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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.
Best vehicle ever
Pros: Overall ride and handling -- and its a great looker also.
Cons: power window button for the driver's side window is awkward to accessHave owned BMW M3 for nine years -- but this M-B is tops in my book. It cruises the highway at 2000 rpm (doing 77 mph) and still has the torque to get up and go higher from there. The ride is firm and reassuring. I'm disappointed that M-B has discontinued making the CLK.
2006 CLK350 Cabriolet
Pros: Black rag top with Capri blue body and stone interior
Cons: wish it was the v8I bought this car used and it is smoother and quieter than any new car I have been in. The lines are beautiful the car accelerates great and I have not had any trouble with it.
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: the diesel engine
Cons: lumbar support
Advice: enjoygreat combination vehicle. good at many things, great at none