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Merc E320 4Matic is the best
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bostonmerce320
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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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..:)


Favorite Features

Each and Everything.


Suggested Improvements

None.Aboslute master piece.


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2005 E320 4matic Awesome Ride
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By Raul
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This car handles great and has been very reliable compare to what others have written about it. It has very good acceleration, gas mileage is decent and the interior/exterior design is fantastic. I love it. Black with beige interior two tone is luxury. Everybody looks when I drive. Aerodynamics is nothing but the best. Stereo could be a little louder but great sound anyway. Trust on this one change your transmission fluid...no such thing is lifetime. Don't get past 60k without changing fluid...you won't regret it. The interior lighting is a whole lot better than BMW. Tires should be rotated at least once a year because they are expensive. This is my life time car....would never sell it.


Favorite Features

The electronics, handling, braking, slick design, wood dash is nice with dual climate control.


Suggested Improvements

A louder standard stereo system, beige interior door molding a pain to keep clean, may a darker color would help and different material, navigation should be easier to use...wife doesn't like it. It should have a dipstick for Transmission and oil. That's silly.


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Stay away from E320: Poorest quality
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By Jerry
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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More problems than you can imagine with the computer, buttons falling off, phone not working. Worst navigation system (Acura & Lexus are better -- I have both). Car had a sticker of $62K new with options. Could have bought four Hundays for that. Made the mistake of buying the SCAM of an extended warranty when the original warranty expired. Nothing but excuses as to why something isn't covered. Hands free phone that came with car doesn't work. Now they are saying it's "trim" and not covered. Do yourself a favor and buy a Lexus. That's what I'm going to do. Mercedes "Summer of Love". Give me a break!


Favorite Features

OK, the seats that give you a massage are pretty cool.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the overall quality so it's as good as Lexus


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Looks good, poor reliability
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By TJR
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Nothing but problems with the vehicle. SRS light on and fixed seven times, three leaks, the list goes on. And the most disappointing fact was the poor customer service I received. I was treated like an outcast and MB did not care about resolving the problems.


Suggested Improvements

Reliability and customer service


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I got the lemon
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By ed
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Nothing but problems since day 2 of ownership. The first 30 days car was in shop for repairs 33% of the time.


Favorite Features

AWD


Suggested Improvements

More creature comforts like bigger and better cup holders. Easy to read and understand interior controls.


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Great value
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By M Mazur-Kary
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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The 2005 E-320 4Matic has exceeded our expectations as a safe, stylish, comfortable automobile. Our harsh Maine winter showed us the value of the advanced lighting (bi-xenon), traction controls, excellent visibility and clean clothing as a result of the automatic trunk closure. The heated steering wheel was a safety feature during sub-zero temperatures, eliminating the need for bulky gloves for driving. As prior owners of the last 3 E Class styles, we feel the 2005 model is a cohesive step forward in style, safety and amenities over its predecessor.


Favorite Features

Automatic trunk closure, all wheel drive, heated steering wheel and bi- xenon lighting.


Suggested Improvements

Ability to manually dim the command screen during night driving separately from instrument lighting


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Best car for all road conditions
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By A. Neil Harvey
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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My E-320 handles very smoothly on wet roads, snow covered roads, and under normal conditions with regard to acceleration, maneuvering in and out of traffic, and stopping ability. It is the best car I have had as to smooth "shifting". On a recent trip of over 1000 miles I averaged 26.2/miles per gallon with an average speed of 64 miles per hour.


Favorite Features

Distinctive appearance, interior room


Suggested Improvements

None


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Sporty look with luxury and room
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By Steve
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I've had many Jaguars, BMWs and Mercedes Benz. Mercedes seems to engineer their cars to do many things without the driver having to think about it. Not a lot of switches and gadgets to adjust while driving. As an example, Jaguar and BMW offer rain sensing wipers too. Theirs don't work as well and have to be set. MB has it as the standard first spot on the switch and they work perfectly in all amounts of drizzle to downpour. The car is quick but quiet. It looks sporty from the outside (and handles curves well) but holds four 6' plus tall adults in comfort and quiet on a 300 mile drive. The interior size of the new E seems more like the S models of old.


Favorite Features

Large back seat with good headroom and legroom. Quiet. Memory for most adjustable items. Air suspension is great.


Suggested Improvements

Bluetooth standard for phone system so any phone can use radio area to dial out and receive calls. The cupholder is weak. Doesn't hold big enough cups and the passenger side one gets in the way and seems easy to break.


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E320 4Matic
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By Doug Pruitt
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Replaced a Ford Expedition with a CLK 430 then an E320. Huge improvement in quality, ride, fuel economy, etc.


Favorite Features

The seats are great, most comfortable I have ever owned. The car is very smooth, effortless to drive. Drives well on icy and snowy roads, very sure footed.


Suggested Improvements

none.


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On the one
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By howj1
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I did a lot of shopping around before I chose the E-class Mercedes. I don't feel that I could have found a better car for me. It's classy, but yet sporty at the same time. The sleek lines in its design, make the E-class a true eye catcher. I'm truly happy.


Favorite Features

The interior design. Very comfortable to look at all day long.


Suggested Improvements

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