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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Never again!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Eric G
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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What a nightmare! It's just so much fun to drive a 6 year old Mercedes with only 52,000 miles that doesn't have an operational radio. There is a widely known issue with the radio with these vehicle (go ahead and Google 2004 e500 radio problems) yet no one at MB cares! The dealers won't go to battle for you even though they acknowledge it's a widely known issue. MB Customer Care? Well aren't they the most pompous and arrogant individuals on the planet. Go buy something else, there are far better luxury automobiles out there.


Best Features

At this point, ZERO!


Worst Features

Take care of your owners and stand by your product! Sure I know you offer a 4 year 50K warranty. But why does the radio break on a vehicle with only 52,000 miles that is only 6 years old? They want me to buy a radio for $800 yet they aren't even sure if that will solve the problem!


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E500 - 5 yrs later - I'd buy another
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By SB from GA
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Bought the car new 5 years ago and now have 40k miles. Two minor problems fixed under warranty. What is amazing is the combination of performance, comfort and fuel economy. Highway is an easy 27mpg at 75 to 80 mph and yes, its the 500. Around town is 18mpg. So why the gas guzzler tax? Very comfortable and still looks virtually new. Main annoyance is noise from a pump for the brake system. Aside from that, quiet and dependable. Radio and in-dash CD player work and sound great, although the layout of the radio is a bit quirky at first.


Best Features

Engine performance, good looks and solid quality. Still get complements on the car. The air suspension is quite amazing and very adaptable.


Worst Features

Real gas and temp gauges! The ones in this car look cheap and are hard to read. Take the clock out and replace it with real gauges that you need every day. I have a watch thank you.


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Bad electrical system
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By kmak
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Great car fun to drive. Lots of electrical problems, can't remember how many times I have had the radio repaired or replaced, still not fixed. Don't waste your money on this one.


Best Features

Great style, is an eye catching car.


Worst Features

Improve dealer service and fix electrical system.


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Excellent vehicle
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By Marcus
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I have had this car for almost one year and have not had any problems with it. Great car, good power, fun to drive and definitely a head turner.


Best Features

Nav, heated massaging seats, streptronic shift.


Worst Features

Seats can be a little uncomfortable sometimes, that's just my impression


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Nothing but good on this one
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By Kris Keeney
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I have had nothing but good results with my 2004 E500. Acceleration is great. I have read some of the other entries here and feel for those who have had a different experience. Maybe it was luck, or whatever, but my E500 has been awesome. My lease is up soon and I am trying to decide what to do. I should buy this car, but am tempted to check out even more power. The acceleration is addictive. Make sure you obtain a radar detector. Such is the only reason I am not locked up.


Best Features

Acceleration, high speed acceleration. Handling. With consistent care, the exterior paint and interior leather look brand new. Wheels look great and clean nicely


Worst Features

Some of the fake woodgrain thingies in the passenger area cover up flimsy plastic. For example, the middle console compartment handles: the wood grain outer part is atop white plastic. Should not be the case for this level of car. Front grille should not be plastic


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