My wife and I test drove a new one in 2001 and came away impressed but plumped for a (cheaper) Volvo Cross Country (since sold) instead. In the summer of 2008 I began searching for a clean used 2001-2003 E320 wagon I could park at our vacation home. Eventually I found a pre-CPO car in the rare Pewter/Oyster combination (only available in 2003) which I wasn't entirely sure about at first but have since grown to love. I have now owned the car for 9 months and I'm very satisfied with my purchase and should I ever decide to sell I expect to recoup most of my (not considerable) outlay for this unexpected headturner.
Elegant and timeless styling inside and out. 3rd row seat. Room and comfort. Fuel economy and extended service intervals. Trip computer. Power seats and steering column. Auto wipers and HID lights.
I ambsolutely love my 2003 Mercedes-
Benz E-320. Its fun with an amazing
amount reliability and poise. With it
confident stride and control, it most
definatley deserves at the least a
Standard 10 Speaker Harman Kardon
Sound System, Standard 10 Airbag
Optional Intuitive Adaptive Cruise
Control System, Fun Optional Dual
Control Active Suspension System (I
especially like being able to lower my
vehicle and take corners like a sports
Odd Combination of Lighting for
Instrument Cluster and Function
Fell in love with it at dealership, all
the cool features and gizmos. Worked
for a while then I realized it was a
lot of gadgetry, poorly thought out and
designed for a good first impression.
Than reality set it. Electronics worked
about a month, then started going
caput, one thing after another. Never
even sure the radio will play till it
does. Cheap plastic parts breaking
etc.Not near the quality I expected and
not near as reliable as or functional
as my old99 Navigator or my wifes 03
Navigator. That is a real car! God help
the person who gets it after the
Looks and rides nice.
For heaven's sake get a new plastic
supplier that can harden the stuff and
take the computers out if you can't
make them work! Wish I had bought an
Aviator or LS.
Much better ride comfort than E2002
320 . Much more civilized than 2002
E320: "constant" setting for exterior
lights let's you set it and forget it,
including DRL's; let's you know CRUISE
control is on and what setting; CD
changer in dash rather than in trunk
with single CD option. However
complexity of function may lead to
false indicators of malfunctions.
In dash CD; lighting is set it and
forget it; driving comfort witrh