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#151 of 293 2004 E500/320 Wagons- A Mercedes Blunder
Jan 12, 2004 (8:52 pm)
It seems that people are realizing our friends at Mercedes Benz have blundered again. According to a well placed source, over 70% of people who owned 2003 and earlier wagons have cancelled their orders for '04 Wagons. It seems the downsized rear cargo space and ridicuosly small (and unusable) third row of seats have taken their toll. If you are listening Mercedes, bring back the SPACIOUS wagon with a usable third row!
Jan 14, 2004 (10:07 am)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the C-Class wagon now have more cargo space than the E-Class wagon?
That ain't right.
#153 of 293 RECALL + Trunk Space Opinion
Jan 18, 2004 (11:39 pm)
If you have not received the letter yet you probably will. They are recalling the '04 E-Class because the 2nd row seat belts release in a car crash. We just got our 04 E-320 wagon in sept and love it but we regret that we did not get the trunk closer and four-zone climate. But the Push button start is great! I forget the key looks like it never leaves my purse. The dealer will pick up my car for me later this week to fix the seat belts. So that i can continue to love this new car. And FOR ALL YOU HATERS the trunk space is not that bad how often do you use EVERY cubic square foot. I think it is much roomier in the front than my 01 E-class wagon.
#154 of 293 AM Radio Reception
Feb 24, 2004 (8:59 pm)
In earlier posts there were complaints about AM radio reception. My 1998 wagon has the same lousy reception. The FM, tape and CD are great. Has anyone found out what's the problem here? Is it common? Is there an inexpensive solution?
#155 of 293 Poor radio reception 210s
Feb 25, 2004 (5:42 pm)
Local radio shop installs a small whip antenna on the rear of the roof. Cost over $400. Don't know if this works. Tinting affects reception, especially metallic. Open to all ideas for my 99 wagon.
#156 of 293 E320 AWD wagon vs. E500 AWD wagon?
Apr 13, 2004 (6:14 pm)
ready to purchase an E wagon. was told that wagon with AWD needs the extra power of E500 engine rather than 6 cyl of the E320. wouldn't mind putting the extra money into options instead but don't want to be disappointed later if engine is not powerful enough. any thoughts?
#158 of 293 Re: 95 E320 Mercedes Wagon [devian #1]
May 07, 2004 (12:35 pm)
What are you guys thinking???? Unless you absolutely need the third row, the best vehicles for Merc customers is the Audi A4/A6 Avants. The absolute best interior on the market for entry level Luxury customers. Extremely well equipped under $40K. Quattro, the best all wheel drive system around. 4yr/50K mile warranty with ALL MAINTENANCE covered and AAA roadside. Unbelievable transmissions and engines. If you drive one of these there is no going back....
#159 of 293 Re: 95 E320 Mercedes Wagon [audibob #158]
May 07, 2004 (8:01 pm)
Well, AudiBob, maybe we DON'T want entry level luxury. I WANT the fit & finish and roomy but comfy interior of my Benz.
Audi has no wagon to compare to a fully decked out E500. Too bad we can't get the E55 Wagon in the States. If you can find a copy there's a great review of it in a British pub "Mercedes Enthusiast".
For used car buyers, the Audi warranty is not as comprehensive as Starmark for which there is also no co-pay.
By the way, the e-mail address in your profile leads one to believe you are employed by an Audi dealership. Your bias is showing!
#160 of 293 Re: 95 E320 Mercedes Wagon [khice #159]
May 10, 2004 (2:33 pm)
Shame Shame Shame.
By the end of the year Audi will have the A7 (Both the Porsche and VW SUV's are based on this vehicle) available in the US. 493hp at the base cost of $65k. Any intelligent person knows that Audi owns the crown for best interior designs (including fit and finish.) Premium markets in Europe are decidedly controlled by the Audi product. By the way, the A7 will also have the truly inspiring MMI system for component control and 8 passenger seating without compromising the cargo space.