Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reviews from Belgium

1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Avantgarde E300 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission E300 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance131000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W124

Summary:

Reliable, fuel efficient, outstanding craftsmanship

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong. I traded it at the Mercedes Benz dealer with a S320. I really miss the classic turbodiesel sound of my 300! And the simplicity of operating the 300 is outstanding. The S320 requires a lot of practice!

General Comments:

In 1989, I had a 300D automatic.

When I heard that, in 1997, the E300 TD was introduced, I immediately ordered a new 300 TD. In 1998 I received a E300 Turbodiesel Avantgarde. Unfortunately, some woman with a sedan hit me frontal. The car was a wreck. I didn't have any injuries. The side and windows airbags protected me!

I bought (again) a new E300 Turbodiesel Designo (champagne colour with tan leather interior), I had this car until 2002 when I bought a S320.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2003

1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class T 220 CDI 2.2 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance71000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 156

Summary:

Great comfort and low cost of use

Faults:

The only thing that went wrong is when a valve on the engine broke. I felt something was wrong, but I could keep on driving to the dealer for repair.

General Comments:

One of the most comfortable cars I have ever driven. Diesel consumption is very low for the weight of the car: 8 liter/100 kilometer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2001

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews