They're an excellent, all-around, well built sedan. Mine has close to 300,000 Km on the original engine - only oil changes done, even the valve seals are still original. Only thing I've replaced in the engine compartment (aside from maintenance items) has been the water pump. Even then, it didn't fail, the gasket was leaking. Mech suggested that I replace the pump anyway due to labor. I agreed.
It's a fantastic car. Make sure that you buy one that has been well maintained and it will last you a long, long time. Good luck!
2007 E550 4Matic - 61,000 Km - Iridium Silver, black leather, Sport package, Premium 2 package
2007 GL450 4Matic - 62,000 Km - Obsidian Black Metallic, black leather, all options
1998 E430 - sold
1989 300E - 333,000 Km - sold
1977 280E - sold
1971 250 - retired
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