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Terribly Unreliable
2 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By rchampaneri
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4dr Sedan


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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


Favorite Features

cup holder and seats


Suggested Improvements

center console, reliability, anything and everything what a bad car.


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The worest Mercedes-Benz I ever had
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By voice1
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4dr Sedan


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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 .


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E320 at 195,000 miles
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jbnj1
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4dr Sedan


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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


Favorite Features

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,


Suggested Improvements

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,,


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What an amazing car!!!!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By porthmadog
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4dr Sedan


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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.


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By bsavoie93
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E430 4dr Sedan


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In my year of owning this car and putting about 20,000 miles on it, Now at 90,000 Miles, I've had zero issues except with the rear power sunshade. It has a bad design and stopped working. I bought a used sunshade and installed it myself, cost $200. The dealer wanted $1000 for the part and to install! Other than that, this car has been incredibly reliable. The engine hasn't caused one issue for me and nothing in the interior has failed or fell apart (other than the sunshade). The fit and finish is hands down the best. This car is incredibly reliable and if you do all the maintenance yourself it won't cost much to maintain. It also gets great gas mileage for such a big car with a big V8


Favorite Features

Excellent Gas Mileage! I can get from my house to Los Angeles which is over 100 miles in less than a quarter of a tank! Sport Package (makes it look so much newer), Rear Sunshade, The Engine, Bose, The Climate Control and most of all the Reliability!


Suggested Improvements

The rear seat could have more room and the front seats could have a tin bit more lumbar but thats just me. Other than that the seats are wonderful especially on long trips


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