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Mercedes E320
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By Scooby0118
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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What a joy to drive and own. I previously owned a BMW 5 series but am much happier with the Mercedes E class.


Favorite Features

Heated seats, extremely comfortable leather seating


Suggested Improvements

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So far I'm not overwhelmed
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By chitownmb
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Generally pleased but having wheel alignment problems that could be tire problems after two balances and two alignments. Otherwise ride is not as smooth as I would like but can't tell until I get this alignment thing cured. Watch the Continental tires!


Favorite Features

Love the "sport" package styling and Sport accents inside.


Suggested Improvements

More back seat leg room - my two prior Passats are the best in class here.


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First Benz
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By Bullet Bob
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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After renting a 2002 E (2.7 turbo diesel), driving it to the MB factory and seeing the new E, I decided to buy one upon return to the US. This car is smooth, adequately powerful, elegantly engineered, and well-built. I also have a Lexus and a Porsche--the quality of the MB compares very favorably with them. The MB feels safer than any other car I've driven.


Favorite Features

Styling. This car is just a delight to look at, or to wash and wax. The interior is also very pleasing.


Suggested Improvements

Cruise control stalk is poorly placed-- Lexus design (or even Ford) is better. Also computer/stereo controls are a bit difficult to learn and manipulate.


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First 4 months
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By mudbone
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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The first 4 months I owned this vehicle was nothing but problems. Came home one night and the trunk had magically opened. The interior lights were flashing on and off, controls would not work. Dealer had it off and on for two weeks. Door lock is set to open only driver's side door. Sometimes it unlocks the one door - other times it unlocks all four. Tilt wheel sometimes works - sometimes doesn't. I have had it 7 months now. Appears the problems have been fixed. Waiting for something else to happen...


Favorite Features

In the dash CD. Big improvement over my 2000 E320. Also like the interior dash...


Suggested Improvements

Would like to see automatic window switch with an indentation so that you can see which window to open without looking. Like my Toyota...


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Nightmare with E class
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By Tell Truth
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Last Saturday I was driving it back home with my family in it. We were talking about weather to keep this car after warranty. Just when I was about to turn right to my home, I felt I lost control of the steering wheel. I pressed the brake as we were driving at a downhill and realized that the brake is not working. The car stopped at the curb. When I went to fix the car a guy waiting there told me same thing happened to him.


Suggested Improvements

To bad you have to risk your life to enjoy the fun of driving it. What do you feel when you lose control of steering wheel and brake while driving?


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