I bought this with 95k miles for about $14k. Now it has 135k. It has been the best car I have ever owned. Fast, safe (a deer hit me and almost no damage), quiet and comfortable. I love it. From what I have read that other Benz' are not as good. One thing to beware of. This is a benz and they are not cheap to maintain.
Speed at 70 mph. You step on the gas and you get to high speed in seconds. You really gotta watch.
Make the rest of the benz line as good as this one. I have been toying with getting an ML but have not read much good about them.
After owning the car for a few months I have come to enjoy it greatly. When I first got it I was immediately impressed with everything, but a stage of uncertainty came with minor glitches that were cheap and easy fixes (surprising little for a car with 110k miles on it). You will notice the laggish pickup from 0-20 but from 20 on up the acceleration is incredible. Suspension is top notch creating a very smooth ride and aggressive performance. Taking it around the curves is joyful and you cant take it too fast. Very nice bose speaker system. Lots of built in extras are fun and entertaining. It will make it through the snow but not well. Built very well, its a heavy car and feels very safe.
Timeless beauty, acceleration, suspension, quick car response, steering wheel buttons, comfortable seats, nice instrumentation, buttons are easy to find while driving, automatic windshield wiper, rear sunshade, xenon lights, turning radius, key design, roll up/down windows with key, cd changer
Cup holder is awkward. Rear seat is small if the person in front is tall, but will hold 4 average sized people comfortably. No mids control for the stereo just treble and bass. You have to wait for the RPMs to drop to 900 before it will go into gear - takes only a second - but annoying
Bought the car used with 104K miles for my kid as I wanted her in a mini tank, along with traction and stab control, side airbags, etc. Just my luck, had to fix almost everything - brakes, rear deck leak, amplifiers, blown speakers, rear antenna, ball joints, dashboard digital metrics (outside temp, gear display, etc) shot, intermit wiper, etc. I think it also just sprung a leak somewhere up front on the passenger side, and I think I just lost the driver rear wheel bearings. I've owned late model American and Asian based cars that never experienced as many problems as this little gem? Also - Bose radio sounds like crud, lots of static.
Been a while since owning a rear wheel pusher. Car handles well, has pretty good pick up even with 106K miles on it and a v6, gets OK mileage at around 23 mpg average.
I have owned a LOT of cars (3 Mercedes) and this is my favorite out of all of them. I love the styling; it seems timeless. Exterior proportions are perfect, and quality is excellent. The interior is laid out perfectly, and the workmanship is Mercedes (i.e. the very best.) Handling is excellent, though a little heavy at low speeds. This car loves high speed cruising. The engine is super. Transmission is the best I have ever driven. Brakes & suspension are very good. Amazing sound system. So far, I have no unexpected maintenance issues (130K miles), but I am using a very small amount of oil. Not uncommon for mileage. Fuel consumption amazing: 31mpg highway, 26-27 average. Zero complaints.
The look of the car. The comfort of the interior. Full size seats! The sound of the engine.
None for the car. Lots of suggestions for the Mercedes dealerships!!!
This is an outstanding car. I've had no
problems with it. The ride is so smooth
that I find myself constatly having to
check the speedometer to see just how
fast I'm going due to being blown away
by the smooth ride. For a 2000 model,
My favorite feature is the quickness
and power of this car. Also the ABS
breaking system, which I found out
works great when another driver on
Interstate 65 South decided to suddenly
make a U-turn while I was behind him.
Most improvements have already been
made in the newer models. Maybe one day
I can upgrade.