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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan
#5921 of 6720 Re: Mercedes Resting on its Laurels [tomotomo]
Sep 17, 2004 (12:08 pm)
My story is funny, if it weren't so sad. I purchased my 4th new Mercedes, an E500 with active suspension, on August 27,2004. On August 2nd, the suspension failed and the front of the car went down on the front wheels (I find out that it is a common problem). At this point, my wife and I had driven the car fro NJ to Vero Beach, FL (which is equidistant between two Mercedes dealers).
We called teleaid and MB semt a flat bed to pick up the E500 with 1300 miles. I sugested that maybe we should keep the car in the garage until after the hurricane (Frances), but was assured by the flat bed operator that Coggins Motors would take good care of my car.
We got a call from Coggins, literally a week later, that they had the car and they would be fixing the front end, and , OH, you might call your insurance company, because your car has a lot of body damage from debris during the storm. Mercedes says it is not their problem. Sorry. What a way to handle customers and dodge obvious responsibility.
#5922 of 6720 Back to the future? (billfl)
Sep 19, 2004 (9:31 am)
I'm sure you didn't mean that the front end collapsed on Aug. 2nd... Maybe Aug. 29th? Otherwise that's SPOOKY !!
This story would be hilariously funny, if they shipped the car back to NJ for the repairs instead of to one of the two dealers near you in Florida.
Sep 20, 2004 (8:19 pm)
can someone help me find out about gasoline rating? what if i put 87 in my e?
#5925 of 6720 2001 E320---XM radio
Sep 22, 2004 (3:58 pm)
Has anybody had XM installed in their E? If so how did it sound & what was the cost?
#5926 of 6720 Re: gasoline [martye320]
Sep 23, 2004 (1:45 pm)
Probably nothing. My understanding is that the octane rating has more to do with anti-knock properties that anything else.
#5928 of 6720 What is Your Opinion About the E320 CDI?
Sep 23, 2004 (6:20 pm)
I am somewhat discouraged by the problems reported about the E series on some of the Edmunds' boards. Can anyone comment, based on actual ownership, experienced insight, or good old intuition, whether the E320 CDI is a car to avoid or embrace?
#5929 of 6720 Re: What is Your Opinion About the E320 CDI? [tlamb]
Sep 24, 2004 (4:41 am)
I took delivery of an E320 CDI on 7/9/2004 from Star Motor Cars here in Houston, Texas. At my last fill up I only had 2053 miles on it. Since delivery I have had no problems and my mpg is 27.9 which is mostly in city driving. I recently drove to Dallas and back and averaged 35.33 mpg. I have noticed that the mpg is slowly increasing as the car is accumulating mileage. This is my second E320, the first was a 2001 and of course had a gasoline engine. I drove it for something over 40000 miles with only one problem that I remember and that was very minor, outside temperature display became erratic and the dealer replaced the instrument cluster. It is my opinion that only a few of the actual owners of MB that respond to these boards are satisfied with their autos. Therefore, it might be unfair to conclude the entire MB line as bad.
#5930 of 6720 should i buy mb e320 1997?
Sep 24, 2004 (11:42 am)
hi every one
im looking into this E320 1997
with 105k miles on it
its realy on good price
i checked carfax and its clean from any major proplem?
i won honda accord 2000
should i go for this mb as second car?