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#1 of 608 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI
Jul 16, 2004 (1:30 pm)
Do you have one yet? What are your thoughts on this diesel entry to the MB line up? If you haven't yet seen this article yet, check out Edmunds First Drive via the Helpful links box on the left side of the page.
We've been talking about it in our general E-Class Sedans discussion, but I agree with a couple of requests. This vehicle deserves its own discussion.
Share your comments and opinions!!
#2 of 608 Re: Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI [pat]
Jul 16, 2004 (2:17 pm)
I replaced a 2001 E320 with a 2005 E320 CDI last Saturday. So far I have about 250 miles with no problems. I believe it drives a little better than my previous E320; however, there is not a lot of difference. The diesel engine seems just as quick as the gasoline engine. I suppose time will tell if the diesel engine is much more economical than the gasoline engine.
#3 of 608 3000 miles on CDI
Jul 16, 2004 (7:28 pm)
Took a rather long trip.
I thought the car handled extremely well, comparing it to the Acura TL and a Saab 9-5. The mileage i go t was about 35 mph all highway.
the car is plenty powerful enough. I am not sure when I would need or want more. The torque is unreal.
The car makes a slight ping at startup but it is not noticable when driving.
So far, I really like the car. But I will probably trade it in if and when Acura has a hybrid RL model.
One thing I am sure of, this CDI should hold its value extremely well as only 5,000 are coming to USA this year
Jul 20, 2004 (2:43 pm)
How does everyone like the E320 CDI? Any problems or especially good features, and is the milage satisfactory and is it worth the $50,000?
#5 of 608 Re: E320 CDI [carmaven18]
Jul 20, 2004 (3:56 pm)
I've only had my CDI for a little over one week and have driven it about 350 in city miles. It is getting about 26 mpg, but hopefully that will improve. So far no problems. As to the question "is it worth $50,000.?" that depends on each individual to answer. From a pure economical point of view, one could argue that no auto is worth $50,000. As for me I have no regrets concerning the cost.
#6 of 608 Still deciding
Jul 20, 2004 (8:26 pm)
If the CDI is a reliable as a Lexus, I'd take a $55,000 plunge. As there is a limited number of CDI's in the U.S., is there really a best time to buy one? Thanks for any words of wisdom from Lexus and CDI owners.
#7 of 608 Re: Still deciding [lcd1]
Jul 21, 2004 (7:38 am)
I'm in the same boat of thought, Lexus or E320 CDI. I have time since my current lease expires in 2005. I drive 20k miles per year and would like to buy my next car and keep it for 10 years.
#9 of 608 ...appears - at least inferentially - that willie...
Jul 30, 2004 (6:58 am)
and IRS have come to terms......
...coming "to terms" in CA may take somewhat longer.........
Good link, gagrice.............best, ez......
#10 of 608 The "Diesel"
Aug 23, 2004 (7:10 am)
I read the article on Willie Nelson, can he switch back to regular diesel in his 320 CDI? Can he alternate between the different diesel fuels?