With room for seven and nearly 500 hundred horsepower this wagon delivers a safe and fun experience for up to seven passengers. This car is very expensive new but is a serious piece of engineering. It's luxurious and fun to drive and looks subdued but sporty. It's a sleeper....
Keyless Entry & Push button start
Power & Handling
Solid Mercedes build quality and weight
Interior comfort and quality
We bought our 05 CDI with 48K on it 1 year ago tomorrow so I thought this would be a good time to right a review since I came here to read a bunch before I bought it.
This car is a joy to drive and has been nothing but great for us. We downsized from an 07 Suburban because we really didn't need the room anymore and the Suburban is hard to give up if you've ever driven one.
Great mileage, pretty much 28 in town and 35-37ish highway. This car feels safe, drives great, is quiet and has been bulletproof.
I had one service issue, a door lock problem. The extended warranty covered it for 100 bucks.
Drive one and put your foot into it.
The diesel torque will put a smile on your face, I promise.
Style, this car looks like a 2012 even though its 8 years old.
Torque. The diesel is amazing. I'm telling you, it will bring a smile to your face and your still getting 35 MPG.
Try that in a gasoline car.
This car is heavy and you feel like secure in it.
Back seat has plenty of room for 2.
Mileage, this car saves us a ton at the pump.
Seat heaters heat up in seconds.
Trunk space is huge.
Oil filter is so easy to change. Takes 2 minutes and is right on top. I do my own oil.
I did buy a pump to change oil instead of taking covers off and draining it.
Filters are not expensive at the dealership. I buy Mobil 1 at the auto parts store.
Cant really think of too much to improve.
I guess the Sat radio is kind of quirky sometimes.
Maybe the door jams could be polished stainless or something like that because getting in and out your shows tend to mark the fabric up.
The switches in the visors to turn on the light when you open the mirror are kind of cheap. I had to replace the passenger one but it was only 5 bucks at the dealership.
Initially , i use to be a big fan of Audi as i owned one , heavy weight and great dynamics i thought could not get better than Audi.
But once i sat in E320 4matic i just loved interior and bought it without second thought. It never turned down my expectations. Once i was driving in New England Storm i took exit for gas and got stuck in 3 foot snow. But i now my merc can handle it like nothing , i switched to Sport mode and press the pedal it jumped of the heavy snow like a tiger everybody around just baffled as they shoveling hard to get their car out of snow. I can drive 50 miles an hour on ramps like nothing . I drove from Pittsburgh to Boston with 31.5 MPG , Jap owners went jealous..:)
Totally trouble free.
This car has been as reliable as my Honda (no small feat!).
36MPG on the highway at 70 mph.
Quiet, passengers have no idea it is a diesel.
Performance is better than the gasoline version of the same car.
This is the last year with the straight 6 mercedes diesel, as bullet-proof a motor as Mercedes has ever made.
I would never consider buying another Mercedes that wasn't a diesel.
2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased a certified pre-owned 2005 E320 from a VERY reputable Mercedes dealership in North Carolina. It was the worst decision I have ever made. I fell in love with the appearance of the car, the dynamic Italian leather seats, navigation etc. Unfortunately, it doesn't run properly. In addition to regularly scheduled maintenance, the Mercedes service department (at two separate dealerships) has had my car in for "repair" EIGHTEEN times. In two years. No joke. It has a stalling issue that Mercedes trained and qualified service technicians cannot fix. It supposedly does not generate any error codes when it does this, so Mercedes can't fix it and I'm stuck with it. BEWARE!
BEAUTIFUL interior, "dynamic seats" that pulse and move when you turn, the automatic headrests in the back, Automatic sunshade on the back window, Harmon Kardon sound system
Figure out why it stalls for no reason. I would love to drive it on a regular basis.