1995 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 420

Summary:

The best sports sedan ever built!

Faults:

Had to change the harness at 100K miles.

General Comments:

One of the best cars I have ever had, been driving Benz since 1965.

On long distance drives I do not feel tired. Power to weight ratio is fantastic. Geometry of the car is one of the best ever built for a luxury sedan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th July, 2010

1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Avantgarde Kombi/Estate 2.8 V6 4-Matic

Summary:

Comfortable family cruiser

Faults:

Eats tail-light brake bulbs. On average a replacement is due every couple of months. Irritating, but easy and cheap to change yourself.

Left-rear electric window failure at 140,000 Km. Fixed by dealer.

Instrument panel bulb failures at various times. Fixed by dealer.

Apart from the bulb issues, this car has never been a problem (touch wood). Still going strong and is a comfortable cruiser for long journeys. Very large load-carrying capacity.

General Comments:

Car is pretty quick, but is heavy.

Fuel consumption not bad.

4-matic helps in slippery conditions.

Standard equipment not very generous, but true for most German prestige models.

Generous internal room for driver and passengers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th August, 2005

1995 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E230

Summary:

A great car to live with

Faults:

Dashboard circuitry went at 140000, replacement cost EUR 500.

Blinker/Washer lever snapped, replacement cost EUR 200.

Rust started to develop below the door panels.

General Comments:

Beautiful car, extremely comfortable, superb ride quality, decent power output (150 bhp) for a four-cylinder engine.

No mechanical faults encountered other than the few electrical malfunctions described above.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2005

1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E420 4.2 gasoline

Summary:

Wonderfull fast and silent car. Great pleasure to drive

Faults:

Nothing till now, but it is very advisable to do regular maintainances.

General Comments:

The car is very good at all, It is fast, silent, and of good Mercedes quality, as previous models like the W123. My car has the sportline feature pack, which makes it a little uncomfortable compared to standard, but is is more fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2001

19th Sep 2002, 18:19

My 1994 Mercedes E420 is an over all a wonderful car. As a previous BMW owner, it was truly a different experience. What is most attractive about it is the simplicity of interior, with little, or not extra-complicated gadgets. The interior noise level is wonderful, and very little engine noise at any engine speed, especially in idle mode. What is lest favorable about it is the way the transition reacts. Though it's smooth, but very unresponsive.

12th Nov 2004, 23:59

I have owned my 1994 E420 since September of 2001. I have driven it across country 3 times and have never driven a nicer car. I used to rent many cars for work when I traveled and I have probably driven over 20 models extensively. The E420 is the best car I have ever driven or owned. I have cruised across Montana at 95 MPH and the car has begged to go faster. My car has almost 200,000 miles on it and has required many repairs, but I would not part with it for anything. It is quiet, smooth, comfortable, and everything I would want in a fine automobile. My plan is to keep my E420 and restore it to better than new condition when I am able with after market ignition and exhaust system and improved suspension. This car is a keeper. I love this car. I see newer Mercedes that look nice but have no intention of trading for a newer model. This is the last car I will ever need, as far as I'm concerned.