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Old 08-12-2015, 10:14 PM
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Just had my e350a at the dealer.drivers side faux wood trim separated from the door. It's a 2012 w/29k miles. Other than that no problems.

I find the windshield wipers to be too slow in the high mode. Is it heavy Florida train? My dealer says this is normal. My 2007e320 did not have this problem. Any suggestion
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:41 PM
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Our reliability stats for the E-Class now cover the year ending June 30, 2015.

Repair trips per 100 cars:

2009 E-Class: 94, high, small sample size
2008 E-Class: 46, low
2007 E-Class: 44, low
2006 E-Class: 100, high
2005 E-Class: 108, high, small sample size
2004 E-Class: 24, low, very small sample size
2003 E-Class: 98, moderate, very small sample size

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Old 01-27-2016, 02:34 PM
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We've updated our reliability stats for the E-Class to include owner experiences through September 30, 2015.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009 E-Class: 80, moderate, small sample size
2008 E-Class: 73, moderate, small sample size
2007 E-Class: 51, low
2006 E-Class: 86, moderate, small sample size
2005 E-Class: 143, high, small sample size
2004 E-Class: 32, low, small sample size
2003 E-Class: 65, low, very small sample size

We'll have further updates in February and in May. Additional participants are needed to provide precise stats for all model years.

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Old 01-31-2016, 11:26 PM
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1 hour driving in a 2006 350 wagon with the family in it and still gets almost 30 miles per gallon these vwhicles are worth every penny!
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People think I'm nuts . . . and I'm definitely alone when I slam my one and only Toyota experience . . . . but that 2005 Sienna I bought was a massive piece of expensive garbage. They LIE about the fuel economy something fierce . . . I got only 1.5 mpg over the 2002 Suburban I traded for that heap. The sliding doors had to be kept full of messy grease or else it sounded like an old wooden ship creaking from the wake. The CD player somehow filled the cd's with dust every two days but worst of all, the AC was only capable of lowering the temperature inside the cabin by 10 degrees (and that coming from the cool garage and after 20 minutes at highway speed). The rear AC vents simply blasted whatever cooling they were capable of right on your face so you "thought" you were cool but a thermometer in the car proved otherwise. The gearing/hp/torque was so bad if it even looked like a hill it had to downshift TWO gears . . . . what crap. There was more but I'm dredging up bad memories so I have to stop now!!

All of that and I lost both lemon law cases. I had a theory that their AWD system was the AC and fuel economy culprit because the exposed metal hardware on the floor was almost too hot to touch . . . but they ignored my theory and sent me packing.

The Lexus LS460 sure looks nice but I'm still very bitter over they way they treated me and it's going to take a long time to forgive them.



One other comment . . . one person above implied that BMW's are LESS reliable than Mercedes? Does anyone else agree with that??? I know this is an MB forum but try to be objective!! I'm close to finally making a decision between the E class, the 530i and the A6 and had BMW solidly on top in the columns for resale and reliability.

I had 3 Mercedes, and 2 Bmw before. And I will never buy a Bmw again. Mercedes I might
Why? Their engines. When the water pump goes bad, with not warning, the engine is cocked in minutes.

Also, everyone say what they might, many 5 series are seriously ugly inside. I mean, no kidding!
And third reason, I always ask my mechanic what to buy. And he says: don't buy a Bmw. Because 5 out of 10 cars they get in their shop, are Bmw
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From what I hear on the net, all the digital MB (last 20 years) will shut off the engine if it reaches danger temperatures.
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We've updated our reliability stats for the E-Class to include owner experiences through the end of 2015, about eight months ahead of other sources. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year--lower is better:

2009 E-Class: 90, high, small sample size
2008 E-Class: 66, moderate, small sample size
2007 E-Class: 56, low
2006 E-Class: 82, moderate
2005 E-Class: 114, high, small sample size
2004 E-Class: 95, moderate, small sample size
2003 E-Class: 57, low, very small sample size

Small sample size? Then we especially need more owners involved for that model year.

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Old 03-29-2016, 06:58 AM
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My 2cents

I bought my '09 E350 Sport 4Matic in 2011...it was a CPO car with only 9800 miles. It now has 83K and it has been bullet proof...only one unscheduled mntce. incident in 5+ years, and that problem was pretty minor, say cheap, to fix.


The only shortcoming is the 5 speed auto; its a bit sluggish below 30 mph and pulling away from a stop...a small concession for an otherwise fine car.


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'99 CLK/05 E500 WAG
So is it safe to say If you have a 05 your in trouble??
For me the only problem I would have to list is the soft brakes. I don't like it!!
But the power that car has is really nice which is a plus. Now if I have the chance to
purchase another Merk I would indeed, but more then likely a older model 95-00 type.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:03 AM
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The odds vary, but no model / model year is guaranteed to be either trouble-free or troublesome.

In the case of the 2005 our stat is not precise. We very much need more participants to provide better information for this and other model years with small sample sizes.

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We've updated our reliability stats for the E-Class to include owner experiences through September 30, 2016.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year (lower is better):

2009 E-Class: 103, high, small sample size
2008 E-Class: 76, moderate, small sample size
2007 E-Class: 80, moderate
2006 E-Class: 73, moderate
2005 E-Class: 44, low, very small sample size
2004 E-Class: 141, high, very small sample size
2003 E-Class: 13, low, very small sample size

Additional participants always helpful, especially for years without stats or with small sample sizes.l be.

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