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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan
#6093 of 6720 Re: Used 30mi E320 or brand new Honda Accord [r1_97]
Feb 10, 2005 (4:03 pm)
Forgive this late reply to your commentary, but I am one of those God forsaken who gambled on MB being "bullet-proof" and indeed have transmission problems out of warranty with a '94 E320 sedan (~128k miles).
I loved the car when I saw it 2 yrs ago, and followed that lust in replacing an '89 E300 with ~180k miles.
I am soooo upset with Mercedes Benz for not building the tank I had expected this car to be. It was too much of a gamble at 46 and kids approaching college years.
SO, I leased a 2004 Honda Accord coupe as a low cost alternative to my E320 in July 2004. I cannot come to terms to even sell my E... it is still sitting in my drive way 7 months later! Its in working order only no reverse gear. I'm afraid to find out that I might only net ~$4000... a damn paralyzing experience.
Any suggestions of insights would be appreciated.
#6094 of 6720 Re: Used 30mi E320 or brand new Honda Accord [kenevans11]
Feb 15, 2005 (9:50 am)
No problen with late reply as I just returned here myself due to a hard drive (computer - not car) crash.
As for suggestions: Save your love,lust and other emotions for humans, not cars. A car without a reverse gear is NOT in working order. Think of your '94E as an beautiful, sexy but expensive mistress. Pay for your pleasure or get rid of it.
#6095 of 6720 Re: So tired of this car [lastbenz]
Feb 16, 2005 (9:38 pm)
Have you ever really seen a brand new car with doors that are not aligned? Especially as bad as the one's being described? The only time I've ever seen door alignment to be off that severely is from side impact damage.
#6096 of 6720 Re: Mercedes Benz and Others [tomotomo]
Feb 22, 2005 (8:59 am)
I want to buy new Mercedes Benz in a few days
E-class 320 4-matic model with following options.
1: Deser silver exterior
2: Premium package
3: Heated fron seats
If some one has recently bought similar car then I want to know how much he/she bought it for.
I will then use this information to negotiate and bargain proper price.
#6097 of 6720 Re: Mercedes Benz and Others [pr_chand01]
Feb 22, 2005 (10:03 am)
Ashok - I don't remember the exact cost of my 2005 E320 CDI; however, the cost was MSRP plus TT&L. The dealers in Houston would not discount the CDI when I made my purchase. Good luck.
#6098 of 6720 Re: Mercedes Benz and Others [pr_chand01]
Feb 22, 2005 (7:59 pm)
You might get more response on the "Mercedes Benz E-Class: Prices Paid & Buying Experience" forum.
#6099 of 6720 Am I missing something???
Feb 23, 2005 (8:27 pm)
I have my 2000 E320 in for service at 90K miles and asked the service advisor what che charge would be for the recommended 100K spark plug change.
Is that in the ballpark? I'm sure the plugs are handcrafted in the Black Forrest by little auto worker elves, but it still seems a little high.
#6100 of 6720 Re: Am I missing something??? [kevinc5]
Feb 23, 2005 (8:39 pm)
If I remember correctly your car has 12 spark plugs, and at a street price of something like $6.00 per plug you are talking about $72 for parts. Assuming that the dealership is REALLY going to stick it to you, the price will be $10 per, totalling $120. That leaves $210 for labor, working out to three hours at $70 per hour.
Hmmm, at that price, I'd be inclined to either do it myself or find a good independent shop to do it for me.
#6101 of 6720 Re: Am I missing something??? [shipo]
Feb 25, 2005 (5:48 pm)
Thanks, I needed that...
Mar 09, 2005 (4:19 am)
Anyone here driven the new E350 yet?