I have owned 3 E class. this is really a fine vehicle. quality definitely less than a German car used to be. 1 sensor after another need to be replaced. Ride quality still better than average wagon. 4matic works great in snow. Steering wheel feels the best in all cars I had owned (more than 40). Dealership service is very good, free pick up and delivery to my house. Of course, invoices is nothing under $1000. Re-sell value is BAD. I paid $30K 3 years ago, now worth $12-13K only. HVAC is far worse than Japanese cars. Even my "S" class AC still not good as my 1991 Lexus. Well, still receive a lot of complements in parking lot.
4Matic works great in winter in NY upstate mountain roads. 3rd seat is favor features for all kids visit my car. Steering feel is definite MB.
HVAC particularly in summer. suspension can use a bit softer/luxury turning.
I bought it as a certified pre-owned. the dealer was great..deliver the car to my wife's office..Fed Exp overnight a spare key as soon as my wife it on 2nd day..my local MB dealer pick up and return it for service..need road side assistance three times..the good side they showed up in an hour everytime. great services again. drive and ride great last 3 years. Cost to keep it is not cheap at all. my last invoice to replace 2 sensors and a few small things came to $2000. In last 3 services, nothing under $500. Engine noise increase in last 6 months. Dealer say it is normal.
Soild ride and "just right..on the soft side" handling. Interior is spacious and jump seats are great for kids.
extremely frustrated . I have had
annoying problems ever since buying.
Passenger side mirror popped out when a
child brushed with a knapsack. Had to
have an entire new unit. new retaining
clip would have worked. Pneumatic seat
controls went with a $700 repair quote.
Driving light bulb had to be replaced
requiring a lift to get the car high
enough to remove panels. Single
windshield wiper is a royal pain. If
there is not quite enough water on the
window, the wiper skips across. A
couple of hours of that will make you
put a gun in your mouth!
I think the exterior design is
Improve the quality of all features on
the car so owners won't need a second
mortgage to afford it
Have not had this car long, bought it
used with 60,000 miles as an
alternative to a larger SUV. So far it
has been perfect and fits our 3 kids
just right. Three car-seats easily fit
across the second row of seats and the
3rd row seats provides added seating
versatility. The car was in excellent
mechanical shape when I bought it. I
did have to pay for sceduled
maintenance and replace a few items due
to normal wear and tear. Mercedes
maintenance and replacement parts CAN
be very expensive.
Body style, especially view from the
front. Car has a very stately
appearance. Generous space and utility,
the E320 wagon is an excellent
alternative to SUV's. The super smooth
ride is really sweet and acceleration
is very strong.
Wagon should have standard tinted rear
windows like SUV's.
Nice ride, comfort & decent
traction,reliability is lacking.I have
had Japanese designed & manufactured
cars for the past 10 years or so so I
was expecting the Benz to be
comparable - not so.The car is plagued
with little annoying problems that I
won't tolerate.Like an old set of
Christmas lights I never know which
light will not be out next. Sunroof
broke just out of warrany $300, engine
gives off a nice blue smoke cloud when
it starts, CD changer broke(CD's
entombed inside, various unexplained
glitches in the stability control
electronics & in the electronic
throttle control. Low fuel pressure
trips Engine Light too!
Looks clasy, decent traction with AWD
but should have better type of tires to
do a good job, very comfortable seats,
lots of room in the back seat and in
the cargo area.
Make the lights at least as reliable as
the ones on my 1970 Dodge Dart I used
to drive in College, improve dashboard
controls (you have to read the label on
every button to use them) get rid of