by rchampaneri on Sep 16, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan
never ever in my life would i have thought to recieve such a TERRIBLE car.
1 month after owning it, the headlights wont turn off.
then the battery died.
seeing as im in high school i was ok with it sitting for a day or two.
but once i bought a new battery none of the electric component were working.
(radio, speedometer, gas gauge, windows, door locks)
i bought the car at 139k
by or_cagirl on Sep 14, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Wagon
I bought this wagon in Portland from a European used car dealership a few years ago. It only had 105 thousand miles, interior and exterior in great condition. My previous car was a 91 Volvo wagon and lasted 20 years but with teens being over 6'2, the Mercedes wagon has more leg room than the Volvos.
Car ran well for the first year, then the mechanical problems started one after another. The cost for just an oil change is minimum $200.00. I paid $6000.00 for the car in 2010. Since then I have put over $10.000 into it in repairs. I spent less on my Volvo in the 20 years I owned it. I love the room of the E320 but the cost has been a nightmare. Caution before you buy!!!!
by voice1 on Oct 17, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan
This car I bought new 1998 , as soon as it went over 95000 Km the oil add oil started , in a 300 miles trip I would have to add at least two quarts .
Then the electronics started to fall , the headlight the tail light light bulbs almost every two to three week. Rust in the trunk around the key lock . I would say my 230 1988 or my 200 D 1973 were million time better built cars . I lost intrest in buying another Mercedes .
All-wheel drive comes to the Mercedes' E-Class lineup via the E320 sedan and all-new E320 wagon. Like the rest of Mercedes' model lineup, E-Class cars formerly powered by an inline-six engine now receive a more fuel-efficient V6 unit that is also supposed to improve the cars' low-end response. The 1998 E-Class cars receive the benefit of BabySmart airbags which are able to detect the presence of a Mercedes' car seat in the front passenger seat and disable the front passenger airbag. BrakeAssist is also a new feature, which aids drivers' stopping distance in a panic-stop situation.