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Initial problems resolved - awesome vehicle
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By hezman
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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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This is the 2011 E-Class sedan with the sport package in obsidian black with grey interior. After some initial problems with the airmatic suspension (replaced rear air springs) and rattles in the rear of the vehicle (replaced seat belt rollers and roller blind system), the vehicle is now unbeatable in style, comfort and performance.


Best Features

Road "presence"; performance; head-turner; driveability in all conditions; quality of fit and finish.


Worst Features

AMG wheels prone to damage from road hazards due to soft alloy used; front seat (side) air conditioner louvers are silver colored and can reflect sunlight obscuring ability to see out of the side view mirrors.


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Highly impressed after 12,000 miles
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By evan_s
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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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I have owned the E350 sedan for a year and a half and alternate it between a 2009 S550 and a 2007 BMW 530i. I live in Costa Rica where the roads consist of endless pot holes and hap-hazard patches with undulating curves and steep inclines. The E350 has proven to be a very capable car and is the one I choose for the twisty mountain roads. It is not outright sporty, but extremely agile and confident on the curves and absorbs the rough surfaces without completely isolating the driver, no simple feat considering the coil suspension. The engine and transmission make short work of passing and climbing steep hills and the brakes don't exhibit fade on long downhill treks. Overall, highly impressed.


Best Features

-Well balanced car with great ride and handling. -Smooth engine has broad torque band. -Reliable, having gone through 12,000 punishing miles of rough serpentine mountain roads and pot-hole ridden, congested city streets without any problems. The car feels very well built, much more so than the previous 2 generations. -Solidly built -Intelligent Headlight Sytem (IHS) illuminates un-lit roads perfectly, especially around corners. The HID beams have great throw. -Plethora of safety features like Distronic and Blind Spot assist -The firm seats are very comfortable, especially for long trips. -Excellent Harman Kardon sound system. -Classically styled interior with warm ambient lighting.


Worst Features

-Command system interface looks like it is from the 90's. -Engine can do with more power, throttle should be re-mapped to eliminate the need to floor the pedal for quick response. -Some cheap interior finishes like faux aluminum accents and plastic dash. -Electronic gear shift slow to switch from drive to reverse and vice versa. -Foot operated parking brake, are you serious? -iPod/aux input connector in glove box and not the center console. -Trunk lid hinges protrude into trunk space and can crush objects underneath. -Panoramic sunroof screen should be solid a la S-Class and not translucent. It gets hot here!


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Beautiful Design; Initial Problems Resolved
3 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By enthusiast897
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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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I bought this car because of its truly beautiful lines. The car is a typical Mercedes---solid, airtight, good fit and finish. My car had some initial issues with rough shifting and Mercedes was able to correct the problem to my satisfaction. Overall, I think Mercedes builds solid, well designed cars and this model is a respectable entrant in the mid-size luxury sedan category.


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Great Car
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By george166
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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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I have owned three Mercedes E Class cars since 2000. Subtle cut backs on quality, trying to keep the cost down, did not distract from the overall performance. The ride, handling and performance are still first class, making the car a good value for the money.


Best Features

Perfect balance between ride and handling. Quiet, comfortable and responsive.


Worst Features

The trunk should be redesigned to eliminate the lid hinges from intruding into the luggage compartment and crushing items in its way. The trunk liner should be extended to fit against the outer side skin of the car. A set of golf clubs has to be placed at 45 degrees, making the trunk unusable for anything else. Make the leather standard.


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Nice Car
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By conroebird
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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Have had two Lexus ES350 and one RX350. All were nice, but the RX wasn't the good quality as expected, and was boring. My wife loved the RX, so it took some prodding to change. So far we have 900 mi on the MB E350 and it is much more fun to drive with good quality. Will likely miss the Lexus free maintenance, but this car seems worth it. Very quiet, great music system, nav, etc. The panorama sunroof sold my wife, but it uses a screen to keep out sunlight instead of a solid cover. So in Texas the screen allows some heat through. Keep that in mind. A/C is extremely cold though, so no worries. The Command interface works well for me. Transmission lever is cool but different.


Best Features

Look, ride, power, quality, silence. Paddle shift transmission. Cruising gas mileage.


Worst Features

Make solid cover instead of screen for panorama sunroof option. Backup camera uses fisheye lens and is not good for safety in reverse. Ford truck has best camera and MB needs it. Front spoiler too low like a Corvette. Easy to damage on curbs.


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