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Beware of Mercedes Warranty
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By Brit in Dallas
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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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?


Best Features

Great looking inside and out. Well equipped.


Worst Features

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 share.


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Tire Problems
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By rassr
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Comfort, styling & performance


Worst Features

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.


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Superb Automobile
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By Weldone99
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Wonderful automobile, confortable,stylish and economical on gas.


Best Features

CD Player, Nav system, and Multi contoured seats are exceptional. Well worth buying the premium package.


Worst Features

Improve the transmission for smoothnest, Engine revs too high prior to shifting.very annoying. With the Sport feature making it worse.


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great car, poorly built
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By lnghrn17
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

styling, ride, handling, hwy milage (30mpg!)


Worst Features

quality and reliability-- for the price customers deserve better. cupholders.


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Looks good but stays in the shop
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By bbh
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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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?


Best Features

Active seats, drive and looks.


Worst Features

RELIABILITY! A great looking and a great driving car does me no good in the shop. The navigation needs improvement - touch screen/voice recog.


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