1998 Mercedes Benz E Class
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most reliable car i have owned

by from carteret on September 5, 2017

This car meets all you needs. handling,room,safety, value for the money, reliability. well design car with some great features. All doors have airbags for the safety of all passengers. press button o...
This car meets all you needs. handling,room,safety, value for the money, reliability. well design car with some great features. All doors have airbags for the safety of all passengers. press button on key all windows and sunroof open. brake replacement warning light, low oil warning,keeps track of oil change intervals,lots of power and great fuel milage.
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most reliable car i have owned

by from carteret on August 16, 2017

great car for the price, very reliable . meticulously maintained, great handling and v8 power.this car has a lot of life left.
great car for the price, very reliable . meticulously maintained, great handling and v8 power.this car has a lot of life left.
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Good Value If You Buy Used

by from San Jose CA on July 21, 2017

This car was a good value when I bought it used with about 150K miles 5 years ago. It now has more than 225K miles. The engine and drivetrain are still sound, although the motor burns about a quart of...
This car was a good value when I bought it used with about 150K miles 5 years ago. It now has more than 225K miles. The engine and drivetrain are still sound, although the motor burns about a quart of synthetic oil every 6-8 weeks. No leaks under the car. The body, however, is showing a lot of wear. The window motors in the rear passenger doors are both dead, the driver's window makes noise, and the front passenger window sometimes hums a bit too loudly for comfort. The car seems to burn light bulbs more quickly than normal. The sunroof doesn't operate consistently, but it doesn't leak. The electric trunk release sometimes takes a long time or needs several tries to operate. I think I've gotten more than my money's worth of German luxury.
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Great so far!

by from MD on March 5, 2012

I just bought a used 1998 E320 wagon. Overall, I love the car so far. Pros: quiet and smooth ride, spacious, 7 seats (two fold down in the rear), comfort, beautiful to look at, BOSE sound system. Co...
I just bought a used 1998 E320 wagon. Overall, I love the car so far. Pros: quiet and smooth ride, spacious, 7 seats (two fold down in the rear), comfort, beautiful to look at, BOSE sound system. Cons: needs premium gas, getting 18 miles per gallon city; 25 highway; window controls in center console instead of on the door. Needed to buy an extra seat cushion for lumbar back support. I can't comment on reliability yet.
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Great ride!

by from Miami, Fl on January 10, 2012

Bought from original owner with 76,000 miles. This car was obviously not a daily driver. Now it is. Will back up newer kid-hauler. Drives wonderfully...especially for a 14 yr old car! Look is still cu...
Bought from original owner with 76,000 miles. This car was obviously not a daily driver. Now it is. Will back up newer kid-hauler. Drives wonderfully...especially for a 14 yr old car! Look is still current. Only negative is that I had to replace the alternator. Found reliable MB Mechanic who did the job (new Bosch alternator, new battery, reprogramming fault codes, labor) for $900. Dealer would have cost $2000. Everything is solid on the car!
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Most Reliable-efficient car I've Owned-Mercedes

by from Michigan on December 20, 2011

I purchased a 1998 E320 Mercedes from the 3rd owner. At first I was reluctant thinking that being an older year this car would become a "nickel & time" drain on my wallet. It turns out this vehicle is...
I purchased a 1998 E320 Mercedes from the 3rd owner. At first I was reluctant thinking that being an older year this car would become a "nickel & time" drain on my wallet. It turns out this vehicle is the best used vehicle I have ever bought! It is great on gas, handles the best of any I have had, still isn't rusting out and I get alot of looks from the younger crowd (at least until they get close enough to see I'm in my 60s !! Ha!) This is German engineering at it's best! Recommend this model to anyone!
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its nice when its nice

by from socal on May 14, 2011

its either trouble free for a year or its little electronic sensor warnings that go away...and if you cant do the small repairs yourself it will eat your wallet
its either trouble free for a year or its little electronic sensor warnings that go away...and if you cant do the small repairs yourself it will eat your wallet
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A real headturner and a great ride

by from Cheshire, Connecticut on January 7, 2011

I have had my 1999 E320 4Matic Wagon for just over one year, and it has been a joy to drive. Any buyer of a 10 year old Mercedes Benz can expect to spend aa couple of thousand dollars on inevitable we...
I have had my 1999 E320 4Matic Wagon for just over one year, and it has been a joy to drive. Any buyer of a 10 year old Mercedes Benz can expect to spend aa couple of thousand dollars on inevitable wear items including front axles, tires, rotors and pads and maybe a new exhaust. Other than these wear items, my car has been trouble free. The ride is fantastic, the V6 engine has plenty of power, and the car handles snow conditions as well as any AWD I have owned.
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My Hearts Desire

by from California on November 22, 2010

This is a beautiful older model vehicle. I chose it specifically for the body style and exterior appearance but found it loaded with extras, particularly all wheel drive which is great for rain and sn...
This is a beautiful older model vehicle. I chose it specifically for the body style and exterior appearance but found it loaded with extras, particularly all wheel drive which is great for rain and snow.
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Very Reliable

by from Brandon Ms on May 7, 2010

This is the best car I have own. I don't have to fix something very month with the high miles. This car get well over 200,000 miles and be ready for another 100,000 if you just keep the oil change. It...
This is the best car I have own. I don't have to fix something very month with the high miles. This car get well over 200,000 miles and be ready for another 100,000 if you just keep the oil change. It is made to last a long time if you take care of it. I plan to buy another one soon!
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