My wife and I test drove a new one in 2001 and came away impressed but plumped for a (cheaper) Volvo Cross Country (since sold) instead. In the summer of 2008 I began searching for a clean used 2001-2003 E320 wagon I could park at our vacation home. Eventually I found a pre-CPO car in the rare Pewter/Oyster combination (only available in 2003) which I wasn't entirely sure about at first but have since grown to love. I have now owned the car for 9 months and I'm very satisfied with my purchase and should I ever decide to sell I expect to recoup most of my (not considerable) outlay for this unexpected headturner.
I have driven MBs since 1967. Every
new model is better than the previous
one. This is our sixth wagon. It is
practical, economical to operate, and
one of the most enjoyable cars I have
driven. Have a E500 wagon on order.
Fell in love with it at dealership, all
the cool features and gizmos. Worked
for a while then I realized it was a
lot of gadgetry, poorly thought out and
designed for a good first impression.
Than reality set it. Electronics worked
about a month, then started going
caput, one thing after another. Never
even sure the radio will play till it
does. Cheap plastic parts breaking
etc.Not near the quality I expected and
not near as reliable as or functional
as my old99 Navigator or my wifes 03
Navigator. That is a real car! God help
the person who gets it after the