2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Review: E 500

2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Consumer Review

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E500 Sedan (5.0L V8 7-speed Automatic)

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E 500
By Brian on


2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


This is my 3rd E Class. I bought this car used with 21000 miles. It now has 25000 miles and the tires are completely shot. Car is too heavy for tires. I would advise everybody to not upgrade with the Continentals installed at factory. Possibly go for Michelin Pilots. Car consisently drifts to the right. Radio, GPS sometimes freezes. Sometimes engine very noisy but cannot hear inside car.Tend to hit the cruise control stalk by mistake sometimes. Car ejects gas hose aggressively when full resulting in spillage, paint damage, etc. I chose to forgive all of these flaws because of the superb transmission and tremedous power. Handling in the sport mode is awesome for a car of this size. Get the extended warranty.

Best Features

Have silver on black with appearance package. Car is beautiful to stare at. Love the xenons, rims,and black maple. Stereo is superb. Handling at first seemed loose but was really surprised and impressed when it morphed itself into a sports car the first time I went hard in to a corner. Love the hood star.

Worst Features

Change position of cruise control stalk. Upgrade cupholders and some of the cheap plastic control knobs. Install a decent set of tires with the car. Strengthen how the car is aligned or make provisions in the warranty for continual repairs. Brakes work well but lack the feel of the older E's. Work on reliability.
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