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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - Consumer Reviews

1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

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My 5th Mercedes, still good, not best.
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By Steve H.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon E320 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD


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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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

HVAC particularly in summer. suspension can use a bit softer/luxury turning.


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It is a good car..but expensive to keep
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By Steve Ho
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon E320 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD


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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.


Best Features

Soild ride and "just right..on the soft side" handling. Interior is spacious and jump seats are great for kids.


Worst Features

Better HVAC and reliability.


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Get ready for headaches!!!
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By steven e
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon E320 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD


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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!


Best Features

I think the exterior design is attractive.


Worst Features

Improve the quality of all features on the car so owners won't need a second mortgage to afford it


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Sweet Car
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By KoolB70
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon E320 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD


Review

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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

Wagon should have standard tinted rear windows like SUV's.


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definitely not a Toyota
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By bdkman
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon E320 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD


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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!


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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 engine problems.


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