2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Test drove many luxury vehicles before deciding on the E350. Great offerings from other manufacturers. Electronics not as reliable as Japanese models, but only BMW felt as solid and refined. By far the best E-class to date. Very smooth with very little noise intrusion. Good accelleration, solid handling & strong, consistent braking. Relatively conservative styling, but still an attention magnet. The no-cost Sport pkg gives the styling a bit more edge, but still classy. Navigation isn't 3D and you can't type in the name or # of a business you wish to travel to, but otherwise, no complaints. Harmon Kardon sound system is great for most listeners and is far beyond earlier Bose systems.
There's very little not to like about this car...good handling & accelleration, quiet smooth ride, solid build, excellent fit & finish, no-cost Sport pkg., COMAND navigation, Harmon Kardon sound system, 6 mos. free Serius satellite radio, underseat storage compartments, ambient lighting
iPod integration kit is nice, but is very limited for the price, sliding cover for center armrest console is ugly - seems like an afterthought, GPS antenna is an eyesore, Bluetooth should be free with navigation pkg. Change cloth sun visors to all vinyl or leather - the cloth gets dirty easy.
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