2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class consumer reviews

$48,075 starting MSRP
side view of 2004 E-Class Mercedes-Benz
86% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.2
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4.9

Superb High Quality

I purchased my (1 prior owner) 2004 Mercedes Benz E500 4Matic Sport in early 2008. It had been a Executive Lease vehicle. The styling, technology, and accessories (fully loaded) are equivalent to new cars of today, so there's nothing lost on this jewel of a luxury sedan with full panoramic power roof. The diamond metallic silver color sparkles. I'm always getting positive comments about what a great car it is. For a car that's now 17 yrs old, it still looks new.

4.9

High quality sedan with tight turning radius!

You can turn on a dime, most cars can't compete. Built to last, this car is in it for the long haul. 17 years young is this pretty, peppy & sporty sedan! I highly recommend, doesn't disappoint!

5.0

Great Condition

Great condition 2004 E500 4Matic Sport. Runs Great - Well loved and well cared for. Drive Ready - Time to replace with a new model.

5.0

I have owned this car for so Many years

I had this car for many years and now it’s time for newer car so check it out for yourself it’s been taking care it like a baby

4.9

A True Classic

I have owned many MB's over the years, and my wife currently drives a similar 2005 CDI diesel sedan. These E-500 wagons were only produced for three years and have started to become collector cars. I thoroughly enjoy mine, now with 110K miles on it. I bought it with 95K miles on the odometer from an MB dealer in Houston TX. The two major issues with these cars tend to be the Air-Matic suspension system and the Elecro-hydraulic brake system pump. The first issue can be resolved by fitting a standard strut and shock system for about $2500 parts and labor, and the brake problem is covered by a generous MB extended warranty program of 25 years, no mileage restriction, and no owner restriction. With those two issues fixed, this is an incredible car that will be a joy to drive if taken care of properly.

4.6

Acura MDX

I think my E320 is a great reliable 4wd car... its solid feels safe and performs great for a 15 year old car. I'd buy another.

5.0

Excellent car very comfortable

Excellent car very comfortable For long rides Very good on gas for 5.0 8 cylinder Very quiet Plenty of room I will buy a Benz again

4.9

Extremely reliable, smooth ride, very comfortable

The turns with higher speed (50 to 60 mph) is very safe and controlable. Mine is an older model but will definitely trade it in for a newer model.

5.0

Amazing value, style, comfort, reliability AWESOM.

I bought this E320 4-MATIC for my 80 year old mother. I?ve owned 6 Mercedes and currently own a 2018. My wife and I live in California and drive this car out to my mother in St. Louis MO. This gave us a great opportunity to put the car through its paces under a variety of conditions including torrential rains in the mountains ?, backwoods gravel roads for trout fishing and lots of highways and city traffic. I paid $3,800 for the car. It had 187,000 miles on it when purchased. The car had nearly every option except navigation. Because it was a gift and because I?ve driven German cars since the ?80?s I told my mechanic of 20 years: Fox everything the car needs and do all services including transmission. The total cost was$1,700. However my mechanic told me the car was in great condition and didn?t need anything but since I wanted all services done he did. Also I put only Mercedes parts or OEM on my cars. What we learned: this was a one owner car. The transmission fluid and filter needed changing but it didn?t say it did. Changed all the spark plugs and the old plugs needed changing but again didn?t say it was due. Inspected everything changed the main serpentine belt. Plus every fluid, radiator flush, even wiper blades ($80). Interior was in excellent condition as was the exterior. The front headlight lens bezels had a little fog from UV but paid $100 to fix that. Road trip: as I said at the start this is my 6th Mercedes and second 4-MATIC, I?ve owned: C?s, G?s & E?s. The fuel objected non turbo V6 is my favorite because it?s rugged, reliable and reasonably powerful. This E320 didn?t disappoint. That said it?s a big car and the output is 221HP. While that?s exactly the same horsepower in the new E300 it?s less than the 302HP in my wife?s E350. The E320 isn?t going to win any drag races, but it?s excellent transmission and engine provide plenty of power and everyday passes others effortlessly under most conditions. One thing I noticed right away was how quiet the E320 was. It?s actually quieter than my own 2018 C-Class. My mother describes it as driving on a cloud. It?s quiet and comfortable for sure, but it still drink Vea as a sports sedan should. The 2004 E320 in Sport Mode provides enough sensory feedback and road feel to the driver to be nimble without being intrusive. The car is great on fuel economy too. I?m a spirited driver and averaged 18 around town and up to 30 on the highway but mostly 26. The seats are VERY comfortable fully electric, adjustable and heated. The hands free and keyless start works great. All in all the 2004 E320 is an amazing car that runs like new.

5.0

Most reliable and comfortable car I ever owned

This is a great family car, reliable and comfortable. Driven an average of less than 9k miles a year for 14 years. Well and regularly maintained.