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Rapid Depreciation
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By chip
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Bought new E350 in may the car performs very well. Expect a rapid depreciation the first 6 months of about 40%. Purchased in May for $53,000, trade value in December was $29,000 with a peak of $30,000. Car is pristine. Tried to trade for an 09 could due to the depreciation.


Best Features

Stereo systems very good. Sound quality excellent. The best feature is the seat comfort and location of controls.


Worst Features

IPOD location and functionality needs improvement. Blinker and cruise control levels to close to each other sometimes mistake signal lever for cruise lever.


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Well Done
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By Bob of Michigan
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Looking at Consumer Reports, I was very concerned with the reliabilty of purchasing a MB as 2004-2006 quality rating were dismal. However, my wife always wanted a Benz and glad we did! Car rides and drives like a dream. Best brakes and overall very solid. It's been 18 months with +20k miles without any incident other than having the oil changed.


Best Features

Great gas mileage (22 city / 30 highway) with great performance. Hit a pothole, blew out a tire and rim. Happy to find a pair of gloves and large plastic bag to place the tire when putting into trunk. Those Germans, they think of everthing.


Worst Features

On occassion, touchy gas pedal when cold. Brakes took some getting used to.


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Buy the car, forget the GPS
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By SAL
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 BLUETEC 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


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Great car. Comfortable smooth, sports car handling, excellent craftsmanship incredible power. Not as quiet as the gas engine but very quiet for a diesel. You have to listen to hear it. I average 25mpg, as much as 38 mpg on the road. However the GPS stinks. It's the worst. Difficult to use and I dont need to find "border crossings" in the USA. Just buy a Garmin, a 100 times better. Problems: transmission tends to clunk into lower gear as you slow down. Had a 2005 Benz with the same problem. Price of diesel a negative. Hate the center console, holds nothing. Service very expense. I would however, buy this car again.


Best Features

The diesel engine, love the soft sound. Extraodinary power. Smooth comfortable ride. Great handling.


Worst Features

More storage space in the front cabin. The center slide drawer is terrible. More speed adjustments on the wipers


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Perfect Balance of Sports and Luxury
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By Alex Siu
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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I have had the car for a while now, and this car is really fun to drive.Lexus's cars are rediculously reliable but they're not sports cars, they dont have much passion in them. BMW are very sporty by nature, but the interior lacks luxury and the iDrive doesn't help. Audi's interior are first rate, but the performance lags behind most of its competitors. The E350 is accelerates smooth and swiftly, and the engine is also extremely responsive. It also incorporates everyday practicality. This interior is absolutely beautiful, Mercedes understands how to incorporate chrome to make the interior look modren and stylish while still retaining the classic Mercedes interior look. Its Just a great car!


Best Features

Sports package, which makes the car a lot more fun to drive. Navigation, fantastic sound system. I also love how the 6 disk changer flips out behind the panel, looks really cool.


Worst Features

Better mileage is always a good thing, maybe some more interior storage space. Rear seats should have more width to it


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Excellent Vehicle
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By amonte
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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I now have a little over 3k miles. Very responsive on the road. I like all the features. Tried other cars like the BMW 5 series, can't compare. This ride is smooth, great sound system, and surprisingly good gas mileage for a v6. I'm very happy with my first MB.


Best Features

Adjustable & heated seats. Lots of storage in the trunk and convenient hidden compartment under each seat. Gas tank locks and unlocks automatically. Best is if you hold down the lock/unlock button, it rolls the windows up or down in sync.


Worst Features

Better iPod controls to switch between songs, artists, and albums.


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