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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Diesel Consumer Reviews

R320 CDI 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel AWD 7-speed Automatic - (12 reviews )

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This diesel benz wagon R320 CDI keeps on going....
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Lisad
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Diesel R320 CDI 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


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I have always wondered why people buy diesel cars, most important is the mileage. This car is luxurious, the leatherette does not tear or wrinkle at all. The aircon is super cold, the middle seats are limousine wide and depth, the front has excellent visibility with its hood slope downwards, the mirrors are large and offers clear visibility. the amenities are luxurious. It is most important that every 3k you change the oil with quality Benz oil for diesel engines. I've had this car since beginning and it just keeps on going and going and going without any major repair except the recommended ones. The secret is in the oil. if you don't change it every 3k miles, you will have major problems, as with any car. i love the middle seat and the extra wide door, it's so spacious and the head depth is generous. The only con I would put is the 3rd seat is small but i keep it folded most of the time for a family of 4-5. the folding side mirrors is helpful in tight spaces. best SUV i've ever owned. worth it if you can get a good 2008 R320 CDI, it's one of the best years ever on Mercedes Benz quality.


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R320 CDI REVIEW
36 of 36 people found this review helpful
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By DANIEL
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Diesel R320 CDI 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


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Having owned 2 previous M-B Suvs (ML and GL), I can say without a doubt that this is the reliable, most comfortable and best performing of the three. The "R" is more roomy than either the ML and, yes, even the GL. It also handles better and is more pleasant on the highway. How the minivan label became attached to this model is confusing. It is not styled or functions like one. The diesel is the only engine to have as it accelerates strongly and is very frugal for a vehicle of this size. The styling was not my favorite at first, but has grown on me. It is hard to find an "R" owner that does not love their car. Resale market pricing for the diesel version is strong. Good job Mercedes!


Best Features

Performance, interior room and comfort, fuel mileage with the diesel Good reliability up to this point, great resale for the diesel version.


Worst Features

Power 3rd row seat backs, improved nav.


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Great car but often broken
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Lin
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Diesel R320 CDI 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


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We ordered this car new and love it. However we feel compelled to get rid of it before the warranty is over. To summarize the ills: the car has spent more than 6 weeks in the shop over 3 years. Fist the battery was changed 3 times due to faulty computer module. This model had to be changed 3 times. The engine oil pan leaked at 30,000 miles and they had to pull the trans to fix that. A wheel bearing failed. Brake rotors had to be change and now the engine is in "limp" mode and we don't know why. Routine maintenance is very expensive ($1,200 at 40,000 miles).


Best Features

Size, comfort, diesel


Worst Features

Fix the reliability! I worry about buying any Mercedes given this experience.


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Diesel R-class well worth it.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Andrew
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Diesel R320 CDI 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


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Six large adults - not a minivan or an SUV? It's the R-class. I've never had a more comfortable car.


Best Features

Excellent fuel economy and sound system.


Worst Features

Rear radio/CD controls would be good & ability to open rear windows by rear passengers.


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A truly outstanding vehicle
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By George H. Miller
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Diesel R320 CDI 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


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The MB R class with a CDI engine is the perfect all around vehicle forany household. It is very large and very comfortable with outstanding fuel economy for it's size because the diesel engine. Power and torque are amazing. My wife insists on driving this luxury car for her daily 45 mile commute. She pays for the fuel which averages 25 MPG overall and tops out at 27 with mostly highway travel.


Best Features

Size, finish and power!


Worst Features

Don't discontinue this outstanding vehicle.


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