E500 - 5 yrs later - I'd buy another
By SB from GA on
2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)
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.
Engine performance, good looks and solid quality. Still get complements on the car. The air suspension is quite amazing and very adaptable.
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.