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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG - Consumer Reviews

2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG

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Built to Cost You Money
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Cee
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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The E500 sport is a great looking car and when it's working, performs well. However, the frequent costly repairs have been a complete turn off. The car is inferior, price of parts and labor for fixes absolutely ridiculous. Built to last? I say built to break and keep you paying. Mercedes couldn't pay me to buy another one of its cars.


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Not for the faint of heart
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By Rob
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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By far the best vehicle I've ever owned. I traded in a 1999 E430 for this car, and she was certainly worth it. The acceleration of this velicle is unbelievable. My wife hates to ride with me, especially if we're merging unto the interstate (prime opportunity to to show off). I would only recommend this car to those whom a doctor has certified as healthy.


Best Features

Looks, style, engine, the whole nine yards.


Worst Features

Better sound system. I've replaced the rear speaker twice.


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E55 Review
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By MP
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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One of the most versatile vehicles I have ever owned. One day it's a road warrior with incredible performance. The next day it's a family vehicle that seats 5 comfortably.


Best Features

Tiptronic, active suspension


Worst Features

More standard features vs options


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Near perfection
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Bob Corder
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

Having this much torque & horsepower makes it almost too easy to drive. Unbelievable acceleration --- from standing start or passing at speed --- just punch it and hold on. Traded a 2003 SL500 to get AMG engine, 5 passenger seating and a really nice trunk. I preferred the SL500 suspension and quicker steering but the E55 engine & transmission make this a preferable choice. This is a stealthy car. Not too many realize what a beast it is. It lives up to the advertising. Not one problem to report at 12,000+ miles. There was one recall for brakes and one fix for suspension --- car pulled to the right. An article in Star magazine pointed out this problem which was fixed under warranty.


Best Features

Love all that horsepower & torque. It gets really good gas mileage --- 18-19 in town, 22-23 highway... provided you control your right foot. Seats are very comfortable.


Worst Features

The 'Comfort' setting for suspension needs to be softer. 'Sport 1 & 2' settings are really good. Do away with that analog clock & put a gauge or gauges in that space. A larger tach would be nice, too. The Conti Sport Contact 2 tires got really noisy at 6,000 miles.


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Runs Like an Olympian
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By Javierdpm
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG E55 AMG Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

Fantastic car. My first MB experience
and quite good. I'm getting a new one
later this year. Same performance as
an SL55 with room for 5. Prefer
Panorama Roof to an all out
convertible.


Best Features

ESP is an absolute MUST in wet weather.


Worst Features

Tires "hum" loudly (originals) in dry pavement. Potenzas cured it.


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