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Absolutely love it.
3
4.69%
Absolutely hate it.
20
31.25%
Don't love it or hate it, I feel neutral about it.
17
26.56%
Don't mind it except for that dang rear-end!!!!
24
37.50%
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W212 E-Class Sedan Poll....

 
Old 02-25-2009, 08:18 PM
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W212 E-Class Sedan Poll....

How do you feel about the W212 E-Class Sedan?

So it seems there's been a bit of mixed reviews over the W212.... some like it some hate it. To me, I don't mind the front so much (not that it's great, but I can eventually grow to like it), but what bothers me the most is the rear. To me, the rear looks very similar like the Hyundai Sonata, Lexus ES, and even a little like the Camry. Anyway, I figured to create a poll to get some actual numbers of who likes it overall and who doesn't.

Here are some pictures of the rear compared to other cars....



Hyundai Sonata







Lexus ES






Toyota Camry


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I'm neutral at this stage but am not excited at all about the new look. I'll reserve my opinion until I see the AMG.
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i would of liked it if they would of kept the round headlights and daytime lights, thats really what gives the e class the image. the new front, kind of looks like the lexus g sedan.. but im still waiting on the amg, hopefully a black series..
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haha, i had to do a double take at the sonata because i thought it was the mercedes.....LMFAO
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I'll be holding onto my W211
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Twin turbos will be like beer goggles for me.

She'll look muuuuuuuch hotter then.
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Twin turbos will be like beer goggles for me.

She'll look muuuuuuuch hotter then.
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I'll be holding onto my W211
lol

The new W212 is FUGLY!

On another note, I have no clue improvements are being offered on the car. Jakpro1, you mentioned twin turbos? For the top of the line model? A V8 Twin Turbo I assume? Any word on the power output?

Maybe it's Sonata-ness can be overlooked for the right amount of power...
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Thumbs down UGLY inside and out !!!!!

can't believe how similar it looks to the haundai
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I love the look of my car, its damn near perfect. I could see rear defuser and a lower stance, thats it. I love my benz shooter, ppl and there flat emblems... I want the new gearbox and suspension from the SL though.
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I love the look of my car, its damn near perfect. I could see rear defuser and a lower stance, thats it. I love my benz shooter, ppl and there flat emblems... I want the new gearbox and suspension from the SL though.
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The sedan isn't bad but the coupe is hideous...
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what were they thinking Jap instead of Euro
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The sedan isn't bad but the coupe is hideous...
I agree. It looks like a Civic.
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what were they thinking Jap instead of Euro
This will sound like a joke, but it really isn't..... Mercedes hired the head designer from Hyundai to head their Advanced Design Center in California
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This will sound like a joke, but it really isn't..... Mercedes hired the head designer from Hyundai to head their Advanced Design Center in California
Say it ain't so........


On second thought we have the proof, W 212

Got RICE
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Say it ain't so........


On second thought we have the proof, W 212

Got RICE
I'm not kidding, this is a direct quote from the article:

"Thanks to our contacts within the automotive design community, Car Design News can confirm that Joel Piaskowski, who resigned from his position as Chief Designer at Hyundai's North American design studios on December 19, 2008, will be taking over the position previously held by Gorden Wagener at Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design. He starts his new job on Monday, January 12.
Mercedes-Benz has made a few changes to its design team since taking over the Carlsbad facility from Chrysler last year, notably the retirement of Prof. Peter Pfeiffer and the appointment of Gorden Wagener to the position of Head of Design. Piaskowski has now been chosen to head Advanced Design at the new facility in Southern California.
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Here is a link to the full article:

http://www.cardesignnews.com/site/de...e4/item146089/

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Thanks for the inside info, I jumped to a conclusion, Kinda like this
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I think the front is amazing, the rear is clean and sharp but looks a little similar. Overall I think its good, but an evolution of the current rear design would've been better.
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Thanks for the inside info, I jumped to a conclusion, Kinda like this
LOL.....
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the rear quarter panels look like a viking helmet.
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Didnt like the first debuted 210 e class, not until the latest facelift in 07+. In fact, i would never get into any first gen. cars anyway cus there will always next minor improvements...
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