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Never again
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By Tyler lee
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This car was actually pretty reliable but with 10’s of thousands of dollars in maintenance. The interior was unbelievably cheap and the driver and passenger seats were ripped and peeling apart at 40k miles. Mercedes didn’t cover this in their warranty of course. The catalytic converters needed to be replaced and just the parts were 3k dollars. Another feature Mercedes warranty didn’t cover. After owning this car it’s safe to say I will never own a Mercedes again.


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Great car
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Tom
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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Reliable, comfortable, fast, safe, logical and beautiful car...


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Great luxury can that also handles well
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Nat
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This isn't a BMW Ultimate driving machine. Once you get past that and recognize that the M-B and BMW have different missions, each can be judged on its own merits.

I was once a BMW guy. 3 series, 5 series, all great drivers cars. The 5, an E39, was also a supremely comfortable car as well. But all that was a while ago, and I just want to be really comfortable, and in a car that handles well (I'm not going to track the car). Given that portfolio, the E350 does quite well. The engine is smooth and powerful. The transmission is very smooth and the steering, while not the most tactile (uh, neither is a 5 series' anymore), is competent. The car is quiet and rides well.

Lots of controls which could be daunting but I figured everything out by 2nd day I had the car. Surprisingly, I get better highway MPG than I do on my other car, a 2009 Honda Accord V6. navi has not sent me he wrong way yet, Bluetooth works well, and music register is a hoot. Back seat is very roomy. Gauges are clear and easy to read. MB-Tex is a convincing simulation. Audio system is good.

Cons? Seat bolster are fairly aggressive- but that's been my experience with 4 other German cars I've previously owned. Controls are generally firmer than on a Honda- but that's just a matter of getting used to things. As is the location of he cruise control stalk vs. the turn signal stalk.

Looking forward to 100,000 more miles.


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First Mercedes after retirement.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Joseph Peters
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E550 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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Definitely check resale value before buying. Come prepared to negotiate. Managed to get a car valued at $41,000 retail for $32,000.


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Like a Boss
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By Brent
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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The car oozes style. Nice trim, sleek interior...it's definitely a head turner. I love the fact that I can cruise at 85 and it feels like 65. Also, it has some power when you need it. Handling is nice and smooth and can turn on a dime. Sunroof adds a little sporty look to the classy feel.

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Just a few cons
- The rear view doesn't auto adjust when memory is set.
- Temperature control via voice command. I had a 2007 Lexus IS350 and I could lower and raise the temperature settings via voice control. Not sure why this wasn't added.


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