The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
By Beachlivin' on
1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan
This is a great car to cruise the
highway and indeed, a pleasure in L.A.
traffic. It's very comfortable, turns
heads, and will hold it's own in an
accident. The V6 & 4-speed are srong
and reliable, with no major issues at
160,000 miles. However, the electrical
problems are a nightmare. A dashboard
light comes on every 3-4,000 miles.
Notorious problems include faulty EGR
valves, sensors, rattles, and a stereo
amplifier that will eventually die.
The only ugly thing about this car was
the cost to maintain it. 10 months =
$3,000, without a major repair.
Style, performance, comfort, & curb
appeal. What a great car! I plan to
buy another E-class (Starmark
Chronic electrical problems, a
horrible Bose stereo, and the high
cost of repairs. Although I have to
admit, the Benz dealer gave me all-
star treatment for very reasonable