I have had this car for 4 years and this is the best car I have owned. No problems,just regular maintenance and oil change. It is very fast and classy. This is what the Benz should look like. The newer E-class is ugly and suffers poor reliability - not a true Benz! Ask any Benz mechanic which is the most reliable model ever built and he will tell you the same thing. A Class of its own!
I have owned my E420 for 1.5 years now, and love it. I previously owned 2 BMWs, and consider the build quality of the Mercedes to be superior. No squeaks or rattles on a 10 years old car! The engine is turbine-smooth, the suspension is silky, and fuel economy is better than many V6s. This is a car that I could see myself driving for another 100,000 miles.
Incredible engine - above 3000 rpm it sounds like a race car (but not too loud, as the car drives very quietly). Super high quality interior materials - the interior looks beand new at 10 years old. Not a lot of gadgets to clutter the car (or break - important when you buy an older car).
The only improvements I could offer would be a slightly tighter suspension, but the stock suspension is built for luxury, not sportiness. A slightly higher final drive ratio would make the car even quicker, but fuel economy would suffer.
Amazing car. Gifted with a elegant yet
aggressive V8 engine, this highway
warrior floats down the road with
ease. With proper car and maintence
this car runs forever and is built
like a tank. The styling is some what
conservative but the interior and
trunk are large, as with every
merecedes. I've driven this car
primary for highway travel were this
flashy V8 amazingly exhibits better
gas mileage than my V6 300E! It's a
breeze through traffic and BLAST on
the open road. Looking for some muscle
but need to be comfortable driving
with bussiness attire... this is your
Heart pounding V8 ... spins thwe tires
with ease ... Large european edition
headlamps ... clean styling ... for a
powerful V8 this car has execellent
mileage so long as it is coupled with
More aggresive suspension. Cup holders
and cabin storage. Bigger wheels.
My love for this car has had its
moments. There is no ride like a
solid benz. The acceleration and
tranny is smooth and the motor is more
than adequate to have a little fun.
Super quiet ride and hard to believe
it gets more than 22 mpg. The downside
is it is over engineered. I spent a
great deal of time and money combating
the dummy lights. As I have 155k
miles on my 420, these cars will run
forever but be prepared to pay for it
after 120k miles.
Acceleration, dual auto down windows,
seats, handling and tank like feel in
Better cup holders, tilt wheel and de
sensitize the check engine light. $60
every time it trips to read codes and
usually 2 hours labor to tack down