2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E430 Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
The exterior is a work of art. Although
the 2003 is redesigned, I still think
my model looks great due to Merc's
styling concept. The interior is
conservative and sufficiently
comfortable, which is what I expect for
such an automobile, but I find every
gadget useful and logically in place.
However, the cupholders could be
better. The ride and acceleration is
smooth and quick, and the handling is
good for such a heavy and relatively
heavy car. Although the Lexus LS430
may be less expensive, it doesn't seem
to have a unique character. The
styling appears to mimic that of the E-
series. In addition, it looks bland.
The acceleration and handling. The
single windshield wiper. The exterior
(especially the noble-looking front).
Better cupholders. Better A/C in the
rear passenger area and more power for
the V8 version (of course the 2003 will
definitely have more).
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.