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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#38 of 88 I took the dive
Dec 08, 2001 (11:33 am)
I have been reading Edmunds for over a year now but I am posting for the first time today since I have only gotten hold of my MB. It is a Black 1998 E320 Wagon with 43K miles with somewhat unique leather interior, of which the name escapes me. Suffice it to say it looks like coach leather. The second reason I am posting is because I just bought a new extended warranty from 1sourceauto and I will be reporting everything that transpires between me, the company and of course the car dealership which will be the only repair facility touching my car. I am sure the 1sourceauto team will be monitoring everything I post and I welcome them to view what I write. I am not entering the post with a negative or ill attitude toward them because I do hope our relationship, at least for the next five years and 55,000 miles will be smooth and uneventful. I intend to report each and every repair item and incident so the Edmunds members can all learn from my leassons. I have no hidden agenda here and by any stretch of the imagination am I involved with any of these insurance companies.
I am in finance and credit and my job gave me the important skills of research and due diligence before making important financing decisions so before I purchased the warranty from 1SA, I did a lot of research on extended warranties. I considered Warranty Gold, and Warrantybynet.
Warrantybynet, was too small and I didn't like their rankings. I did like their approach though. They were very very friendly on the phone. They called me every two months and asked me if I had considered getting the warranty from them. I did not get them because I didn't like the coverage and the price.
Warranty Gold had too much controversy and I didn't like their BBB standing. Their sales approach was a bit too aggressive for my taste. I do appreciate what Joe (my salesman) did for me. We both called my Mercedes Benz dealership and over the phone I heard my service manager say that they would accept Warranty Gold claims if the credit card was used in the same day. That was really good but not good enough to make up for their seemingly controversial reputation.
I also read ALL (more than 500 postings) on Edmunds regarding extended warranties, including the 1SourceAuto postings that were stopped by the Edmunds Host because posting started attacking personal characters. Furthermore, three mercedes dealers offered me three different warranties and for less years and equal miles, their price ranged from $2,400 to $3,900 (Helms Brothers in New York).
So, I hope it works out well and I will certainly keep everyone posted.
#39 of 88 The 31 year wait is over...
Feb 11, 2002 (12:11 pm)
When I got my license, I decided that someday, I'd own a Mercedes. Well, that day is almost here -- on Feb. 26, we'll be picking up a 2002 E320, Everest Green, Java interior, E2 options, heated seats, and 6-CD changer. I'm looking forward to finally joining the MB family.
Not a bad birthday present, if I do say so...
Mar 06, 2002 (12:08 pm)
How much did you pay. I have a dealer in PA that quoted an E320 with E2 options for 47,300
what does everyone think
#41 of 88 johng14: what I paid
Mar 07, 2002 (6:09 am)
I paid a bit over $48k. Got an AutoByTel quote of $4000 off MSRP, and the dealer tossed in an additional $100, and a bit lower price on the CD changer. This was in Northern VA.
Mar 07, 2002 (10:54 am)
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#43 of 88 My First Mercedes Benz
Mar 30, 2002 (4:48 am)
I am picking up my first MB 2002 E320 today 3/30/02.Can anyone tell me about CD changer for my E320? My dealer wants $850.00 he said this is invoice. If you have information please let me know.
#44 of 88 Re: CD Changer for E320
Apr 08, 2002 (7:49 am)
The CD changer on my 1998 E320 failed shortly after the warranty was up. My local MB dealer directed me to a nearby independent store who fitted an Alpine changer (model ALP CHMS620) which looks similar to the one that was removed.
The cost was $275 including installation with a 12-month guarantee. Seems to work fine.
In my opinion the Bose audio system on the E series is good but not brilliant, and does not warrant spending $850 on a CD changer.
#45 of 88 e320 price?
Apr 16, 2002 (6:54 pm)
A local dealer has a 2001 new E320 on the floor. The car has the sports package, heated seats, bose system w/ 6cd changer. Black ext/ charcoal int. Any idea why a 2001 would still be around (fifty three actual miles)? Any idea how steep the discount should be based on your experiences?
#46 of 88 Looking for advice!!
Jun 17, 2002 (11:13 am)
I am looking to buy a 1994 0r 1995 E320.
I have been in love with this car for as long as I can remember.
I have found one, a 1994 with 54k miles, lady driven. Black with silver bottom panels.
They are asking for 14K dollars. I think it's a good price. Can someone give me some pointers as to what I should look out for on these cars? Are they realiable? Is there a way to tell if it has traction control or not?
I await your reply.
#47 of 88 Advise for savilsoz
Jun 19, 2002 (2:30 pm)
Best advise is to take the car to an independent MB mechanic and have a thorough inspection. Even after it gets a passing grade, plan for expensive maintenance. After all, it's an 8 year old car and Mercedes parts and labor are on the high end of the scale.