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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#1118 of 1173 Re: 2003 E320 w/ 91,000 miles... [sardis12]
May 18, 2010 (5:57 am)
When I bought my 2001 E430 from a MB dealer in Mar 2006, the MB service adviser said..." If you can spend the money...go with 2005-up models. if you don't, stay with 96-2002 style.
Although 2003-2009 E-class are very beautiful and elegant cars, and one day I might consider a 06-07 black/taupe model, Pre- 2005 were terrible and unreliable to the point of destroying MB's reputation with its horrible brake by wire technology and other electronic and stereo glitches. Electronic glitches are expensive to fix on any car let alone Mercedes.
As nice looking as these 2003-2004 E-classes are...stay away from them. I KNOW they are very hard to skip since they look so good!!
My 2001 with 100K miles and four years of having it, has been exceptionally trouble free. Even with those models, you still need to pay attention to service/repair history.
Good luck with your search.
#1119 of 1173 2010 E-Class Center column squeek
Jul 06, 2010 (6:57 am)
I've taken my new 2010 E-class 3 times to the shop to fix an interior center column squeak. The last time the car was in the shop, they dissasembled the center column and installed felt. The squeak is still there, and it's sometimes weather sensitive. It sounds like plastic hitting plastic. Does anyone else have a similar issue? The shop doesn't seem to have a solution.
#1120 of 1173 Re: 2010 E-Class Center column squeek [cjones88]
Jul 06, 2010 (7:28 pm)
I doubt if anyone else will have this problem, as I don't know of any current Mercedes street cars with a "center column". Steering column, maybe? Center console, maybe?
#1121 of 1173 Re: 2003 E320 w/ 91,000 miles... [jodar96]
Aug 09, 2010 (10:06 am)
One thing nice about the pre 2005's is they have real leather,the 2006-2010 have vinyl (Mercedes calls it MB-Tex,it was originally designed for taxi cabs in Europe I think).
Not sure how the pull of selling a car like that with vinyl,good marketing I suspect.
The E500's and the S' do have real leather thou.
#1122 of 1173 E320 cackling noise/static in speaker
Sep 30, 2010 (10:28 am)
The problem is there is now major cackling and static heard in the front passenger side speaker, even when the car is not on! It started out softly, but now it pops as if there is a loose wire. When I purchased the car (used MB 2003) from the dealer it did not do that until 30 days after the purchase! The car phone was partially dismantled and I'm wondering if that is the cause of the problem, or is the atennae or is this a big expensive electrical problem? Will it possibly drain the battery?
The car is running fine, but the sound is driving me crazy! Please, anyone that can address this problem! Thanks, Chicago Girl
#1123 of 1173 Re: E320 cackling noise/static in speaker [athena22]
Sep 30, 2010 (10:42 am)
Check out www.benzworld.org. That site is much more tech oriented than this one and may have your answer.
#1124 of 1173 2011 e350 convert
Nov 10, 2010 (4:03 pm)
car has a moaning noise most noticeable at stop. dealer said power steering pump which was replaced with no change. anyone have same problem in convert or coupe.
#1125 of 1173 Re: 2011 e350 convert [pgguy]
Nov 10, 2010 (4:32 pm)
Also try mbworld.org or benzworld.org for answers to tech questions.
#1126 of 1173 Re: 2011 e350 convert [pgguy]
Dec 06, 2010 (3:43 pm)
I have the same problem as well as garage door remote on the mirror fails to remember the garage code. Dealer tells me that both are normal. Noise is there and nothing they could do about it. Garage door remote is a problem that they can't fix.
#1127 of 1173 Can anyone tell me...
Dec 29, 2010 (10:34 am)
My buddy has a pristine 1998 E 320 and although he just loves his car, it's a car I wouldn't put up with.
A headlight bulb (xenon) replacement was 309.00
Both rear power windows started falling by themselves - 1000.00
Last month, he was driving the car and he heard a noise and suddentl;y lost his power steering. Towed to the dealer who informed him that his serpentine belt had broken.
Told him that the broken belt had caused a "lot" of damage - 4200.00!
Not a timing belt but a serpentine belt!
Now, can anyone here possibly tell me how that much damage could have happened?
And I thought Audi's and Volvos were bad!