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Old 03-26-2008, 02:11 PM
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I guess i'm the only one that says no, but then again I realize have an 03 model, 02 build. I've had every problem one can imagine. Seriously. I am glad that you guys have had a great experience. However, when I talk to other E class owners at the dealership, they tell me that they have a lot of problems as well.

The Lexus LS 460 hybrid seems dependable and a good "value" relatively.
You should check out the new 2007+ models as well as the new C/S/CL and GL. These cars are truely built the way Mercedes should be built. My dads W221 S600 has well over 40K miles now and it hasn't seen the dealer for other than regular maintenance.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:55 PM
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No. Late build 2003 with just about every problem mentioned on the forum -several multiple times - and them some. Poor reliably plus extremely poor responsiveness by MBUSA means I will not be back for any MB for any reason. Fool me once...
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:14 PM
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Yes I would and I just did. I sold my W210 2001 and just picked up a 2008 E350 4matic. My W210 has 89K and very little issues. Nothing but regular maintenance and upgrades.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:57 PM
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I'm considering buying another E right now.....

There's a wholesaler here in Plano, with tons of late model "off lease" Es...
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:08 PM
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I would most certainly buy another E class. I have had a delightful experience with my 07 Bluetec which has performed flawlessly through 18,500 miles I put on it.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:05 PM
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was '03 E320 - now - '04 S4
Definite pattern here:

The guys saying no are like me - MY '03
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:24 PM
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Past Present Future
E420 E500 E550



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Old 03-26-2008, 09:33 PM
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Definitely will buy another E but love the C63 also, small but lots of power.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:10 PM
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I already did. Had an '07 E550, and traded up to an '08 E63. My E550 was so perfect, I liked everything about it. So when I test drove the E63, that was it! I could have my 'cake and eat it too'...
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:21 PM
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Hoping that the next car will be an SL

My 2005 E500 has 76,000+ miles. Still runs and looks like new. One of my wife's conditions for buying an SL will be to keep the E for a long, long time. Maybe even forever. No plans to replace the E anytime soon.

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My 03 has been by far one of the best cars i've owned (out of many) and the best of the previous 2 benzos i've owned, planning to keep, eventually will purchase an SL, but keeping my E
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:23 PM
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Absolutely..W124-W210(420sport)-W211(500)...the first 2 from 130k-over300k..the last one is in the works..
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:33 AM
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No.

I have owned my E320 for 4 years now and the number of mechanical/electrical issues this car has had is absurd.

- Both rear shock absorbers leaked - both units replaced
- power steering fluid hose connections leaked - o-rings replaced
- fuel tank sensor leaked - seal rings replaced
- cylinder ignition coil replaced

I have had the intermittant "hesitates to accelerate" problem and the "jerking when coming to a stop problem" which MB has tried to fix at least half a dozen times. The acceleration problem is largely gone after replacing all fuel injectors and a crankshaft sensor. The jerking problem still exists even though the ETC control module has been replaced.

I still think it is beautifully styled car inside and out, but the mechanical and electrical aspects of the car leave a lot to be desired - not what I was expecting from a “luxury” car maker.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:25 AM
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For sure, but E550 or E63 next!
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:32 AM
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2003 E500, 2004 G35X
A Big NO!!! My 2003 E500 is the least reliable car I've ever owned! I have about an inch file on it. I have had numerous electrical and mechanical issues with it. Worse, on top of that, the dealer, Millenium, which I bought from in NJ, and did the most service with is totally imcompetent. On many occasions I had to bring the car back at least twice to get it done right. They could not even do an alignment correctly for crying out loud!

Granted, the car runs smoothly and quietly when it's not in the shop. But I wll not go through that ordeal again for a 64K car.
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I love my E63 and am looking forward to the release of the W212.

However, I'll definitely wait until the second or third model year of the W212...hopefully enough time to work out all of the bugs.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:12 PM
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Absolutely!

No major problems. Any were fixed quickly...great service.

S-class is calling...
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The lease on my E63 ends in April 2010, and yes I would get another - just hope the W212 AMG will be out by then.
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Absolutely. Granted I've only had my E since January but I'm very impressed with it. I loved my C and it was great but the E is just that one step better. I'd have to wait and see how the new E class will look. If it has that flat sea of plastic with that retarded excuse for a steering wheel like the new C (of the new SL for that matter) I will definitely stick with my 2008 E and not get the new model.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:44 AM
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Yup. Would get another. This time I will definitely consider Euro delivery which I bypassed last time.
I agree 100% my next E will be a Euro delivery and will definately will be a reason to head out to Germany.

I would like to see this made into a poll
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:10 AM
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for sure buy another one...

would still want the V8 or maybe the diesel in the wagon.. pass on the 4matic and stick with snows..

wagons forever!

diesel AMG wagon?? yeah baby!!
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I'm with the rest of the crew,this is my second 'E' as dictated by my signature. The main reason I got an E was because my well kept Acura Legend was broken into 4 times,and the Champagne Legend before it was stolen and subsequently totalled. I had always heard about the inability to
steal a Mercedes,and was really impressed by the solid security of the car. But in this world I realize that,if they really want your ****,they're gonna get it .no matter what you do. Although there is a certain piece of mind knowing,you won't come outside after having a great night,and see your car ripped apart by someone looking to steal an Acura Legend......

So to go back to the original question: Would I buy another 'E'???
Answer: I already have !!!

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:13 PM
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Currently still on a 2003 and before that a 2001 240 so the answer is definitely! The 2003 has only malfunctioned twice and very little, if anything is wrong with it. Now everyone is holding their breath until the next incarnation comes out
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:09 PM
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Loving my '04 E500 4matic at 64K....Drives like a dream. Until MB comes out with a reason to upgrade (like a diesel 4matic), I plan on keeping it for a while.
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:22 PM
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MB has already "come out" with a diesel 4Matic.

Problem is getting MBUSA to import them.
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MB has already "come out" with a diesel 4Matic.

Problem is getting MBUSA to import them.
I wasn't sure but I thought i had read something to that effect. Wonder why?
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