Anybody buy the 97 S Klass yet?

Just wondering how it is holding up so far. Have the rapper bling type thin-profile tires worn out yet or has the kar sprained your back with an inappropriate grab and rub? How does the autodrive do in traffic in
the city? etc, etc, etc.
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Fat tyres aren't always a good thing, are they?
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My parents' neighbour bought a 2007 S500 (don't know why they're not called S550 as in USA). He spent several hours over a few days sitting in the car, reading the owner's handbook, learning the electronic features, configuring the settings, and so forth. It took about a week before he found the optimal setting out of millions of possible configurations. To be fair, the new owner was not technically inclined as my father and I so it took him longer to make sense of those features.
My father did that in an hour for his 2001 E280 as everything was less complicated and more intuitive as the E280 is his fourth Mercedes (1977 450SEL (awaiting restoration), 1993 260E (stolen in Poland), 1994 E280 (sold for 2001because he got a better offer on 2001), then 2001 E280).
We chuckled when seeing the owner's handbook which shamed lot of heavy and thick medical reference books. Even though they were well written and arranged, one cannot just skimp through and read whatever he needs to.
By the way, it was nice ride in S500.
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A couple of hours ago I was at the local Merc workshop and chatted to one of their drivers about the new S-Class and its controls (in front of which I was standing). He said COMAND wasn't as intuitive as the older systems (surprise, surprise). E.g. "You have to think when wishing to change the radio station."
I can understand the wish of the techies or even design people to reduce the clutter on the dashboard butt seems to me its gone over the top.
As many of us know, BMW's iDrive has come in for a lot of opprobium.
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