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#271 of 293 Re: What's a good year for a E320 wagon [infield]
Apr 30, 2006 (6:33 pm)
We have a 2002 E320 4matic wagon and love it. The general consensus from Mercedes enthusiast forums is the last year of the W210 model E class is the best one. This would be yr 2002 for sedans, 2002-2003 for wagons. A lot of the problems that plagued the 1996-2000 years were ironed out by 2002. The biggies were rust problems (front spring perches and door seals)and motor mount wear. Awesome sources for e320 (or any benz) research are benzworld.org, mercedesshop.com and mbworld.org. Two of these have w210 specific forums with lots of helpful people, plus several do it yourself write-ups.
#272 of 293 Y2K E320
May 01, 2006 (5:47 am)
our data with Y2K E320 4matic wagon is consistent with other postings indicating that was a buggy year for E320. we never had motor mount or rust problems. we owned it for about 5 years. problems we did have with the car are too numerous to list. it did become more reliable after its first year - like the "bathtub curve" of reliability for extremely complex systems such as commercial aircraft!
i'll never expect reliability out of a mercedes, but i think the features/ride/comfort/safety are so incredible that i would consider another Benz purchase - diesel for sure!
Jun 01, 2006 (9:51 am)
we just purchased an E320 4MATIC! While we are still learning how to operate everything my wife noticed there is CARPET between the threshold and the door.
We can't keep it clean! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cover or clean this area?
#274 of 293 E500 electric locks
Jul 25, 2006 (3:52 pm)
I have an 03 E500. Has anyone had a problem with the electric door locks? The drivers side lock bounces up and down when the key is pressed. Sometimes the catch does not reset it's self. I cannot figure out how to remove the interior panel to see if something has become disengaged. any advice other than go to a dealer. Thanks
#275 of 293 Re: front passenger seat in E500 wagon [gtr3]
Sep 14, 2006 (7:08 pm)
I just purchased a wagon and my dealer claims that this adjustment cannot be made. Could you let me know where and which service person you dealt with?
#276 of 293 Re: What's a good year for a E320 wagon [infield]
Feb 03, 2007 (10:18 am)
I am wonderin what year you ended up buying and what you finally thought! We are looking at a 2003 - E320. THanks.
#277 of 293 E500 Coasting Issue
Mar 02, 2007 (1:35 pm)
I find that my E500 (2004 wagon) doesn't want to coast; I have to "drive" it forward, even down steep gradients. As soon as I lift my foot off the gas, it slows right down - as if it was changing down gears. I've checked that it's not locked into a low range (cleared by holding the shift lever to the right for a couple of seconds). But it feels like the car is down-shifting to avoid free-wheeling.
Is this a feature of the design or might there be a problem with my particular model? Maybe I've missed something obvious. Help!
#278 of 293 E-350 4-Matic Wagon
Jan 18, 2008 (9:30 am)
Ordered the 2007 model and have now had it for a year and 4 months.
Has been a joy in all respects.
Have not posted of late and returned to find Edmunds format a pleasant upgrading.
Just checking in.
Jan 22, 2008 (8:17 pm)
My grandmother is offering to 'sell' me her 1996 Mercedes E320 with only 15,000 miles (she can no longer drive). I am a Toyota Camry/Honda Odyssey owner and have never considered a Mercedes until now. The E320 is rear wheel drive and I live in a winter climate (roads are mostly clear though) in the foothills near Salt Lake City. Any comments on the reliability of the E320, winter handling, history of problems ... would be appreciated.
#280 of 293 navigation system problem
Mar 11, 2008 (9:37 pm)
2004 E500 4matic wagon...recently upgraded the dvd (275.00) from MBNA...since then have intermitant problem where screen says "navigation activate ..please wait"...sometimes this wait is for an hour...it`s unacceptable. Dealer in Tampa thought it was due to car overcharging and after repair ,it again worked intermittantly with same problem.It`s caused us grief as I`ve been traveling extensively and depend on it. Anyone have similar problem or thoughts on what may be causing this? Should I ask to have unit replaced?