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Cons: Ride is a little harshI own a E550 coupe. Traded in a CLS. I love this car, great performance, great techmology. Long wait to get it but worth it.
Pros: Mercedes is the safest automobile on the road!
Cons: The navigation systemFast, agiile, comfortabe, economical, handsome styling with every ergonomic creature comfort available. That sums up the E-350 Mercedes. Combined with the 4matic transmission it becomes the perfect car for the Pacific Northwest. A consistent 26 mpg on the road and 19-21 around town makes this luxury car competitive with the Accord and similar models. The nimble feel and smooth ride combine to make this a viable sports-sedan for drivers like me. The 4matic never lets me down in winter driving, and provides tiger-like grip on rain soaked roads or patches of gravel. The interior is perhaps the most attractive passenger cabin in all of automotive history. The silver exterior is complemented by the dove gray leather of the interior. Heated and cooled seats is a touch of pampering not found in earlier Mercedes automobiles and is most appreciated. The navigation system is a bit more complex that those found on some other makes of automobiles, but with a short course on the MB system is is both useful and accurate. In sum, the E350 is the perfect balance in automotive engineering.
MB E320 CDI
Pros: Diesel power, fuel mileage, excellent handling, ride.
Cons: Expense to maintain, otherwise nothing.Purchased this E320 used from a dealer in Virginia. No regrets. Best car we have owned. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was the fact that it is not owner serviceable and no oil dipstick; otherwise it is perfect. Got used to the navigation and love it.
Pros: Command center
Cons: the rear end boat tail and tail lights styling
Advice: Great value ,finally mercedes doesn't charge a premium for it's stylish two door model .Fast , sporty , looks are great , electronics are easy to use and smart from the GPS to the on command diagnostics .Truly well engineered from bumper to bumper .
Pros: the trunk roominess.
Cons: I miss the cassette player I had in previous year mercedes vehicles.
Advice: Go for it. I found this one, a three yr off lease vehcile with only 9700 miles!The 2005 E-320 sedan is by far one of the best, trouble free Mercedes vehicles I have owned. The ride is superb, workmanship second to none, and very roomy for six foot plus owner-drivers. And, hwy mileage is great for a vehicle of this weight, 4700lbs.
Pros: Comfort and performance
Cons: Better sound system - does not come standard with a CD changer
Advice: NoneHave owned now for about one year. Had a few problems within the first month, fuel leak and faulty stop lamp switch. Has been great ever since. I have driven both the 350 and 500, the performance that you get out of the 350 along with the better fuel mileage and lower price is a better deal.
Pros: Handling, Quality, Power, 26 mpg highway@ 80mph
Advice: The car is well engineered with some glitches but nothing major at 23000 miles. It is a luxury vehicle.I have owned this 2003 E500W Sport for several months. I love the car, however I experienced the bucking problem at xero exceleration at very slow speed reported by others. I have corrected with slight exceleration. Also I believe the computer montering system on board has some glitches. It reports malfunctioning systems which are corrected by turning off the ignition and starting again much the same as a PC. This problem occurs frequently.