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Never again!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Eric G
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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What a nightmare! It's just so much fun to drive a 6 year old Mercedes with only 52,000 miles that doesn't have an operational radio. There is a widely known issue with the radio with these vehicle (go ahead and Google 2004 e500 radio problems) yet no one at MB cares! The dealers won't go to battle for you even though they acknowledge it's a widely known issue. MB Customer Care? Well aren't they the most pompous and arrogant individuals on the planet. Go buy something else, there are far better luxury automobiles out there.


Best Features

At this point, ZERO!


Worst Features

Take care of your owners and stand by your product! Sure I know you offer a 4 year 50K warranty. But why does the radio break on a vehicle with only 52,000 miles that is only 6 years old? They want me to buy a radio for $800 yet they aren't even sure if that will solve the problem!


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Like a rock.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Senior happy ownwr
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Second buy of E320 series. This one the best, Love dealership and have been careful to adhere to maintenance schedule. Drive long distances and car is quiet and powerful. Ride is stable and responsive. Small electrical problems, radio ect but not a bother. No major repairs, highly recommend. Car is safe in my opinion. I have an extended warranty issued direct by Mercedes and it does provide comfort that if the day comes for some serious trouble that it will be taken care of, at no cost.


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None


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Does not live up to its name
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By Tom Williams
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a great car when it works, but we have had tons of suspension, braking and electrical problems. Fixing anything costs at least an arm and a leg. This is my very last Benz. German engineering just means "expensive to fix".


Best Features

Throaty exhaust roar.


Worst Features

Suspension is too complicated and unreliable.


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2004 E320 SPORT
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Vladimir Isov
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I left a review here in March of 2008 when I first bought my Mercedes-Benz. All I have to say is after two years and 28,000 miles I have NOT been left on the side of the road, not even close. All I do is follow the maintenance schedule (the car's computer tells U exactly when to take her in for her maintenance) and put high octane petrol - that's it. By the way, I would take it only to a dealer with CERTIFIED technicians. Also, have a low deductible on your auto insurance. I had a "fender-bender" which cost $11,000 to repair. I know, it's crazy, right? You gotta love MB.


Best Features

1. Its dependability. 2. For a 6cyl, its got Power and killer TORQUE! 3. Safety, I crashed and didn't even know it. 4. Looks, she's fine, fine, fine. 5. Traction control, it WILL keep u out of the ditch. 6. The James Bond in-dash CD changer.


Worst Features

1. A dependable Cup Holder. The one I've got pops up ingeniously but gets stuck all the time now. 2. Um, that's it. For a better "driving experience" I would suggest the BMW 330Ci w/manual tranny. Amazing.


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Faulty Electrical
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Beau
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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The car has been in the service department to replace control unit for radio. Problem continued and another electrical part was the problem. Cost to repair is excessive. Also the remote door locks failed and a sensor for hood latch failed. Fun car to drive when it it not in repair shop.


Best Features

Gas mileage and ride


Worst Features

Mercedes should provide relief to customer for faulty electrical parts.


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