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By BeemerShopper
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

150 days of ownership, 29 of those days
in the shop. I get to live through a
slow and painful rebuild of my new car.
Doors removed/replaced, all window
& door rubber replaced to stop howling
wind(still to loud for a conversation)
rear door handles replaced, wood trim
delaminated, headlights not adj.,glove
box door and latch replacement(2), door
pocket replaced(Fabric felloff),sunroof
leaks,hood misaligne(can't be fxd)bad
brakes, auto adj. for seat/strng wheel
does not work, teleaid does not work,
instrument cluster replaced, wipers
replaced (BANGING across windshield)
buzz/rattle from every corner. Don't
buy this car.


Best Features

Pretty to look at but dealer is useless and MBUSA basically told me I'm just going to have live with being burned.


Worst Features

reduce to price to 20K or below. Take a peek over the fence of the Honda factory and see how they seem to make a tighter, quieter, better and cheaper car


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By Ram 63
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I Drive 130 to 150 miles per day for
work. My car is my Office. In past 4
years I have owned the following BMW
M3,528 sport, Mercedes E430(2002),
Lexus GS300 and GS430, Audi A4 3.0. In
that order. All had there plus side,
but obviously I was not completely
satisfied until now. I have had the
radio issues but that is fixable. This
car is a keeper.


Best Features

Mixture of Perfomance when needed and comfort at your finger tips. Suspension control. Air Conditioner, Seat comfort, Eye catching style, Glass Roof, I like the braking once you get used to it, much better than 2002 E430


Worst Features

Computer issues. I had computer issues with my E430 2002 as well. They need to go hire some guys from MicroSoft to run the computer department.


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In the MB Tradition
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By VA1
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my third MB and has been the
best thus far. I previously had a 97
C280 and 2001 C320, which I traded
after experiencing the first year
design problems for 3 years. I was
reluctant to buy another MB, especially
a new model year; however after test
driving this car, I could not resist.
I purchased the car used (40 miles) and
currently have over 8000 miles on the
car and haven't had one complaint.

This car has restored my faith in MB.


Best Features

Dashboard design, radio/cd/center panel desing.


Worst Features

I can't complain; but if I had any suggestion, it would be for more horsepower. I opted against the E500 because of the 8cyl; but wouldn't mind having a 6cyl with 250 horsepower.


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Danger New Brakes
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By James Powell
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

MB has brake problems and cannot stop
but does not want to admit for fear of
recall and bad press. Settling claims
for bad brakes. Great engine, poor
suspension as the air goes out and the
car literally rests on tires. Mercedes
acting like General Motors in letting
first year models be the quality
mules. Buy an S without these bad
brakes. It is cheaper for them but is
your life worth it?


Best Features

Glass Roof


Worst Features

Better Brakes Better Service Better EMF protection in electricl circuits Better Leather that feels and smells real Suspension that does not deflate Paint that keeps luster.


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Fun, but
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By john A.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I have enjoyed driving this car except
for the electronics. Initially, I
couldn't even set my clock. The
electronics were changed, but now I get
lots of false malfunction indicators.
My dealer is terrible so next time my
$60,000 goes to BMW or Lexus. For the
money, I should have more horse power.


Best Features

It does provide a solid ride.


Worst Features

Much improved electronics and more horse power. This needs to jump from 302hp to 350 or so. Too much gap between this and the E55.


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