1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Review: Easy to repair.. and you bette

1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Consumer Review

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Easy to repair.. and you better be good at it.
By spammeplez on


1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan


Trans went out at 150000 miles. Electrical problems and an emission gremlin that has never gone away. At 200000+ miles. Oil seep that I've just lived with for 6+ years of ownership. Annoying but easy to deal with. Squeaky belt but since none of the components running off the belt has ever been replaced.. guess its not that big of a deal. Fuel pump went out but easy to repair plus it was the original. Again not a big deal.. Lots of little things but parts are easy to find, just as cheap/expensive as any car. But easier to repair than any Japanese car I've ever owned. Just need to figure out the little tricks the engineers designed to make repairs easy. This car will go 300K miles.

Best Features

Comfort, timeless style, feels safe and has great pickup. Long road trips are where it shines. It's been cross country several times. Very little fatigue after a long trip.

Worst Features

Need a DIY repair manual describing all the clever tricks and tips. Example, to remove the sidemarker lamps, poke a finger into a hole in the wheel well. Pops right off.
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