1995 Mercedes Benz E Class
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Two major issues to check before you buy

by from Seattle on June 24, 2010

First well known issue is the original engine wire harness that degrades due to biodegradable rubber. Any Mercedes mechanic can determine if yours is original and should be replaced. Part cost is $1,0...
First well known issue is the original engine wire harness that degrades due to biodegradable rubber. Any Mercedes mechanic can determine if yours is original and should be replaced. Part cost is $1,000 and labor cost is $300. (sometimes the throttle acuator cables need replaced at the same time for another $300). Second well known issue is the the head gasket, which shrinks (causes oil leak and also blue smoke) and needs to be replaced by about 60-80k. Cost here is about $1,200. Get those replaced and you have a beautiful car.
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1995 E320Cabriolet commentary on

by from Boston,Ma on January 14, 2009

Outstanding stable solid road hugging safe vehicle with less than avge air noise, good wind protection, 19-19.7 mpg at all speeds, except inner city;comfortable above avge,occasional electric mishaps,...
Outstanding stable solid road hugging safe vehicle with less than avge air noise, good wind protection, 19-19.7 mpg at all speeds, except inner city;comfortable above avge,occasional electric mishaps, otherwise super; Performance fair as 6cylSuperchg is excellent for a 3900lb car,corners tight and very little lean;suggest one size up on tire replacement.[ width]. a real keeper.
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Great fun Car

by from Austin, TX on March 14, 2011

The 1995 Mercedes E 320 Cabriolet is a fantastic automobile. Plenty of power and smooth driving with lot of fun in the sun. Regular maintenance was all I ever had to do nothing broke and it was a plea...
The 1995 Mercedes E 320 Cabriolet is a fantastic automobile. Plenty of power and smooth driving with lot of fun in the sun. Regular maintenance was all I ever had to do nothing broke and it was a pleasure to drive during the 11 of 12 months that Central Texas weather permits.
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MercedesBenz E#320 Cabriolet1995

by from BocaRaton,Florida on December 11, 2008

Review based on 6 cylinder performance of a heavy solid road hugging vehicle with delightfully small turn radius and unusual living room comfort seats. Going from a 450SLC (more of a sportscar,) from ...
Review based on 6 cylinder performance of a heavy solid road hugging vehicle with delightfully small turn radius and unusual living room comfort seats. Going from a 450SLC (more of a sportscar,) from Riviera -(much more luxuriously appointed interior), the Benz Cabriolet feels solid on the ground, jumps quickly when pushed, leans very slightly into curves and keeps passengers and driver solid in seats. Extreme complicated multi-movement cover & top cover andrear window mechanism roof top is quiet, tight, and efficient, provides sedan quiet when rooftop up, visibility excellent (except in corners rear-like most vintage convertibles) but use of 2 side mirrors provides full visibility. Only one item MIGHT be exquisite, the 4.5 litre v-8 engine instead of the 6 would make this absolutely awesome!!!!...like back to the 4.5 280SEConvertible of the 70's.
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Timeless appeal, reliability if cared for

by from NC on January 7, 2013

Just picked up a 1995 E420 with under 40k. the key is whether the car has been maintained and whether the major issues discovered over the years have been addressed. in this case, the wiring harness h...
Just picked up a 1995 E420 with under 40k. the key is whether the car has been maintained and whether the major issues discovered over the years have been addressed. in this case, the wiring harness had been replaced, and the V8 had no known head gasket issues. The interior is a time capsule, with cracks in the wood veneer that are hard to escape after 18 years. The steering linkage is a bit loose, but it's amazing how quiet and smooth this car is. This, the W124 is the next to last (last being the W140) model that MB designed and engineered to a standard and not a cost. Timeless.
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It is a BENZ!

by from South on August 29, 2007

The name says it all... when you drive it, you are hooked! I own a 1995 e320 wagon and love it. The pro's are more than the con's. My only beef with the benz is... no cupholders, and no glove compartm...
The name says it all... when you drive it, you are hooked! I own a 1995 e320 wagon and love it. The pro's are more than the con's. My only beef with the benz is... no cupholders, and no glove compartment in the front. All of the pro's outweigh the con's! I give it an 8 out of 10!
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Nice and Comfortable

by from Los Angeles,ca. on August 4, 2013

I own an E500 and a 1994, but I love this car much more! The car is spacious and has good gas milage which is perfect for everyday use.
I own an E500 and a 1994, but I love this car much more! The car is spacious and has good gas milage which is perfect for everyday use.
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Dream Car

by from Hungary on June 29, 2011

"I've owned several Mercedes e-klass s in the past and this is by far the best I've ever driven. I have the four door german built with six speed tiptronic in United gray. This car is solid, responsiv...
"I've owned several Mercedes e-klass s in the past and this is by far the best I've ever driven. I have the four door german built with six speed tiptronic in United gray. This car is solid, responsive and built with attention to detail and quality materials. The Mercedes E-klass simply outdid all the rest in every criteria. The engine and suspension give the right amount of road feel and plenty of low end torque. Even with variable assist power steering, the response and roadfeel german engineered cars are known for shines through. Save this one for the last on your list and I'm sure you'll see for yourself why the Mercedes E-klass is a Winner!
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It's an E420

by from Ottawa, Ontario on December 20, 2008

The review is based on a '95 E420. The car is an absolute pleasure to drive with it's 275 horses and 295lbs of torque. Mid range passing is it's forte -- akin to a jet taking off. I have owned the car...
The review is based on a '95 E420. The car is an absolute pleasure to drive with it's 275 horses and 295lbs of torque. Mid range passing is it's forte -- akin to a jet taking off. I have owned the car for 6 years and it still puts a smile on my face. In terms of a cruiser there is no substitute in this segment. The suspension is surefooted, the breaks are above average and the doors shut with the signature thunk. Maintenance costs are above average but expected given the brand. I truly believe this is the last of the "cost no object" built E Class.
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