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Mercedes E-Class Wagons (E320, E500, E55 AMG)

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  • Does anyone have any wisdom regarding manufacturing and delivery of '01 E320 4matic Wagons ? I ordered mine October 13, 2000 and was given an approximate delivery of the beginning of 2001. Since February 8 it has been coded "99" which supposedly means "produced, waiting for shipment". The latest listing still has the auto sitting on a wharf or parking lot somewhere. What is the MBZ process for moving cars to the States ? How long does it take to get cars to California after the start sailing ? Starting to wonder if they only have one ship going back and forth :-)
    Thanks for any info.
    Richard
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,024
    ...but, I'm here to announce the new club now available on Edmunds.com Owner's Club board. Please stop by and introduce yourself in Meet the Members and let me know how I can help build your club.

    I have linked this discussion into that folder, but it will always reside here in Wagons.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    KarenS
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  • braguybraguy Posts: 1
    Started with a 190, then a 240, then a 320 and now a 320EWagon. We get bored every two years so we trade in or sell our MB for a newer demo. Thought about a BMW wagon for a change but think I like the MB. Anyone want a perfect 99wagon?
  • mchwemchwe Posts: 23
    planning on getting volvo v70 t5 2001, but also interested in late e320 wagon. how many miles, what is interior color, and does it have side head protection curtain?

    thanks! feel free to email me directly mchwe@dbtech.net

    myron
  • veeikleveeikle Posts: 13
    I just leased a 98 merc 4matic wagon..it has a factory installed phone...the phone is analog not digital...does anyone know if I can update this phone to digital..thanks.. Veeikle
  • Which is the better value in the long haul? Price does not matter, value does. Thanks...
  • albellalbell Posts: 185
    These are two completely different vehicles, and two significantly different price points and technologies. If price is not an issue, then the E-Class Wagon is the better value, if only because it holds it's value better, over time. That being said, if you drive the two, you will see that there is no comparison...the MB is in a different class, as it is meant to be.
  • I am interested in a 99 E20 4matic wagon with leather seats, moonroof, heated seats, xenon headlights and cd player. Asking price is 49,995. It only has 8500 miles. What kind of leverage can I use to get the dealer to come down on price? Or is this a good price? I've never been to this dealer before.
  • i am sorry marko ... i was having problem getting onto the net the last month. computer crashed (those emachines). anyway it probably is too late to give anymore advice but i got mine 3000 under invoice. it was a dealer in arlington va. he was very nice and a couple of weeks after i asked if they sell many wagons. he said the sedan is a hotter sale. and the ml is even hotter. from looking at his lot he has about 10 wagons and tons of sedans. maybe this was the reason for getting a great deal.
  • mersonmerson Posts: 7
    Does anyone know when the new e-class wagon will be released in the US? The MBSpy page is down so I don't have pictures or release dates.
  • i read some place that the new refaced e-class will be a 2003 model and surely a wagon would be followed.
  • officially it will be at the detroit auto this jan 2002 and will be released 3/02. a wagon will come a year later. check out automobile magazine 5/01, it has a picture and a little write up. i couldn't post a pic on this post. :-(
  • I appreciate your response - I still have not bought my wagon and armed with your knowledge I will get a good deal.
  • okadaokada Posts: 2
    general tso-i live in the n. va area and am ready to buy an e wagon. who in arlington(salesperson)did you deal with. thanks!
  • I noticed that the front tires on my wife's 2000 E320 wagon (only 7,600 miles) were wearing poorly. I took it to the dealer, who informed me that the front end was so bad that it could not be aligned, and that I had to replace several parts, to the tune of about $1,200!

    My wife insists that there was no event (pothole, bump,etc.) that could have caused this. Does anyone know of another way this could have happened? Could there have been some sort of manufacturing defect? Has anyone heard of anything similar?

    Thanks
  • If you think you're going to get $3,000 below dealer invoice on this car keep dreaming. I've contacted several dealers, including the one the general mentioned in Arlington, VA, they won't do it.

    I keep coming up with invoice plus something like $500.

    In a couple months they might discount up to $3,000 when they want to get rid of the 2001s. But not now in May.
  • I recently test drove this car (actually I drove 2 because I could not believe what was happening) and had a real concern. At 35 - 50 MPH with the sunroof wide open and windows closed, the flow over air over the car caused such an loud "drumming" that I had to laugh. It was so bad that the whole car shook. It went away at higher speeds or if you closed the roof part way. Any one else experience this and know what I am talking about? I really like the car, but this problem seems to be enough to turn me off... can't believe M did not get this right!
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    Wind buffering happens with just about all vehicles (think of it like blowing across the top of an open bottle), but is worse on MBzs since they're so air tight and there is no place for the air to leak. Most owners have gotten around this by driving with the rear windows opened a bit when the moonroof is open, or by installing a moonroof deflector. This is also the reason why the moonroof only opens 3/4 of the way in the one-touch mode; it's explained in the owners manual.

    You may want to ask other E-class owners (in the sedans message board, for example) for their input on this as well.


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  • albellalbell Posts: 185
    The "thumping" sound seems to be endemic to the wagon and M-class as well (I have owned both). It has to do, I have been told, with the (good)aerodynamics of the car and the (bad) design of the deflector. If you don't open the sunroof totally, or crack open any window, it disappears. Adding a sunroof deflector also alleviates the problem, but I found detracts from the looks of the wagon (if the car's not black, anyway.) All in all, it's been a minor quibble for me. This is a truly wonderful autombobile.
  • timhtimh Posts: 5
    Hi all,
    Just purchased a 2001 E320 wagon (4matic) and so far so good. One puzzler though -
    In the catalog (back pages - specificatons) it states that the remotes can be tied to the individual seat/mirror/steering presets. I read this, and did not mention it to the sales rep, as just about all your higher line vehicles provide this function (hell, even our low ball GMC Envoy has this). Well, after spending about an hour going through the owners manual (300+ pages - whew!) I could not find the procedure on how to program them. I contacted the local dealer (were I had purchased the car) and could not get a answer on how to program it. After waiting for over (2) weeks to get the dealer to figure it out, I contacted M-B directly. I was informed that it was a typo. OK, I thought, everybody makes typos (just read this) but the printed date for the catalog is 7/00. Has nobody else caught this? Am I the first person to bring this to M-B's attention? I think not. The funny thing about this is that most of the on-line auto review sites list this as a new for 2001 feature! Anybody else catch this?

    Tim
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