2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I bought a new (2004) E320 Sedan with
Appearance and Luxury packages. It's
very stylish but has been in the shop
way too often. The air conditioning
(horrible smell) which Mercedes was
reluctant to correct first time stunk.
Mercedes - simply flushing the system
does not work - it needs to be
replaced. Worse was to follow - the
Mercedes Dealership damaged my
computer during yet another visit to
the shop (brakes recall) and it was
replaced with a used part. Yes, a USED
PART on a new car. I called Mercedes
USA and was referred me to my new car
warranty which gives them the option
to do just that - replace parts with
used or reconditioned ones. How cheap
can you get Mercedes?
Great looking inside and out. Well
Need I say more - improve your
Warranty, Mercedes. Whoever heard of a
company with the repute of Mercedes
Benz being reluctant to fix an air
conditioning stench first time when
they're clearly aware of this common
fault. And used parts for new? Come
on. No wonder you're losing market
2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
This is a fine vehicle, overall, a joy to drive and comfortable. But the tires that came with it, Continental ContiTouring Contacts are clearly substandard for this vehicle. With only 7000 miles the rear tires were nearly ready for replacement. The front tires might have lasted another 4 to 5 thou. I replaced them with Bridgestone Potenza G008 tires and notice no difference in ride quality or noise. No satisfaction whatever from MB of North America, kind of a "take it and stuff it" attitude.
Comfort, styling & performance
Beware of original equipment tires. Look for the DOT treadwear rating on the sidewall - anything less than a 400 should not be accepted on the vehicle being purchased. Why wouldn't they even admit there was a problem.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
love the ride, handling, features,
styling, etc. this is my first
european sedan-- friends warned me
about quality problems but i bought it
anyway because i really liked the
overall vehicle ride and impression.
however, its been recalled twice and
the rocker arms need to be replaced.
all this at 20,000 mi. mb needs to get
its act together on build quality! if
i were not now gunshy about
quality/reliability, i d have almost
nothing but good things to say. only
complaints about performance and design
are power/acceleration and the
cupholders-- agree with other reviewers
they are a little hokey.
styling, ride, handling, hwy milage
quality and reliability-- for the price
customers deserve better. cupholders.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)
After 3 years of owning a C320 I
decided to upgrade to a E500. My C320
visited the workshop more than any of
my cars but I thought the new models
might be better. Well within 24-hours
of delivery the car was on a tow
truck. The alternater had died within
the 1st 100 miles of the car's life.
The fact that the factory and dealer
tests did not find the bad alternater
scared the hell out of me. What can I
expect from this car?
Active seats, drive and looks.
RELIABILITY! A great looking and a
great driving car does me no good in
the shop. The navigation needs
improvement - touch screen/voice
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