2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Review: The "Water Buffalo" Just Keeps

2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Consumer Review

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E320 Sedan (3.2L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
The "Water Buffalo" Just Keeps Going Effortlessly
By realrideracing on


2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


We've nicknamed our E320 the "Water Buffalo" simply because it's the work horse. She is as reliable as any car I've owned (and I've owned a lot!), just gets you to your destination effortlessly and smoothly, pretty comfy ride, handles well, and is all round a good solid car.
Even in Los Angeles where everybody drives fancy cars, the valet still parks our E320 in the front. It just looks like an elegant and classy car.

Best Features

Firm yet comfortable ride. Just a super reliable car! Keep up on the maintenance and you'll have no problems with this car. I'm not sure what kind of paint Mercedes uses, but this car has lived a hard life in the Southern California sun, yet continues to shine like it just came off the showroom! At 114,000 miles, our E320 feels like it'll run another 200,000 miles easily! If you're considering one, don't hesitate! Get it!

Worst Features

Suspension thrust bearings are regular failures on these cars. Expect to spend about $1,800 to repair them.
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