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By R.J.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

I have only had this car for a week now but I love it so far. It has amazing power and is really comfortable and classy. I am the third owner and it seems to have been pretty reliable for the other owners, although I don't have all the maintenance records. The only "problems" thus far are the left side of the digital display in the dash is dim and I've had the lamp malfunction warning come on once.


Favorite Features

Power, power, power. Did I mention the power. I love its understated styling. Only those who know and see the E55 AMG badge on the back know what it is.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holder is terrible, but it's better than the wannabe cup holders in the w126.


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With prices coming down
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By Ah eM Ghee
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Sedan 4dr Sedan


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With prices comming in below 15K for a used 99 model, this may be the best all around sedan for the money. Consistant 20-22MPG freeway. Runs a low 13 in the quater mile stock. Keeps up with most of the performance cars of today, while carring five people in comfort. Although parts are expensive, it is well worth it for a car whose style is as timeless as a Van Gogh.


Favorite Features

Power and MPG for a car like this. The car gets respect from most.


Suggested Improvements

Not much aftermarket support.


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If you own a pilot's license...
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By the auto expert
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Sedan 4dr Sedan


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This car is very rare and its fast! It explodes past 90% of all other cars made, including many high performance sports cars. I think the BMW M5 is a fine vehicle, but if you want a reasonably priced alternative jet powered sedan...the E55 AMG is the only alternative. The Japanese only wish they could make anything comparible to this German autobahn jet plane on four wheels. If you want to operate this vehicle, be sure to have your pilot's license in order.


Favorite Features

The roomy interior. Strong shifting automatic transmission. Its stealthy, clean lines and lack of any "over blown" pomp and circumstance, such as superfluous spoilers etc.


Suggested Improvements

I wish the CD-changer played home burned CD's


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Had to get another W210 AMG
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By andyE50AMG
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I just got back to the states after 5 years in Germany. I bought a 1998 E50 AMG while there (Same car). I loved it! But it had to be sold before leaving. As soon as I got back to the states I loved my E50 sooooo much I started hunting for a 1999 E55. Power, Style, Luxury, Comfort, Safety, reliability, this car has it all. I will probably keep it forever.


Favorite Features

4 way power telescoping steering wheel. Moonroof. Rear Shunshade. Of course, 350 Horsepower and 390 lb feet of torque! The top speed of 155. Thank you Idaho and Montana! I miss the Autobahns.


Suggested Improvements

It's too bad that more werent imported to the U.S. Small gripes. Parktronic is a bit ineffective. Also, the C pillar is large enough to hamper visibility when backing up.


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Wonderful Car
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By pr
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Sedan 4dr Sedan


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This has truly been a wonderful car. It has all the practical needs one would want and also a tremendous "fun" factor when you need it. This is a very fast car and will keep up with almost any car on the road. Good reliability so far, but I bought it used and it did have some warranty work. It has been 100% reliable thus far.


Favorite Features

The luxury and the fantastic engine. I love the acceleration that this car has.


Suggested Improvements

I wish the dual climate control would allow the driver to control both sides with one button. Heater does not blow much heat from center vents (this is a mercedes thing). Frustrating cruise control nob. The cup holders in this car are absolutely HORRIBLE!


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Wolf in sheep's clothing; yeah baby!
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By LDB
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I love this car! More than enough performance for American roads. This is a performance car that doesn't punish you. Wonderful steady acceleration, fantastic brakes, comfortable at ANY speed. The transmission is very smooth and adapts surprisingly well to all conditions I've encountered. Rather exclusive, not many of these on the road. Once in your life, you need to own a car like this.


Favorite Features

World class performance with understated style. 100% percent reliable so far.


Suggested Improvements

A trip to Germany to explore the E55's limits.


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