by shotmaker on Sep 22, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan
Have taken great care of this car. Only has 120,000 miles and the body is starting to rust really bad. This car has been washed and not in Michigan winters but for only about 5 years. I have been told that this happens allot because of the poor quality of the steel they used in 1999. Is anyone else having some of the same problems. What is Mercedes doing to help repair these cars rust problems.
by billc1975 on Mar 29, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan
had my 99 E-320 for 2 years now it has 94k miles , ive had to put around 6k in repairs into it because i plan on keeping this car a long time, it has never had a single mechanical problem, only a few electrical items, and thats to be expected if you dont take precaution in florida heat. ( i learned and since no problems) the only thing i didnt like were the seats, they could be a little more comfy, almost like a board with very thin padding over it, besides that, i have absolutely loved everything about this car, the pickup on takeoff is very strong, the ride is smooth, and the look elegant. i would recommend this car to anyone looking to keep a vehicle for the long haul, and hey..its a MB
by hank55 on Oct 13, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan
My glamorous E 320 @ 38k miles start to show rust bubbles all over the body and cracks around the passenger air bag on the dashbord, the wood finish on the center console is peeling out, the turn signal is loose from the base, I must say that this car is garage kept and no winters what so ever! so when I call MB they request pictures of the car, no problem, then Mary call me and refuse my claim saying that the car was too old to help me, I explain that I have a ML with more miles and no rust and there are more cars like mine around the globe with the same problems and how MB help them out again the anwer was no and also the supervisor said no!
by golfdino on Jun 23, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan
I have to say this car is best all around for commuting and long travel trips.
Its not the best handling of the competition but it out accelerates all others in its class including BMW.
I was in a 3 car crash at 70 mph once and walked away with no scratches.
The bodyshop said if I was in a chevy, I would have lost my legs.
Car is like a tank.
The chassis is strong and stable.
You feel very safe driving it at high speeds - but not as much as in the rain.
Bose system is great- which is worth the option upgrade.
The paint holds up for years and is strong against scratches and dings.
I have had BMW, Lexus, Caddys, and Porsche - and I have to say the build quality of MB is the best.
by SAL on Feb 25, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan
This was my first mercedes. I have leased 3 more new ones since.I bought it with 10300 miles on it. yes I have put some $$ in it,however never cheated. Always serviced by Mercedes Dealer( same dealer). Most important is not to use after market parts. as long as you stay with real Mercedes parts your car will appreciate it and you will too.Only problem I have; it has too much power! feels like 8 cylinder. Very balance and won't skip. I feel safe driving it. Responsive steering and brake system gives you confidence. even new ones are much more reliable, ( i have 2008 CLK) How ever it is fun to drive this one.
by california driver on Dec 28, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan
I bought my e320 with 120000 miles it was well maintained. and i took over, my first benz. it has been good to me. i do oil changes, i have changed rear window lifting devices and hand to change sliding mechanism to moon roof, and i changed valve cover gasket but the car still purrs like a tiger. its good on gas and feels like a tank and its a benz, when it reaches 400k i will buy an S Class 2006 4matic. i will drive it till it popps i would feel guilty trading it in for 3k it is worth more than that to me. Viva DeutchLand
More airbags find room in the E-Class, which now features a full curtain side airbag protection system. The E300 Turbodiesel and E320 wagon are enhanced with leather seat inserts, and all E-Class cars get fiber-optic technology in their sound system/optional telephone unit.