1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E420 4.2 liter from North America


A solid, well built, powerful machine


I have had very good experiences with this E 420 1994 Sedan. I have driven back and forth from New York to Florida 18 times. I have had to change the mass air flow meter, O2-sensor, cam shaft position sensor and fan clutch. I sincerely believe for the the amount of driving I have done with this vehicle, the above repairs, I thought were reasonable. Cost $2,000.00. This machine has 184,000 miles on the clock.

General Comments:

This car performs like a rocket.

Seats, when properly adjusted, are very comfortable both for long and short distance driving.

Smooth ride. Quiet. Cruising at 120 mph, you are in the Concorde.

Handles very well when cornering.

28 miles to the gallon in cruise control at 80 miles per hour.

0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds.

This engine is a monster.

Brakes are soft and reliable/stops on a dime.

Please note, a car is like a good woman; take care of her and she will never fail you.

Change your oil every 3 months regardless.

Tune up once per year, and use platinum tip plugs.

Replace your ignition wires every 60,000 miles.

Change your transmission oil as well as your coolant every time you tune up your car..

Change the gas filter too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2010

1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E420 V8 from North America


Excellent car


-Air Pump

-Flooded Engine

-Exhaust pipe went.

General Comments:

I have had this car for almost a year now, and have minimal problems with it. The problems I have run into are to be expected on any car that is 13 years old.

Repairs on the E420 are expensive as to be expected for a mercedes, but I have found its reliability very high.

Acceleration below 80kms is a bit sluggish, but on the highway the car flys and has no problem passing, with plenty of power left over.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2007

1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E420 4.2 Litre 8 Cylinder from North America


A representation of the old Mercedes, when their products reflected engineering excellence.


No Major Mechanical Failures. Very reliable. Recent ABS sensor failure at 90k miles.

Car requires minimal maintenance.

Service is very expensive as is expected on German automobiles.

General Comments:

The V8 Engine is silky smooth, quiet and has tremendous torque. Great mileage considering the 275hp, have gotten as high as 25mpg on the highway.

The interior of this car has held up exceptionally well. Very high quality materials were used. Interior barely looks a few years old. The seats are still firm and comfortable. Car makers 9 years later can still learn something from this interior.

The transmission is geared for Autobahn driving, not the best for the U.S. Slow off the line, but a beast in the 60-100 range.

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

Review Date: 23rd July, 2004

1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 sportline 3.2 inline 6 from North America


A great handling and overall comfortable car


Transmision was rebuilt at 86000 miles.

New engine mounts put in at 82000 miles.

Radiator replaced at 79000 miles.

Twice When I have taken the car into the shop for its service a few various problems have been found that were easy fixes, just a bit costly.

General Comments:

The Sportline edition has great suspension and steering, better driving than many new cars I have driven.

Inside and outside of car look brand new and everything has kept well.

Sport bucket seats in front and rear are very comfortable and do a good job of keeping passengers tight in their chair.

Thought not the quickest car off the line, its top end power is great.

Very smooth and comfortable at highway speeds and higher.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2003

1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 420 from North America


A fine example of German Engineering!


The alternator failed at 129,000.

General Comments:

The cornering on this car is unbelievable. Its as if all the wheels are turning at once.

The car flies on the freeway. It feels like the space shuttle when you accelerate.

The dealers are very helpful, but, the parts are a fortune by themselves.

The car shines like a gold ring and the interior is beautiful when clean.

This is the best car I have ever owned and will only sell it to someone who will take as much care of it as I have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2003