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One VERY Happy Camper
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By flaman
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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Averaging 31 MPG or mixed highway and (limited) city driving. Quiet inside the vehicle and no diesel odors. Unbelievable response when the accelerator is pushed.


Favorite Features

European Delivery Program. 600 miles between fill-ups.


Suggested Improvements

Re-position the Cruise Control stalk away from the turn signal stalk.


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Go Baby Go
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By Sam
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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Unassuming power with effortless acceleration. It's sleek and comfortable enough to drive daily, but it can fly whenever you want. It's only a matter of time before my first speeding ticket.


Favorite Features

It goes fast.


Suggested Improvements

Brake calipers should be red or yellow. I know it's a luxury car, but I wish the engine wasn't as quiet as it is sometimes. Traction control kicks in too often.


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I love this car!
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By James
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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I live approx. 26 miles from work. I needed a nice luxury car with good gas mileage since my last ride was a Hummer H2. This car has it all. Good gas mileage, a perfect blend of comfort and sportiness and luxury. Safety features are top notch. I feel very safe, secure, and pampered in this car. Funny thing with this car is the faster I drive it, the better gas mileage I get. I drove it to California and averaged about 33 mpg. I usually get 28 back and forth from work. First thing I did was put on some custom chrome wheels. So far had the car for 4 months and no problems. If you do purchase this car make sure you take time at delivery to learn all the great things this car can do


Favorite Features

Love the torque, handling, looks, gas mileage and has top notch sound from the Harmon Kardon system


Suggested Improvements

Perhaps have a DVD introduction on the car instead of having to sit and read a novel of a owner's manual.


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What a car!
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By Rocketman
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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I went into the dealership wanting to drive a C class but drove the E320 CDI first and drove off with it. This is my second MB and I am impressed with the power, quietness, performance, and MPG. This is the most impressive car that I have ever driven. It will make hybrid technology extinct. You owe it to yourself to drive this car.


Favorite Features

Engine power and MPG


Suggested Improvements

The manual is huge and not easy to understand.


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Sleeper rocket wagon
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By hot wagon
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG 4dr Wagon (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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When I first heard about the wagon, I ordered it immediately. I had hoped Mercedes would bring a high performance wagon to the U.S. but never had before, only the rest of the world had a performance estate wagon. While it is rather expensive for a wagon, approaching the price of an S55 (which I also have), I think the exclusivity and performance make the price acceptable. I was unable to order a power liftgate or parking sensors (two options the wife wanted) so she is less likely to use the wagon (ok with me) and cannot figure out why since both options are available on the E55 sedan but those options will probably be offered soon (the power liftgate should be standard). It handles like a sedan


Favorite Features

Enjoy the power luggage area cover which keeps the junk out of sight


Suggested Improvements

Mercedes has not figured out how to deliver its cars with factory optioned phones that work properly. My last 3 Mercedes cars with phones all took 4 to 5 trips to the dealer before the phone worked acceptably, and still not as good as some after-market phones. The integration with the car is too good to pass


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