by realrideracing on Feb 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
We've nicknamed our E320 the "Water Buffalo" simply because it's the work horse. She is as reliable as any car I've owned (and I've owned a lot!), just gets you to your destination effortlessly and smoothly, pretty comfy ride, handles well, and is all round a good solid car.
Even in Los Angeles where everybody drives fancy cars, the valet still parks our E320 in the front. It just looks like an elegant and classy car.
by daiku on Sep 29, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
First, the engine, and ride have been great, but the internal comfort features on this $60K have been terrible.
4 front cup holders replaced @$80 each
Keyless go doors dont' work and need repair and redesign
Replaced thee rear DOOR latch on the right passenger side so my daughter could get out of the vehicle $685!.
Rear sunscreen not functioning (MB are notorious for this problem, yet the still don't have a better design from Bosch).
First and Last MB.
I bought the car for my wife who always wanted one, but never again.
Toyota's are much bettter built.
As a person of German heritage, I am ashamed at this vehicle!
Embarrassment to not stand behind these problems out of warranty
by hamil65 on Aug 12, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Purchased this for my wife with only 20k 4-years ago and the car has been great except the transmission.
The 722.6 transmission was problem in the older E320 and still is.
The TCU connector seal failed which Mercedes had an updated part but then in leaked later on also.
Read some forums and I'm not alone.
Even the new 722.9 Transmissions are having issues.
I have owned 4 Mercedes and all the transmissions have had issues.
For 2004, the E-Class wagon benefits from the same full redesign the sedan received last year. A V8-powered version of the wagon is available this year and the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is optional on both sedans and wagons. Finally, the DVD-based navigation system, which was delayed for 2003, is on the options list this year.
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