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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Wagon
#123 of 293 No CD Player?
May 06, 2003 (2:16 pm)
Can someone please confirm this for me? I've been looking into getting a used E320 wagon, preferably 1999-2001 (amongst several other wagons), and it seems as if a CD player does not come standard, and if you get it as an option, it is not part of the front console, but rather back in the rear of the vehicle. This seems absurd for a high-end car like a Mercedes, considering that the lowliest Kias and Hyundais rolling off the lines have standard CD players up front where they can actually be used by the driver. It appears that this is still true even for the latest 2003 models. Am I missing something here?
#124 of 293 to ncvol
May 26, 2003 (11:37 am)
My 2002 wagon has the six-Cd changer in the rear and it is a real pain...I have no idea why it's there. I orig. thought it was for safety but all of my husband's recent cars - Mercedes and other - have the changer right where it should be...plus it's not exactly safe to stand outside your car with the lifting door wide open taking time to load cds...it's one of the only things I don't like about the car...
May 26, 2003 (12:48 pm)
It does seem very incongruous with such a technologically advanced car to have a CD player that's located where they used to put them about 10 years ago. It's not a deal breaker, but it is a real head-scratcher.
May 26, 2003 (2:47 pm)
The 2001 and on C-class Mercedes has the 6disk CD changer in the glove compartment
May 26, 2003 (3:17 pm)
That makes a lot more sense. I may have to start targeting 2001 as the year under consideration to by a used one (which means I'll probably have to wait until next year).
#128 of 293 as I said...
May 26, 2003 (3:29 pm)
my 2002 wagon has cd in rear so you might want to look into it~
#130 of 293 New car or newer car?
Jun 19, 2003 (7:11 am)
The Maurcedes now has 180,000 miles on it and has started to run hot. It also needs tires, brake rotors, tie rod ends, transmission seals, a full serice, and a windshield. Instead of fixing these things I'm considering a new car. I liked the Volvo XC70 and rented one for a long trip. It was OK, but ultimately boring. Are all new cars boring? Mine's a 95 and it isn't nearly as slick and polished as the new ones, but I like that. I don't really want to feel like I'm driving a couch down the road.
So my question is: are all new cars boring and plush to the point of blandness? What about a 99 or 2000 MB320 wagon? I can find one with low mileage for about the same price or less than the Volvo. But do they have any character at all?
#131 of 293 looking for AWD wagon
Jun 19, 2003 (11:32 am)
does anyone on this site have a low mileage 1999-2003 MB wagon with AWD?