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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

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My E500 AWD
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By jm hilton
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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A great automobile with plenty of power, excellent comfort, and good mileage on trips (22+ mpg). The drive dynamic seats, keyless go, parktronic and navigation systems are super. No failures in the 19 months/19000 miles.


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The Best E Class I've had yet
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By krudolph
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I've driven this car for two years, and it is the best E Class yet. It is fun to drive, and with four snow tires it is very good in the snow. I am going to get a E550 4Matic. I got 23 mpg on the highway with the air conditioner running and 16-17 mpg around town.


Favorite Features

Great sound system. I also like the panoramic roof.


Suggested Improvements

Mercedes colors are boring. They need to get some more interesting colors.


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Best E Class Yet
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By krudolph
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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This has been a great car. Nothing has gone wrong with it. It is fantastic in the snow. I average 16 to 17 mpg around town and 25 to 27 mpg on the highwaway. Not bad for a car that can go 0-60 in 5 to 6 seconds. I'm going to get a 2007 model.


Favorite Features

Sport shifter, panoramic sun roof.


Suggested Improvements

Better cup holder design


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Driving feel being lost among electronics
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By jgo
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my 3rd MB. Owned an E500 4m for a year, and decided to sell. First the good news, the car was totally reliable and finely finished inside and out, but a few months of driving revealed a series of irritations that added up. There's throttle lag in this model, and brakes are hard to modulate due to the 'SBC'. The steering power assist at lo speed is non existent, and at any speed the wheel needs constant input to stay on line. The airmatic works well at speed in corners and to isolate cabin, but go over a bump at lo speed and your head will bob. My old E430 4m felt roomier and easier to drive in suburbia and city. This car is engineered to compete with BMW in autobahn conditions, not on Long Island.


Favorite Features

Pano roof, keyless go, safety record, appearance package, fit and finish.


Suggested Improvements

Throttle lag, brake modulation, steering input, airmatic damping for lo speed, mileage 2-3 mpg worse than E430 4m. Nav is a puzzle, nanny bells going off all over. Mileage 'range' is useless, just tell me how much gas in tank. also simpler ac and heated seats from prior models worked better.


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Pure Luxury
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By Mr. Yu
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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This car is awesome! The powerful V8 is silky smooth with responsive handling making this car an absolute joy to drive. The interior feels like it was well made and solid with sexy styling. When you slide into the car you immediately get the feeling of "luxury". In addition, it's packed with plenty of convenience features, too many to list. Definitely the best sedan I've ever owned!


Favorite Features

Sexy styling inside and out. Powerful engine. Great gas mileage for a V8.


Suggested Improvements

Braking system lacks "progressive" feel. Other than that, it's been perfection!


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