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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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By CDI Impressed
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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This is an amazing car. Luxury, power and economy. Our test drive sold us on the CDI. It was more powerful than an E320 gas model.


Best Features

In dash CD changer, front seat comfort, conservative styling (not flashy), weather radio std., >30 mpg fuel mileage makes it even better.


Worst Features

Whimpy horn. Front seat storage is poor, especially when you consider all the manuals. The cloth door sills get dirty too easily - why not use metal? The front cup holders need to be moved from their current position. Minor things that do not detract from the overall pleasure of the car.


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Wonderful Ride
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By Ohio Driver
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Recently purchased the E500 at several thousand under dealer invoice. This car is fantastic. It has great power, comfort, and with the adjustable suspension, a great ride for any occasion. The dynamic seats are a feature I'll never be without again. The mileage is good considering the power and my heavy foot. Better than 27 mpg highway and 22 overall per the onboard computer. Navigation makes driving in new places a breeze. Takes the guess work out of knowing where you are. The transmission is smooth, but the brakes are a bit touchy. Takes a while to get used to them. My other car is a C320 and it now feels slugish by comparison.


Best Features

Dynamic Seats are great, a must have. H/C stereo upgrade is powerful. Nav is nice, easy to learn and use (not while driving!). Cup holders are a big improvement over past models. Power, power, quiet power....a real stealth muscle car with elegant design. Way too easy to cruise at 80+.


Worst Features

Overall, I have had no problems or complaints. The ventilation could be quieter, since the car is so very quiet, you can hear it on medium and above. More choice of interior color would be nice. This one is charcoal, would like a dark, non black interior. The light colors show scuff marks easily.


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Stay away from the airmatic suspension
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By robert davis
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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With 1500 miles on my new E class a red message came on the dash, "do not drive-stop the car now" The airmatic suspension failed and the car looked like a "low rider" I had the car towed and four days later it was repaired. The control module failed along with a few other things. This module is approx. $3000 , what a nice thought down the road. The brake pedal squeaked, the door trim is a light color with no door sill so it is always dirty, (replaced once), the wipers were noisy and chatter and Mercedes doesn't seem to know what to do. I had to put white lithium grease on them to stop the squeak. Noticed this when I went to pick up the car after four days in the shop. Stay away from MB .


Best Features

I like the keyless go except it is set up for Yuppies who don't know where there key is. The bell sounds when you get out, don't forget the key, mine is in my pocket. Very iritating.


Worst Features

The 2006 has a door sill to cover the cloth on the door opening. No fix for the rest of us though. Poor design for a luxury car. Take out the chime on the keyless go. Fix the wipers, go to GM and see what they do, my GMC truck wipers are quiet as can be.


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By Loren
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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A sedan that sends most sports car owners running to their therapists. Just incredible to haul groceries in comfort, and humiliate most Porsches at the same time.


Best Features

Engine, engine, engine... did I say engine?


Worst Features

Even better handling and BMW is out of business.


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Best choice!
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By benz
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E500 Rwd 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I am so glad that I had chosen this over Lexus. Sure Lexus is reliable, but very boring and unoriginal. Also, absolutely no problems ever! Not one! Only time I went to the dealership was to buy the car, and have it washed! I love the interior design and soft leather and seats!


Best Features

Everything, especially the power and reliability!


Worst Features

Nothing!


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