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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedans



  • What a shame! M-B Tex is often the reason so many older Mercedes' interiors lookg good, 15 years later. No scratches or tears in the upholstery as compared to leather.
  • jsalemijsalemi Posts: 17
    Thanks! Pledge (like everyone else, it seems) now makes polish-laced wipes that would probably be real handy for cleaning the wood trim. I'll pick up a box, and toss it in with my cleaning supplies in the trunk.

    Happy motoring!
  • rbrenton88rbrenton88 Posts: 186
    Has anyone noticed that whenever an argument breaks out about this car vs. that car, the primary validation given always comes down to how many units were sold last quarter?
    Why would this matter to anyone except people whose paychecks depended on it?

    More people bought Fords last year than Rolls Royces. I guess that means Ford is better.

    Are there trolls on the Lexus board too? I'd take a look, but then I have no interest.
  • kappiahkappiah Posts: 3
    I have a 2002 E320 Sedan and I don't hear or experience any knocking noise when I stop in traffic or at a light. I have had my sedan since September 2001 and it rides quietly. I agree with the suggestion that you take a test drive in another 2002 E320.
  • I just saw a pic of the new eclass...looks sharp, a logical progression. It definatly would look better without the black roof...maybe a body colored roof.
  • The black roof is only if you order the optional big moonroof.
  • sfmartinsfmartin Posts: 59
    I have a 2002 E55. I had noticed an occasional "thumping" noise from behind the rear seat when stopped. Very subdued, my wife doesn't notice it. I had assumed it was fuel sloshing in the tank. Anyway, it's so minor I'm not concerned about it.
  • basaambasaam Posts: 1
    "As I turn into my garage or go to pull away from the curb" occasionally, the column makes a squealing sound that is clearly not normal. I have gone to the dealer a number of times during service visits, with them even replacing the column on the last visit but the noise returns.

    Has this happened to any of you? What did you implement to stop this from recurring?

    Thanks in advance
  • wnielwniel Posts: 97
    Are you sure it's not the power steering pump making the noise? I had a problem similar to what you describe in my ML320. The problem was the power steering pump. I could feel a bit of vibration in the wheel at the time of the squeal. Had the pump replaced and that took care of the problem.
  • EdsotoEdsoto Posts: 42
    Just took the plunge: E320; Silver/Charcoal;Heated Seats; E2;K2A... $48,000.


    Details to follow.


    If any New York City people are interested in a great deal on an E320 SE ($45000), I'll post the phone number.
  • bmms8bmms8 Posts: 86
    i booked a e-class for 2003, nd my dealer called me tday daling wih opions,evn they have no prices he gave me a clue on what thy are going to have. we are planning on a e5 and its basically the same optons, but some stuf are new. but one bad ting is that the e2 package will not be standard even though the airmatic will. he said th price will be about 54-55 K, but i think it is a god price, esecially for 20- something more hp, and the airmatic system as standard, he also said that th nav system will have a delay of a quater, 3 months, but he also said, tha it ill be digital, if ay one has more info plz tll me,ty (sorry if there are ny spelling mistakes)
  • boo20boo20 Posts: 85
    There's a spell checker below the editing window.
  • jean7of9jean7of9 Posts: 192
    While doing a routine winter tires replacement on my 99 E-320 4matic the technician noticed that my front right ball-joint is worn out at 37k km (23.12k miles). He said this is a common problem on the E-Class. Mine lasted a bit longer than usual because of the 4matic. You may want to visit this part at your next scheduled maintenance.
  • billsoterbillsoter Posts: 49
    I'm thinking of buying a used 97 or 98 E320 preferably from a MB dealer along with extended Starmark warranty. Does anyone have any advice concerning such a transaction? Also, I live in Northern Virginia. Does anyone have experiences, good or bad, with American Service Center, HBL of Tysons or Euro Motorcars?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • mbnut1mbnut1 Posts: 403
    Big difference in the engines. The 98 has a lighter more efficent V6. The 97 has the last of the line inline sixes. Some prefer the inlines for their smoothness. Some of the inlines had head gasket oil leakage problems. If you can't tell the difference in smoothness get the 98. Unbelievable fuel mileage for such a big powerful car.
  • jsalemijsalemi Posts: 17
    I bought my new E320 from ASC back in February, and I found them to be excellent to work with. Haven't had a chance to use their service department yet, but I've never heard anything bad about them in that area, either.

  • tomskyjltomskyjl Posts: 2
    I used to use Pledge and other brands for the wood trim. I found that they left an oily film on the wood surface which attracted fingerprints. I then tried Zymol Detail and am estatic over the results. Even though it comes in a tiny jar, you use only a very small amount at any time. It leaves a thin waxy coating which seems to last forever and gives a deep, subtle gloss. Here is a link to ordering the product.


  • namoonanamoona Posts: 1
    Edsoto can u post the phone number of the dealer in NYC
  • jsalemijsalemi Posts: 17
    I never thought of using Detail. My wife picked up some of those Pledge wipes, and they worked ok -- the only trick is to use the wipe on a big piece of furniture first to use up some of the excess Pledge on the wipe. Once it's dried a bit, it takes a couple of seconds to swipe it on the wood.

    I'll have to order the Detail next time I put in an order for cleaning supplies.

  • EdsotoEdsoto Posts: 42

    CBS car broker in NYC offered me a price of $44,500 for a 2002 SE - Silver/E2. He did not mention if it had any other options.

    Jerry was the POC: 800-313-5670.

    I got my silver/charcoal,E2,K2A, Heated seats for 48000 at MB Greenwich.

    Good Luck.
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