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Cons: I have not found any inefficiencies!
Advice: Buy the 2002, the 2003 is restyled like the C and S class!The E320 Special Edition is the nicest car I have even driven. It is smooth and luxurious. Do not be mistaken, this is not a baby boomers car, it is perfect for all ages. I am 30 and this car does it all for me!
Pros: Computer and rain sensor
Cons: No automatic headlights
Advice: Be sure to bargain, they'll sell it to you for sticker if you let them.This vehicle manages to combine comfort, power and efficiency. The prior vehicle was a C280. Although a significantly smaller car, I find that the fuel economy is almost identical. But the passing and acceleration power are world's apart. And the transmission is so velvety smooth.
Pros: Keyless 'Key' Entry - Security feature/Valet Protection
Cons: Rear Seats do not allow access to the trunk to carry extra long items - EX: My Ice Hockey sticks
Advice: You really need to test drive this vehicle to find out the true performance & engineering features.I always thought Mercedes Benz vehicles were way overpriced. A friend of mine, who is a Auto Mechanic recommended that I Seriously take a look at the E Class. The major advantage over the competition is the engine has no Timing Belt! Plus it is easier to work on for regular maintenance. With the above in mind, I decided to test drive the E-320 V-6 engine. Without ever taking it for a ride on the Freeway, I knew and could feel the response of the V-6 engine. All the comfort features and then some are found in this Mercedes Class. I always have wanted a Luxury Sedan but have the feel & look of a performance car! This is the complete package. 5 Passenger Luxury Sedan with many technological safety features, such as side window curtain air-bags. The driver has everything he/she needs at their fingertips. The 2003 model will be redesigned, I would wait to see what the changes are going to be. I highly recommend the 2002 Model E-320! It will be my 41st Birthday gift to myself!
Pros: Ability to talk to information agent thru the car speakers.
Cons: No automatic headlights.
Advice: Buy it; you'll love it. Others don't come close to the prestige.We considered ourselves permanent Cadillac owners, but my husband wanted to test drive other luxury cars. We had almost decided on a new Jaguar when my son recommended that we try the Mercedes. That first test drive sold us; the drive, the luxuriious feel, the acceleration, the salesman, the warranty, the service, the safety features -- all were incomparable. Talking to Mercedes Benz information over the speakers in the car was awesome! It made us feel like we were in James Bond's car!
Pros: Super smooth drive!
Cons: Holding on to the trunk to close because I don't want to spot the car by putting my hand on the top.
Advice: Buy one it is worth the expense! I love it!!The acceleration has 'zip'. The gear changes are smooth, barely felt. The music system sounds superb. The look of the car is elegant.