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Old 11-12-2006, 01:19 PM
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Considering purchasing a used E320

I was in a friends 1998 MB E320 and was really impressed concerning her comments on dependability and gas mileage. Could I get some feedback from members about the E320? I am mostly concernined with the two issues I mentioned above and also upkeep cost. I am looking at something in the 50-60,000 mile range and want to know what experiences forum members may have has with this model.

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Old 11-12-2006, 01:47 PM
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Do a search there is a ton of info in the archives.
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:05 PM
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:32 PM
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The 1998-2002 E320 cars have proven to be super reliable, especially the face lifted 2000-2002 cars, as they received all the updates.

In particular, the 722.6 5 speed transmission was greatly improved by 2000.
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:45 PM
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I was in a friends 1998 MB E320 and was really impressed concerning her comments on dependability and gas mileage. Could I get some feedback from members about the E320? I am mostly concernined with the two issues I mentioned above and also upkeep cost. I am looking at something in the 50-60,000 mile range and want to know what experiences forum members may have has with this model.
I just bought a 98 E320 with 120,000 miles on it. The car is comfortable, reliable, and dependable. The car needed and had a rear main seal replaced prior to my purchasing. The only other maintenance has been brakes, tires etc.

This is the first "newer" and smaller Sedan we have owned. All my previous sedans were 126's. I am pleasantly surprised at the feel and handling of this car. I was afraid the lighter weight and size would make the car seem unsubstantial.

This car is a real joy to drive on long trips.
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:06 PM
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Just a follow-up to my previous post.

My neighbor across the street from me is a technician at Penske Mercedes Benz in West Covina, CA.

I have asked him for his opinion on which are the most reliable and dependable Mercedes cars, and unequivocally, his response is the W202 C class and the W210 E class, both the E320 and E430.
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:06 AM
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Thanks for the reply's

I am not a rich guy, by anyones stretch, but, would rather spend the money for a high quality car than continually shoveling money to something that is not quality.
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:53 AM
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The E class up until 1995 was the last of the "old-world" design, before the bean counters took control. That's what I'm considering next, maybe even a diesel if I can find one!
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:39 PM
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W210 E class, both the E320 and E430.
Can ya'll not get the W210 e300 out there on the left coast?
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:41 PM
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Can ya'll not get the W210 e300 out there on the left coast?

We sure can, but he didn't mention the E300 diesel as being reliable.

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