Last post on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#11 of 24 Re: Wow! I'm first ??? [microrepair]
Mar 23, 2007 (7:51 pm)
My husband and I are looking at the 2000 and 2001 E320 Wagon. We have never owed a Mercedes. We have a Ford Explorer and have loved it. Now we want a station wagon that will accomodate 5 passengers comfortably. We have 2 kids and want to be able to carry a couple other people. I love the fold down seats in the back and the room I'm used to in a SUV. The E320 has the classy look, yet I'm a bit nervous about some of the reviews I've read about maintaining them. Have you experienced the electrical problems or engine issues I've been reading about? He is ready to go buy one now, but I'm a bit hesitant. What are your honest feelings as far as your experiences? Anyone have some suggestions as to another vehicle we might look into? We are being stationed in Spain soon so we like the idea of a German vehicle, yet anything is a possibility.
#12 of 24 Fuel Mileage Report
Mar 24, 2007 (7:01 pm)
My E350 Sport just turned 7500 miles. Since new it has averaged 19.8 MPG. Which is really good since the average speed is only 32 miles per hour. On the highway if I keep it under 80 - which is very difficult - 28 MPG is the result. Even at 100 or thereabouts I still get around 23 MPG. So far I've stayed with premium.
Mar 25, 2007 (7:08 am)
can any1 tell me when the new e class is coming????and he clk coupe???the next generation???
#14 of 24 Re: Fuel Type for 2003 [zeen]
Mar 26, 2007 (5:53 pm)
I notice a difference in 87 vs 91 on my E-320. It will drive OK on 87 but the performance degradation isn't worth it, IMO.
#15 of 24 Re: Fuel Type for 2003 [steve3226]
Mar 26, 2007 (6:26 pm)
I noticed that as well on my BMW but 89 seems to be fine. If I do highway driving, I use 91 but for everyday varied use, it's mid-grade
#16 of 24 Re: Wow! I'm first ??? [navywife14]
Apr 03, 2007 (8:40 pm)
I have had a couple of minor electrical issues; right hand side rear view mirror no longer tilts down when backing up, 7 or 8 times in the last year the alarm went off when I opened the driver door when it was UNLOCKED, and I've had to replace 4 or 5 bulbs in the last 2 years. This is the 2001 E320. Of more concern is that both catalytic converters already had to be replaced, one at 48K (under warranty), the other at 86K (my money - $900), a bunch of rubber bushings in the front end were replaced at 70K under Starmark warranty, and a front wheel bearing and other parts replaced at 75K under Starmark.
I would be very concerned about owning this car in Spain, unless I had the Starmark warranty and was able to read and speak Spanish fluently...
I've been looking for a 6 passenger vehicle to replace my wife's Matrix and one that I like (but haven't driven yet) is the Mazda 5, a small minivan (microvan?). It has 3 rows of 2 seats each. I owned a Mazda a decade ago and wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere in the world. Very reliable cars..
#17 of 24 Re: Mercedes-Benz E-Class: MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
Apr 13, 2007 (8:37 pm)
I see that the new E550 is subject to a 1300 gas guzzler tax. Exactly what defines the amount charged and what’s the criteria for being a gas guzzler?
Also, where does this tax money go?
#18 of 24 Re: Mercedes-Benz E-Class: MPG-Real World Numbers [jimm5]
Apr 18, 2007 (9:09 am)
"I see that the new E550 is subject to a 1300 gas guzzler tax. Exactly what defines the amount charged and what’s the criteria for being a gas guzzler?
Also, where does this tax money go?"
google is your friend:
#19 of 24 Re: Wow! I'm first ??? [steve3226]
Aug 15, 2008 (3:04 am)
my e 320 4 matic is averaging 23.6 to 23.7 mpg on rural roads and my commute is 12 miles one way so the average should take into consideration that the car is used for short commute ie not a hot engine
#20 of 24 Re: Wow! I'm first ??? [navywife14]
Aug 15, 2008 (6:35 pm)
I recently traded in my 2001 E320 4MATIC wagon for a 2007 E350 Wagon. The 2001 E320 was a great family car and the pick-up was very exceptional for 4000lbs car. (0-60 in 8 sec). the ride and handling was also flawless just like the 07 model. very subtle and smooth and agile when pushed hard. The car had 110k miles on it when i gave it up and it was still running smooth and powerful (always used premium fuel and synthetic motor oil). Never had an engine problem, however there were some electronic issues. this was typical mercedes fasion, lots of electric glitches but nothing major. the brake sensors were all screwed up once and the car was would not shift out park. Another vehicle immobilizer sensor activated itself and the engine shut it self off while i was cruising at 65 mph. if this car is ment to be an around town family car with alot of utility it is perfect. if you plan to drive this car everywhere and alot it might not be the safest car as it has left me stranded multiple times (luckily in decent neighborhoods). many would argue mercedes are lemons. they arent lemons theyre just electronical lemons.