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So far I'm not overwhelmed
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By chitownmb
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Generally pleased but having wheel
alignment problems that could be tire
problems after two balances and two
alignments. Otherwise ride is not as
smooth as I would like but can't tell
until I get this alignment thing
cured. Watch the Continental tires!


Best Features

Love the "sport" package styling and Sport accents inside.


Worst Features

More back seat leg room - my two prior Passats are the best in class here.


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First Benz
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By Bullet Bob
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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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The Perfect Car
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By Juggluv
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

This car is indeed perfect, or at
least nearly so, however I have yet to
find a flaw. The car is the best all
around car, and has the power to beat
just about every car on the road, with
the exception to a corvette or
somehting of an equivelent class. The
E-55 AMG is incredibly fast, all the
while having a 1st class interior,
althouth I would prefer burl walnut
trim over the black birds eye maple
trim but other than that it is
perfect.


Best Features

The powertrain, cup holders are one of a kind, distronic, keyless go, panaroma sunroof, drive dynamic seats, illuminated door sills are very elegant.


Worst Features

A Lighter interior option, burl walnut trim option, and tables in the back of the front seats for the passengers (wood of course), and the for the cruise control stalk to be moved.


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


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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 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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