I have owned this car 1 Year, and 30,000 miles. My wife is the primary driver for her 50 mile round trip commute. It is by far the most solid feeling vehicle I have ever driven. The 4-matic, and ESP traction control give me great confidance in all weather conditions. I live in Kentuckly and it is very hilly and snow is slow to cleared on our roads. It has great cargo space and is hugely versitile. I can haul my two dogs in the back, or fold up the rear seat and roll down the cargo net for 5 Adults and 2 8th graders to ride Comfortably. I have better safety and versatility than an SUV and have taken it off road, absolutely with no wheel spin. I will drive this car for many years to come
4-matic, stereo, headlight washers, memory seat adjustment on the door where you need it. 12,000 mile oil changes.
Family of 6 swapped the Expedition for
the wagon. We had nothing to tow and
make up for the cargo space with a Thule
cartop carrier (when all 6 of us are in
the car). We avg 23 mpg hwy and 21 city
(10+ better than the EXP.) AWD (4matic)
is a must for us in Alaska and performed
great last winter in the snow and ice.
We used Nokian snow/alpine rated
studless tires. The kids love
it(11,9,5,6mo)it is wide enough that
there is none of the "He's touching
me!". The third row seat is big enough
for the 11 and 9 yr old to sit
comfortably. We'll drive it 'til it
Quiet power=Sneaky speed -- watch that
speedometer. 4matic (AWD) handling. No
SUV lean on the turns.
Better cup-holders in the front as
spilled coffee near the shifter goes
straight to the transmission electronics
One of the best cars I've ever owned.
Solidly built and HUGE cargo
space...bigger than most SUVs without
the risk of rollover.
I would suggest getting an extended
warranty as repairs can be pricey. To
replace the AWD mechanism cost 4k but
the warranty covered.
I liked the car so much I bought two.
great seat warmers and windshield wipers
be able to tune the radio w/ a button
on the steering wheel. they have this
in the 2000 model
Very comfortable, excellent turning
radius, spacious rear seating.
Sacrifice reliability and quality for
luxury. Loud brake squeak from day one
Mercedes advised would diminish with
use and it has not. By 15000 miles the
window washer pump, a/c fan, CD
changer, vanity mirror/light, cup
holder all had to be replaced. Owned a
Volvo wagon wished we had purchased
another (Volvo T5).
Comfortable front seats, highway ride
Improve reliablity and quality. Add in-
dash CD changer.