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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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A good year so far
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By gmac
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought car used with 5k with xenon, parktonic, & panoramic roof - three great options! The brake pump is very annoying as it cycles on and off. Base stereo much better than anticipated. Averaging 21 mpg which seems reasonable. Would have preferred used low mileage S class but my boss owns one. 2007 S Class scary in terms of long term maintenance. Best to lease I guess.


Favorite Features

I will never purchase another car without some form of parktronic - great technology!


Suggested Improvements

Brakes changing on 2007 E class - good move! Too many options that forces one to wait months for ideal car. Best stereo should be standard. Cost of phone upgrade is a joke. Also the price differential between Canada and US is over 30% when the currency diffential is only 14%.


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You've gotta love it!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By usafrdoc
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This has got to be one of the most invigorating driving experiences I have ever had. This car is as much fun to drive as it is to look at. With DVD Navigation and Satellite Radio (Sirius) you have one of life greatest pleasures getting from one destination to another. The Harmen Karden stereo has such a vibrant sound. All in all -- a great driving experience


Favorite Features

Handling, comfort, stereo, styling, accelleration, interior appointments


Suggested Improvements

There should be a backlight on the headlight control. It's hard to see the control's position at night if you want to decide to change your selection


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Incredible car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By steve
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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I bought this car after having driven its larger, S-class, cousin in Europe. I rented one for a week and, after a week of driving in the mountains and highways of northern Italy was amazed at how few liters of fuel went into the tank before returning it. Impressed, I bought an E-class shortly after my return. I have not been disappointed. It's performance is nothing short of phenomenal both in 0-60 terms and when passing at highway speeds. Better yet it consistently delivers 37-38mpg on trips and in the high 20's around town. Coupled with its comfort and handling, it's clearly the best car I've ever owned. My only complaint is that the HVAC controls are needlessly complex.


Favorite Features

Fuel economy, performance, and so far, excellent mechanical reliability


Suggested Improvements

Need to simplify the HVAC controls for safe and convenient driver use. Also the fuel fill needs to be enlarged to accept the larger diesel nozzles frequently encountered.


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Good Solid Car
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By ALEX
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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This is a good solid family sedan. We special ordered the E500 with all the options( only missing is the distronic feature) Car has been trouble free for past two years. Keyless Go option is very nice to have, that you only need to carry the key with you in the pocket and you can open the car door and turn the ignition on without ever turning the key. Seats are very comfortable ( esp with dynamic seats, which automatically puts air into selective located area of seats when you turn the car in high speed for comfort" like G- suits in fighter jets" Engine is smooth and planty power with 7 speed transmission. wiht 305 HP engine passing is effortless and smooth and quiet overall.


Favorite Features

Drive Dynamic seats. Keyless Go. Looks Panoramic sunroof. Good engine.


Suggested Improvements

If you are considering buying MB CLS coupe get this instead because CLS is for four passenger and side windows are very small and tight. E class offers more praticle and higher resale value. wiht good 5 passenger capability. Will look nicer with quad chrome exhuast cover (optional)


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2005 500E
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By MikeMoore
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I've owned this vehicle for about 9 months now and the longer I own it and drive it the more I'm enjoying it. I've averaged up to 28 mpg on the highway at speeds to 70 mph. The ride is very comfortable. The suspension is a little firm but that's why I bought the 500 and not the 350. The xenon light are incredible and the handling is as one would expect from such a car, the acceleration is almost as good as my 911. My only complaints are that the glove box is a little small to be very useful, and the seats are a little hard to put in a comfortable position, maybe to many adjustments. I've had only one small problem with the electrical system which was fixed under warranty. Excellent


Favorite Features

The Xenon headlight are a must (should be standard on such a car). The overall feel of the car is like you are in a tank but it does not feel heavy.


Suggested Improvements

Xenon headlights should be standard. Navigation system should also be standard. The glove box could be a little larger to accomodate the owner's manuel.


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