1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The automatic gear stuck in first gear three times in the 3 years we owned the car. It is really annoying, especially if you have to drive a long distance to get to the workshop, but to fix it you have to restart the car's computer, and last time I changed the transmission oil, there were some pieces of the metal in there, the mechanic said I would have to change the gear soon, which cost around 1400 US for a used one.
The parts are really expensive.
The audio system is only OK, and the radio receiver is kind of weak.
The response of the car is slow, especially when you use the kick down (around 2-3 seconds).
Till now I do not know how to let the air enter the car through the fan without turning the AC on.
It is a great car, really reliable, that does not break down much.
If you know how to drive it, it is kind of economical. The best time it gave me around 300km/20l (35 mpg), worst is 180km/20l (21 mpg), average is 220km/20l (26 mpg).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th April, 2009