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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

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


Review

After renting a 2002 E (2.7 turbo
diesel), driving it to the MB factory
and seeing the new E, I decided to buy
one upon return to the US. This car
is smooth, adequately powerful,
elegantly engineered, and well-built.
I also have a Lexus and a Porsche--the
quality of the MB compares very
favorably with them. The MB feels
safer than any other car I've driven.


Best Features

Styling. This car is just a delight to look at, or to wash and wax. The interior is also very pleasing.


Worst Features

Cruise control stalk is poorly placed-- Lexus design (or even Ford) is better. Also computer/stereo controls are a bit difficult to learn and manipulate.


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


Review

The first 4 months I owned this vehicle
was nothing but problems. Came home
one night and the trunk had magically
opened. The interior lights were
flashing on and off, controls would not
work. Dealer had it off and on for two
weeks. Door lock is set to open only
driver's side door. Sometimes it
unlocks the one door - other times it
unlocks all four. Tilt wheel sometimes
works - sometimes doesn't. I have had
it 7 months now. Appears the problems
have been fixed. Waiting for something
else to happen...


Best Features

In the dash CD. Big improvement over my 2000 E320. Also like the interior dash...


Worst Features

Would like to see automatic window switch with an indentation so that you can see which window to open without looking. Like my Toyota...


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Nightmare with E class
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By Tell Truth
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Last Saturday I was driving it back
home with my family in it. We were
talking about weather to keep this car
after warranty. Just when I was about
to turn right to my home, I felt I lost
control of the steering wheel. I
pressed the brake as we were driving at
a downhill and realized that the brake
is not working. The car stopped at the
curb. When I went to fix the car a guy
waiting there told me same thing
happened to him.


Worst Features

To bad you have to risk your life to enjoy the fun of driving it. What do you feel when you lose control of steering wheel and brake while driving?


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Great Performance with fair reliability
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By markeg
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

The E500 is a dream to drive. The
HarmonKardon stereo was impressive until my
stereo system failed. It appears that there is a
bug in the "communications gateway" and it
will need to be replaced. This is a known issue
(see other reviews) and requires a day in
service. Besides a cracked glove compartment
button, I have no other complaints.


Best Features

Panoramic Sunroof (the openess of the convertible without the hassles). The V8 . The sleek sytling.


Worst Features

Limited leg room. No upgrade path to gps system and hard to keep clean.


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Should have bought the BMW
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By buck
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Profoundly dissappointed.Worst
auotmotive purchase of my life.Wind
noise so loud that normal conversation
is not possible. No dealership support
(in fact they made the car worse) no
manufacturer support. 38 days in shop
in 120 days of ownership, still not
fixed. Unbelievable list of problems.
It's not a wonder Lexus is eating MBZ
alive!


Best Features

Pretty but hard to love due to the lack of quality.


Worst Features

Don't make the corner cutting so obvious to those of us who have spent tens of thousands of dollars for this high priced junk.


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