1991 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 6 cylinder from North America
Heaven and hell
Too many to mention. Lots of switches and sensors that have never been problematic with other cars.
My biggest concern is the head gasket. Has anyone else had problems? First one blew at 68,000, second one at 149,000, third one at 250,000, and at 286,000 it's leaking again. Also, seems like the valve covergasket can't make it past 50,000 miles. I am eager to create a class action if there is interest. When I called Mercedes, the manager was - to be very polite - in denial.
It handles very well. I inherited this car... next time, I will make sure to inherit with a mechanic. I am emotionally attached to it.
Some of the 2011 cars I have driven, have greater hesitation than my fuel injected car with issues and 286,000. Too bad Mercedes is so arrogant and does not value their customers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th February, 2011
25th Mar 2013, 16:51
It is absolutely normal to have to change a head gasket every 100,000 miles, not to talk about over 250,000 miles on the clock; that is a lot of miles.
26th Mar 2013, 13:30
What's "so arrogant" about that? You've got a car that's 20 years old and travelled 460K km - and yet you haven't had a problem with the automatic gearbox? For how long should anyone warrant their product, really, a lifetime?