by eCLASSic on Apr 10, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
I was looking for a timeless vehicle and found a '01 Bril Sil eClassic Sport Edition with all options in superb condition. The drive train is solid and the interior cabin is virtually sound proof. The materials used throughout are of premium quality, unlike Ford. Acceleration is swift and sporty. It's a true gentleman's car and a dream to drive. I'm very pleased.
by E430 SPORT on Aug 5, 2006 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
I've owned this car for almost a year and it is horrible. My '92 Lexus SC400 with 149k is better made and more reliable than my Mercedes. Mass air sensor went without any warning, air conditioning is terrible and makes noise, display on radio is distorted. Parts are way too expensive, and car is very unreliable. Anyone considering a Benz, I would strongly recommend a Lexus. Toyota puts out a much better product at a better price, with better quality.
by schumacr on Nov 1, 2005 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
I love the drive of the car but the problems we have had have been way too much. Just had one of the catalytic converters break just 1.5 weeks after the other broke. Mercedes won't fix it due to an 8yr/80K warranty (we've had the car 5 years and it just went over 80K miles). A mere $1600 just for the part! This is the straw that broke the camels back. Too many other quality issues to mention. For 60K, you'd think you'd get WAY more quality. My 97 BMW has had far fewer problems. Lexus or BMW - you get my money next time. Mercedes? Never again!
by Mike Fruin on Aug 30, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
Purchased this vehicle as a pre-owned
replacement for my 1999 E430...much
more car than the Audi A6 or BMW 5
series, both of which were
considerations at the time. The 8
cylinder engine, sport suspension, and
auto-stick transmission is awesome. A
few too many electronics possibly, but
a dream to drive none the less.
by JPF on Jun 1, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
I purchased this auto at auction and
it rocks! I am 6'4" and the car fits
with room for someone behind me. The
engine is more than you need and it
handles great in the mountains. I
have owned Bimmers before and this is
a softer ride somewhat (which my wife
likes) but it is less stressful after
one long day in the car. Buy it!
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