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315K and Going Strong
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By Mercman
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD


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I bought mine new in '99 and now has 315,000 miles and going strong. Replaced engine mounts about a year ago and shocks and struts a few years ago -- not that they absolutely had to be replaced, but it was a bit of an improvement. Body is close to perfect, as is the interior. Still has the original 16-year old battery, and last winter we had 10 consecutive days of below zero temps, and it started up every time without a hitch! This car was overbuilt (before Mercedes went to Chrysler and back). Basically, all that I've done is change the synthetic oil every 10K miles and, of course, periodic tire and brake changes. If you can pick one up which has been well maintained, you will NOT be disappointed. Very smooth and powerful ride, and still getting 25 mph on the highway (and best cruise control of any car I ever owned).


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It Just Keeps on Ticking!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By carolyn baker
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD


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Bought my 99 e320 4matic in 02 with 78K miles. A tree fell on it in a hurricane in year 2 and creased it down the middle. I thought it would be declared as totalled. It was repaired by the insurance company at a cost of $7,000. Had the transmission replaced 2 years ago. This vehicle lgets excellent gas mileage. On the highway I get 470+ miles to a tank of gas which I believe holds 18.5 gallons (about 25 mpg highway). I absolutely love to drive this car. The header is falling down a little in the back from where the tree creased it. Otherwise, it is pretty enough. I am presently at 256,000 miles and look forward to my next road trip


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Well, If You Must Know....
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By dwild
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan


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I bought the 99 MB E320, with 98,000 miles on it. I have owned this vehicle for over 6 years. Had to replace the AC / $1500.00, replaced the belt / $700.00..routine oil changes / every 4-5 months / $98.00 per service, need motor mounts, need electric work on brake lights, paint is severely peeled on top, front and back hood / paint job: $1500. But, as for the driving of the car? Well, I now have $219800 miles on it. It still drives smoothly, very powerful, very safe, handles extremely well. Yeah, it needs some cosmetic work, but, this is the most reliable, safest car that I have ever driven! I believe that with continued routine maintenance, I could drive it another 220,000 miles..easy


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Crossing 275k
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By riccar1
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan


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Couldn't be a happier owner. Purchased a formerly leased car with 43,000 miles and have just crossed 275,000 miles with zero problems of any significance. Of course have had some things wear out that are normal, but the car remains powerful and absolutely dependable. Much better car than the 1990 Lexus 400 it replaced in 2003.


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Dependability. Long engine life which is maintaining power at more than 275,000 miles.


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First Car
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By automaniac9
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E430 4dr Sedan


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This car is an amazing piece of machinery and is the last year of the reliable Mercedes. This car having a 4.3 liter V8 just made the car a sleeper, especially considering that it had no badging anywhere. The transmission shifts almost seemlessly. It has great power and good handling, but this particular car stood out from the pack because of the real Brabus exhaust, and the replica Brabus 19" wheels. The car sounds fantastic and it isn't overly loud. The interior of this car doesn't have the flare of Mercedes of old, but it's simple and functional, and that's all you should need. The exterior is much like the interior, simple but nice to look at, especially in the white color mine was in.


Best Features

The power is really suprising, especially considering it's a 4.3 liter SOHC. The ride is great, even though it was lowered. The Bose sound system sounds great in this car, nice bass and just a good balance. The gas mileage is great for a V8; I was getting 21mpg with mixed driving.


Worst Features

The interior could be more exciting to look at, especially the gauge cluster. The trunk could be a lot bigger considering the size of the car.


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