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Great car. But poor engine quality
22 of 46 people found this review helpful
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By mbzpain
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Love this car, great cruiser, comfortable, great mileage and power. BUT, Mercedes has delivered a car with a poorly designed engine. At 62K, I got check engine light and taking to the dealer was informed that I have to replace the balance shaft of my engine for a cost of close to $6K. According to the advisor and validated by the many articles you can find on the web. Mercedes, E350 engine (this affects E350, ML350 and many other C class cars using the same engine) was built using a balance shaft that was not tempered properly. This affects 10% to 15% of the cars between 2006 and 2007 Worst of all Mercedes will not stand behind the poorly manufactured engine !!!


Best Features

Great cruiser, luxurious car.


Worst Features

Help the poor owners that are impacted by poorly manufactured engines.


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The Reliabel E-350
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By erhardt
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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I am very satisfied with the performance of my Benz


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Oil pump problems
40 of 40 people found this review helpful
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By Hans
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Listen in the morning at start up for a whining noise. it is the oil Pump because very few mechanics change the front of the trans oil, there are two oil plug for the transmission. Mercedes will replace the oil pump even the vehicle is out of warranty because they know there is a problem . 06 and 07 E350 .


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7-speed transmission problems
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Keith K.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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I've owned 6 MB's in the last 28 years, they've all been reliable cars. Last year, I purchased a CPO 2006 E350 with 37,000 mi and an extended warranty. Thank God I purchased the warranty! Within six months a major oil leak had to be repaired on the engine and an interior trim piece on the center console pealed off; not so bad. Two days ago, I was driving and the transmission bumped hard down shifting from 2nd to 1st gear. When I drove off, it would not shift out of 1st gear. Had it towed to my dealer. They called today and said there was dark foreign fluid in the transmission fluid, that an interior part had failed and the transmission would need to be rebuilt or replaced. Not amused!


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Extended warranty, styling, ride, comfort, a loaner car! The dealer has been very accommodating, so far. Not sure I can afford to keep the car after the warranty expires. How about bringing back the reliability that was once the hallmark of a MB and transmissions that last 200,000+ miles.


Worst Features

Solve the 7-speed transmission issues, oil leaks seem to be a problem, Navigation was outdated from the factory. These newer cars from Mercedes do not feel like a Mercedes product anymore. There is no solid "THUNK" to the doors, there is too much cheap plastic and fake chrome for a $60K car.


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You had me with the test drive
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By oleschool74
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This is truly a driving machine. I will never buy another brand again. This is my second benz and believe me...it is top of the line. City driving stinks but on the highway it is fuel friendly. If you love a smooth ride with Lux, this is the car for you...smooth riding my friend.


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Sound system...CD and interior


Worst Features

Improvements...Improvements...Are you kidding me...she is perfect


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