shift properly

We don't have a lot of complaints on file for the Mercedes-Benz 500 — feel free to add yours here. Probably because it's so old, no one bothers to post complaints anymore.

The 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 has the most overall complaints, & the most-reported problem is also with the 1985 500 for doesn't shift properly.

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Worst Reported Problems with the 500

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