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1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

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Perfect for the aspiring VP
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Alex
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E420 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 222,000 miles on it from a family friend. In 7 days, the radiator blew, but for 3 years after, now with 244,000 miles, the car drives beautifully. Comfort, handling, horsepower, and after tinting the windows, style. I plan to drive this car until it breaks down completely, overall it is a true gentleman's ride.


Best Features

Horsepower, handling that is surprisingly good for this size of a car, sun roof, interior.


Worst Features

small repairs can be costly, but as long as you maintain the car well and treat it nicely, it is reliable without requiring expensive repairs.


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97 e320 awsome car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By joey
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4dr Sedan


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This is a Nice car and fun to drive I have had it for 3 years and abuse it on cornering and accelerating. Engine and suspension have not failed! Of course their are some repairs, water pump fuel pump and minor things that might be expensive.. But this is not a car for the poor. I love this car and I installed a turbo and engine has not failed at 190,000 miles... Its not what the car is worth if you love the car their is no price.


Best Features

acceleration and cornering


Worst Features

maybe a body kit


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nimble big car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By W T
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E420 4dr Sedan


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second MB 1st was a S.The E has much better handling,power.Super strong motor. JUST BOUGHT 2007 E 320. Feels slow heavy. Never had any problems other then false computer reads and expensive headlight replacements[xeon] Best car so far better then the 2007. never buy a V 6 again.


Best Features

Great handling a blast to drive.


Worst Features

Bag the single wiper.A little loud [road noise]


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One of the Best Cars Ever Owned!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Artmeus
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4dr Sedan


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I have owned vehicles from Lexus to Cadillac. My Lexus LS400 I put over 30,000 Mi on it with nothing but problems. The Caddy Proved to be a money pit also. So Far I have now owned 3 Mercedes Benz. I had 2 Class 2002 models (leases) for 3 years and had zero problems. I decided several years ago to pay cash for a 1997 e320 sedan 6 cylinder model. I have put over 120,000 mi on this beast and the only problem was to replace the heater sensor 15 bucks. With normal maintenance changing the oil every 3000 mi, It has been a solid car " A Tank." This has to be the most durable and most dependable car ever owned! Annual Maintenance costs are lower than both Lexus Autos I owned. Highly Recommended!


Best Features

Durability, and Looks Solid Driving Feel Stiff but comfortable German Suspension.


Worst Features

My only complaint is a slight oil leak, but this outweighs the dependability and cost.


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STAY AWAY
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Juan
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 4dr Sedan


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Purchased in March of 2006 w/98,000 miles on it. Now I have 190,000 on it. Only got stranded once out of town. You better have some deep pockets for this bad boy. 1,000 on suspension just for the front driver side and the passenger is going any minute, leaked oil rapidly since day one, put oil in like buying gas! Lights always need replaced at 20-30$ a pop. Need radiator 700, need tie-rods 7 once the body starts to rust goodbye! Got my money worth by using it for work, if not for that would be angry. Plus this model looks so outdated since new models have came out... Got me a 2003 BMW 530i and it runs circles around this car in every category. Go BMW, if you got this car sell it now! Today!


Best Features

bose system is bangin!


Worst Features

suspension,paint and prevention of oil leaks!


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