by duel1013 on Feb 26, 2014 Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
Nothing but failures, suspension, AC/Heat, computer, sensors, on and on.
When running the car is a joy to drive. However, the maintenance expense before and after the warranty is the worst I have ever experienced in all my years of owning cars.
The experienced has been nothing but a let down of my expectations of owning a certified pre-owned vehicle with less than 20,000 miles when I purchased it.
Definitely has lowered my opinion of the franchise.
by freddys555 on Jul 2, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
I regret to say that this was the worst Mercedes I have ever owned. It seemed that something went wrong with it every other week. The digital read-outs on main display failed causing to lose the ability to use particular options, HVAC system completely failed and needed total replacement, window regulator failures, side mirror motor failures, seat heater failures, seat adjustment motor failure, trunk release failure, fluid leaks, engine mounts needed replacement (@ 60K miles!), and many more malfunctions.
Despite this being Mercedes, nobody should be experiencing this many problems with a car costing this much.
It is by far the worst car I have ever owned.
by khanbaba on Dec 3, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Bought my 2003 E320 with 35,000 in August 2007.
Also bought an extended warranty through Mercury Insurance out of Oklahoma City for up to 5 additional years or 100,000 miles for $3,000.
The warranty paid off.
Parkplace Motorcars in Dallas maitained it and I never had to spend any money on it for 5 years other than normal wear and tear.
Its been a great car and now has 101,000 miles.
Ready to put new Michelin tires now.
I intend to keep it unless someone who appreciate a well maintained/documents car and offers me what I can't refuse.
My wife drives it like her own baby.
The E-Class sedan is completely redesigned this year. A more elegant body, along with more power for the V8 model and more luxury (including four-zone climate control and an optional massaging driver seat), bring the latest midsize Benz up to date. Last year's E-Class station wagon, however, carries over into 2003 virtually unchanged.