1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Review: 134k Miles and counting!

1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Consumer Review

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E420 Sedan (4.2L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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10 of 11 people found this review helpful
134k Miles and counting!
By chevegan on


1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E420 4dr Sedan


My father purchased this car in 1999 at the end of his friends lease for $36,500. The car has been nothing but a joy. It has every single option that the dealer + merc had to offer at the time. In all these years she's been so good to us. Now with the economy i sold off my cars and started driving the merc which was sitting for 2 years. Issues? No. Creaks? Squeeks? Rattles? NONONO. I love this car. yes 91 octane BUT i Average 22mpg in mostly L.A. traffic. Note one thing that all these e-classes seem to need a new steering pump ONLY since it starts to leak. Other than that not ONE crazy repair unlike the other guys rant. Can you say LEMON? or maybe he's hard on his cars what can i say.

Best Features

The zillion way adjustable seats with air control. Bose stereo still sounds great. Steering feel (mushy yes but so easy to drive) great. Suspension, so comfortable. Huge trunk. 28mpg on hwy yes you read that right. Plenty of power
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