Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review from Indonesia

2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E240 2.6 petrol

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance899 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Competent Executive Express

Faults:

Audio System Mysteriously went dead during operations (twice)

The Company refuse COMMAND system order and replace it with AUDIO 50 Auto Pilot system.

General Comments:

Due to hefty tax regulation on E320, I loaded this E240 with all available options (Euro 38000 car + Euro 30000 options), it looks stunning.

The only lack of options is Remote Boot Opener and DISTRONIC (cannot possibly used in Indonesia due to congested traffic)

Ride from AIRMATIC DC is superb, give you sense of floating.

The power from 2.6 liter is marginal, and it seems to have low geared transmission.

Marginal Fuel economy.

Stunning Looks with ARAGONITE Blue in AVANTGARDE trim. 17 inch double spoke helps the appearance.

Panoramic Roof and ambient lightning gives the car airy interior.

Bi Xenon Lights are superb, as does as the Sound System (HARMANN-KARDON)

Overall a good car, but could do with more power to match its look.

I wish I could own E320 with these kinds of options, but since I mainly use it for urban driving, I'm more than happy with my decision.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2004

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review