2012 Mercedes Benz E Class
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GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN 2012

by from Florida on October 27, 2011

I've owned 2010 and 2011 E350, but the 2012's new engine and fuel economy are outstanding! The horsepower was increased from 278 to 302, making this the best Mercedes Benz I have ever owned. I got the...
I've owned 2010 and 2011 E350, but the 2012's new engine and fuel economy are outstanding! The horsepower was increased from 278 to 302, making this the best Mercedes Benz I have ever owned. I got the P2 pkg with heated/ventilated seats, contour/massage driver's seat, leather, rear spoiler, MSRP was 62325.00. The handling is superb. The technology is unbelievable - you can even get a weather forecast for 3 days in any city by using the Sirius "weather" option. Even shows satellite view of storms, cold fronts, etc. I pulled up a satellite view of the hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico - unbelievable. The voice activation for GPS, audio/video, and telephone are superb - had no difficulty getting what I wanted by just using voice activation. \ My fuel economy on the 2011 and 2010 was 26.5 highway - on the new 2012, I'm getting over 30 mpg. That's impressive. The interior of the car is elegant, but not overly gaudy. Use of wood and ambient lighting at night is magnificent. The cornering light, adaptive headlights and automatic headlight control for brights and low beams is great. Acceleration is the major improvement I've noticed. I used to kick the accelerated down to get ahead of a car on the highway- now, I just accelerate a little, without kicking it down, and I pass the car in front of me. This is a car that is a true "KEEPER" for at least 4 years when the warranty expires. I've never had a car that I've enjoyed so much. I highly recommend this new E350 Sedan.
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Great car if you don't live around potholes

by from New York on April 8, 2013

We love this car and its got a great ride with speed, comfort and handling. The one pet peeve which is getting expensive is the low profile tires. As we live in the New York area there are storms, sno...
We love this car and its got a great ride with speed, comfort and handling. The one pet peeve which is getting expensive is the low profile tires. As we live in the New York area there are storms, snow, etc and heavy weather causes pot holes. In the last 2 months, we have bent 2 rims and have blown 3 tires on moderate to small potholes at low speed. Not a good vehicle for any city area where the city takes time to fix their potholes. IE New York City
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1st Mercedes (former multiple Lexus owner)

by from Los Angeles, CA on April 7, 2012

Ordered my 2012 E-350 Cabriolet a couple months ago and picked up this great car 2 weeks ago. Got it with just about everything on it. Great car! Everything works perfectly, the interior is very luxur...
Ordered my 2012 E-350 Cabriolet a couple months ago and picked up this great car 2 weeks ago. Got it with just about everything on it. Great car! Everything works perfectly, the interior is very luxurious and the car feels very solid. Have owed may Lexi over the years and never thought I would switch but this car has changed my mind. Although not the most powerful engine it is nonetheless quick and spirited when needed and a cruiser otherwise. The air cap really works well and you can have a normal conversation with passengers and listed to music without turning the volume up to max. Dealership was easy to work with and got the car at 4.5% off of sticker. The only negative I can find is that the Mercedes navigation system (Comand) is not the most user friendly, however, the voice control works better than any other car I've seen.
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Best

by from Brookline, MA on May 22, 2014

I was looking for a white "certified pre-owned" convertible as my 2003 CLK 320 convertible was growing old. I found my perfect choice: 2012 E 350 convertible with 11,000 miles. Perfect condition (as f...
I was looking for a white "certified pre-owned" convertible as my 2003 CLK 320 convertible was growing old. I found my perfect choice: 2012 E 350 convertible with 11,000 miles. Perfect condition (as far as I can determine). Beautiful body looks, white with sand interior in excellent condition. Enjoyable driving with excellent acoustics. 23 mph with high test gas. Very nice sales experience.
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Really great car

by from Chicago, IL on August 11, 2013

This is the one of one of the best cars I have ever purchased!!! I would very much recommend this to a friend, very good reliability,of good build quality, nice mileage it's the full package!!!!!!!! I...
This is the one of one of the best cars I have ever purchased!!! I would very much recommend this to a friend, very good reliability,of good build quality, nice mileage it's the full package!!!!!!!! I would buy again.
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Best Mercedes I have owned

by from on June 18, 2012

I owned several Mercedes and was disappointed in my last one a 2000 CLK. I tentatively went to an array of different car dealers and thought I might as well check Mercedes again. WOW was I shocked at ...
I owned several Mercedes and was disappointed in my last one a 2000 CLK. I tentatively went to an array of different car dealers and thought I might as well check Mercedes again. WOW was I shocked at the new design, appointments and all the changes they had made. This is the best car I have ever owned!!
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2012 E350

by from Houston Texas on December 5, 2013

I recently purchased a 2012 E350 from DeMontrond Auto Group located in North Houston. The car is amazing! It drives and handles well on the road. Loaded with amenities. Great MPGs. The people at DeMon...
I recently purchased a 2012 E350 from DeMontrond Auto Group located in North Houston. The car is amazing! It drives and handles well on the road. Loaded with amenities. Great MPGs. The people at DeMontrond were super. Very professional and down to Earth people. I would highly recommend this dealership to anyone looking to purchase a new or used vehicle.
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Love my new E350

by from Boca Raton, FL on April 25, 2012

Bought this car new a few months ago. Love everything about it, from the styling to performance. I would recommend this car for someone wanting a very comfortable, reliable car with good fuel economy.
Bought this car new a few months ago. Love everything about it, from the styling to performance. I would recommend this car for someone wanting a very comfortable, reliable car with good fuel economy.
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Quibbles

by from on July 30, 2012

In my previous review, I praised my new 2012 MB E350, but I forgot to include a couple of other minor annoyances. The lack of illumination of the instrument cluster during daytime continues to be a ma...
In my previous review, I praised my new 2012 MB E350, but I forgot to include a couple of other minor annoyances. The lack of illumination of the instrument cluster during daytime continues to be a major anoyance. Another annoyance: If the battery in the key fob dies, there is no way to start the car-or none that I am aware of. In my previous car-an Infiniti M35X- there was a port in which to insert the key fob if the battery in the key fob died or just to keep the key out of the way. I wish there were one in the MB. Finally, with sunglasses on, the Parktronic LED's are somewhat dim and those above the rear window are difficult to see.
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Upgraded from an Acura TL to Mercedes E350 4-matic

by from Mason, OH on January 22, 2016

I traded my good condition 2007 Acura TL to a more luxurious Mercedes Benz E350. I have to say I originally felt like the car was going to be an old person's car from the stereo type I had heard from ...
I traded my good condition 2007 Acura TL to a more luxurious Mercedes Benz E350. I have to say I originally felt like the car was going to be an old person's car from the stereo type I had heard from my BMW friends. But after driving this car, it makes you feel successful. It is smooth, quiet and powerful. From a performance perspective, it is a heavy car, but has plenty of power and handles nicely. It is a sedan with sport features, but not a sports sedan. Top end, smooth, speed is impressive. The interior is first class and very comfortable. The electronics are top-notch and useful. It took a little while to get used to the Navigation system and Stereo, but it is intuitive now. It won't be my last Mercedes Benz.
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