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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Wagon
#236 of 293 Re: happy owner? [jandb]
Jun 09, 2005 (5:25 pm)
I had my windshield replaced a while back and it was a routine job. No one said anything about disassembling the ww motor. Mine's a 1995.
I know what you mean about love/hate. When my rear differential went out and essentially canceled a holiday trip to Florida to see all my nieces and nephews and my parents together for the first time.....I lost faith. And the d*** thing goes through tires like nothing else I've ever owned. No repair is less than $500.
But, there's nothing like the feeling of being in that car on the highway and cruising, though. Taking I-85 through Atlanta, GA (a GREAT road) at 2 am going 100 miles an hour, with enough other cars doing the same to make you feel like you can get away with it for 10 minutes, that's a great feeling. I wouldn't feel safe doing that in many other cars. But in the Mercedes you feel like king of the road. Not in an aggressive or bad way, of course, because it's just a station wagon, but in a satisfied kind of way.
#237 of 293 Compressor chirp can be fixed
Jun 26, 2005 (8:34 pm)
By the way, my dealer fixed the chirp, it can be done.
#238 of 293 Re: Have you heard of this? [3rdrowlover]
Jun 29, 2005 (3:15 pm)
Hey, I was just wondering what kind of problems you have had. I plan on getting a 2002 E320 AWD soon. It will be my first MB.
#239 of 293 Re: [cchow2]
Jul 14, 2005 (2:22 pm)
i have a 95 e320 that i drove from tx to sc and the seats nearly gave me deep vein thrombosis.
#241 of 293 Re: [cchow2]
Jul 14, 2005 (2:28 pm)
I own a 1995 Mercedes E320 that is on a streak of bad luck. first off the ac compressor just wenr out so no air conditioning for me and i live in texas. to add insult to injury it appears that i have no climate control what-so-ever. the car just blows heat when i drive it and i can't get it to shut off. i had to rig it underneath the hood by using some vise grips and crimping off the water hose leading to the heater core. this problem caused my ignition switch to fry out too. what cause this? has anyone here had the misfortune of dealing with such a problem? please help me diagnose this latest benz gremlin!!!
#243 of 293 Twin turbo E55?
Jul 24, 2005 (8:45 am)
A guy at a well known tuning shop told me that AMG is putting twin turbos on the E55 replacing the supercharger, creating over 600hp. Has anyone heard of this as I cant verify it anywhere.
#244 of 293 front passenger seat in E500 wagon
Aug 10, 2005 (2:04 am)
I own an 2005 E500 4-matic wagon that has an ususual feature that I haven't seen with previous E320 wagons. When the 2nd row of seats, specifically the passenger 2nd seat, is folded forward, the front seat automatically slides forward. The driver's front seat can be returned to its preset position while the front passenger seat cannot- precluding anyone but the smallest from riding shotgun. I received a cursory response from my service rep that this was a programmed feature. Can anyone tell me how to confirm whether this is a design flaw or something that can be overridden with programming?
#245 of 293 Advice about older Benz wagons
Aug 10, 2005 (11:05 am)
I couldn't find a forum for the older wagons (say 85-91) so I thought I'd just post here in case anyone has input. I'm basically bound by my budget to the older models. Are they reliable--I'm looking at Volvos and Merc wagons, as well as Saab hatchbacks (although the latter seem truly plagued with repair woes). Any recommendations? The Mercs seem to be pretty reliable from what I have read, although I haven't been able to find much info as compared to the Volvos. Any year/model seem better than others?