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Mercedes are terrific cars and when purchased used can be great Value!
By justmyopinion on
Vehicle2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
ReviewAfter buying my first Mercedes in 1997 E320 brand new, we became Mercedes bigots. Why, Looked and rode as good in 2009 when we sold it as when we bought it even with it's 250km badge on the grill. In 2009, $60+k wasn't in the cards for a new Mercedes, & we discovered how many cars are leased these days coming off in 2 to 3 years with low miles and another 3 years on warranty. We found a 2007 E350 with 33k miles in great shape with all maint records in Mercedes dealer computer and paid $27k Out the Door. Here almost 5 years later we have $96k miles and no problems. We plan to buy our next Mercedes in 2019, maybe upgrading to a 2016 S class that will last us through our retirement.
Best FeaturesAll the safety features that come stock with a Mercedes Benz says it all about Mercedes commitment to safety. Once new safety technologies mature, the costs drop and they first become standard on the S, later on the E. Multiple driver settings encompassing all key driving & safety equipment ranging from all seat, wheel and mirror settings are terrific for driver and passenger. 5 CD Jukebox hidden behind climate controls is genius as is the glove box slot for an iPod using the main connector that keeps it charged as well a play music. Last but not least, Sport mode & manual shift makes driving backroads crazy fun! Adaptive cruise uphill or down is genius way to prevent tickets!
Worst FeaturesTouch screen would be a great improvement over ATM button technology (already present in 2008 E class Mercedes) and screen needs to be integrated into the overall driver dash guages with screen raised higher so eyes aren't required to fully leave the road to view navigator. Back seats while providing just enough leg room for adults, it would be tiring on long trips when ability to shift leg or feet positions even slightly make a huge difference. Automatic trunk close has been on M class for a while now, it's long overdue on E class.
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