1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Review: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Consumer Review

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E320 Sedan (3.2L 6-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
By Beachlivin' on


1996 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4dr Sedan


This is a great car to cruise the
highway and indeed, a pleasure in L.A.
traffic. It's very comfortable, turns
heads, and will hold it's own in an
accident. The V6 & 4-speed are srong
and reliable, with no major issues at
160,000 miles. However, the electrical
problems are a nightmare. A dashboard
light comes on every 3-4,000 miles.
Notorious problems include faulty EGR
valves, sensors, rattles, and a stereo
amplifier that will eventually die.
The only ugly thing about this car was
the cost to maintain it. 10 months =
$3,000, without a major repair.

Best Features

Style, performance, comfort, & curb appeal. What a great car! I plan to buy another E-class (Starmark Certified).

Worst Features

Chronic electrical problems, a horrible Bose stereo, and the high cost of repairs. Although I have to admit, the Benz dealer gave me all- star treatment for very reasonable rates.
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