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
cup holder and seats
center console, reliability, anything and everything what a bad car.
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 .
ok at an amazing 195k on the clock this car just never stops amazing me , I bought this car about 1.5 yrs ago and my wife takes this car from nj to Lex va reguraly about 1000 miles round, I have no fear in letteing her do this with this car, I WOULD NEVER let her use any of our other cars ((3) all with less milage) to do this,,, this car gets about 30mpg , stops on a dime with akbono pads , and you can eat a bowl a soup in this car at 100-120mph and yes I've run this car personaly on I95, I81, and I76 multiple times in the triple digits ,The BEST USED CAR I've ever owned, this veh gets regular service , and when it was bought i recvd complete records, if you can do so too , buy it
way to many to list,,, I had a hickup going uphill and tranny would not come out of 2nd gear thoght i blew the tranny, parked car, called mech, went to bring car to mech, car fixed itself, I guess protection mode on tranny,
My only complaint on this car is the headlight lens plastic ,they are cloudy, acording to my mech they call this feature cateracts, and it is common on theese cars,, the cloudyness is on the inside of the lens and there is no way to repair this ,, new lenses are about 250, the lights work and are usable but the lens look like crap,,
I love this car.
I bought my E320 in Arizona 2 years ago.
I originally only wanted to drive a manual car, however in trying to be objective in my car selection, I test drove an E320.
Immediatly I loved it.
Aside from one minor mishap with a transmission hose that was improperly put on during a flush (bad garage), I have had not a single issue.
I even enjoyed my husband changing the over engineered 12 spark plugs, saving me over 1000 dollars.
I currently have 111600 miles on the clock and am looking forward to having my E320 for many years to come.
I will never buy another car unless it is a Mercedes.
I've had this car for a year now. I have regular service at a independent mechanic. I have had basically almost no problems with it at all except a leak in an after-market chrome wheel, which was fixed for $29. Although there are a number of newer MB in my work parking lot, the valets like to park mine right in front, maybe because the '98 E is the size of the newer S series and the styling is so great. I am more than pleased with it.
Comfort, handling, surprising acceleration for a big car with a 320, timeless design, power rear window shades, air seats
The cup holder is a bit technically ridiculous- more design than necessary.