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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel - Consumer Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel

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E320 CDI 3.2L 6-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Automatic - (63 reviews )

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by Jim S.
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By James Sandsmark
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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The turbo-diesel has all the response and acceleration of my previous 2000 E320. On trips, I typically get around 34mpg. If I keep the speed @ 65 or less , I have experiened 37.6 mpg over a 250 mile stretch


Best Features

Seat warmers on chilly mornings. Digital option on speedometer. Driver's seat,mirrors & steering wheel are set to memory when you insert your "key" in the ignition.


Worst Features

Move clock to center of dash. On trip information, show: "fuel remaining" rather than "estimated range"and let me estimate range. Improve cup holders.


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Surprised and delighted
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By Brooks Thommes
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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I was a little worried about my decision with the diesel at first but over the last year of driving it have been glad I made the choice. Besides the 35 mpg the 369 lbs of torque makes it a real pleasure to drive. Many friends that have ridden with us have no idea that it is a diesel unless we mention it.


Best Features

The power to pass when needed, the GPS system, being able to shift the automatic, large trunk


Worst Features

Location of button to unlock the car, it is on the dash. Wider fuel filler hole to get diesel at some pumps.


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My first Diesel
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By Mike S
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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This car has so many things going for it. The diesel engine so far has been amazing. I averaged 37.5 MPG on a recent trip to Florida. I drove 722 miles on one tank. I like that! That and 0-60 in 6.6 sec. in amazing to me. The car is beautiful in every way. It has a great ride. Recently I have been hearing a whistle in the vent fan. Not sure what that is. It sounds a little more noisy than when I purchased it 4 months ago. I would buy this car again. The only complaint is that Mercedes thinks they know better than we do and automatically turn the recirculate button off when it thinks it should. I press that button a hundred times a day. It's my car, let me decide!


Best Features

Mileage, heated/adjustable seats, stereo, ride. Location of the CD Changer.


Worst Features

Fix that recirculate button to stay on for me. They put the place where you put the fuel in on the wrong side of the car! Not happy when it is raining. Key fob isn't easy to use. The keys should either be lit or colored for easy reading. Console should be softer for your elbow.


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E320 CDI is a joy
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By K Marvin
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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My E320 CDI (Turbo diesel) is a joy to drive. Mileage is amazing. A wonderful, solid feeling road car. Interior is miles ahead of BMW 535 and Audi A6. I drive 300 miles a week and I only get fuel once every 2 weeks! Navigation system is excellent as is the suspension. This car has been tweaked to near perfection. As promised by the dealer, cold weather starting is fantastic - 3 seconds of glow plug operation in 10 degrees and it starts faster that gasoline engines - WOW! My dealer, Leikin in Willoughby has been great. Mercedes is working very hard to make sure you love the vehicle and the dealer. Lots of surveys to insure satisfaction.


Best Features

Solid, safe road manners yet stunning acceleration when you "put your foot in it". Interior is extremely well designed - very classy. Mercedes has worked very hard to make the car driver friendly and intuitive.


Worst Features

Perhaps a 4 wheel drive version.


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Update on E320 CDI performance and quality
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By Jim Smith
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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Love the car when not having problems. Have had four major problems, most electronic, but think I have either a turbo going out or a "reprogramming of the transmission" - quoted from dealer service department. Still do not have their act together on quality. Problems with keyless go, steering wheel up and down feature. Have written Mercedes about quality issue, but have had no reply from them.


Best Features

Love gas mileage. Drove to Dallas from NC, averaged 35.2 at speeds of 78-80. Like Sirius radio, but would have preferred XM. Got power galore until my above stated problem. Will find out more about that on my next service visit.


Worst Features

Would have loved XM over Sirius. Better verbage in owners manual.


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