1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320
Comfortable elegant cruiser
Nothing so far.
I have only owned this car for 1 month, so I can't comment on reliability or repair costs, as I haven't had any yet. I can just say that for a 15 year old car, it still feels very solid, and it is fun to drive.
It has a lot more power than I would have expected - when you step hard on the gas, it really moves. It's a rather mild mannered car, but in aggressive driving, it sort of takes on a different persona. It cruises down the highway smoothly, and it's a pleasure to drive around town as well.
I find the seats to be quite comfortable - they are adjustable in many different ways, and are rather firm, which I appreciate.
The interior is roomy, as is the trunk. I know it's an old car, but the interior trim doesn't seem as high quality as the older Mercedes vehicles I have owned (1983 300D, 1987 300D Turbo, and 1984 190E). After 1994, Mercedes started cutting some corners, and it shows in the slightly less durable leather of the seats, as well as the cracks in the dash. But every feature is functional, and all the trim pieces are intact, and still looks very pleasant.
Considering I didn't pay too much for the car, if I get a year or two out of it, I will be happy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2013